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Remembering Hiroshima Day

Hiroshima Day commemorates August 6 1945, the day when an atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, followed a few days later by another dropped on the city of Nagasaki.

The bombings effectively ended World War II by bringing about the surrender of Japan, but at a terrible price - the two cities were destroyed and casualties, mostly civilians, were estimated at around 200,000, with many more people dying later from injuries and illness.

Hiroshima Day is now a focus for anti-war and anti-nuclear discussions and demonstrations.

Faith Without Borders

There are many interfaith and Unitarian Universalist Hiroshima Day Resources available for congregations that plan to hold a worship service or other event.

From Tapestry of Faith Curricula

Unitarian Universalist Perspectives

For more information contact worshipweb@uua.org.

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