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October 2019 Headquarters Update now available

See the October 2019 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Bishop’s Corner: A Humble Reflection in Our 130th Anniversary Year in Hawaii Hawaii Version of His Eminence Gomonshu Kojun Ohtani’s “Watashitachi no Chikai" or “Our Pledge” Condolences: Mr. Gordon C. Cockett, Mr. Barry K. Taniguchi Ministerial Assignments: Rev. Joshin Kamuro,...

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September 2019 Headquarters Update now available

See the September 2019 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Bishop’s Corner HHMH Minister’s Lay Assistant Retreat Soul Shop Suicide Prevention Tranings 10/18 and 10/19 HHMH 130th Anniversary Services & Events Ryukoku Sogo Gakuen (RSG) Educational Program for International Understanding at PBA Hongwanji Sanyokai (Hongwanji Councilor Association) Visit From the...

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Hongwanji celebrates Peace Day throughout the Islands

Honpa Hongwanji temples throughout Hawaii are celebrating and preparing to celebrate Peace Day 2019. September 21 is both the UN-designated International Day of Peace and Peace Day Hawaii. In 2007, it was youth from Honpa Hongwanji’s Junior Young Buddhist Associations who first promoted the idea of Peace Day Hawaii, officially...

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HHMH reissues March 2018 statement on gun violence

Bishop Eric Matsumoto and the Honpa Hongwanji Committee on Social Concerns hereby re-release their statement on gun violence, originally issued March 14, 2018. A tally in Wikipedia records 541 additional mass shootings since that date, 194 of which included at least one fatality — including the recent mass shootings in...

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