An online global video presentation which will be shown five times over three days (August 6, August 8 and August 9) commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic bombings as well as introducing the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Accord.
The Accord has been jointly issued by four of the world’s largest interfaith/intercultural organizations, Charter for Compassion, Religions for Peace, Parliament of the World’s Religions and United Religions 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, modernizing nuclear weapons and threatening to begin testing again, all of which constitute a calamitous threat to the entire world. The co-sponsors feel the statement provides practical and impactful actions that can be taken to lead to a world free of nuclear weapons.
Speakers: The online video presentation will feature former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev, and former US Secretary of State George Shultz. Other speakers include Hiroshima Mayor Matsui Kazumi, Nagasaki Mayor Taue Tomihisa, Azza Karam, Audrey Kitagawa, Jonathan Granoff, Victor Kazanjian, Marilyn Turkovich, Tahil Sharma, Ambassador Thomas Graham, Swamini Adityananda Saraswati, Mahhjabeen Dhala, Dennis Herrera, Linda Cataldo Mordica, Carolyn MacKenzie, the Rev. Sally Bingham, Mussie Haillu, Kehkashan Basu, Senator Sam Nunn, Leona Morgan, Lassina Zerbo, Beatrice Fihn and Mohamed ElBaradei.
The event will also feature the inaugural granting of the Voices Youth Award, a prestigious new prize to honour youth actions for a nuclear-weapons-free world. The winner of the award will be announced on August 5, and the award conferred as part of the online event.
Click here to register. After you register you will receive an email with the links to the presentation screenings.