To register, please take the time to fill out the information below. Event times are listed on the next page of this form. After you register you will receive an email with the necessary links by August 5.

Thank you for registering for the online video presentation on August 6 and 8/9. The video will feature former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev, former US Secretary of State George Shultz, and others, including: Kazumi Matsui, Mayor of Hiroshima; Tomihisa Taue, Mayor of Nagasaki; former US Senator Sam Nunn; Mohamed Elbaradei, former Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Noble Laureate; and Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization; Leona Morgan, Coordinator with the Eastern Navajo Diné Against Uranium Mining; Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN); Jonathan Granoff, President Global Security Institute and Kehkashan Basu, President and Founder of Green Hope Foundation.

Scroll down to download the July 15, 2020, Hiroshima/Nagasaki press release, Threat, Trust & Treaties statement by Bishop William E. Swing, and essay by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Richard Rhodes

The Hiroshima/Nagasaki Accord

Press Release

San Francisco, July 15, 2020


The 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
will be commemorated on August 6, and 9, 2020 by four of the world’s leading interfaith/
intercultural organizations, with a call for the abolition of all nuclear weapons.

The appeal will be part of an hour-long online video presentation with supporting statements from
former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev, former US Secretary of State George Shultz, and
other prominent voices. It will be held on August 6 and 9.

Download and read the full Press Release below.

William Swing

You can download "Trust,Threats and Treaties" below.

How the Rhodes Essay came to be:

“Richard Rhodes is one the most knowledgeable writers in the world on the subject of nuclear weapons. Since we live only a few miles apart, I telephoned him, introduced myself and asked if he was willing to write something for our press release.  He was most gracious - even though in the middle of writing another book - and thus we have this gem of an essay.“

– The Rt. Rev. William E. Swing, Founding Member, Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

You can download the Rhodes Essay below.


Voices is a Cooperation Circle of the United Religions Initiative (URI). Our purpose is to assist in the effort to abolish nuclear weapons through peace-building and conflict transformation.


Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons (URI)

1009 General Kennedy Avenue 
San Francisco, CA 94129 USA


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