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NUCLEAR PRAYER DAY
ANNUALLY ON AUGUST 6TH

The magnitude of death and destruction of the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 made clear that nuclear weapons must never be used again. 

Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons (a part of the United Religions Initiative) invites all individuals of good will and all organizations of concern to draw strength from each one’s deepest convictions and longings for a better future on Nuclear Prayer Day, August 6. A world united in moments of silence, in words spoken from the heart, and in a sure vision of a world beyond nuclear weapons – such moments will anchor and sustain our commitment as we work together to bring an end to the nuclear threat.

  • Help promote Nuclear Prayer Day to your networks and encourage them to pray (or offer mindful presence, bold intention) on August 6. Invite them to continue to pray every day until August 6, 2025, which will be the 80th Anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing.

  • Organize your own Nuclear Prayer Day event on or around August 6.  Invite people from your own practice or tradition and consider inviting a broader, multifaith presence and participation.  

  • Participate in Voices' live program for Nuclear Prayer Day on August 6 (more information coming soon).  This event will be streamed globally featuring ambassadors for peace calling through prayer and short presentations for our voices to be raised with renewed vigor and persistence for a nuclear weapons-free world.

Nuclear Prayer Day resources

  • We have a Nuclear Prayer of our design available in many languages (and also in PDF), but invite you to create a prayer of your own as well.

  • Voice's Member Machel Ramos wrote a prayer for the 2nd Annual Nuclear Prayer Day (2023). We also have a collection of various Nuclear Prayers.

  • If you have a prayer of your own that you'd like to share, please email it to us at contact@voices-uri.org. We hope you will find this inspiring and will share this annual event with others.

The 2nd Annual Nuclear Prayer Day event

LIVE FROM ST. BARTHOLOMEW & announcement of the 4th annual youth award winner (2023)

 

In tribute to those impacted by the Hiroshima & Nagasaki atomic bombings (August 6 & 8, 1945), our 2nd Annual Nuclear Prayer Day was held at St. Bartholomew's Church in New York. This video below captures the live event. We had a variety of moving prayers and speakers, many of whom are Voice's members. Rev. William E. Swing announced the winner of the 4th Annual Voices Gorbechev/Schultz Legacy Youth Award, Yogev Von Kundra, and explained the award's legacy. Thank you for sharing your prayers and hope with us.

Nuclear Prayer Day ZOOM EVENT

This Zoom event featured Nuclear Prayers from all over the world and from a variety of faiths. We encourage you all to send us a Nuclear Prayer of your own design to contact@voices-uri.org so that we may help share it with the world.

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2023 PRAYER MAP
This is an Interactive Map that will grow as people register/RSVP. Click HERE to Add your Pin!

2022 PRAYER MAP
This map shows last year's global reach on the inauguration of Nuclear Prayer Day.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM the 1st annual NUCLEAR PRAYER Day (2022)

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