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Atomic Bomb, 70 Years Later: A Love That Disarms

July 23, 2015
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Urakami Cathedral, Nagasaki after 1945 atomic bomb drop (atomicarchive.com)

See compelling article in Sojourners magazine by my Japanese colleague Dr. Atsuyoshi Fujiwara, A Love That Disarms. Reflecting on next month’s 70th anniversary of the U.S. bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagsaki, Fujiwara writes:

“This ‘realistic’ ethic [of theologians like Reinhold Niebuhr] … led to the ironic tragedy of a country that claimed to be Christian dropping a bomb on Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki, where generations of underground Roman Catholic Christians had lived, worshiped, and been persecuted for 260 years.”

We must abolish nuclear weapons argues Fujiwara, but we can’t stop there.

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