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.

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  • Meditation on Hope and Love in a Time of Struggle (WorshipWeb)
    By Alice Anacheka-Nasemann
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 6th Principle (World Community), Brokenness, Despair, Hope, Justice, Love, Peace, Terrorism
  • Prayer of the War Atheist (WorshipWeb)
    By Jessica Purple Rodela
    Tagged as: Nonviolence, Peace


  • A Prayer for Hiroshima Day (WorshipWeb)
    By William G. Sinkford
    Tagged as: America, Direct Experience, Interdependence, Multiculturalism, Peace, Purpose, War
  • Prayer for Hopelessness (WorshipWeb)
    By Audette Fulbright Fulson
    Tagged as: Activism, Brokenness, Despair, Grief, Justice, Solidarity, Trauma