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Poster : webmaster on 2018-04-18 15:21:10 (9 reads)
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The 40th NCCJ General Assembly was held on March 19th, 20th at Kanda Christ Church of Nippon Sei Ko Kai in Chiyoda-ku.

1Admission of Associate Member Organizations

Waseda Hoshien, Wesley Foundation, and Church World Service Japan were admitted to NCCJ as associate member organizations from a new general assembly period.

2. Appointment of New Executives

NCCJ has started a new system as Rev. Koichi KOBASHI and Rev. Aminaka, who served as moderator and general secretary in the 39th general assembly, resigned. The new executive members are as follows:

Moderator: Makoto WATABE (Japan Bible Society) new

Vice moderator: Shinichi YAHAGI (Episcopal Church of Japan) remaining, Hikari KOKAI (Wesley Foundation) new

Secretary: Shinya KIM (Korean Christian Church) remaining, Jun KAJIHAMA (Japan Bible Society) new

General Secretary: SungJae KIM (Korean Christian Church) new

Chair of Finance Committee: Masayoshi FUTAMI

3. The theme of the new General Assembly Period

The theme of the 40th General Assembly Period is “Advance Together in the Bonds of Peace.” (Ephesians 4:3-4). The following seven items are the core activities.

1) Spread the Gospel together. (Mark 16:19-20)

2) Testify together the God’s word in the society. (Matthew 26:52)

3) Solidarize with friends of the world. (Ephesians 4:3-4)

4) Solidarize with churches of the world (Ephesians 4:25)

5) Enrichment of NCCJ committee activities and promotion of issues

6) 70th Anniversary of NCCJ, Mission Conference 2018 to be held

7) Organization and finance

  Amendment of the regulation

  Improvement of donation and saving for repair

  Public Relations

4. Budget Outline

  Under the severe financial situation, every member church and organization are forced to reduce the contribution to NCCJ. We reviewed the contents of the finance in the 39th General Assembly Period in light of the current situation.

5. Report of the Pre-Meetings

NCCJ will hold a Mission Conference in 2018. Before that, we had four pre-meetings in 2017. The preparation committee gave a report sharing blessings of the activities.

NCCJ has been under the severe situation in personnel and finance. On the other hand, it is a big hope we have new associate member organizations. When we see the current situation of the world and Japan, the importance of NCCJ’s role is increasing. With your support and prayer, we will continue going on our new General Assembly period.

 New executive members

 


Poster : webmaster on 2017-06-07 16:29:35 (567 reads)
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 NCCJ's China Church Relations Committee (CCRC) organized a "Tour to Visit National Committee of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement and Churches" for nine days from May 8th to 16th. 


Eight participants including Rev. Kobashi, NCCJ Moderator, stayed at Shanghai, Chongqing, Chengdu, and Beijing.

Christianity in China has developed marvelously these years, and the Christian population has been increasing. Their activities are obtaining a high evaluation in the society.

CCRC sent the first delegates to China in 1983 and welcomed the first visitors to Japan from China the following year. That was the start of the official relationship with China.

The official mutual visit started in 1996. This year's tour marked the fifth visit to China since 2009, which was fruitful confirming the relationship with China.

You can see the photos of the tour on the Chinese Christian Website

 NCC Moderator Rev. Kobashi and Elder Fu Xianwei, the Chairperson of National Committee of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement

 

 East China Theological Seminary

 

 Chongqing Gospel Church

 

 Chongqing Great Hall of the People

 

 Sichuan Christian Council/Three-Self Patriotic Movement

 

 Dinner with the staff of Sichuan Theological Seminary

 

 Langzhong Church

 

 At the worship of Chengdu Shangxiang Christian Church

 

 Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

 

 Beijing Christian Council/Three-Self Patriotic Movement

 

 NCC Moderator Rev. Kobashi and Mr. Jiang Jianyong, the Vice Minister of the State Administration for Religious Affairs


Poster : webmaster on 2017-05-31 15:20:02 (497 reads)
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The Center for Minority Issues and Mission (CMIM) started on April 8th. It will engage in a variety of activitiew with the aim to realize an inclusive society, whtere diversity can be celebrated by every person, with dignity and joy.
The history of the center dates back to November 2015. Japanese churches hosted the 3rd International Conference on Minority Issues and Mission, with support and participation from partner churches of several nations. Conference participants affirmed the need ofr deeper coordination among Christians to overcome the spread of intolerance and discrimination against minorities in Japan and other places aroun the world, and vowed to work for reconciliation and hamonious coexistence of all people.
Soon after the conference, the churches of Japan began preparations ofr the much encouragement and support also from ecumenical partners abroad, CMIM celebrated its opning in April this year.

