Multi-Faith Peace Walk for 72 years of Atomic Bombing Restraint

Multi-Faith Peace Walk for 72 years of Atomic Bombing Restraint

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WHO/WHAT: The Three-Petals Peace Partnership of the Quaker Friends, Newman Center (Catholic) and Buddhist Study Center will join Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii for the eighth annual candlelight peace walk to the Honolulu Civic Center to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. The walk is also being held to express gratitude for the past 72 years of life on Earth that has been free of nuclear bombings.

WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday, Aug. 9. “GATE: The Atomic Flame” will be screened at 3 p.m. at the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii (1727 Pali Hwy.) The walk, with a lantern lighting service, begins at 5 p.m. The bell ringing at the Nagasaki Peace Bell Memorial at the Honolulu Civic Center will be held at 7 p.m.

OTHER INFORMATION: Chartered bus service will be available for those unable to walk the distance. “Peaceful attire” and comfortable shoes are suggested. For more information, call the Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin at 536-7044 or the Buddhist Study Center at 973-6555.

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