Pilgrim Pathways: Notes for a Diaspora People

Incarnational Discipleship

65th Anniversary of Hiroshima Bombing Calls Us to Repent

65 years ago, today, the United States of America became the only nation to ever use nuclear weapons in war when it bombed the non-military city of Hiroshima, Japan.  Along with the bombing of Nagasaki 4 days later, this act of mass murder MAY have helped end the war with Japan.  We know it killed thousands and we know that it led to the nuclear stand-off during the Cold War that daily threatened global genocide. We know that the contemporary threat of nuclear terrorism traces to this horrible day, too.

I suggest we use it as a day of prayer and repentance–and a call to action for a nuclear free world. In the U.S., urge your senators to vote for ratification of the New START treaty as the first step toward a massive “reverse arms race” and a nuclear-free world.

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August 5, 2010 - Posted by | History, peace

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