The CMIM website is now under construction. We will link to the site when it comes out. You will get latest news on CMIM there.


Poster : webmaster on 2017-02-01 14:11:00 (950 reads)

 The International Youth Conference in Kyoto will be held as follows on the theme “Aiming to Realize a Sustainable Energy Society.”

Keynote Lecture: Dr. KOHARA Katsuhiro (Professor of Systematic Theology, Doshisha university

Interactive presentation: Oshidori Mako & Ken (Members of Yoshimoto Creative Agency)

Date: Wed. March 28th, 14:00-17:00

Venue: Kambaikan, Doshisha University (Kyoto-city, 602-8580)

Contact: 080-3726-7143 (Rev. Makoto Iijima, Executive Director of the United Church of Christ in japan East Japan Great Earthquake Relief Measures Headquarters)

Facebook page: https://www.facebook/uccj.kyoto/  

For further information, see the PDF.

International Youth Conference flyer


Poster : webmaster on 2016-12-07 11:31:12 (478 reads)
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 NCCJ Office will be back to the Christian Center in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, where we were working before. As the remodeling of the office will be done this week, we will move there on 12th, Monday.

Accompanied by the moving, the phone line will be disconnected from 9th Friday to 13th Tuesday next week. We are sorry for the inconvenience. If you would like to contact us, please use the email. 

The address and the email address are the same, but the phone numbers are different from the previous ones in Nishiwaseda period until 2014.

The address and the phone numbers are as follows: 

2-3-18-24, Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169-0051, JAPAN
Phone 81-3-6302-1919 Fax 81-3-6302-1920
Email: general@ncc-j.org (the same as the current one)


Poster : webmaster on 2016-09-01 10:50:44 (613 reads)
Statement

The Japanese government is trying to terminate the Comfort Woman issue on the agreement with the Korean government. Given the current critical state, we publish a discourse on Comfort Woman issue by Rev. Kobashi, NCCJ Moderator.

Download the PDF.

Discourse on Comfort Woman Issue


Poster : webmaster on 2016-07-01 11:50:30 (1031 reads)
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 The 5th Global Inter-Religious Conference on Article 9 was held from June 7th to 9th, 2016 in Osaka, Japan.


Download the PDFs of 
the final statement and the booklet distributed in the conference. 


Statement in English

 

 

 Booklet 


Poster : webmaster on 2015-09-30 16:24:34 (611 reads)
Statement

This year has marked the 70th memorial after WWII. We publish the Moderator's Discourse on how we interpret these years and what we should do for our future through faith in Christ.

See the PDF.

Moderator's Discourse


Poster : webmaster on 2015-06-17 16:58:48 (673 reads)
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 Dear Ecumenical Friends,

On April 25th, as you already know, a major earthquake (M7.8) hit Nepal and the surrounding areas. It killed more than 8,700 people, injured 17,000 people.  More than 500,000 houses were destroyed and left hundreds of thousands of people homeless. While the rescue parties from all over the world had begun the recovery operations, another big earthquake (M7.3) occurred and increased the damage. 
Act Alliance published the full appeal for Relief on June 2nd. Collected donations will be used for restoration of damaged roads and buildings (including medical facilities), medical treatment and care of injured people, etc.
We have decided to make an appeal for relief of Nepal Earthquake. We would be grateful for your cooperation.
 
Many apologies for being late for posting the appeal on the English page. 
 
Appeal target by ACT Alliance to all the member organizations: 
USD 14,750.709-
Period: October 31, 2015
Postal book-transfer Account: 00181-4-75788
Account name: National Christian Council in Japan
Please note ““Nepal Relief 2015” as the subject.


Poster : webmaster on 2015-04-15 16:56:24 (698 reads)
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Dear Ecumenical Friends,

On March 13th, as you already know, Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean. It killed more than 17 people, destroyed thousands of houses and plantations including Tanna Island. The damage situations have not yet become clear, and people are still in the severe circumstances. Act Alliance published the appeal for Relief on March 20th. Collected donations will be used for restoration of damaged roads and buildings (including medical facilities), medical treatment and care of injured people, etc.

We have decided to make an appeal for relief of Vanuatu Cyclone responding to ACT Alliance’s request. We would be grateful for your cooperation.

Appeal target by ACT Alliance to all the member organizations: 

US $ 638,302-

Period: September 30, 2015
Postal book-transfer Account: 00181-4-75788
Account name: National Christian Council in Japan
Please note “Vanuatu Cyclone Relief 2015” as the subject.

National Christian Council in Japan
2-3-1-216, Toyo, Koto-ku, Tokyo, 135-0016
Phone: 03-6666-8760  Fax: 03-6666-8766
E-mail: general@ncc-j.org


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