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Yesterday's live call with Steve Leeper from Hiroshima was emotionally moving for me. Having seen the impact of deadly violence on friends (including women and children) in Sierra Leone, it was hard to imagine the hell that Hiroshima and Nagasaki went through 67 years ago.
Steve opened the call by reminding us of the story of Sasaki Sadako, a Japanese girl who was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945, near her home in Hiroshima. Sadako is remembered through the story of a thousand origami cranes before her death, and is to this day a symbol of innocent victims of war.
Sadoko's older brother Masahiro Sasaki, along with 50,000 people from 70 countries, was at the commemorative ceremonies acknowledging the 67th anniversary of the bombing. Two special guests invited by Masahiro were Clifton Truman Daniel, grandson of Harry Truman, and Ari Beser, the grandson of Jacob Beser who flew in both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing raids. Steve said there were powerful moments of reconciliation as they all agreed to work together to ban nuclear weapons.
Steve was clear: we must ban nuclear weapons, especially as there is the potential of up to 40 countries having them in the next five years. He said we must change the consciousness from dominance and competition to cooperation. Banning nuclear weapons would be a visible sign that we know our survival depends on this shift in consciousness.
Steve highlighted two call to actions: 1) sign the petition calling for a convention to ban nuclear weapons, click here; and, 2) have your city join the Mayors for Peace, which has over 5,000 cities participating today,click here.
TODAY ON THE SUMMER OF PEACE
How can public health approaches reduce urban violence?
What Cease Fire Has Done, Why it Works, and Spreading the Idea
Dr. Gary Slutkin is an innovator in violence reduction, and the Founder/ Executive Director of CeaseFire. He applied lessons learned from more than a decade fighting epidemics in Africa and Asia to the creation of a public health model to reduce violence through behavior change and disease control methods. CeaseFire is currently being promoted or endorsed by the Institute of Medicine, National League of Cities, the National Governors Association, the White House, and the U.S. Foreign Relations Committee. The program is being replicated at more than 30 sites in 15 U.S. cities, as well as five countries abroad.
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TOMORROW ON THE SUMMER OF PEACE
Would you like your home to be a city of peace?
The International Cities of Peace Movement
There is a growing movement of cities around the world becoming Cities of Peace. J. Frederick Arment, Director of International Cities of Peace and a Founder of the Dayton International Peace Museum will be joined by other International Cities of Peace members: David Hazen of Eugene, Ermina Alagic of Bihac, Lucy Needham of Kathmandu and Pat Lynn of Kalamazoo. This call will be a celebration of the peace wave emerging around the world, and a time for you to learn what you can do too!
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SUMMER OF PEACE REPLAYS
Live from Hiroshima: Raising Consciousness to Facilitate a Choice of Heaven Over Hell
On the morning of August 6, 1945, Hiroshima became the first city to suffer the horror of an atomic bomb. That day was a turning point for all of humanity as we realized we have the potential to destroy ourselves.
Hiroshima has since become a champion for peace, calling for the banning of all nuclear weapons to take a serious look at how we can create a culture of peace. We will hear from Steve Leeper, the Chairperson for the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation.
Would you like to join people around the world in meditating for peace with a profound spiritual leader?
Spirituality & Peace Sunday with Anette Carlstrom
Anette Carlstrom is a modern day Mystic referred to in the press as "Sweden's answer to the Dalai Lama", and a Oneness Trainer, Oneness Mediation (OM) presenter, international best selling author and recording artist. Anette is known for her special Gift of Divine energy transmissions called Oneness Blessings that dissolve mind chatter and accelerate one's own evolutionary ascension to living an authentic life of unlimited possibilities.
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See you Today at 12:00 pm Pacific for Dr. Gary Slutkin!
Director of Peace
The Shift Network
P.S. Here's a recap of the replays and upcoming sessions on the Summer of Peace:
Monday, August 6th, 3:00pm to 4:00pm PT