Remembering the past helps us shape
"Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki." The Dallas Peace Center, Nuclear Free World Committee. Tuesday, August 9, reception at 6:30 p.m. and program at 7 p.m. Interfaith Peace Chapel, Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas. Featuring readings, video, reflections, and photos. Call 214-823-7793 or visit DallasPeaceCenter.org for more information.
A program and vigil at the Interfaith Peace Chapel Sunday, Aug. 9 will commemorate the 1945 atomic bombing of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Sponsored by the Dallas Peace Center, Dallas Pax Christi, and the Interfaith Peace Chapel, the program will begin at 7 p.m. and will include readings, reflections, video, and music. A viewing of historic photo posters loaned by Dr. Rick Halperin, director the the Embrey Human Rights Program at SMU, will begin at 6:30 p.m. and a reception will follow.
"We are pleased to be hosting this event," said Brian Parman, director of the in Interfaith Peace Chapel. "The Interfaith Peace Chapel was designed with events like this in mind — events to create peace in our world."
"The continuing deployment of nuclear weapons, many on hair-trigger alert, is an existential threat to humanity," said Mavis Belisle, co-chair of the Nuclear Free World Committee of the Dallas Peace Center.
"For fiscal year 2012, $7.6 billion is budgeted for programs related to nuclear weapons — an increase of 8.9% from 2011. This is at a point in our history when the federal budget for programs for seniors, children, health and education is being slashed viciously," she continued. "It includes increased funding for three nuclear weapons plants, upgrades for three nuclear warheads, including the B61, a U.S. bomb still deployed at NATO bases in Europe."
The program is open to all. It is free, but donations are always appreciated for The Dallas Peace Center's thirty years of peace and justice work. For additional information, call 806-340-9358.
What: Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki
When: Tuesday, August 9, 2011. Reception at 6:30 p.m. Program at 7 p.m.
Where: Interfaith Chapel, Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas MAP