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Spring 2023 US – Japan PAX

2023-01-20 | Comments Off on Spring 2023 US – Japan PAX

Spring 2023 US – Japan PAX

Feb 13 – 16 US / Feb 14 – 17 Japan
Program is delivered in English

 

WFC’s Peace Ambassador Exchange (PAX) is an annual sharing of ideas and materials related to peace, reconciliation, and nuclear issues, built on hearing the first-hand accounts of those whose lives have been impacted by war and the tragedies of atomic bombings. 

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Join us on any of these days to hear the stories of peace!

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Spring 2023 US-Japan PAX Program

 

West Coast Day 1
Feb 13 @ 6-8pm PST / Feb14 @ 11am JPN

  • “I will never forget that day” by Kiyomi Kohno

West Coast Day 2
Feb14 @ 6-8pm PST / Feb15 @ 11am JPN

  • “Reflections on Serving Those ARound uS” by Don Watson
  • “Opposing Nuclear Weapons in Washington State” by Dr. Joe Berkson & Sean Arent

East Coast Day 1
Feb 15 @ 7-9pm EST / Feb16 @ 9am JPN

  • “Lessons from my Father” by Tamiyuki Okahara

East Coast Day 2
Feb16 @ 7-9pm EST / Feb17 @ 9am JPN

  • “Transforming Conflict” by Rick Polhamus
  • “Hiroshima, Miyoshi, Atlanta and Americus brought together by a Bell Tower” by Steve Leeper

*The program will include time for Q&A and breakout discussions.

WFC Holiday Party 2022

2022-12-15 | Comments Off on WFC Holiday Party 2022
2022.12_Holiday PartyThank you to everyone who came to the WFC Holiday Party!
 
We learned about Holiday traditions from cultures around the world, then representatives of each class and Peace Program had time to share! There was music, dancing, games, and even a very goofy skit!
 
Thanks to everyone who came out, and Happy Holidays from all of us at WFC!
 

Last Day of 1st Guide Training Session

2022-12-04 | Comments Off on Last Day of 1st Guide Training Session
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Today was the last day of the eight-series guide training.
The first session began on July 2, and participants learned detailed explanations of the main monuments in the Peace Memorial Park and enjoyed a mini-English conversation class led by the Directors. Today, on the last day, the participants practiced reading from scripts in front of the three monuments in turn and received guidance from the Directors.
 
After that, we had a social gathering with delicious coffee made by Malachi (Director), and cookies made by Ms. Taguchi(Board member).
Certificates of completion was given out to each participant. We are very happy to announce that there was one participant who attended all 8 sessions ❗️
 
The guide training was a new initiative for us at WFC. It was a great opportunity for us to meet all the participants. Thank you very much.
 
We are planning to have two sessions in January and February next year to deepen our understanding of the Japanese text, so we hope you will join us.
 

Friendship Hour with Barb and Dannie

2022-11-30 | Comments Off on Friendship Hour with Barb and Dannie

Friendship Hour - Barb & DannieAt Saturday’s Friendship Hour, former Directors Barb and Dannie shared about their travels from 2019 to 2020, adventuring through Russia, the Baltic States, Palestine and Israel, and Europe, then finally back to their home in Indiana.

In addition to seeing beautiful places and visiting friends, they learned more of the history of Auschwitz, the Gaza Strip, the Mostar Bridge, and the home and grave of author and philosopher Leo Tolstoy.

After their presentation was Q&A and time for open conversation. Through this time of sharing, attendees had the chance to reflect on war and the pursuit of peace.

Thank you to everyone who attended!

See more photos on the official WFC facebook page >

 

Friendship Hour - Barb & Dannie

“International Festa 2022”

2022-11-21 | Comments Off on “International Festa 2022”
2022 International Festa“International Festa 2022” has ended successfully.
 
Many people came to the “Hiroshima International Village – Food Stalls from Around the World.” Thanks to all of your support, we sold out the sloppy joes.
 
Some people have shared with us that they “used to come to WFC in the past.”
We also enjoyed the opportunity to talk with people from various countries.
 
We’d like to thank the many people who helped prepare for the event. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
We especially received so much help from our young friends today which we appreciate so much. Thank you!! 😊
 
There was a little nervousness about opening a food booth for the first time, but thanks to all the help, we were able to finish the day without any problems.
We hope this led to more people getting to know WFC.
 
In the afternoon, WFC shared about our Peace activities, our founder and her history, and Co-Directors Matthew and Malachi shared about their lives in the US and Japan. Afterward, we received some great questions from the audience during a Q&A time. Thank you to everyone who attended! It was such a fun afternoon.