Hiroshima Nagasaki Faith & Resistance Retreat, August 6th & 9th

Please Join in a August 6 and 9 Faith and Resistance Retreat to Commemorate the U.S. Nuclear Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagaski
On August 6, 1945, the U.S. ushered in the Nuclear Age by using nuclear weapons against the Japanese. 67 years later, we seek to remember the pain, repent the sin and reclaim the future in a Faith and Resistance Retreat. Our retreat theme is taken from Matthew’s Gospel: Why do you harbor such evil in your hearts?’ (Matthew 9:4) In our prayer and reflection together, and in our nonviolent public witness, we will seek to remove the evil in our own hearts and confront and resist the evil that has lead the U.S. to become a nuclear empire. Due to our being a smaller group this year we will only be gathering on August 5-6 and August 9 (see details below).
When and Where:
 
August 5: Gather @ 6:30 p.m. at Stephen and the Incarnation Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20010. At 7:00 p.m. we will meet in the sanctuary for a theme reflection, action preparation, video of the aftermath of the atomic bombings and prayer. Pick-up food will be offered.

 August 6 (Anniversary of the U.S. nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and the feast of the Transfiguation): Nonviolent witness at the Pentagon and Udvar Hazy Museum where the Enola Gay is displayed. Times to be decided at the August 5 gathering.

August 9 (Anniversary of the U.S. nuclear bombing of Nagasaki): 12 Noon – 1:00 p.m. nonviolent witness at the White House where we will be joined by two Hibakusha (A-bomb survivors) who will offer testimony. We will also remember the anniversary of the martrydom of Franz Jagerstatter and Edith Stein. We will meet at Dorothy Day Catholic Worker @ 10:00 a.m. and then go to the White House for a nonviolent witness.

We sincerely hope that you can make time in these days to join sisters and brothers in saying:

NO MORE HIROSHIMAS!
NO MORE NAGASAKIS!
NO MORE WAR – WAR NEVER AGAIN!
ABOLISH WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION FOREVER!

TRANSFORMATION NOT ANNIHILATION!

CONVERT OUR WAR ECONOMY TO MEET HUMAN NEEDS AND PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT!

Please let us know if you can be with us.
You may phone, e mail or write:

Dorothy Day Catholic Worker 

202-882-9649
artlaffin@hotmail.com

Jonah House 

410-233-6238
disarmnow@verizon.net

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