GA 2007: Japanese representatives

Glad to see the Buddhist, Shinto and New Religious Movements representatives from Japan greeted in Plenary II. But where were the Japanese Universalists? I know they’re small, but were they invited?

The Rev. Keisuke Takai, Minister
Doojin Christian Church
3-10-9 Mejirodai
Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112
Tel: 0427-33 1519
home: 03 3943 1879
Rev. Shigeo Akashi
5-14-10 Kitazawa
Tokyo, Japan 155 (from ICUU “other group” page)

A particularly sore point, since the ICUU members were described as Unitarians.

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.


  1. Regretable treatment of the Japanese Universalists, I believe YET AGAIN. But there seems to be a history of shabby (or at least insensitive) treatment from American UU’s over the last few decades. At one point since 1970, weren’t the Doojin Christians mocked at a conference for being “too Christian”?

  2. And Dr. Gene Reeves, former dean at Meadville, lives in Tokyo and collaborates with the Tokyo Unitarian fellowship there and with Rissho Kosei-Kai.

    Who are the “NRM representatives”?

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