Written on: July 27, 2021
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:
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,