This week our own Fr Claude Mostowik, President of Pax Christi Australia, addressed those gathered at Sydney Town Hall to commemorate Hiroshima Day. As we recognise the 78th anniversary of the atomic bombing, Claude challenges us to be advocates for peace:
'Let’s work for the elimination of these weapons. The threat of nuclear war has not gone away. We learn today that it is possible to see things differently and act differently. It is possible to recognise the sacredness and dignity in each other. It is possible that we can live together in our diversity, to work for peace at home and abroad, to let go of racism and hatred for homosexuals and gender diverse people, to let go of greed, power, to let go of the need to control, to give up violence in word and action, to let go of fear that leads to paralysis and inaction.'
Click here to read the speech in full.