The Roman Catholic group Pax Christi USA – in interfaith partnership with others – is sponsoring an important forum on building peace. Many Stories, One Vision for a Nuclear-Free World will be held August 4-7, 2005 in remembrance of the 60th anniversary of the US atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The vision statement for the event reads:
Each one of us is a child of satyagraha, a tiny seedling of truth-force filled with the capacity to learn, transform and rejoice. We are called into the service of that abundant beauty present within our need for healing, reconciliation and peace. We are called to renew our witness to justice at the Test Site and all places to inspire and empower all relationships within our work, as we remember the genocide of our sisters and brothers in Nagasaki and Hiroshima 60 years ago. Our voice calls out, during this Year of Remembrance and Action, for the immediate ending of nuclear testing and the disarmament and abolition of all nuclear weapons. Our days of dialogue and witness together mark a rebirth, a regeneration of the peoples' movement in solidarity with the oneness of all living things.
2005 marks the 60th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the founding of the United Nations. Urged on by the Hibukasha - the survivors of "hell on earth" - the mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki have called for "A Year of Remembrance and Action for a Nuclear Weapons Free World."
We join with Abolition! Now and millions of people throughout the world to remember the victims of nuclear war and to call for an end to all war, injustice and nuclear proliferation.
Many great speakers are scheduled to appear. Check it out and attend if you can.