For several years Coventry Quakers and Coventry’s Lord Mayor’s Peace committee have organised a memorial for Hiroshima Day on 6th August. People gather in the Chapel of Unity and the Nave of Coventry Cathedral to remember the dropping of the first Nuclear bomb on Earth and reflect on the enormity of this action, and how this should never be repeated.
This year our refection was given by Paul Parker (Recoding Clerk to Britain Yearly Meeting) to 170 people including at least thirty Quakers from Central England Area Meeting. So many people mentioned after the service how grateful they were that they were present to hear it.
If you weren’t able to be there, you can download a copy of Paul’s reflections here:
Photo: Paul Parker giving his reflection, by Mike Lane.