As I have written, this year is the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. This day, October 2, was declared by the UN as the International Day of Non-Violence. The date was chosen because it was Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday (151th this year). Gandhi is revered in his native India and around the world for his articulation of the value of finding non-violent solutions to even the worst conflicts. He was not a perfect man, as he himself makes apparent in his autobiography, but that is the very essence of his importance to the rest of us imperfect humans. As a Quaker and a pacifist, I deeply believe that we are all capable of making the choice to avoid and prevent violence. Nuclear weapons have made that capacity key to our survival as a species. Choosing Life brings together pacifists and veterans, young and old, to find the way.
- Are you waiting for the Bomb to harm you or your children?
- “An urgent and fascinating story of profound historical significance”
- The courage of our convictions
- “We hear the voices of many people through time since the bombings and experience a personal emotional impact.”
- Did you know that Godzilla was anti-nuke?