A national conference organized by Japan Catholic Council for Peace and Justice will be held in Tokyo on September 21 to 23. At its opening ceremony at the Tokyo Cathedral on September 21, besides the two bishops of Tokyo archdiocese, the chair of the Council for Peace and Justice of Japan, Bishop Katsuya and Bishop Yoo Heung Sik of Korea who will deliver a talk, will also be present. Following the opening ceremony, 22 seminars and workshops dealing on various issues of peace and human rights will be conducted at St. Ignatius Church at Yotsuya and at St. Anselm Church at Meguro.
On September 22, CTIC will give a seminar on the situation of the rights of foreign workers. After the seminar food of different countries will be served in an international food court at Meguro Church at 12:00 noon. Later on that same day, a Taize’ worship will be held at 6:00 PM at St. Ignatius Church. In conclusion to the conference a mass will be celebrated on September 23 at 11:30 AM at Tokyo Cathedral where the three members of the Episcopal Commission for Social Issues, Bishop Matsuura, Bishop Kikuchi and Bishop Katsuya will concelebrate following a symposium commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the promulgation of the Dogmatic Constitution of the Church in the modern world of the Second Vatican Council. While registration to all 22 seminars and workshops are already closed, participation to the opening ceremony, the Taize’ worship, international food court, the symposium and the final mass are open to everyone.