Hiroshima Day 6 August

6 August – Hiroshima Day in Tavistock Square London
Around 15 people attended the Interfaith prayers for the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and for victims of nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands and elsewhere. There was a lot of interest in the Christian CND stall which featured information, leaflets and newsletters. The annual Hiroshima Day Commemoration held by London Region CND featured Interfaith speakers, secular speakers, and music ranging from traditional, folk, opera and rap. The event was followed by a picnic in the sunshine.  Thank you to all who helped organise the event, and all who attended.

Rev Nagase speaking at Hiroshima Day ceremony. Pic: Pax Christi
Rev Nagase speaking at Hiroshima Day ceremony. Pic: Pax Christi
Hiroshima Memorial plaque under the cherry tree
Hiroshima Memorial plaque under the cherry tree

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18 July: vigil during the Trident Vote

Faith Groups Vigil While Parliament Decides
Yesterday Parliament voted in favour of building four new nuclear-powered submarines to carry US Trident missiles, armed with modernized nuclear warheads, for the next half century, in other words to renew Trident.  While this debate proceeded hundreds, maybe thousands of people came to Parliament Square with a different message. Read more: here

Read Pat Gaffney’s (of Pax Christi) speech here
Trident Briefing

Vigil in Parliament Square July 2016
Vigil in Parliament Square July 2016 – pic by Pax Christi

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