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Hiroshima

I Have To Defeat The Bomb

The Bomb. Hiroshima. Nuclear Weapons. Nuclear Proliferation. ABOLISH NUCLEAR WEAPONS What happened at Hiroshima, and an experience of a woman who was there. James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, poet, and the author of ten non-fiction books.

Hiroshima. The Bomb. Another year.

Hiroshima.  August 6th, 1945.  Another year gone by.  A watershed event in human history. The Bomb is as real and alive as ever, nuclear weapons, nuclear technology, nuclear threats spreading insidiously, silently, around the world. This is the world we live in, and still we bury the truth about the Bomb, we shut off its […]

America: The Great Springtime

Even in life, death is all around us.  Stars are born and die, grass grows then withers; winter turns to spring, turns to summer, to autumn, and back again to winter.  Nothing stays.  Our life today will vanish tomorrow. We live in a time when we have no answers anymore.  Those who think they have […]

Defeating The Bomb

DEFEATING THE BOMB Then the bomb appeared, mushrooming over Hiroshima. To combat it, appeared the dressmaker, policeman, newspaper deliverer, insurance salesman, wrestler, lumberjack, secretary, car salesman, nurse… unfolding from within themselves an enormous transformation of the mind and heart. Revealing the only force that can defuse and defeat the Bomb. One person. Unlocking nuclear combinations, […]

A New National Conversation: The Dream of America

Division, anger, loss of hope, loss of jobs, jobs that don’t pay enough, rising rents, global warming, wars, floods of refugees, walls erected against tides of chaos, the shattering of identities… An immense turning point. Amidst all of this, the unleashing of heretofore undreamed-of possibilities, a coming to the fore of the real, pent-up dream […]

Trump & Pence: Nuclear Weapons & Christianity

In his State of the Union address, Donald Trump called for a modernization of our nuclear arsenal – to create a nuclear arsenal “so strong and powerful that it will deter any acts of agression.” This means sending more money after the trillions of dollars we have already spent on nuclear weapons.  The United States […]

A Reminder from Hiroshima

Akihiro Takahashi Hiroshima Survivor “One of our most powerful talents as human beings, they say, is our ability to forget  But I have never forgotten for a moment the horror of that day.  And when my thoughts turn to this subject, I am forced to realize that August sixth marked the real starting point of […]

ICAN, Nuclear Weapons, & A Christian Nation

ICAN – the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons – was recently awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for Peace. ICAN is a broad, inclusive campaign, focused on mobilizing civil society around the world to support the specific objective of negotiating a global nuclear weapon ban treaty. On July 7th, 2017, many of the world’s nations […]

August 6th, Again – Hiroshima

Another year passes.  We come around again, remembering the horror of Hiroshima. Meanwhile, on the horizon, pointed shapes sprout from the Earth, deadly black missiles mushrooming into sight here and there – North Korea, Russia, France, Great Britain, Pakistan, India, the United States, and other countries planning and secretly hoping to bring into bloom these […]

Our Christian Nation & The Bomb

Last week, the United States, with United Nations Ambassador Nikki R. Haley leading the way, boycotted talks at the global organization for a treaty that would ban nuclear weapons. Once again, we have aligned ourselves with the Bomb. Near the beginning of the American Civil War, Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote her famous book, “Uncle Tom’s […]