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Friendship Afternoon — June

2018-06-19 | Comments Off on Friendship Afternoon — June

Intern Presentation by Mirabelle Chen
June 23(Sat) 1:30PM ~2:30PM
Place: WFC
Participation Fee: 500yen
Student: Free

I am Ziyao (Mirabelle) Chen. I was born and raised in China and am currently studying in the U.S. I’m a senior at Illinois Wesleyan University with a major in Accounting and a minor in French. 3 years ago I chose to come to Illinois Wesleyan University for its amazing accounting program, well-known professors, and small class sizes.

I’m here in Hiroshima as an intern at the the Freeman Asia Internship Program from my university. I’ve always loved to travel and to meet people from different countries. World Friendship Center is a place where people from all over the world meet and talk about peace. I am learning about the bombing in 1945, how the people dealt with that, and how they rebuilt Hiroshima into the beautiful city it is today.

2017 WFC Christmas Party

2017-12-09 | Comments Off on 2017 WFC Christmas Party

Date: December 16, Saturday

Time: 1PM to 3PM

Place: WFC   

Participation fee: Free    

No present exchange

 

Program:

Peace Choir , Shin-chan’s show, Quiz,

Film:Martin the Shoemaker

Candle Service, etc

Please join us!

The Phoenix of Hiroshima

2017-12-09 | Comments Off on The Phoenix of Hiroshima

Helen Jaccard of the Phoenix of Hiroshima Foundation will be giving a public presentation

Friday, December 15 at 2:00 p.m.

English with Japanese translation

 

The Phoenix of Hiroshima, a 50-foot, 30-ton yacht built by Miyajimaguchi boat builders for Dr. Earle Reynolds, is important in the post-war history of Hiroshima. After working as a scientific researcher in the ABCC project, Earle and Barbara Reynolds, two of their children, and a crew of three young Japanese men, set out for a round-the-world tour in 1954. As an act of protest, they sailed this boat into the Pacific Proving Ground (1958) used by the United States for the atmospheric testing of nuclear bombs. Reynolds was arrested and put on trial for this protest. After his release, his familyABCC project, Earle and Barbara Reynolds, two of their children, and a crew of three young Japanese men, set out for a round-the-world tour in 1954. As an act of protest, they sailed this boat into the Pacific Proving Ground (1958) used by the United States for the atmospheric testing of nuclear bombs. Reynolds was arrested and put on trial for this protest. After his release, his family sailed the boat back to Hiroshima. Barbara Reynolds became an outspoken advocate on behalf of Hibakusha and against nuclear weapons. She and citizens of Hiroshima traveled the world speaking out against nuclear weapons. In 1965, Barbara Reynolds started the World Friendship Center in Hiroshima as a way to carry on her work.

 

Several years ago the original Phoenix of Hiroshima was discovered underwater in the Sacramento River in California. Members of the Reynolds family and other interested parties established the Phoenix of Hiroshima Foundation to raise awareness of the history of this boat and to raise money to pay for the restoration of the boat.

 

World Friendship Center

8-10 Higashi Kan-on,
Nishi-ku Hiroshima, 733-0032 Japan

TEL 082-503-3191

Email worldfriendshipcenter@gmail.com

Friendship Afternoon — October

2017-10-19 | Comments Off on Friendship Afternoon — October

Date: October 28, 2017

Time: 1:30~3:30PM

Participation Fee: 500yen

Student: Free

Place: WFC

Dannie Otto, World Friendship Center co-director, will give a talk and slide presentation about his November 2016 study trip to Iran. During his trip he met with government leaders, religious leaders, university educators and students, as well as many people on the street. He will talk about Iran’s culture, religions and history as well as current challenges and opportunities facing the people of Iran.

There will be time for a Q & A.
All are welcome to attend. Please register in advance.
Please tell us by Oct 25 if you plan to join us.

Friendship Afternoon — September

2017-09-16 | Comments Off on Friendship Afternoon — September

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