This month marks the 64th Commemoration of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6th and 9th respectively. It reminds us of the horrors of war and the destructive power of the atomic bomb. Present day nuclear weapons are hundreds of times more powerful and the number of weapons in the thousands.
What better time than now to reaffirm our commitment to bring peace to the world:
“Since war begins in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defense of peace must be constructed.” UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), Constitution 1946. Correspondingly, Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “ it isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. In addition, it is not enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” In addition Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote in his “Letter from the Birmingham Jail”, 1963; “We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.”
Please join us in joy and gratitude in performing the Service for Universal Salvation!
Sunday, August 9, 2009, 10am
Tenrikyo Pearl Church
1634 10th Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Pastor Owen Nakao