Friday, August 05, 2005

War/WW II/Nuclear Non-proliferation

Quakers mark anniversary of bombing

Athens Banner-Herald/Athens/GA/USA/1-Aug-05

... the effects of radiation. The bombing was a tragedy that should never be repeated, said Cathi Fisher, a local Quaker. If we don't ...

A story from the grave
…A prayer for life. A prayer for peace.

The candle inside the lantern flickered as Sasaki, 64, handed it to a person waiting in a canoe.

The surface of the lake was lit with hundreds of floating lanterns at last year’s annual event commemorating the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

“This is impressive,” Sasaki said as he chased the lanterns with his eyes. “I didn’t know people here cared about us.”

By “us,” he was referring to those who died in the bombings, to survivors like himself and to people like Sadako who suffered – as many still do – from radiation-related illnesses.

Sasaki flew from Japan to attend the Seattle event after his sister’s statue at Peace Park was restored last year; it had been vandalized in December 2003. The late Quaker activist Floyd Schmoe put the statue there in 1990. ...

Events to recall use of A-bomb

Syracuse Post Standard/

Peace Action of Central New York, Citizens Awareness Network, American Friends Service Committee and Pax Christi also are sponsoring the events. ...
Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Worst terror attacks in history
San Francisco Bay View/
San Francisco/CA/USA/5-Aug-05

... 3, 2005. To mark the 60th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki, the American Friends Service Committee will be hosting a Candlelight Vigil on Tuesday, Aug. ...
Mayors demand nukes' abolition

The Republican/

Sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, the event coincided with similar observances in Japan, according to Jo Comerford, a member of the group. ...
Ceremony to honor atomic bomb victims
to the river for the launching of small lantern boats, made by members of the Blue Mountain Lotus Society, Cumberland Court and Harrisburg Society of Friends. ...
Setting it straight
Battle Creek Enquirer/
Battle Creek/MI/USA/5-Aug-05
The Religious Society of Friends will gather at 1 pm Sunday at Quaker Park, at Fremont and Groveland streets, in observance of the 60th anniversary of the ...


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