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Information NCC Office

Notice of Summer Holidays

2019/08/07  

NCC office will be closed Aug. 13th to 23rd. We will reply to emails we receive during this period after 26th. Thank you.

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Monthly Message

There is Posterity for the Peaceable. (Psalm 37:37)

2019/07/31  

Futami Masayoshi, Chair of Treasurer Committee Mark the blameless, and behold the upright, for there is posterity for the peaceable. (Psalm 37:37) NCC held the 70th Anniversary Missionary Conference in July this year, and adopted the “NCC Mission Declaration 2019.” The word "peace" is used seven times in the declaration. Every midsummer of August, we fully realize the preciousness of "peace" on many occasions in our country. Our hearts are awakened to the preciousness of peace at this moment, not even in retrospect to the memorial of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the walk to defeat. However, ...

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NCC Office Statement

Statement Regarding the Hong Kong Protest

2019/06/19  

Regarding the anti-extradition bill protest that took place in Hong Kong on June 9th, the Hong Kong Christian Council (HKCC) published an urgent appeal. See the site here. Turn the language to English. NCC in Japan publishes a statement that supports the appeal. See the PDF below. HongKong190618

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Monthly Message

"Peace Be With You." (John 20:19-23)

2019/05/08  

Sungjae Kim, NCCJ General Secretary We learn how we recognize the grace of resurrection from the scripture. First, the blessings of resurrection would not be revealed to anyone. The disciples fled from the crucified Lord and, as written in the scripture, they were hiding in a room. What was floating in the room? It was sorrow, fear, remorse that they had abandoned the Lord and ran away, and it might have been an emptiness that they could not find a reason to live from now on. The revealing of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, as an amazing grace ...

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NCC Office News

A Way of Mission of Hospitality and Peace

2019/04/03  

Rev. Dr. Sungjae Kim, General Secretary of NCCJ, gave a keynote address titled "A Way of Mission of Hospitality and Peace" at the 4th International Theological Colloquium on Theological Ecumenism that was held in Tokyo on March 20th. See the PDF. A Way of Mission of Hospitality and Peace

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Monthly Message

My Soul Magnifies the Lord (Luke 1:46-48)

2019/03/13  

Junko Kikuchi, head of the German-speaking Church Relations Committee My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed. (Luke 1:46-48) Not a few of those who read the Bible might feel something odd when they see this verse in March. It is a part of the famous praise that was put in Mary’s mouth and is seen not now in Lent, but in the season of Christmas as one of the beautiful scenes. However, ...

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Statement

Statement Regarding the 2.8 Independence Declaration

2019/01/30  

This year marks the 100th anniversary since Korea, which had been under the rule of the Empire of Japan, carried out the Independence Declaration on February 8th and Independence Movement on March 1st. On this occasion, NCCJ (National Christian Council in Japan) announces the statement considering how we grasp the historical facts and how Japan and the North and South Korea will advance toward the future. Please see the PDF. 2.8Declaration

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Monthly Message

Merry Christmas!

2018/11/28  

Makoto Watabe NCC Moderator The Christmas season has arrived. The most significant theme of Christmas is that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to the world in human form. Moreover, that he loved the world, us as much as to give his life. I visited Armenia for a business of the United Bible Society (UBS) in October this year. Along with the Orthodox Church (Orthodoxy) and the Orient Orthodox Church, it was a signing ceremony to support the work of Bible translation through the Bible Society. In 301, the Kingdom of Armenia established Christianity as the state religion, ahead of ...

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Monthly Message

Solidarity with Hiroshima’s Pain (Psalm 147:3, Jeremiah 33:6)

2018/11/21  

Jun Kajihama, NCC Secretary Experiences ordinary for a person who grew up in Hiroshima: that I was transfixed in front of wax figures of adults and children just after the atomic bombing standing at the entrance to the Peace Memorial Museum; that I ran in front of the Japan Red Cross Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Hospital; that I was told often from grandparents and neighbors, "I don’t want to remember ‘Pika,’ I don’t want to talk about it." I spent my childhood in a town where the atomic bomb was dropped 73 years ago. In the comic "The Town of Evening ...

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