You're Invited: Hiroshima/Nagasaki Accord Online Event

22 July 2020, 12:41 PM
You're Invited: Hiroshima/Nagasaki Accord Free Online Event

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We wanted to share an important statement we just endorsed, the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Accord.

It 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. We feel the statement provides practical and impactful actions that can be taken to lead us toward a world free of nuclear weapons. 

We invite you to register for the August 6 and 9 one-hour online global event commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic bombings as well as introducing the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Accord.

The video presentation will feature former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev and 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 (a URI member group).

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 (ICAN) and others. The presentation will be streamed on Facebook, YouTube and various websites.

After you register, you will receive links to all the platforms where it will be streaming.

Register for this free event here: https://www.voices-uri.org/registration


Premiere Broadcast:

Thursday, August 6, 2020

5AM PDT San Francisco | 8AM EDT New York | 2PM UK | 5:30PM Delhi | 9PM Japan

12PM PDT San Francisco | 3PM EDT New York | 6PM UK | 9:30PM Delhi | 4AM Japan

5PM PDT San Francisco | 8PM EDT New York | 2AM UK | 5:30AM Delhi | 9AM Japan

Re-Broadcast Times:

Saturday, August 8, 2020

5PM PDT San Francisco | 8PM EDT New York | 2AM UK | 5:30AM Delhi | 9AM Japan

 

Sunday, August 9, 2020

12PM PDT San Francisco | 3PM EDT New York | 6PM UK | 9:30PM Delhi | 4AM Japan


Resources:

Read the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Accord

Read the abridged version on Change.org (which anyone can sign)

Read "Threat, Trust, and Treaties" by The Rt. Rev. William E. Swing, URI President and Founding Trustee

"Take away all trust among leaders, take away treaties that helped keep us safer, modernize the nuclear weapons, and what have you got? The Doomsday Clock says that we have 100 seconds ‘til midnight."
     - The Rt. Rev. William E. Swing

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