参照 ⇒ エキュメニスティ Ecumenicity
日 時 : 2018年6月29日(金)午後3時～
場 所 : 西福寺 〒662-0844 西宮市西福町１４-１
主 催: 阪神西組役員会
体験談: 神戸国際キリスト教会 牧師 岩村義雄
The 8th Volunteer-Do (= The Principle Way of Volunteer) “Ishinomaki Kahoku”, Tsutsujino ⑧ (November 21, 2017)
Volunteer is not a “movement”, but its more “activities” of “unpaid”, “voluntary” and “dialogue”.
Firstly, we do it “unpaid”. Participants pay own travel expenses, food expenses and accommodation expenses to go to the site. From the economic view, it is “unpaid working” and seems lost. There are a custom of reciprocity in Japan. If someone helped you for planting rice, you will help harvesting in return. It has become an adhesion to join communities together. However, the volunteer-do never sells a favor and does not as for return. We continue our activities with donation from hearty people. The word volunteer derived from English word “will” and it is also originally from “volo (on one’s own free will)” in Bible.
Secondly, it is “voluntary”. It is distinguished from “奉仕 Houshi (= to serve)”. “Houshi” is the originally from “to serve in honor”. Japanese dictionary defines “Houshi” as “Serve without consider the interests of the state, society and authorities”. It includes the hierarchical relationship between a “servant” and a “recipient”. When “奉 Hou” got together with “亻(=person)”, the idea to think that appropriate to give salary was born. From the Meiji Restoration, “paid” led by the “government” became common. Such as transportation expenses are allocated. After the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, NPOs were born nationwide like bamboo shoots after the rain. And paid-volunteers increased without noticing it. If the activity cannot be sub-organization of the “government” and out of subsidy, it will fade away.
Thirdly, “dialogue” is the life line. If there is a “groan”, we immediately go to the place. You cannot be close together to the victims on the desk. It is an onsite-based activity. To be together means completely to fit into the situation and convenience of the other person. There is no chance to swing to the position that I want to do volunteer but I want to do something fun now. It doesn’t ask for conditions, qualifications and experiences. It shows a way of life through smiling, tone of voice, and “氣Ki” of attitude. It based on individual activities, not movements. It is a way of life, so any one can do volunteer work.
日 時 ： 2012年8月2-4日
場 所 ： 比叡山
マー・グレゴリオス・イブラヒム（シリア正教アレッポ大主教） 氏と2006年第8回世界宗教者平和会議以来の再会。シリア情勢について，共に祈る。 シリアの人々が「あたりまえの生活」ができればと願うにも，無力感に打ちのめされる。
日 時 ： 2013年8月17日（土） 午後4時～7時
場 所 ： 名古屋国際センター