Learning about SOPHIA on the Web
Our intentions in presenting “Learning about SOPHIA on the Web”
In 1981, for the first time in history, a Pope came from Rome to visit Japan. Pope John Paul II delivered a speech in Hiroshima. His Appeal for Peace was directed at the whole world. The Pope explained that looking back on the past is part of our responsibility toward the future. These words of the Pope’s appeal for peace surely apply also to our present-day educational legal person Jochi Gakuin. The Pope’s valuable message has told us as well to take responsibility for our future by reviewing our past in detail.
In 2013, Jochi Gakuin celebrated the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of Sophia University, the fortieth anniversary of the founding of Sophia Junior College, and the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Sophia School of Social Welfare. Based on our traditional spirit of always seeking for the magis, for what is better than we now have, under the various changing circumstances of the world, and based also on the generous support of many persons all over the world. Jochi Gakuin has managed to overcome many difficulties.
We have collected many events from the histories of our three educational institutions. We will present some of these events in episodes on the WEB site that we are opening for public access. Publication of these episodes will strengthen the foundations for our future development during this new century. In this way, we hope to live up to our responsibilities to Japanese society and to our well-wishers throughout the world.