5.Past Events

Regular Seminar in September 2017

84th Regular Seminar 

"The Parable of Samaritan" (Lk 1030b-35)

This parable is well known as "The Parable of Good Samaritan."
Do we really "know" it?
Let's share my (mis)understanding, and have a discussion together.

Speaker: Satoko Yamaguchi (Co-director of Center for Feminist Theology and Ministry in Japan)

Time & Date : September 9, 2017 from 2:30-4:30 p.m

 Fee: \500 for members (\1,000 for non-members and students)

 Place : KYOFUKAI - Japan Christian Women's Organization, 3F
            (2-23-5 Hyakunincho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)

 This seminar will be held at Kyo Fu Kai ( The Japan Christian Women's Organization ) which is located only one minutes walk from JR Okubo station ( on the Chuo line ). Use the main exit of the station. Walk under a railroad bridge and along a road which runs parallel with the railway. The building is on your right.

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Regular Seminar in May 2017

82th Regular Seminar 

"Incipit Given by Mark to his Gospel"

Let's tread along what Mark implied by beginning his Gospel with the words,
"The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God."

Speaker: Hisako Kinukawa (Co-director of Center for Feminist Theology and Ministry in Japan)

Time & Date : May 13, 2017 from 2:30-4:30 p.m

 Fee: \500 for members (\1,000 for non-members and students)

 Place : KYOFUKAI - Japan Christian Women's Organization, 3F
            (2-23-5 Hyakunincho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)

 This seminar will be held at Kyo Fu Kai ( The Japan Christian Women's Organization ) which is located only one minutes walk from JR Okubo station ( on the Chuo line ). Use the main exit of the station. Walk under a railroad bridge and along a road which runs parallel with the railway. The building is on your right.

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Regular Seminar in March 2017

81th Regular Seminar 

"The Parable of a Pharisee and a Tax Collector" (Luke 18:10-14a)

​Did Jesus teach people the virtue of humbleness by this parable? "Not at all," I would say.
Will the study of this parable give us some hints for the question why Jesus went to the Jerusalem Temple and acted violently there (Mk 11:15-19)?
Let us study and discuss together.

Speaker: Satoko Yamaguchi (Co-director of Center for Feminist Theology and Ministry in Japan)

Time & Date : March 11, 2017 from 2:30-4:30 p.m

 Fee: \500 for members (\1,000 for non-members and students)

 Place : KYOFUKAI - Japan Christian Women's Organization
            (2-23-5 Hyakunincho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)

 This seminar will be held at Kyo Fu Kai ( The Japan Christian Women's Organization ) which is located only one minutes walk from JR Okubo station ( on the Chuo line ). Use the main exit of the station. Walk under a railroad bridge and along a road which runs parallel with the railway. The building is on your right.

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Regular Seminar in November 2016

79th Regular Seminar 

Cope with the Invisible Wall (Mark 12:13-17)

​What do the well known Jesus' words, "Give to the emperor the things that are the emperor's, and to God the things that are God's" mean to Mark's audience and then to us living in the contemporary age?

Speaker: Hisako Kinukawa (Co-director of Center for Feminist Theology and Ministry in Japan)

Time & Date : November 12, 2016 from 2:30-4:30 p.m

 Fee: \500 for members (\1,000 for non-members and students)

 Place : KYOFUKAI - Japan Christian Women's Organization
            (2-23-5 Hyakunincho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)

 This seminar will be held at Kyo Fu Kai ( The Japan Christian Women's Organization ) which is located only one minutes walk from JR Okubo station ( on the Chuo line ). Use the main exit of the station. Walk under a railroad bridge and along a road which runs parallel with the railway. The building is on your right.

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Regular Seminar in September 2016

78th Regular Seminar 

The Parable of a Rejected Dinner Party (Lk 14:16b-23)

​By this parable, what kind of messages did Jesus wish to convey to his audience?
Very puzzling; but suddenly I've got an answer! Or was it?
Let's enjoy a discussion together at the September seminar.

Speaker: Satoko Yamaguchi (Co-director of Center for Feminist Theology and Ministry in Japan)

Time & Date : September 10, 2016 from 2:30-4:30 p.m

 Fee: \500 for members (\1,000 for non-members and students)

 Place : KYOFUKAI - Japan Christian Women's Organization
            (2-23-5 Hyakunincho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)

 This seminar will be held at Kyo Fu Kai ( The Japan Christian Women's Organization ) which is located only one minutes walk from JR Okubo station ( on the Chuo line ). Use the main exit of the station. Walk under a railroad bridge and along a road which runs parallel with the railway. The building is on your right.

