It has been 78 years since the A-bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. The 75th anniversary was said to be a milestone; but what we feel is important is our continuous efforts for peace, even during this pandemic.
When we are about to start something new, or when we come to crossroads, this is what we always ask ourselves:
"What would Barbara Reynolds think about this? What decision would she have made?"
Barbara was never one who wanted to be in the spotlight, but stood by and worked for the people of Hiroshima, especially hibakusha (A-bomb survivors). This is what we try to remember as we move forward.
As the last generation who will be able to hear first-hand testimonies from hibakusha, we invite you to join us in our activities to spread the message of peace. In recent years in Hiroshima, we often hear the word "succession." How do we preserve and how do we pass-on the story of Hiroshima?
Currently we are working on going through many of the documents and materials that are stored at WFC. Through that work, we are learning and pondering how all of these precious documents should be kept for the future.
We also have many books at WFC, both in English and Japanese. If you are ever in town, please stop by and have a look at them. They are available to read and return.
If you are interested in the activities at WFC or have ideas on ways you could help, please contact us and let us know.
Please join us in our efforts to work for peace and we hope to see you at WFC someday!