Norwich Quakers support Hiroshima Peace Vigil
The next monthly Norwich Peace Vigil, supported by Norwich Quakers, will include a special procession to Chapelfield Peace Park and picnic to commemorate the anniversary of Hiroshima on Saturday, August 6.
The Norwich Quakers, Religious Society of Friends, are founding members of Norwich Peace Camp, which runs a monthly Peace Vigil in Norwich on the first Saturday of each month. This month the Peace Vigil will coincide with World Hiroshima Day on Saturday, August 6 and so will include a special procession and picnic.
The Vigil will meet outside St Peter Mancroft Church, opposite the Forum, at 12 noon-12.30pm. At 12.30pm those gathered will then process from St Peter Mancroft to Chapelfield Peace Park to remember the many civilian victims of Hiroshima at the Peace Pillar and to share food together.
Retired Norfolk magistrate and Norwich Quaker John Myhill said: “In a time when divisions, violence and attacks increasingly make international headlines, Norwich Peace wish to invite you all to the next Vigil for Peace.”
“In spite of the NATO military build-up in Eastern Europe, terror attacks in France and the attempted military coup in Turkey, we believe that we can achieve peace if we all stand together.”
Norwich Quakers are a founding member of Norwich Peace Camp which organises the monthly Peace Vigil as are the Norwich and Norfolk Muslim Association, Norwich and District United Nations Association, Norfolk Jewish Peace Group, Norfolk Campaign against the Arms Trade, the Norwich Green Party, Friends of the Earth Middle East, the Justice and Peace Group, Medical Aid for Palestinians, the Palestinian Society, and the Norwich branch of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.