Struggle Against Racism、Youth Programs、Reconciliation and Peace、Event Calendar

Struggle Against Racism

Colorful Café

 What is it like to live in Japan as a person of ethnic minority? Each month we will host a café event where guests can, in a relaxed, deep-listening space, share daily experiences and put into words their vague feelings about life as an ethnic minority in Japan. We plan to hold the 1st Colorful Café on September 28(Thu). This program is organized in collaboration with National Christian Council in Japan/Committee for the Human Rights of Foreigners in Japan and Gaikikyo (National Christian Conference for Promotion of a Basic Law for Foreign Residents).

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Youth Programs

The 3rd Minority Youth Forum in Okinawa

 The theme of the 3rd Forum, which will be held in the southern island of Okinawa, is “Learning from a history of violence; Living in the attitude of resistance.” Okinawa has a history of being annexed into Japan by the Ryukyu Disposition and suffering through the horrific Battle of Okinawa near the end of WWII, and it still bears heavy burdens today, like the world’s heaviest concentration of overseas US military bases and environmental pollution caused by these. And yet Okinawa is a land where people engage together in a limber, but strong resistance against such forces. We want this Forum to be a time, a place, where we can transform our own attitudes into something new, break the chains of isolation and division that are caused by discrimination, and forge new connections with each other and the world. Let us spend time together, learning, thinking, discussing and expressing.

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Schedule of Day 1, September 3rd
13:30 Pickup at Naha Airport
15:30 Pickup at Shuri Station
16:30 Opening Service starts
17:15 Dinner
18:15 Keynote Lecture
19:45 Orientation

All program will finish by 12:30 on September 6th.

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Developing a Spirituality of Reconciliation and Peace

Joint Festival

 Prayer, Dance, Theater, Gospel music, Worship… Bringing together a variety of elements, we will coordinate a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural festival to celebrate the beauty of every person and community.

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