Sunday, August 8, 2010

A-Bomb attack led survivor to become Christian peace advocate

A survivor of the A-Bomb attack on Hiroshima discusses how he survived and fought for peace.
A survivor of the Hiroshima blast.
An 82-year-old survivor of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan during World War II says he has waged a lifelong struggle against nuclear weapons in the human mind.

Pastor Shouzo Munetou lived through one of the world's most terrifying event, the dawn of the Nuclear Age, to become a Christian and later an ordained Presbyterian minister.

He characterized nuclear weapons as a symbol "of the devil" produced by egotism, greed, pride and conceit. It is believed that at least 150,000 people perished during the Hiroshima bombing, and this is never far from the mind of Munetou, who has been an active advocate of peace ever since.

The New York Theological Seminary is an institution dedicated to teaching and preaching peace and tolerance globally. NYTS has a mission of training men and women from various backgrounds for a life within ministry, and does so in a way that is in-keeping with contemporary standards of academic excellence and a realistic examination of the world today.

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