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Numata Conference 2014: Download Papers, Watch Broadcasts on ‘Ōlelo

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Hawaii Imin International Conference Center at the East West Center

Papers from the the 2014 Numata Conference in Buddhist Studies are now available for download and recorded lectures will soon be broadcast on ‘Ōlelo Community Media. The conference, held March 20-21 at the East-West Center, focused on the theme “Violence, Nonviolence, and Japanese Religions: Past, Present, and Future.” For two days, twenty-one presenters engaged the local and […]

Bishop Matsumoto testifies at legislature on marriage equality (video)

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On October 31, 2013, Bishop Eric Matsumoto of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii testified on behalf of the Mission for marriage equality at the Hawaii State House of Representatives. His statement begins: Today, I’d like to express strong support for Senate Bill 1. The Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, the largest Buddhist denomination in […]