Sunday, August 20, 2023

Hiroshima Commemoration August 6, 2023

  The Hiroshima Nagasaki Commemoration Committee will continue its 39th annual remembrance of the 1945 atomic bombing on August 6 of Hiroshima and on August 9 of Nagasaki.  The groups involved in the Commemoration Committee are the Baltimore club of CPUSA, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, First & St Stephen's United Church of Christ, Homewood Friends Meeting, Maryland Peace Action and Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland. 

 The commemoration will continue on August 9 with a 2nd Congressional District Nuclear War Awareness Town Hall at First & St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ, 6915 York Road, Baltimore 21212.  This town hall which will be in Dutch Ruppersberger’s legislative district will start at 6 PM with a commemoration vigil outside the church. Once inside, around 7 PM, a short film will be shown about the Marshall Islands. From 1946-1958 the United States detonated 67 nuclear weapons on Bikini and Eniwetok Atolls in the Marshall Islands, which resulted in forced relocation, culture loss tied with loss of lands, as well as biological and ecological consequences, which are ongoing.  Then there will be brief presentations about the anti-nuclear weapons movement, past and present. Participants will then engage in a lively brainstorming session about steps to take to confront the imminent danger of nuclear weapons.

Sunday, August 6, 2023

Ed & David from Open Door Community participated in the Hiroshima Day of observance and call to end all nuclear weapons at Homewood Friends Meeting in Baltimore. The first half of our gathering was on the streets with posters. The second was inside with discussions of the death dealing context in which we are living and the dire need to abolish nuclear weapons.

 Ed, Brian, David & Willa (from Viva House)


We must stand by this Treaty


We are too close to the threat of use of nuclear weapons


In 1992 Baltimore became the first major city to declare itself a nuclear-free zone


Large group participated in this day of remembrance & protest


Seeing old friends and meeting new ones



Cars were honking in support                 Ed speaking his heart against nuclear weapons

 Please click on link below to view Ed's presentation:

 The ODC needs an automobile


Can you help us?

 Love, David & Ed

 Thank you, Ed 

 Please pray for Ukraine and the Russian Peacemakers, friends on death row, the oppressed and the children of Yemen. And Thanksgiving for our beloved Murphy Davis. 

 Eduard Loring

Open Door Community 

PO Box 10980 

Baltimore, MD 21234 

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Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] Go to

"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs

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