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Reyn Yorio Tsuru

Reyn Yorio Tsuru is president and director of mission at the Shingon Shu Hawaii Temple in Honolulu, Hawaii. The temple is a congregational school that studies Shingon esoteric Buddhism.

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Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii

Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii is a religious organization in Honolulu belonging to the Jodo Shinshu sect of Mahayana Buddhism. It represents 37 temples spread throughout the islands of Hawaii, Maui, Lanai, Oahu and Kauai. It is affiliated with the head temple Ryukoku-zan Hongwanji located in Kyoto, Japan.

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Peter Hershock

Peter Hershock is an educational specialist at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. His research includes examining contemporary issues from Buddhist perspectives.

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Gedatsu Church of America

Gedatsu Church of America is an American Buddhist church with branches in Sacramento, Los Angeles and Honolulu. Gedatsu is an adaptation of Shugendou, an old Japanese practice focused on the development of spiritual experience, to modern life. Gedatsu is open to all people, including those from other religious faiths.

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Hawaii Catholic Herald

The Hawaii Catholic Herald is the Diocese of Honolulu’s official newspaper. It is published every other Friday. Patrick Downes is editor.

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Youth With a Mission

Youth With a Mission is one of the largest interdenominational and international Christian ministries, with about 12,000 volunteer staff (and thousands more affiliated workers) based in over 800 locations in over 135 countries. The organization works to get youth involved in missions.

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Rebecca Stotzer

Rebecca Stotzer is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her research includes studies on racial and sexual discrimination.

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Al Miles

Al Miles is the author of Domestic Violence: What Every Pastor Needs to Know (Augsburg Fortress, 2000) and Violence in Families: What Every Christian Needs to Know (Augsburg Fortress, 2002). He lives in Honolulu, Hawaii. Contact through Rebecca Pollard, public relations.

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George J. Tanabe Jr.

George J. Tanabe Jr. is a religion professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is an expert on Japanese Buddhism and the author of an article on abortion in the Encyclopedia of Buddhism (Macmillan, 2004).

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