Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Friday, August 07, 2009


Upper Hudson Peace Action and Schenectady Neighbors for Peace inform us that there will be a Hiroshima/Nagasaki Memorial March, "No More Nuclear Wars," at Central Park in Schenectady on Sunday Aug. 9.

Participants will meet at the Rose Garden, corner of Wright Avenue and Central Park Boulevard at 5 p.m.

The event will begin with a short poetry reading, and then a peaceful march through the park as a commemoration of the lives lost in the world's only use of atomic bombs.

In other news, Pax Christi New Mexico created a 40-minute video entitled, "Hiroshima:Repentance and Renewal,"which “takes us to Hiroshima and Nagasaki to see for ourselves the legacy of the U.S atomic bombings, and the museums which call for nuclear disarmament. It highlights the witness of Nagasaki victim, Takaishi Nagai, including recent footage of his home, and his call for nuclear disarmament. Then we go to Los Alamos, birthplace of the bomb, where the nuclear business is booming, where U.S. museums glorify nuclear weapons and celebrate the incineration of hundreds of thousands in 1945.”

The local chapter of Pax Christi in Delmar, has arranged to have this video shown on local public access TV. Subscribers of Time Warner Cable TV in Schenectady County can watch this film on their Channel 16 thanks to Schenectady Access Cable Council (SACC) which will air the film Wednesdays, August 12 and 19 at 3:30 p.m. and again on Saturdays, August 15 and 22 at 8 p.m. More information on the video is available here.