Calendar

Aug
6
Mon
HIROSHIMA & NAGASAKI A-BOMBS 73rd ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION EVENT @ Norfolk Gardens
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Yorkshire CND write:

abstract elements of Bradford centreBradford’s annual remembrance of all those who died at Hiroshima & Nagasaki, starts at the memorial in Norfolk Gardens from midday.

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.

Aug
9
Thu
HIROSHIMA & NAGASAKI A-BOMBS 73rd ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION EVENT @ Park Square
Aug 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

photo of nagasaki devastationThe timetable for this year’s memorial event in Leeds is as follows:

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

11.30 Choir

11.40 Event ends

Aug
25
Sat
Peace & Justice Vigil Huddersfield @ Market Cross
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Group of people behind a big bannerA well attended monthly vigil which has recently focused on ‘Stop Arming Saudi Arabia’ organised by Huddersfield Quakers.

Every 4th Saturday 12noon Market Place, Huddersfield HD1 2AN (beside the Market Cross).

Oct
2
Tue
World Nonviolence Day
Oct 2 all-day

A global day to celebrate and publicise the efforts of people to resolve conflict situations without resorting to violence

Nov
10
Sat
Remembrance is not enough @ Mill Hill Chapel
Nov 10 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

poppies

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.