So long as nuclear weapons continue to exist, so will the temptation to threaten others with overwhelming military force.– Daisaku Ikeda, Buddhist philosopher, educator, author and anti-nuclear activist.
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (12th S. in Ord. Time) ORTHODOX PENTECOST FATHER’S DAY SUM. SOLSTICE 1 Chronicles, Chapter 28, Verse 2...
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Monday, August 29, 2016 Passion of St. John the Baptist
Herod feared John, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man, and kept him in custody. (Mark 6:20)
Revelation, Chapter 11, Verse 10-11
10 The inhabitants of the earth will gloat over them and be glad and exchange gifts because these two prophets tormented the inhabitants of the earth. 11 But after the three and a half days, a breath of life from God entered them. When they stood on their feet, great fear fell on those who saw them.
The two great witnesses as mentioned here are the spirits of righteousness and truth. The world delights in destruction and will pay almost any price to avoid the truth. Yet, if a man aligns himself with the one who had risen on the third day, the breath of life from God will enter him. A man resurrected in the risen Lord is a fearful thing for he cannot be brought and he is clothed in the power of God: All the world fears a man that will stand on his feet.
Passion of Saint John the Baptist
International Day against Nuclear Tests
The International Day against Nuclear Tests seeks to raise awareness about the negative effects of nuclear weapons and the need to achieve a nuclear-weapon-free world. The day also serves to educate people everywhere about the need to ban nuclear weapon tests in order to ensure world safety. Since the first nuclear test in 1945, over 2,000 nuclear tests have been carried out and led to accidents, such as the Chernobyl, Ukraine accident of 1986, ending in tragedy, long-term radiation poisoning and atmospheric damage. International Day against Nuclear Tests was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2009. It is observed every year on the 29th of August, a day that commemorates the 1991 closure of the Soviet Semipalatinsk site, the world's largest nuclear testing facility, in the former Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan.
International Day against Nuclear Tests Facts & Quotes
· The US, The Soviet Union and France have carried out the most nuclear tests over the past 6 decades, with 1,032, 715 and 210 respectively.
· The cost of the Manhattan Project, where the first nuclear bomb was ever built, is estimated to have cost $20 Billion.
· The total number of nuclear missiles built from the year 1951 to the present is 67,500.
· There are an estimated total of 16,400 nuclear weapons on Earth today.
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