8th Annual Peace Walk from Hawaii Betsuin to Nagasaki Peace Bell

Event details

  • Wednesday | August 9, 2017
  • 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
  • Starts at Hawaii Betsuin, 1727 Pali Highway, Honolulu, HI 96813
  • 808-536-7044

collage: ministers with lanterns, cranes, peace bell

Peace starts one step at a time

Please join us for the 7th Annual Peace Walk!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 | 5 p.m.
screening of the movie “Gate” at 3 p.m.

Join a multi-faith service & walk to remember the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan and the 11th anniversary of the 1600-mile pilgrimage of three Buddhist monks to save humanity from the cycle of nuclear destruction.

Walk from the Hongwanji Buddhist Temple (Hawaii Betsuin, 1727 Pali Highway, enter off of Lusitana St.) to the Nagasaki Peace Bell Memorial at Honolulu Hale (1 mile) to express our gratitude for another year without global nuclear
destruction and hope for continued nuclear peace.

3 PM – Movie showing: GATE
5 PM – Welcoming Remarks
5:30 PM – Walk Begins
6:30 PM – Aspiration and Ringing of the Peace Bell

From July 25 to August 9, three Japanese monks made a walking pilgrimage of 1600 miles from San Francisco, California to Trinity, New Mexico to return the atomic flame from Japan to its origin point, thus closing the 60-year cycle of destruction and saving humanity.

The Three-Petals Partnership (Buddhist, Newman/Catholic and Quaker Centers)
Quarterly Peace Services rotating between multi-faith sponsors express our joint affirmations for peace, of mindfulness and a blossoming from our common humanity.

Wear something “Peaceful” & comfortable shoes. Bring an umbrella. Some small lanterns with lights will be available, or bring your own.

2016 Peace Walk route map