Yorkshire CND write:
This year our demand of ‘Never Again’ is all the more pressing, with the US pushing ahead with the development of ‘more useable’ new nuclear weapons. The nuclear bombs that fell on Japan in 1945 would come under this classification of ‘low yield’ weapons and any idea that such weapons are ‘useable’ should be abhorent to us all.
The Lord Mayor of Bradford will read the Peace Declaration by his counterpart in Hiroshima, followed by contributions from Bradfordians of many faiths and none.
At 12.45 we’ll head up to the Peace Museums new Gallery space for refreshments and conversation amongst friends.
10.30 Assemble in Park Square, by the Mayors for Peace memorial (centre of the square) accompanied by Leeds People’s Choir
11.00 Welcome by Alasdair Beal (Leeds CND)
11.02 Two minutes silence to remember all those affected in the atomic bombings & all innocent civilian victims of warfare.
11.05 Laying of memorial wreath and reading of Nagasaki 2018 Peace Declaration by Cllr James Lewis, Deputy Leader of Leeds City Council
11.10 Reading of Hiroshima 2018 Peace Declaration by Cllr David Blackburn, Chair of Peace Link
11.15 Readings of poetry and prose on the theme
11.25 Report by Prof. David Webb (Chair, CND) on United Nations treaty for worldwide nuclear weapons ban
11.40 Event ends
A global day to celebrate and publicise the efforts of people to resolve conflict situations without resorting to violence
A special service of more than just Remembrance on the eve of the centenary of the ‘War to end all wars’. The guest speaker at this service will the Anglican theologian Andrew Shanks.
The Justice & Peace Commission are working with the Leeds Pax Christi Group to put on this event and prepare a special liturgy booklet that will be shared across parishes in the Leeds Diocese. This should be available around the end of September.