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Regular Seminor in July 2016

77th Regular Seminar 

"Relationship between Christian and Society" (temporary title)

Speaker: Haruko Ishikawa (Japan Catholic Council for Justice and Peace)

Time & Date : July 9, 2016 from 2:30-4:30 p.m

 Fee: \500 for members (\1,000 for non-members and students)

 Place : KYOFUKAI - Japan Christian Women's Organization
            (2-23-5 Hyakunincho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)

 This seminar will be held at Kyo Fu Kai ( The Japan Christian Women's Organization ) which is located only one minutes walk from JR Okubo station ( on the Chuo line ). Use the main exit of the station. Walk under a railroad bridge and along a road which runs parallel with the railway. The building is on your right.

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Regular Semiar in May 2016

76th Regular Seminar 

Lydia and a Slave-girl Whom Paul Encountered (Acts 16:11-19)--(2)

​I would like to continue re-reading the same story with more focus on the slave-girl.

Speaker: Hisako Kinukawa (Co-director of Center for Feminist Theology and Ministry in Japan)

Time & Date : May 14, 2016 from 2:30-4:30 p.m

 Fee: \500 for members (\1,000 for non-members and students)

 Place : KYOFUKAI - Japan Christian Women's Organization
            (2-23-5 Hyakunincho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)

 This seminar will be held at Kyo Fu Kai ( The Japan Christian Women's Organization ) which is located only one minutes walk from JR Okubo station ( on the Chuo line ). Use the main exit of the station. Walk under a railroad bridge and along a road which runs parallel with the railway. The building is on your right.

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Regular Seminar in March 2016

75th Regular Seminar 

Feminist Reconstruction of <Marriage> -- from the Perspective of Lesbian Identities​

​Recently issues of “LGBT” have become very popular, especially those of same sex marriage.
I will re-consider the idea of "normative family" that has been supported by Christian theologies and discuss a critical view of "marriage" in the social context of Japan.

Speaker: Yuri Horie (Adjunct professor of Ritsumeikan University et al. Queer Theology)

Respondent: Tazu Sasamori (Priestess of Diocese of Tokyo, Anglican Episcopal Church in Japan)

Time & Date : March 12, 2016 from 2:30-4:30 p.m

 Fee: \500 for members (\1,000 for non-members and students)

 Place : KYOFUKAI - Japan Christian Women's Organization
            (2-23-5 Hyakunincho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)

 This seminar will be held at Kyo Fu Kai ( The Japan Christian Women's Organization ) which is located only one minutes walk from JR Okubo station ( on the Chuo line ). Use the main exit of the station. Walk under a railroad bridge and along a road which runs parallel with the railway. The building is on your right.

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Regular Seminar in January 2016

74th Regular Seminar 

"​The Parable of a Judge and a Widow" (Luke 18:2-5)

​Does this judge represent God?
By this short parable, what would Jesus communicate with Galilean peasants?
Let us study and discuss together.

Speaker: Satoko Yamaguchi (Co-director of Center for Feminist Theology and Ministry in Japan)

Time & Date : January 9, 2016 from 2:30-4:30 p.m

 Fee: \500 for members (\1,000 for non-members and students)

 Place : KYOFUKAI - Japan Christian Women's Organization
            (2-23-5 Hyakunincho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)

 This seminar will be held at Kyo Fu Kai ( The Japan Christian Women's Organization ) which is located only one minutes walk from JR Okubo station ( on the Chuo line ). Use the main exit of the station. Walk under a railroad bridge and along a road which runs parallel with the railway. The building is on your right.

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Regular Seminar in November 2015

73th Regular Seminar 

"​Lydia and a Slave-girl Whom Paul Encountered (Acts 16:11-19)"

​I would like to re-read the story which long supported the expansion of Euro-American missionaries to abroad ​from a post-colonial perspective.

Speaker: Hisako Kinukawa (Co-director of Center for Feminist Theology and Ministry in Japan)

Time & Date : November 14, 2015 from 2:30-4:30 p.m

 Fee: \500 for members (\1,000 for non-members and students)

 Place : KYOFUKAI - Japan Christian Women's Organization
            (2-23-5 Hyakunincho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)

 This seminar will be held at Kyo Fu Kai ( The Japan Christian Women's Organization ) which is located only one minutes walk from JR Okubo station ( on the Chuo line ). Use the main exit of the station. Walk under a railroad bridge and along a road which runs parallel with the railway. The building is on your right.

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