Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Our colleague within the Pax Christi International network, Sister Filo Hirota, who works very closely with the Japan Catholic Council for Justice and Peace, a member organization of Pax Christi International, asked us to encourage President Obama to visit Hiroshima when he is in Japan later this month. The hope is that President Obama will use that opportunity to renew his Administration's commitment to nuclear disarmament and to listen to the concerns of the Japanese people about new national security laws in Japan. 

Pax Christi USA has signed onto an organizational letter encouraging President Obama to take this step. 

Additionally, long-time Pax Christi USA member, nuclear disarmament activist, and filmmaker Bud Ryan has specifically suggested that PCUSA members write the president encouraging him to visit the Hiroshima Peace Museum and speak with survivors of the bomb, hibakusha, while there.   

In peace,

Johnny Zokovitch
Director of Communications, Pax Christi USA