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Sadako Sasaki was a Japanese girl living in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb was dropped on Japan (August 6, 1945). In 1955, at age 11, Sadako was diagnosed with leukemia, a type of cancer caused by the atomic bomb.


While in the hospital, Sadako started to fold paper cranes. In Japan, there is a belief that if you folded 1000 paper cranes..

Peace Sunday offers a chance once a year for churches to reflect on the nature of peace and what needs to be done to bring about peace in a world of conflict.


The theme this year recalls the words of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount: “Blessed are the Peacemakers”.

Peace Sunday

20 January 2013


Theme: “Blessed

are the

Peacemakers”

Pax Christi Liturgy for Peace Sunday

The “Elements” resources pack for children and young people is available from Pax Christi. Visit their website for ideas to inspire you.

Make Paper Cranes for Peace

Sadako Sasaki

Hiroshima Peace Memorial