Franciscan Peace Movement Initiatives in Korea and Japan

Posted on 10. Jun, 2017 by in Peace

Committees of the two Franciscan Provinces of Japan and Korea held their 8th annual joint meeting in Nagasaki, Japan. “Peace in the Asian Context” was the theme of the gathering, motivated by the venue where the US nuclear bomb was dropped at the end of World War II.  The brothers, 3 from Korea and 4 from Japan, gave each other updates and planned for stronger networking between the two committees.  An important part of the meeting was a visit to some historic sites related to the bombing including the Nagasaki Peace Park, the Peace Museum and the Cathedral of Urakami.   The two committees have also begun discussions on the project of a “Peace Fraternity” in Nagasaki.  Next year’s meeting will be on 2-5 July in Korea.

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