The 75th Commemoration of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


AUGUST 2nd, 2020

The Social Justice Council of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley invites you to an introspective remembrance of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Please join us to commemorate the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and learn what we can do moving forward!


SUMMER FORUM August 2 9:30 AM:  Takashi Tanemori is one of the few survivors of the August 6, 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima. He lost both of his parents and two sisters to the effects of that weapon, and became an oyanashigo – a street urchin – who struggled to stay alive by searching waste sites and garbage cans for food in the ashes of postwar Japan. Today, Tanemori’s purpose in life is exposing and defeating what he has come to know as mankind’s greatest enemy:  fear and hatred that cause darkness in the human heart. As founder of the Silkworm Peace Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to international peace, he has fostered forgiveness, helping others overcome barriers.


Please join us on ZOOM at 9:20; we will start promptly at 9:30 PST.


Follow up program:  12:30-2:30 PM:  We invite all UUCBers to read Hiroshima and then join us to discuss it with LFDC.  Don Klose, researcher of nuclear arms and treaties, hosts our discussion.  This issue of The New Yorker was dedicated solely to this work by John Hersey, with no cartoons or ads:


Please join us on ZOOM at 12:20; we will start promptly at 12:30 PST.

U.S.-Japan Sister Cities Bell Ringing:


AUGUST 5th, 2020

Rotary of Richmond, CA presents...

Richmond Rotary’s Hiroshima commemoration event at the Shimada Friendship Park on August 5

ROTARY of US - JAPAN Sister Cities Event

As the inaugural initiative of the newly created “Japan Committee” of Sister Cities International (SCI), this project will promote the simultaneous ringing of bells in sister cities across the United States and Japan to mark 75 years of peace since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This project calls for citizen diplomats and city leaders to coordinate these bell ringings in sister cities across the United States and Japan. These can be bells big and small—houses of worship, hand bells, call bells, cow bells…anything! Bell ringing should commence at 4:15pm, Wednesday, August 5 (U.S. PDT), to coincide with the actual time and date the first bomb fell on Hiroshima at 8:15am, Thursday, August 6 (Japan time). Bell ringing should occur again at 7:02pm, Saturday, August 8 (U.S. PDT) to coincide with the actual time and date the second bomb fell on Nagasaki at 11:02am, Sunday, August 9 (Japan time). It is each city’s choice to participate on August 5, August 8, or both.

Nihonmachi Outreach Committee Presents: Hiroshima-Nagasaki 75th Commemorative Program

AUGUST 8, 2020

Nihonmachi Outreach Committee Presents
Hiroshima-Nagasaki 75th Commemorative Program

Nihonmachi Outreach Committee (NOC)[] is honored to present two distinguished speakers, Reverend Nobuaki Hanaoka and Reverend Takashi Tanemori, in a program commemorating the 75th anniversary of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
They have dedicated their lives to peace and the end of nuclear war.

75th Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration Online Event August 8, 2020
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration

You must register for this event as attendance is limited.
Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, You will receive a confirmation email containing info about joining the webinar.

A Liturgy of Memory and Repentance for Hiroshima, Nagasaki & 75 years of the Nuclear Age. Saturday, August 8, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time. The US bishops have called for Catholics, and all those of goodwill, to come together in solidarity in our personal prayers and Masses on the solemn anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. Please join Pax Christi Northern California for a vigil Mass celebrated by Fr. Jack Lau, OMI. After the Eucharist, we will observe a moment of universal silence and bell-ringing at 7:02 p.m. (the exact time in Japan when the bomb was dropped on Nagasaki). The liturgy will conclude with the testimony of one atomic bomb survivor, Takashi Tanemori, author of Hiroshima: Bridge to Forgiveness, and a time for interfaith/ecumenical reflection. Our second annual liturgy of memory and repentance will be recorded at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oakland, and participants around the world are invited to watch the livestream at Questions? or call Pierre Thompson, 510-309-7218.

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