|Paper cranes - read more about the Campaign Nonviolence project|
I'm looking forward to inviting my friends at St. Luke's Logan Square, Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance, Chicago Coalition to Shut Down Guantanamo, Working Group on the Middle East, and other groups I'm involved with to fold some cranes with me.
I've been fascinated by the communal activity represented by folding cranes ever since reading the story of Sadako. (Maybe you've read that story to.)
|Eleanor Coerr, Sakako and the|
Thousand Paper Cranes
One of the possibilities that Campaign Nonviolence is interested in telling people here in the U.S. about is their gathering in New Mexico in August -- to work for nonviolence and against nuclear weapons.
One of the possibilities I'm interested in is telling as many people about the many ways in which people are mobilizing in 2015 to push for full nuclear disarmament.
How about you? How many uses can you think of for a crane?
(See Encounter in Nagasaki )
(See Approaching Hiroshima: A Challenge for Children's Literature and Peace Education )
Soon, Kazashi was able to visit the U.S. again, and we had the opportunity to renew our friendship. He told me about his work: "When I obtained a position at a university, it turned out to be in Hiroshima," I remember Kazashi telling me. "So it was very natural that I became connected with the peace movement. I became a peace worker."
(See Obama in Japan: How About a Pivot Toward Peacemaking? )
There are so many people to thank . . .
Through the visual arts ... photography ... film ... teaching ... activism ... publishing ....
So many people are making a difference in eliminating nuclear weapons . . . .
(See GRATITUDE: People Are Making the Difference in Eliminating Nuclear Weapons )