Interfaith service for nuclear disarmament

ICAN

Thursday the 6th of August marks 75 years since the nuclear attack on Hiroshima in 1945. By the end of that year, Hiroshima and Nagasaki suffered more than 200,000 deaths and countless injuries. The impacts of those two explosions are still felt today, with many survivors requiring ongoing medical care.

Join the Uniting Church in Australia, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the Hindu Council of Australia, the Australian Baháʼí Community, the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, the Buddhist Council of NSW, the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, the Pacific Conference of Churches and more to commemorate the Hiroshima anniversary. We will come together on Zoom, from our homes, at 6-6:45 on Thursday 6th August.

Prayers from seven faith traditions will be shared.


The service will include a message from Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) General Secretary Rev. James Bhagwan on the impacts of 50 years of nuclear testing across the Pacific.

Prayers from seven faith traditions will be shared.

ICAN will provide an update on the campaign for Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

There are still almost 14,000 nuclear weapons held between 9 countries today. These weapons pose an unacceptable risk to humanity. Every single one represents a catastrophic disaster, either by accident or design, that must be prevented.

Let us come together to honour the victims and survivors of nuclear weapons use and testing worldwide, and commit to action for a nuclear-weapon-free world. We welcome the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which comprehensively bans nuclear weapons and any activities that support them. At a time of great nuclear risk, the ban treaty is a vital part of the journey forwards.

Please register to receive the video link and service booklet via email beforehand.

This event is co-hosted by ICAN Australia and the Uniting Church in Australia.

Click here to see other events and activities commemorating the 75th anniversaries, at the ICAN Australia website.

 

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