August 5th is Universal Peace Day
August 5th is the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. Groups throughout the world commemorate this event with solemn vigils, marches and protests. Since 1984 Art for the People has chosen to celebrate this day as a re-dedication to life on a day that they refer to as Universal Peace Day.
This year The Riverside Church, New York Buddhist Church, and Art For The People have organized a day of activities which is co-sponsored by Mission and Social Justice at The Riverside Church, the New York Buddhist Church, Art For the People, Band Together Records, World Water Rescue Foundation, Hiroshima Initiative and Good News Broadcast.
We cannot change the past but we can determine our future. By recognizing the positive and the life affirming we can combat the anger and fear that leads to violence.
Here is a listing of the events planned in New York this year.
begins at 11:00 AM with
Special Guest: Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary)
West 80 Street
(just above the 79th St. Boat Basin)
New York Buddhist Church
7:15 PM Candlelighting Ceremony
7:20 PM Silent Peace Walk to Riverside Church
331-332 Riverside Drive (between 105 and 106 Streets)
The Riverside Church
featuring: Interfaith Service, Hiroshima survivor, performers from Japan and US
Special Guests: Robert Thurman, Josh White, Jr., Oscar Brand, John Hall
Riverside Drive (between 120-122 Streets)
TRANSFORM A REMEMBRANCE OF HORROR
INTO A REDEDICATION TO LIFE!