A blog by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration about justice and peace issues

“As a part of all creation, we too have a nurturing role to play. We have been blessed with the ability to choose our role. Now in community, we dedicate ourselves to choosing wisely. Together with the Holy Spirit, we will choose life, that we and our children might live…” U.N, Environmental Sabbath
 
Dear All – I am sending a little late an article that reports on the anniversary of when we dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  The article looks at how the events are remembered within Japan, noting the deep emotional and communal impact that is still being felt today.
 
The article also reports an important call to American leadership and the American public – that we as a nation support the U.N. Resolution that Japan crafted calling for an end to atomic weapons. The U.S. is one of only three nations that opposed the measure and we are also to date the only nation that has ever used atomic weapons.
 
“As a part of all creation, we too have a nurturing role to play…” living in a world of nuclear technology opens deep and wide the question – what is a nurturing role? How do we as people, as Christians, as a Franciscan community take the wisdom of our lives and traditions to ensure that never again do over 100,000 people die in one day?
 
Maybe it is creating that space for the Holy Spirit to speak to us and strengthen us to not push away the overwhelming reality and horrific memory of those days. To speak within us so that we remember to speak out in our public forums and communities toward a future in which no one person or nation could ever hold that level of power over all. Much Peace Liz
 
Elizabeth Deligio
FSPA JPICC Coordinator
8th Day Center of Justice
205 W. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 641-5151
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