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In Oneness with the Elk Grove Village Community: First Ever Shinnyo-en Chicago Virtual Family Service Event!

Contributed by Jennifer Kimiko Uchikawa, Chicago Youth Association   On February 27, 2021, thanks to the support of local community members together with Shinnyo- en Foundation, we were able...

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The United Nations’ Interfaith Harmony Week 2021: The 17th Annual Inter-Religious Prayer Service in Westchester County, New York

By Qalvy Grainzvolt This year’s observance of the U.N. Interfaith Harmony Week on February 7, 2021 was the first-time in 17 years that we, the Westchester County, NY cohort, gathered...

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Our Support to the Children and Families in the Five Shinnyo-en USA Temple Communities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

As sweeping measures to halt the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic were undertaken across the United States, schools were closed, activities and events were cancelled, and distance learning and...

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The U.N. International Day of Peace 2020 – a “Zoomed-in” view of peace

By Qalvy Grainzvolt     With the backdrop of a world pandemic, the International Day of Peace and Day of Disarmament observances held at the U.N. chapel on September...

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First Ever Virtual Shinnyo Fellows’ Orientation!

  The 2020 -2021 Shinnyo Fellows and their respective supervisors and mentors met virtually for the Shinnyo Fellows’ Orientation on August 6th, 2020. It was the first ever virtual...

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“I was really surprised that I did this!” – Personal Reflection on the IPTP Leadership Retreat 2 in LA

Contributed by Ryan Fukuhara, Los Angeles Youth Association (YA) Since 2017, Shinnyo-en Foundation has been developing and delivering a series of Infinite Paths to Peace Leadership (IPTP) Retreats as...

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An Ocean of Stories: Reflection on the 2019 Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii Ceremony

Contributed by Qalvy Grainzvolt, Shinnyo-en New York Temple Attending the 2019 Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii, a special Memorial Day ceremony held in Hawaii over the last 20 years, I...

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