On August 6, 2022, Pax Christi Maine joined several peace groups in Lewiston/Auburn to declare a ‘Recommitment to No Nuclear War!’
Events of the day included several speakers at the Gendron Franco Center and a solemn walk to the Dr. Bernard Lown Peace Bridge. Dr. Lown who was born in Lithuania emigrated as a young person with family to Lewiston. He later became a cardiologist and along with Soviet cardiologist Dr. Eugene Chazov, they won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985 for their efforts to organize physicians worldwide to campaign for a moratorium on nuclear weapons. Co-Sponsors of #Hiroshima2022 were Maine Veterans for Peace, Peace Action Maine, Physicians for Social Responsibility, PeaceWorks and Pax Christi Maine.