"Nuclear Resilience for Peace and Prosperity” event will open photo exhibition

An event entitled Nuclear Resilience for Peace and Prosperity” will officially open a photo exhibition on 8 March at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva. Co-hosted by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Permanent Mission of the Marshall Islands in Geneva.

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the event will draw ambassadors and members of the international community in Geneva, as well as commissioners from the WCC Commission of the Churches on International Affairs.

The photo exhibition is part of the ongoing commemoration for National Cay of Remembrance, 1 March, a national holiday in the Marshall Islands that honors victims and survivors of nuclear testing done in the area in the 1950s. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the largest US nuclear test detonation, Castle Bravo, which took place over Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands.


Opening Remarks – Rev. Dr Karen Georgia Thompson, President, US United Church of Christ

Guest Speaker – Benetick Kabua Maddison, Executive Director Marshallese Educational Initiative 

Guest Speaker – Rev. James Bhagwan, General Secretary, Pacific Council of Churches

Keynote Speaker – Sen. David Anitok, Marshall Islands Presidential Envoy for Nuclear Justice and Human Rights


Remembrance Day honors victims and survivors of nuclear testing in Marshall Islands (news release 1 March 2024)