Nagasaki Peace Declaration

Taue Tomihisa, Mayor of Nagasaki issued this Peace Declaration on August 9, 2022, resolving to make “Nagasaki be the last place to suffer an atomic bombing,”

Luck is not a strategy…

Kate Hudson, General Secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament argues that we cannot rely on luck to protect us from the risk of nuclear war. As we mark the 77th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we must remember what nuclear use means, and try and understand what nuclear war would look like today.

Make a Peace Crane for Hiroshima Day

CND Peace Education is encouraging people to fold peace cranes ahead of Hiroshima Day (Aug 6) and Nagasaki Day (Aug 9). In this video, viewers can learn how to create an origami crane and also the inspirational story of Sadako Sasaki who survived the bomb which fell on Hiroshima, and how she made the peace crane a global symbol of peace.

It’s a Matter of Scale and Imagination: COVID, Nuclear Devastation, & Climate Catastrophe

The letter from Helen Young is a response to “Plowshares and Pandemics,” an earlier article in our Corona Connections series that highlighted Helen’s film, “The Nuns the Priests and the Bombs.” Helen illuminates the great difference in scale of the consequent damage and the long-term effects inherent in the existential threats of nuclear weapons in comparison to COVID-19.

Young people finding ways to keep hibakusha memories alive (Japan)

As the only country that has ever suffered nuclear attacks in war, Japan has a responsibility to ensure that memories of what Hiroshima and Nagasaki went through will be passed on to future generations as part of its efforts to promote the movement toward a world without nuclear weapons. The challenge facing Japan is how to accomplish this mission in the face of a growing indifference and a lack of understanding among the public as well as the withering effects of pressure against their efforts.

Spreading Hiroshima’s Message of Peace

Atomic bomb survivors are getting older and their number is dwindling. An American NGO has come up with a new way of preserving their experiences. It’s calling global educators to Hiroshima and Nagasaki to discuss how to share the survivors’ messages with their students.

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