Following the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, J. Robert Oppenheimer quoted these lines from the Bhagavad Gita:
If the radiance of a thousand suns
Were to burst at once into the sky
That would be like the splendour of the Mighty One…
I am become Death,
The shatterer of worlds.
As we observe the 77th anniversary of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Dr. Nori Rost will explore the lessons learned from such a significant event in human history and how we can choose another name than Death going forward.
O, let us be alert–alert in a twofold sense.Since Auschwitz we know what [humankind] is capable of. And since Hiroshima we know what is at stake.” ―
About Leader Dr. Nori Rost
Until coming to join us as Leader at NYSEC, Dr. Nori Rost served the All-Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Colorado Springs, CO as their settled minister for 13 years. Prior to that she was a minister with Metropolitan Community Church (a queer Christian denomination) for almost 20 years. She is passionate about social justice and has been involved in social rights activism since she was 17. She is an outspoken advocate for justice and equity and has received many awards and recognition for her work.
Nori holds a Master of Divinity from the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado, and a Doctor of Ministry from the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In addition, she holds a Certificate for Spiritual Direction from the Benet Hill Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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Sunday Platform is our most important and long-standing community event. These gatherings educate, stimulate personal growth, inspire reflection and action, and strengthen our community. Sunday meetings begin with music, followed by greetings and a talk given by a Society Leader, member, or guest. Platforms cover a variety of topics that reflect current events, pressing social issues, and Humanist philosophy. Each Sunday meeting is followed by a luncheon and social hour.