LAANDC Never Again Sermon Series

The Los Angeles Area Nuclear Disarmament Coalition (LAANDC) calls upon LA Churches, Mosques, Synagogues, Temples and other Houses of Worship to dedicate Thursday August 6, 2009 through Sunday August 9, 2009 to a thoughtful and powerful multi-faith series of Sermons, Homilies and Discussions on the topic "Never Again!!".

President Obama, in his Prague speech called on America to take the lead for a nuclear weapons free world:

as a nuclear power -- as the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon, the U.S. has a moral responsibility to act. We cannot succeed in this endeavor alone, but we can lead it, we can start it.
This most welcome declaration puts the matter squarely in the hands of communities of faith and conscience, where it has always been in any case, but now with a new urgency. The Los Angeles Area Nuclear Disarmament Coalition asks that you take up this call.

Resources
You Can Help

Hiroshima Bombing, August 6, 1945
Let us remember and say...
Never Again!!
Nagasaki Bombing, August 9, 1945
Resources

Download Never Again Flyer.

Sample Sermons and Talks

Talking Points

Robert Kalayjian of the Long Beach First Congregational has written up a Three Minute Talking points document with a number of briefly expressed cogent arguments.

More Links

The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation has detailed files on all things related to nuclear weapons.

Facts and Myths about Nuclear Weapons, also from the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Did the bombings "save hundreds of thousands of lives"? Hiroshima: Right or Wrong

Holding back our heaviest spear. Six Decades Since Angry Mushroom by Byron De Lear

Lieutenant Colonel Stanislav Petrov's quick thinking and sound judgment averted nuclear war in 1983. If this man, pictured on the right, had followed procedure instead of common sense, we would not be here now. And that is not the only example. We came close to nuclear destruction again in 1995 as well.

From the LA Coalition organization Southern California Federation of Scientists we have a new article giving an overview of the Necessary Components for Nuclear Disarmament.

You Can Help

If you have questions or might provide a template "Never Again" sermon for publication on the web, email rogereaton@earthlink.net with the words "Never Again" in the subject line. Also, if you know other clergy who might be interested, please pass the word along. The smart way to get widespread observance of this Call is to bring in the religious organizations, so if you can help us make contact, let us know - contact info at bottom of page.

Participating LAANDC organizations: Global Voices for Justice * Institute for Genetic Medicine Art Gallery * Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace * LA Fellowship of Reconciliation * LA Jews for Peace * Long Beach First Congregational Church * Nuclear Age Peace Foundation * Palisadians for Peace * Physicians for Social Responsibility - LA * Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Ethics * Unity-and-Diversity World Council * South Coast Interfaith Council * Southern California Federation of Scientists * Student Physicians for Social Responsibility * USC College Democrats * Westside Progressives * for more info about the Coalition see http://udcworld.org/laandc.


Los Angeles Area Nuclear Disarmament Coalition Contact Information

Roger Eaton, Coordinator
11848 Atlantic Ave
Los Angeles, CA USA 90066
Phone: (310) 390-5220
rogereaton@earthlink.net (include "laandc" in the title of your message)