To Meet with Gubernatorial Candidates
to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
- Gandhi Alliance for Peace is joining with the UNAU and the Utah Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons to host discussions with the gubernatorial candidates for Utah. Given our current limitations, these meetings will need to be on-line. Still, our idea is that each meeting includes only one candidate so that we can begin a meaningful relationship with whoever might be Utah’s next Governor. If you are interested in attending one of these gatherings, please check our website or FACEBOOK page for up-to-date information. We expect these discussions during May and June, before the June 30 State Primary.
- This has been a 75 year old continuing effort by Peacemakers worldwide-
- Mahatma Gandhi once remarked that the atom bomb was “the greatest sin known to science”. The first Governor General of Independent India , C. Rajagopalachari [called Rajaji]- a close confidant and freedom fighter for 3 decades with Gandhi noted the following -
- Rajaji thought that the making of atom bombs was the product of hubris, with modern man believing he “had the rights and privileges of the sun or even of the Lord God himself”. It was, he remarked, “an unfortunate day when science lifted the curtain of fundamental matter and trespassed into the greenroom of creation”. Rajaji made a distinction between a “free science” which honestly documented the radiation effects of nuclear tests, and a “hired science” which tried to doctor its results. Atomic tests, he said, were “a wholly illegitimate attack on the health of the present and future generations of the uninvolved millions, who have not yet written off their rights in favour of the nuclear pugilists”. from https://www.telegraphindia.com/opinion/the-sins-of-fission-remembering-rajaji-s-sustained-campaign-against-nuclear-weapons/cid/1017749