“At 11:02 am, two-thirds of Japan’s Catholics were annihilated; … more Japanese Christians were slaughtered than had been martyred in four centuries of brutal persecution.” – The Holy City Nagasaki
Lest We Forget …
That 67 years ago, on August 6th and 9th, there were 150,000 people, mostly non-combatants, killed instantaneously by 2 nuclear weapons which were dropped on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. Additional thousands died of radiation poisoning in subsequent years.
That today the U.S. has 6,800 nuclear warheads with indescribable power of destruction.
That today’s nuclear bombs could end human life on planet Earth.
That today’s nuclear weapons have no rational use but could be used by ideologues, or the insane.
That today’s nuclear power industry is intimately linked with the nuclear weapons industry.
That today it is a fact that $1 TRILLION will be spent globally on nukes in the next decade.
That today, politicians are cutting budgets for health care, education, renewable energies, and other social needs programs but not for nukes.
So, today, we can do something about it for our families and future generations.
We can sign a petition with Global Zero to call on world leaders to cut nukes, not the things we desperately need.
Please consider signing the petition at www.cutnukes.globalzero.org.
Rose Marie Berger is an award-winning religion journalist, author, public speaker, poet, and Catholic who specializes in writing about spirituality and art, social justice, war and peace. You can read her blog here.