Konko Churches of North America

Our Faith seeks the true happiness of both Kami and people through the process of mutual fulfillment (aiyo kakeyo). Konkōkyō (the Konko Faith) is a belief system characterized by an accepting and non-judgmental view of humanity.

It teaches belief in a divine parent (called Tenchi Kane No Kami) who is the life and energy of the universe—indeed IS the universe—as well as a loving parent who wishes only the happiness and well-being of all human beings, the children. “Kami” is the term most frequently used for this entity. A core teaching of Konkōkyō is that Kami and humans exist in a relationship of interdependence or “mutual fulfillment” known as aiyokakeyo: Kami fulfills humanity and humanity fulfills Kami. In this relationship, humans are exhorted to cultivate an attitude of sincere gratitude for Kami’s blessings received daily, both large and small. This principle of aiyokakeyo encompasses the fundamental nature and workings of the universe, which includes the dynamic, synergistic, and loving relationship between Kami and humanity By extension, human beings also exist in relationships of mutual dependence with each other and with the larger social and natural world. They are therefore encouraged to help each other and take care of the world they live in. Other notable features of Konkōkyō include respect for and appreciation of other belief systems, an absence of rigid dogma, and a personalized, customized approach to advising individuals and ministering to believers. Realizing happiness, peace of mind, and divine blessings by living in harmony with Kami, as well as helping others to do so—these are important spiritual goals for a Konko believer.

Mission: To help all of humanity realize the infinite love of Kami and the infinite blessings received everyday through the practice of Toritsugi Mediation

Operating as usual

Spring Taisai

[10/30/14]   ATTENTION!!!

We have received confirmation from the 2015 KCNA Conference Committee that next year's KCNA-KMH Joint Conference will be held from July 17, 18, 19th at California State University in Long Beach, CA. Spirituality Bridge and Family Camp will be held on July 16th & 17th at the same location.

Youth Camp will start on July 14th and Young Adults on the 15th, location TBD.

These changes are due to the fact that many students from Hawaii and California start school early.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!!

[08/07/14]   Follow us @konkofaith on instagram and Twitter for pictures from the pre-conference groups and conference happening this weekend!!

[07/06/14]   Summer FTI was a huge success. Thanks to all the teachers for all their hard work, and to the students who made it amazing!

Youth Camp starts in ONE MONTH! And the Conference starts in a month a few days! Look forward to seeing everyone in Toronto!

[06/26/14]   Summer FTI starts tomorrow at UC Berkeley!

[05/31/14]   Absolute LAST REMINDER!
All applications for this year's Conference need to be submitted/mailed by TOMORROW Sunday, June 1st.
If you are planning on sending your applications today (Sat) or tomorrow, please also email [email protected] to let them know to expect your app and money soon.

Hope to see you all in Toronto!

Konko Church of Toronto 金光教トロント教会

Remember to send in your KCNA Conference registration forms before the June 1st deadline.

Practicing Faith - 1000x Repetition

Sermon from Jan 19th 2014 in which Kishii sensei talks about how faith needs practice, just like any other skill.

Tenchi Kane No Kami Grand Ceremony season has begun. Portland Church Grand Ceremony was held on Sunday April 6. Rev. Robert Giulietti give a sermon "Remembering his mother"

2014 Northwest Regional. Rev. Richard Dusek presented a lecture. Vancouver, BC on March 29.2014


Konko Churches of North America

2014 KCNA Conference, Toronto, Ontario. Canada August 8-10. See more details on www.konkofaith.org See you in Canada. You need a valid passport.

www.konkofaith.org Konkokyo (the Konko Faith) is a belief system characterized by an accepting and non-judgmental view of humanity. It teaches belief in a divine parent (called Tenchi Kane No Kami) who is the life and energy of the universe - indeed is the universe - as well as a loving parent who wishes only the happ...

Fall Faith Training Seminar 2013

Pictures from FTI. It was held in Portland from Nov 1-3, 2013

Pictures from FTI. It was held in Portland from Nov 1-3, 2013

Timeline Photos


Faith Training Institute - Konko Churches of North America

Have you seen our new webpage? The link is still the same (konkofaith.org) but it's a whole new experience! Thanks again to Olivia and Gary for all their hard work!

While you're there, check out the FTI page! Registration for the Fall session ends September 23rd. Hope to see you all in Portland!

konkofaith.org This year’s 8 class curriculum has been targeted to educate all believers who are interested in learning more about Konkokyo.Come join us to discover and learn and explore as we share knowledge of the Konko Faith with others. An airfare scholarship is available ($200.00 minimum), for anyone that app...


Grand Service Hall - Facilities & Map | KONKOKYO

*Overseas Believers Gathering
*Oct. 2nd and 3rd, 2013 in HQ Japan

Hi, everyone!

As many of you probably know, I'd like to remind you that the Overseas Believers Gathering for the 130th anniversary of the Spiritual Birthday of the First Konko Daijin will be held in the Konkokyo headquarters on October 2nd and 3rd this year.

October 3rd is the first day of the Ikigami Konko Daijin Grand Service (Godaisai) of four days will be held at the Grand Service Hall in the Konkokyo headquarters. A lot of believers from all over Japan gather there to worship.

Please come and visit the Konkokyo headquarters in Konko Town in Japan that is our spiritual home where successive Konko Samas have served every single day.

I'll be there, so I'm looking forward to seeing you in Konko in Japan to celebrate the 130th memorial year.

Please feel free to ask me anything you'd like to know.

Yukiko Ban
Yokkaichi Church

konkokyo.or.jp The huge Grand Service Hall opened on July 20, 1959. With a floor area of 12,000 square meters, the Hall seats 15,000 people. The Grand Service Hall holds Grand Services several times a year. Believers from all over Japan and overseas come to attend the services.


Konko Youth

The Youth and Young Adult group skits from this year's conferences SNL are up on YouTube!! Check out the KonkoYouthCamp page for all the videos! http://www.youtube.com/user/konkoyouthcamp

youtube.com This channel contains videos mostly from the Konko Churches of North America (KCNA)'s yearly youth camp and young adults. It may also contain videos from oth...

[08/14/13]   The 2013 KCNA Conference in Vancouver was a complete success. A huge "Arigato" to everyone who helped make it happen! We are also very grateful that so many people were able to attend and join together in growing our faith.
We hope that many people will be able to continue developing their faith in Canada at the 2014 Conference which will be hosted by the Toronto Church.

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