Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 8, 2024 8pm Eastern Time, 5 PM Pacific Time

Join the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship in a remembrance of the only use of nuclear weapons in an armed conflict.

On 6 and 9 August 1945, the United States detonated two atomic bombs over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing as many as 226,000 people, plus many more who died of radiation-related cancers in the following years. Most of the victims were civilians. Today, nine nuclear-armed states possess 12,500 nuclear warheads, and at least four other countries have engaged in illegal nuclear development programs.

Ward Wilson, author of the recently published It is Possible: A future without nuclear weapons, will share the good news: the recently enacted Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons  is the first legally binding international agreement to comprehensively prohibit nuclear weapons with the ultimate goal being their total elimination. Please join us to learn why nuclear deterrence is a myth and how we can add our voices to the growing global cry, “Never Again!

Register here.