On October 1, 2022, at Hotel New Otani Osaka, World Church of Messiah held an election for the Board of Executive Directors and Board of Directors due to the expiration of their terms. For the new Board of Directors, all 13 members that were elected for this term were women. The Board of Directors is the body responsible for overseeing the Board of Executive Directors and confirming whether it is operating in line with the Church principle of being centered on Kyoshu (spiritual leader), and it also has the authority to dismiss the president and the members of the Board of Executive Directors. This is the first time in the history of the Church that the Board of Directors is made up entirely of women.
In recent years, the active participation of women is being promoted along with terms such as ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and diversity. Our founder, Mokichi Okada, disapproved of the sexist society of Japan at the time, which was right after World War II when women finally gained the right to vote. He spoke of the importance of men and women working together in a balanced way.
In order to further realize this teaching of the founder in the coming age, World Church of Messiah will vigorously promote the creation of an organization in which women are able to play an even more active role. In addition, we aim to further contribute to the public interest by educating the minds of members of society through religious activities that respect the heart of each individual, while incorporating and promoting further diversity transcending gender, race and nationality.