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Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii shares how they adapted to the pandemic and looked inward

Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii

Throughout the year, The Conversation has talked to several religious organizations to get an idea of how they were impacted by the pandemic. Next, we hear from the Buddhist faith.

With over 30 temples and several schools across the state, the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaiʻi is home to the Jodo Shinshu Buddhism tradition here in the islands. The Conversation sat down with the head of the mission, Bishop Eric Matsumoto, to learn how they’ve adapted to the pandemic.   

The mission has also posted several videos thanking those who made sacrifices during the pandemic on its YouTube channel. This interview aired on The Conversation on Dec. 1, 2021.

Russell Subiono is the executive producer of The Conversation and host of HPR's This Is Our Hawaiʻi podcast. Born in Honolulu and raised on Hawaiʻi Island, he’s spent the last decade working in local film, television and radio. Contact him at talkback@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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