Hiroshima Day 6 August: Resources for Services and Prayers

Hibakusha (Hiroshima/Nagasaki survivors) speak about their experiences in Peace House, Oxford in 2017

As Christians, we are called to work for peace. And so, we appeal for peace not as a political issue, but as a human one. Our awareness of this call is influenced by the horrors inflicted by nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  These resources have been put together for use in services to remember those affected by nuclear weapons dropped on Japan, and to provide space to reflect on our own calling towards peace in the world today.

You may be able to offer a whole service, drawing on several elements of these resources.  You might be thinking of an out-door vigil or gathering.  Or you may want to include the film in an event.  You may only be able to ensure that a prayer or set of intersessions are included in an existing service.  Here, there are examples you can draw upon and use in the most appropriate way for the setting you are planning.

The full resources can be downloaded here: NCPO Hiroshima Day Service Resources.

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