Ploughshares Fund is partnering with Hiroshima Organization for Global Peace, Nuclear Threat Initiative and others, on #CranesForOurFuture, a campaign to spread a worldwide message of hope for a future without nuclear weapons. Join the campaign by folding and sharing photos of paper peace cranes on social media August 6-9, the anniversaries of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The campaign asks government leaders, influencers, and individuals from across society and across the globe to fold and share photos of paper peace cranes on social media between August 6 and August 9, the anniversaries of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The origami peace crane is a symbol of peace around the world thanks to Sadako Sasaki, a victim of the Hiroshima atomic bombing who folded more than a thousand paper cranes and was memorialized in the Children’s Monument at the Hiroshima Peace Park.
The special campaign was launched by Nuclear Threat Initiative, recognizing that a world without nuclear weapons will only be possible after a growing coalition of people and institutions demand it.
“Today we ask you to make a wish for a world without nuclear weapons and to join those committed to the proposition that nuclear weapons must never be used again,” said Ernest J. Moniz, Co-Chair and CEO of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and former U.S. Secretary of Energy.