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The threat of nuclear war is greater now than ever… See! ‘THE FORGOTTEN BOMB’ at Germantown Friends Meeting.
May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
THE FORGOTTEN BOMB
@Germantown Friends Meeting
47 W. Coulter Street, Phila., PA 19144
Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10:30 a.m.
Doors open at 10 a.m. for light breakfast
‘There are two problems for our species’ survival: nuclear war and environmental catastrophe.’ —Noam Chomsky
When the Cold War ended, worry about nuclear weapons receded. But nuclear weapons are still very much with us, and the threat to humanity is greater than ever. Trump’s policy of nuclear weapons “modernization” is making sure of that. Historically, Friends as well as other peace activists have opposed nuclear weapons, and we need to act again.
Your voice is needed.
Come see THE FORGOTTEN BOMB, the true story of nuclear weapons and how the world might learn to live without them. This up-close 2012, 94-minute documentary by Bud Ryan follows him from the Peace Museums of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the nuclear bomb plant in Los Alamos, NM, and the nuclear science museums of the United States. Along the way, Ryan speaks with former U.S. Sec. of State George Shultz, authors Gar Alperovitz and Jonathan Schell, as well as Japanese hibakusha, survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Following the film will be a discussion with members of the Germantown Friends Meeting Working Group to Abolish Nuclear Weapons about what is happening in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting to educate people, re-invigorate anti-nuclear sentiment, and support the 2017 UN Treaty To Abolish Nuclear Weapons worldwide.
Are you a member of a Friends Member within Philadelphia Friends Yearly Meeting?
Join us on May 4 to reflect on what you and your Friends Meeting or school can do.
Representatives of other religious and peace groups are welcome to join us to get more information on the treaty to see how they might support these and similiar efforts, or initiate their own religious or peace efforts to abolish nuclear weapons.
“Therefore, choose life, so that you and your children may live.” – Deuteronomy
For more information: Germantown Friends Meeting, firstname.lastname@example.org 215-951-2235