On Sunday, July 16, a free public event will be held at the Santa Maria de la Paz Community Hall in Santa Fe to commemorate the anniversary of the first detonation of an atomic weapon.

“From Reflection to Action: An Interfaith Remembrance of the Trinity Test” will feature Most Rev. John C. Wester, Archbishop of Santa Fe.

“We are in a new nuclear arms race far more dangerous than the first, and I believe we need to rejuvenate a sustained, serious conversation about universal, verifiable nuclear disarmament,” said Wester, in a press release from the coalition that includes the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, Nuclear Watch New Mexico, Soka Gakkai International, Tularose Basin Downwinders Consortium and United Church of Santa Fe.

The public is invited, and light refreshments will be served. The event will be live-streamed via YouTube. Doors open at 3:15 p.m., and the event is 4-6 p.m.

Pre-registration is encouraged. Visit form.jotform.com/ASFPMD/July162023Event, or call the diocese office of social justice, 505-831-8205.

Chieftain Staff Report