Rt. Rev. Reuchi Shibata

President of the Jikko Sect of Shintoism from Japan



"I feel very happy to be able to attend this Congress of religions as a member of the advisory council and to hear the high reasoning and profound opinions of the gentlemen who come from various countries of the world. As for me it will be my proper task to explain the character of Shintoism, and especially of my Jikko sect."

Read the full transcript of his speech at the 1893 Parliament of the World's Religions




1. The World's Congress of Religions at the World's Columbian Exposition,Edited by J.W. Hanson, D.D.  Published by International Publishing Co., Chicago, IL and Philadephia, PA

2. The World's Parliament of Religions: An illustrated and Popular Story of the World's First Parliament of Religions, Held in Chicago in Connection withe The Columbian Exposition of 1893. Edited by the Rev. John Henry Barrows, D.D. Chairman of the General Committee on Religious Congresses of the World's Congress Auxillary. Chicago, The Parliament Publishing Company, 1893.