Religions for Peace Asia in collaboration with Religions for Peace Australia invites all people of faith to join in prayers and meditations for the anniversary of Hiroshima Day. Participants and prayer leaders will come from Korea, Japan, Indonesia, New Zealand and Australia. This will be a Zoom event on Sunday 6th August 2023. Times are given below.
Religions for Peace Asia in collaboration with Religions for Peace Australia invites all people of faith to join
PRAYERS & MEDITATIONS on Hiroshima Day
Sunday 6th August 2023
On 6 August 1945 the first bomb was dropped on the centre of Hiroshima and later Nagasaki causing untold suffering and that time and continued suffering. Despite this in the World today we the nuclear threat is ever present between North and South Korea and Ukraine and Russia.
On this day Religions for Peace Australia will be joined by faith leaders both men and women from RfP Japan, Korea, New Zealand, the Asia-Pacific Women of Faith Network and the Asia-Pacific Interfaith Youth Network. There will be Buddhist, Christian, Hindu and Muslim prayers and meditations.
Time: Australia 6-7pm AEST (WA 3pm, NT/ SA 5.30 pm)
Time: Jakarta 3pm
Time: Tokyo/Korea 5pm-6pm
Time: New Zealand 8pm
Register on this Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkdeirqDotHdHSdgAoLXlzOuCGj8mieW4A
Hiroshima Day commemorates 6 August 1945, the day when an atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, followed a few days later by another dropped on the city of Nagasaki.
The bombings effectively ended World War II by bringing about the surrender of Japan, but at a terrible price – the two cities were destroyed and casualties, mostly civilians, were estimated at around 200,000, with many more people dying later from injuries and illness.
Hiroshima Day is now a focus for anti-war and anti-nuclear discussions and demonstrations.
“Let there be peace and may it begin with me.”