RfPUK and Quakers Peace & Disarmament Programme are joint sponsoring a programme to address this issue.
Save the date – evening of 12th May 2016, a chance to hear first hand from Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow.
As a 13-year old schoolgirl, Setsuko Thurlow found herself in close proximity to the hypocenter of the atomic blast that rocked Hiroshima. A survivor of one of the most pivotal events in modern history, she displayed great courage and leadership, sharing her experiences in order to sensitize people to the consequences of armed conflict on civilian populations and to promote lasting peace.
She worked in Toronto for decades as a social worker in a number of agencies including the Toronto Board of Education and she established the Japanese Family Services of Metropolitan Toronto, serving Japanese-speaking immigrants. In addition she contributed to breaking the silence of people around the world concerning nuclear issues and initiated many anti-nuclear activities.
Now you have a rare chance to hear her live at Friends House in London on 12th May – details to follow but do register your interest by commenting or liking our post on Facebook at