The week of 2-9 August, 2020 is Hibakusha Remembrance Week honouring the survivors of the bombings.
Communities are invited to join in Bell ringing and “making a righteous noise” at the time of dropping
of the bombs.
Individuals are invited to set a reminder and take a moment to reflect.
On Thursday, August 6th and Sunday, August 9th, church bells will be ringing across Vancouver Island at the time the bombs exploded: 8:15 a.m. on August 6th and 11:50 a.m. on August 9th.
All are invited to take part in the online educational event:
On Thursday, August 6th at noon, a live Zoom presentation with a question and answer period on the
current nuclear weapons threat, nuclear weapons and religious faith, and the public health and the environmental consequences of nuclear weapons.
The distinguished presenters for this event are two physicians and a brilliant young student activist:
Moderator for the program is Bill Geimer, US army veteran and Professor of Law Emeritus, Washington and Lee University.
Regionally, Bells for Peace is sponsored by the Victoria Multifaith Society, World Beyond War Victoria, and International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War Canada.