Nuclear Prayer Day 2022

August 10, 2022

August 6th marked the 77th anniversary of the first atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons (URI) in partnership with the Parliament of the World’s Religions, UNIFY, Religions for Peace International, Charter for Compassion, SINE Network, UNITY Earth, the Global Security Institute, Pathways to Peace, International Academy for Multicultural Cooperation, May Peace Prevail on Earth, and SGI Office for UN Affairs hosted the first annual Nuclear Prayer Day.

The service asked participants to, “…be part of culminating the first ever global mass meditation aimed at Prayer and Meditation for Nuclear Disarmament for our Whole Planet. Collectively we are raising consciousness and increasing caring about planetary stewardship and unconditional love.”

The inaugural Nuclear Prayer Day was streamed LIVE via Facebook.

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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