29th Annual Interfaith Peace Ceremony Commemorating the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki August 5, 2022 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm Church Center for the United Nations 777 United Nations Plaza (Ist Ave & E 44th St.) New York, NY Held at 10017.
The commemoration included local Buddhist, Shinto, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim and Native American religious leaders along with musicians and singers from Japan and the United States. The Interfaith Center in New York has hosted this annual interfaith peace gathering since 1994. Messages from the Mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are worn by representatives of the local NYC Japanese Residents Association who originally came from Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Hiroshima survivor Tomiko Morimoto West will share her story. The event features Japanese and American musicians. And representatives of the popular band “Amazing Grace” will perform Manami Hattori (soprano and piano) and Nahoko Sugiyama (dance). And in the event, calligraphy was performed by Shingo Nakamura (Kabuki Artist) “Ring the Bell of the United Nations for Peace”.
Interfaith Center USA Chief Executive Imam Muhammad Shahidullah was present in this event. He said in his interfaith prayer “You will not enter Paradise until you believe and you will not believe until you love each other. Shall I show you something that, if you did, you would love each other? Spread peace among yourselves” other religious leaders were present at the event”
More present at this event From: Hinduism - Guru Dileepi (& President of World Yoga Community). From: Judaism - Rabbi Michael Feinberg (Executive Director of the Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition). From: Buddhism - Ven. Refa Shi (Abbot & Founder of Buddhist Peaceful Enlightenment). From: Christianity - Rev. Chloe Breyer (Executive Director of Interfaith Center of New York) also said in this event that Hiroshima, Nagasaki nuclear Remembering the history of the bombings, he prayed and meditated.
For the 77 years since the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a gong is rung 77 times and the "Nuclear Prayer", an interfaith prayer for world peace free from the threat of nuclear war, is recited.
This event is organized by:
Heiwa Peace and Reconciliation Foundation of New York.
Buddhist Council of New York, Interfaith Center of New York, Interfaith Center of USA, Origami Therapy Association, and World Yoga Community.