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US Japan Sister Cities: 75 Years of Peace since Hiroshima and Nagasaki


August 5, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Center for Spiritual Living
206 North "J" St
Tacoma, WA 98403
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City of Tacoma’s Sister Cities is proud to share information about two upcoming gatherings around the 75-years of Peace since the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  Faith communities and individuals are asked to ring church bells, gongs, bowls, etc 75 times on one/both of the dates and times listed below.

Wednesday, Aug 5 Interfaith Ceremony (outdoor), 4:00 p.m.
Center for Spiritual Living, Tacoma, 206 N J St.
Ring bells at 4:15 p.m.

Saturday, Aug 8 Ceremony and Peace Walk (outside), 6:30 p.m.
Center for Spiritual Living, Tacoma, 206 N J St.
Ring bells at 7:02 p.m.
Ceremony includes:

*Music by Steve and Kristi Nebel who traveled with a peace delegation under the leadership of Father Bischel several years ago.  On that visit, *Father Bix apologized for the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
*Poetry reading by Lucas Smiraldo
*Yoshie Wong (sharing) about her mother seeing the flash in the sky at Nagasaki,
*Bell ringing
*Peace meditation walk to Wright Park

Please remember to bring your mask and maintain social distancing.  Questions?  Please contact info@sistercities.org.

Faith communities and individuals are encouraged to video or photograph the bell ringing experience.  These photos and videos will be compliled to create a gift to our Japanese sister city. Please e-mail photos and/or videos to info@sistercities.org  by Monday, August 10, 2020. Taking this action signifies that a release for digital or print posting has been approved.

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