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"To foster peace, one friend at a time."

World Friendship Center was founded by Barbara Reynolds on August 7th, 1965
(20 years after the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima)
to provide a place where people from many nations can meet,
share their experiences and reflect on peace.

World Friendship Center has continued Barbara's vision of serving the Hiroshima community
and visitors to the city in a variety of ways.

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History &
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Activities held
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Programs
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A-Bomb Survivors'
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WFC's Newsletter
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Latest News

Friendship Afternoon — September

2017-09-16

Date: Sept 30, 2017

Time: 1:30-3:30PM

Participation Fee: 500yen

Place: WFC

Dannie Otto and Barbara Shenk are the new directors at the WFC. They will talk about their life stories at Friendship Afternoon.

Dannie grew up in an Amish community in Illinois and later taught philosophy at Eastern Illinois University. Barbara (Barb), who has fond memories of growing up in
Japan, lived mostly in Hokkaido from 1957 until 1971. She later became a special
education teacher at an elementary school in Illinois. Both Dannie and Barb have a particular interest in peace education.

 

Please join us on September 30!
Please tell us by Sep 26 if you plan to join us.

Email: wfchiroshima@nifty.com

WFC Event August 6th, 2017

2017-07-22

① Event at WFC

Place: WFC Living Room

▶︎ 10:30AM~10:50AM Speech by WFC Director

▶︎ 10:50AM~11:00AM

“Claw Marks of the Atomic Bombing”
‐overview of the A-bomb damage

▶︎ 11:00AM~12:00PM

A-bomb survivor’s story by Emiko Okada

(Translator: Kaori Kurumaji)

 

② Event at Barbara Reynolds Monument

▶︎ 5:30PM Meeting Time for Singing Practice

▶︎ 6:00PM Start

Song: Amazing Grace

Short Speech by Michiko Yamane (WFC Chairperson)

Song: Last night I had the strangest dream

 

③ Floating Paper Lanterns

Place: Children’s Peace Monument

▶︎ 7:00PM Meeting Time for Making Paper Lanterns

Short Speech by WFC Director

Song: Orizuru (Paper Crane)

Lyric Writer and Composer: Shihei Umehara

Fun Time in English — June

2017-06-09

Date: June 24, 2017

Time: 1:30-3:30PM

Participation Fee: 500yen

Place: WFC

 

Enjoy a talk by Lindsey, our intern, on the Maasai people of East Africa.  For hundreds of years, the Maasai people have had a complex relationship with lions. However, with lion populations drastically dwindling, the Maasai have adapted from their roles as hunters to protectors of the African lions.

 

Our second hour will be a cooking demonstration of Yu Lin Chi (Chinese Fried Chicken with special sauce) and, of course, eating the finished product!

 

Please join us! Please tell us by June 22 if you plan to join us.

Email: wfchiroshima@nifty.com

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2 weeks ago

Barbara Shenk

WFC board members and interns visited the Peace Culture Village in Konu, where Steve Leeper led us on a tour. Staff and volunteers also served up a delicious lunch with fresh vegetables from the garden. peacinstitute.org ... See MoreSee Less

WFC board members and interns visited the Peace Culture Village in Konu, where Steve Leeper led us on a tour.   Staff and volunteers also served up a delicious lunch with fresh vegetables from the garden.   peacinstitute.org

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Why were you living there? There are nothing,nobody know.

1 week ago

Tanya Maus

We are grateful for the beautiful gift of your time and knowledge during the 2017 August PAX America trip to Japan. <3 <3 <3 The Peace Resource Center at Wilmington College. This video was made by Carly Pritchard.Thank you to the Peace Resource Center at Wilmington College, the Lew Marcuson Fund, the Isaac Harvey Fund, and the PAX Exchange Program for funding our trip... ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Barbara Shenk

Two interns from Shudo University visited Barbara Reynolds' memorial. They are working with us on a project to interview and record the stories of survivors of the bomb. ... See MoreSee Less

Two interns from Shudo University visited Barbara Reynolds memorial.  They are working with us on a project to interview and record the stories of survivors of the bomb.

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原稿は英語しゃべったのは日本語 聴衆は3人だけなので顔を見ながら質問できました

3 weeks ago

Barbara Shenk

An energetic group of world travelers from Italy stayed with us and heard Kohno san's hibakusha story. ... See MoreSee Less

An energetic group of world travelers from Italy stayed with us and heard Kohno sans hibakusha story.

Comment on Facebook

Thank you, we experienced and learnt a lot from you all! 🙏🏻

The best experience and stay of our trip! Thank you so much for what you are doing!

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