Moderator and Panelist
Rev. Naoki Kakeno
懸野 直樹 師
NONOMIYA Shrine chief priest
Doshisha University Graduated（Cultural history Archeology）
JINJA HONKYO Responsible officer, Kinki Religious Federation Executive director, Arashiyama Environmental Conservation Association Executive director, Saga Arashiyama Museum of Arts and Culture Trustees
The roles of the religious leaders and efforts towards SDGs / Naoki Kakeno
In the month after the Great East Japan Earthquake on April 1, 2011, the Japan Religion Coordination Project for Disaster Relief was launched. It is intended to share information beyond the limits of the religious community, and has had the meetings to exchange information for 35 times so far.
The roles of the religious people in disaster reduction, relief activities and reconstruction support are summarized as a guideline in the “Disaster Prevention and Religion Symposium” at the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2016.
Preparing for disasters is not a special thing for shrines and temples. The annual ritual or festival is not only for religious significance and cultural transmission, but also for a place where the local communities collaborate each other, so I would like to be aware that it will lead to the disaster relief unexpectedly.