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Nuclear Prayer Day 2023

May 9, 2023

On August 6, 1945, at 8:15 AM, the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. Since then, the potential for nuclear catastrophe has grown to an unimaginable scale. Last year, people all over the world united in prayer for a world free of nuclear weapons. It was a truly moving event that reached well over 100,000 people. We hope the global reach of our prayers continues to grow with each annual Nuclear Prayer Day. We would like to invite you, your congregation, and all religions and walks of life to pray.

The Parliament of the World’s Religions is one of the co-sponsors of Nuclear Prayer Day 2023, organized by our colleagues at Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons (URI) as an official 2023 Parliament of the World’s Religions pre-Parliament event. If you’re willing to join this global, interfaith community of prayer, visit Voices online to add your pin to the interactive map, locate a Nuclear Prayer in a variety of languages, find marketing resources, event updates, and more! Use the event page to share Nuclear Prayers of your own, thoughts, photos, resources, and so forth.

Land Acknowledgment

The Parliament of the World's Religions acknowledges it is situated on the traditional homelands of the Bodéwadmik (Potawatomi), Hoocąk (Winnebago/Ho’Chunk), Jiwere (Otoe), Nutachi (Missouria), and Baxoje (Iowas); Kiash Matchitiwuk (Menominee); Meshkwahkîha (Meskwaki); Asâkîwaki (Sauk); Myaamiaki (Miami), Waayaahtanwaki (Wea), and Peeyankihšiaki (Piankashaw); Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo); Inoka (Illini Confederacy); Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe), and Odawak (Odawa).

PoWR recognizes the region we now call Chicago remains home to a diversity of Indigenous peoples today and this land upon which we walk, live, and play continues to be Indigenous land.

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