编辑：性恩行者 日期：2009-07-24 18:13
LIVERMORE — At a time when the world's eyes are turned toward the unfolding arms race between the U.S. and North Korea, a group of Japanese Buddhist monks is travelling cross-country with a message of disarmament.
"Trinity to Trident," an interfaith peace tour led by the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist monks, began July 6 near Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico. The group arrived in Livermore on Tuesday, where they were greeted by the members of the anti-nuclear community organization Tri-Valley CAREs, and walked to Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.
The goal of the tour, which also includes members of the Native American community and other faith traditions, is to promote non-violence and call attention to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference to be held in 2010, organizers say.
Kanaeda, a Japanese Buddhist monk who moved to the United States about five years ago, and who ilves in Seattle, says he believes a greater emphasis on nonproliferation is needed to achieve world peace.
He carries with him pictures of disfigurements and radiation-linked diseases caused by the World War II atomic bomb drops on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to remind people of his mission.
The group's 15 or so members drove to the Bay Area from New Mexico last week. Since Sunday, they have walked from Berkeley to Oakland to Alameda.
As a nuclear weapons design site, the Livermore Lab is a "symbolically important place" along the tour, said Marylia Kelley, executive director of Tri-Valley CAREs.
The peace tour group will drive north later this week, then walk through parts of Washington state. It will end at the Trident nuclear submarine base in Bangor, Wash. on Aug. 10.
2009年7月6日，由Nipponzan Myohoji僧众发起的名为"Trinity to Trident" 的宗教间和平之旅在美国新墨西哥州的洛斯阿拉莫斯实验室开始启程，途经旧金山湾区、伯克利、奥克兰和阿拉米达并于当地时间7月21日到达了利弗莫尔，在那里，他们向反核社区组织Tri-Valley CAREs致意，并进入了劳伦斯利弗莫尔国家实验室。
Tri-Valley CAREs的执行理事Marylia Kelley表示，作为核武器的设计地，利弗莫尔实验室是此次旅程一个具有象征性意义的重要地方。