Presented on Day Three of World UNITY Week 2022
The Rt. Rev. William E. Swing is the Founding Trustee and President Emeritus of United Religions Initiative(URI). He discusses his initiative for Nuclear Prayer Day on August 6th.
In a conversation with Bishop Bill Swing as a part of World UNITY Week, Ben Bowler, the Executive Director of UNITY EARTH, discussed Bishop Swing’s initiative for Nuclear Prayer Day, which takes place annually on August 6th. This date marks the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945, and Bishop Swing’s initiative is aimed at promoting peace and nuclear disarmament in the years to come.
Throughout the conversation, Ben and Bishop Swing discuss the history and significance of Nuclear Prayer Day, and the ways in which it has evolved over the years. They highlight the importance of promoting a culture of peace and nonviolence, and of working to create a world free from the threat of nuclear war.
Bishop Swing emphasizes the urgent need for action on this issue, and the role that individuals and communities can play in promoting change. He argues that by coming together in prayer and solidarity, people of all faiths and backgrounds can help to shift the collective consciousness away from violence and towards peace.
Ben and Bishop Swing also discuss the ways in which the interfaith movement can contribute to efforts towards nuclear disarmament, and the importance of building bridges between different faith traditions in order to promote a shared vision of peace and justice.
Throughout the conversation, Ben and Bishop Swing offer a powerful and inspiring vision of what is possible when people come together in pursuit of a common goal. They emphasize the importance of taking action in our daily lives to promote peace and nonviolence, and of working to create a more just and sustainable world for future generations.
Overall, this conversation is a powerful reminder of the importance of working towards a world free from the threat of nuclear war, and of the role that individuals and communities can play in making this vision a reality. By coming together in prayer and action, and by working to create a culture of peace and nonviolence, we can help to build a brighter and more hopeful future for all.