This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic bombings. To commemorate this momentous and bleak moment in history, there is going to be an online global event with four of the world’s most prominent international interfaith/intercultural organisations, who will unite in making a common statement on the subject.
The Hiroshima/ Nagasaki Accord has been released by four of the world’s largest interfaith/intercultural organisations, Charter for Compassion, Religions for Peace, Parliament of the World’s Religions and United Religion Initiative.They have come together motivated by the urgency concerning the alarming actions of the nuclear nations. Walking away from safeguarding treaties, walking away from verification, modernising nuclear weapons and threatening to begin testing again, all of which constitute a calamitous threat to the entire world. We feel the statement provides practical and impactful actions that can be taken to lead us toward a world free of nuclear weapons.
The video presentation will feature former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev, former US Secretary of State George Shultz to honor their life-long dedication to nuclear abolition. A youth award will be given in their name to Kehkashan Basu, President and Founder of Green Hope Foundation. Speakers will include Kazumi Matsui, Mayor of Hiroshima, Tomihisa Taue, Mayor of Nagasaki, former US Senator Sam Nunn, Mohamed Elbaradei, former Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency and Nobel Laureate, Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, and others.
The presentation will be streamed on Facebook, YouTube and various websites. After you register you will receive links to all the platforms it will be streamed on.
To register for the one hour event, see details below: