Members of the Interfaith Fellowship of Augusta, members of the Progressive Religious Coalition, and members of the Central Savannah River Area Peace Alliance, an affiliate of Carolina Peace Resource Center, issued the following statement calling for peace in Ukraine:
We mourn the loss of life and the suffering which the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine, launched on February 24, 2022, has greatly intensified. With the Love at the heart of all our traditions and organizations, we call for an immediate ceasefire, a withdrawal of the Russian military from Ukraine and a commitment to resolving differences between the two states peacefully.
On Monday, March 7th, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., all residents are invited to the intersection of Walton Way Extension and Jackson Rd for a roadside vigil for peace.
Organizers have prepared signs with messages such as “Love your Neighbor,” “Side with Love” and “War is Not the Answer.”
City of Columbia Council Meeting
TUESDAY July 16th 6PM
1737 Main St. Columbia, SC
Please join us in support of the Columbia City Council passing a proclamation declaring Hiroshima Vigil/Remembrance Day on August 4th. There will also be a resolution on the agenda in support of the “Ban the Box” campaign.
Check out the full text of the Hiroshima resolution here…
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Hiroshima In Our Hearts: Moving Beyond the Bomb
SUNDAY Aug 5th 2pm-4pm
SC State Museum, Gervais Room
301 Gervais St. Columbia, SC
Join us for the 28th Annual Hiroshima Vigil in Columbia, SC… “Hiroshima In Our Hearts: Moving Beyond the Bomb” is a special observance, remembrance and a vigil to acknowledge the horror of nuclear weapons and the need for nuclear disarmament. We will will remember the destruction caused by nuclear weapons, celebrate community, and pledge to walk together in peace with music, spoken word, creation of a mandala, origami, and reflections.
FREE and open to the public. RSVP/Share on Facebook
Columbia Friends Meeting (Quakers)
Carolina Peace Resource Center
Join us next Sunday August 6th in remembering #Hiroshima and renewing our commitment to work toward a more peaceful world where nuclear weapons will never be used again. Featuring music, poetry, dance, and children’s activities including making origami peace cranes. 2:30pm-4:30pm at Edventure’s Canal Room, 211 Gervais St. FREE.
Sponsored by Carolina Peace and the Columbia Friends Meeting (Quakers)
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/204584853388254/
On August 6, 2016, the 71st anniversary of the detonation of the first atomic bomb over Hiroshima, attend a peace vigil at 7:00 PM at Columbia Friends Meeting, 120 Pisgah Church Road, Columbia, SC 29203. We are planting a peace pole. This event is open to the public. It is a free interfaith memorial. Prayers from faith groups over the city have been asked to contribute. Anyone with an interest should call (803) 237-2656 or contact Harry Rogers at harryrogers “at” carolinapeace.org
Every time we take a peaceful step, the world changes.
Hiroshima Day Vigil
WEDNESDAY August 6th, 6PM
Tapp’s on Main, 1644 Main St.
Commemorating the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and calling for nuclear disarmament and abolition. Featuring a screening of the short film “Witness to Hiroshima,” music and reflection in memoriam of the residents of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Followed by a preview of the “Hiroshima: Never Forget” art exhibit.
Co-sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center and the Columbia Society of Friends (Quakers)
RSVP/Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/905621932786705/
“Hiroshima: Never Forget” Art Exhibit
August 7th-August 30th
Tapp’s on Main, 1644 Main St.
Featuring art from Jeri Burdick, Susan Lenz, Sean McGuinness (That Godzilla Guy), Kimi Maeda. and others, posters from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the short film “Witness to Hiroshima.” Runs August 7th through August 31st.
OPENING First Thursday Aug 7th the public is invited to handcraft origami peace cranes, for all ages.. 5:30 pm till closing.
For more info, http://www.tappsartscenter.com/
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help table/fold peace cranes in shifts from 5pm to 10pm
Contact David, david @ carolinapeace.org with your availability.
“Effective Lobbying and Nuclear Disarmament”
with David Culp of the Friends Committtee on National Legislation (FCNL)
FRI Feb 15th, 1PM
USC, Green Quad Learning Center, West Quad-Building D, 1216 Wheat St. (Sumter & Wheat St.)
(Entrance off of Sumter St. between buildings, look for sign on Sumter St. that reads “West Quad-D Center for Sustainable Learning” )
David Culp is the FCNL Legislative Representative focusing on Nuclear Disarmament legislation. David has 15 years experience on nuclear arms control and disarmament legislation. He was instrumental in the passage of the nuclear testing moratorium in 1992; the ratification of the Chemical Weapons Convention in 1997; and the defeat of a new nuclear warhead, or nuclear “bunker buster” in 2004. He is one of six registered lobbyists on nuclear disarmament on Capitol Hill.
RSVP/Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/260201997445761/
About David Culp: http://fcnl.org/about/who/staff/david_culp/
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