Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Representing Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners
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  • Altar in Palestine - R Rodrick Beiler
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Peace Ribbon 2020: 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombing

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Peacebuilders around the world had hoped to commemorate this solemn anniversary through various events, including through gathering in Hiroshima to recall the lives lost and renew commitment to ending the possibility of nuclear war.

While many events have been cancelled due to the pandemic, we invite you to participate in the Peace Ribbon 2020 project, an opportunity for us each to reflect on and creatively represent what is most precious to us that is threatened by the possibility of nuclear war.

Here’s how you can participate in this project:

  1. Create a cloth or paper “ribbon” that represents for you “what [you] cannot bear to think of as lost forever in nuclear war.”
  2. Display your ribbon at home (porch, railings, windows), on your car, or at your office or church. Share it online on social media with the hashtag #theribbon2020 and email images to Pax Christi USA to share on the website. Ribbons will be displayed between August 1 and August 9, 2020.
  3. Watch the Peace Ribbon project website for information on live events being planned in Baltimore, Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere for the anniversary.

For further resources to commemorate this anniversary, explore resources from Pax Christi USA as well as our two-page issue brief30-minute webinar, and page of resources on nuclear disarmament.