Great Construction

Opening Remarks

     The Japan Kannon Church has come to publish a journal at long last. Of course the time has arrived when the necessity for publications presses, which is, needless to say, indicative of our growth. Until now, religious journals have showed the tendency, probably because they are published only for members, to carry contents of a rather narrow vision with many self-righteous articles, so they did not capture very much of the interest of third parties. If the mission of religion is the salvation of all humanity, I do believe that a religious journal should be of absorbing interest, easily understood both by members and by non-members and by all members of the general public.
     It is with these principles that we have set our editorial policy.

Chijôtengoku, Inaugural Issue, page 2, December 1 1948
    translated by cynndd