Well-Known Activist Holds Peace Discussion in Rockford


A well-known peace activist visits Rockford to open up a discussion about war on the anniversary of the U.S. dropping a nuclear bomb on Japan.

Kathy Kelly stopped by Rockford Urban Ministries Sunday night for the Annual Hiroshima Peace Commemoration. Kelly spoke about her experiences visiting the war-torn Middle East, and the use of drones to drop bombs. She says she hopes Sunday night’s discussion can encourage more people to promote peace.

“I hope people will walk away thinking ‘What can I do? What can I do?’,” said Kelly. “I hope they’ll think about contacting elected representatives, very quickly. And to say I care very deeply about this issue of nuclear weaponry.”

Ceremonies are held world-wide every August 6th to honor the victims of the A-Bomb.

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