Peace Wave- 2021

Written on: July 27, 2021

We Call for the “Peace Wave 2021” for
the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

As you pray for the elimination of nuclear weapons, we offer the suggestion of this prayer written by Thomas Merton Prayer for Peace.

August 2020 Estimated Global Nuclear Warhead Inventories– includes video links

To understand more about the Hibakusha, we recommend reading this article from Time Magazine- After the Bomb: Survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Share Their Stories.

These are their pictures.

On January 22 this year, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) entered into force and was established as international law.

It goes way beyond the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) of 1968 by prohibiting testing, producing, acquiring, possessing, stockpiling, using or threatening to use nuclear weapons, among other prohibitions.

However, none of the 9 nuclear states have signed it.

In this international situation, Peace Wave 2021 and The World Conference Against A and H Bombs will hold their annual event August 2 – 9, 2021. The theme is: “With the Hibakusha, Let Us Achieve a Nuclear Weapon-free, Peaceful and Just World – for the Future of safe

Humankind and Our Planet.” (Those who survived the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing are the Hibakusha.)

Our event will be as follows: 

Name of our event: We Choose Life. We Choose Peace

Time/ Date: 8:15 p.m., Friday August 6, 2021

Description of our planned action for the Peace Wave:

    • At 8:15 p.m. on Aug. 6  everyone is invited, wherever you live, be it apartments or houses, to step outside on balcony, sidewalk, driveway or lawn, with a lighted candle or flashlight for three minutes of silent prayer to end the fear that holds us hostage to the belief that nuclear weapons will make the world safe. Peace Wave Action 2021- Flyer

Please join us in this action and invite others to join you. Further information provides an explanation of the history of this event for those who might be interested.

Peace and all good,
Sister Diane

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