Hiroshima ambassadors visit New Windsor center

September 21, 1998

Four Japanese peace ambassadors from the World Friendship Center in Hiroshima are visiting the Brethren Service fTC Center in New Windsor this week.

Every two years, the center sends its ambassadors to several cities in the United States, where they meet with church and community organizations to promote peace. The members of the World Friendship Center, founded in 1965, believe that peace is built one person at a time.

The ambassadors will be the guests of Carl and Carrie Beckwith, resident volunteers at the Brethren center. The couple spent eight months in Hiroshima six years ago.

Takeshi Yamakawa, Yukiko Nakashima, Shoko Murakami and Keiko Murakami will discuss their commitment to peace. Keiko Murakami, who was a third-grade pupil in August 1945, will add her recollections as an atomic-bomb survivor.

* Information: 410-635-8747.

Pub Date: 9/21/98

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