Aug. 6-9 Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Vigils at White House and Pentagon

“Humanity and nuclear weapons can’t coexist.”
Setsuko Thurlow, Hiroshima Survivor and member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), 2017 ICAN Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech 
“Let all the souls here rest in peace, for we shall not repeat the evil”.

(Epitah at bottom of the Hiroshima Peace Park Memorial Cenotaph and Peace Flame to remember all the victims of the atomic bombings)

Dear Friends, 
To commemorate the 76th anniversary of the sinful and criminal U.S. nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will hold vigils to which you are invited: 
  • Friday, Aug. 6: Noon-1 PM @ White House on Pennsylvania Ave. 
  • Monday, Aug. 9: 7-8 AM @ Pentagon in the designated protest area
As we remember and pray for the victims of these unspeakable nuclear atrocities, and call on the nation to repent for the nuclear sin and bring about total disarmament and nuclear abolition, we do so in solidarity with imprisoned and other members of the KBP7 ( and actions taking place around the U.S. and worldwide. “In the Presence of All Who Perished: Remembrance in the Age of the Ban Treaty” is the theme for actions that will be held across the U.S. According to the U.S. Days of Action Working Group, the purpose for these actions is two-fold: to note that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) has shifted the conversation about nuclear weapons from military and policy considerations to the humanitarian and environmental impacts of nuclear weapons; and to elevate the voices of those who have witnessed the destructive power of nuclear weapons—hibakusha, pacific islanders, downwinders. For more info see:  
Please join us and share with friends. Please let me know if you can attend. 
In hope for a disarmed world,

Co-Sponsored by:
Assisi Community
Jonah House 
Anne Montgomery House
Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore

Sisters of Mercy of the Americas – Justice Team

Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns
Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach 
Leadership Conference of Women Religious
Franciscan Action Network
Little Friends for Peace
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