Koko Kondo (left), a survivor of the 1945 atom bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, talks with Bishop Mary Ann Swenson (right) and Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm (center). Swenson, a United Methodist from the U.S., is vice moderator of the World Council of Churches Central Committee, and Bedford-Strohm is chair of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD). Swenson and Bedford-Strohm came to Hiroshima in August 2015 as part of a delegation of church leaders representing the World Council of Churches. They came to see for themselves the suffering caused by the bomb, to listen to the survivors and local church leaders, and to return home recommitted to advocating for an end to nuclear weapons. Kondo is a well-known hibakusha, or atom bomb survivor, who along with her father is mentioned in John Hershey's landmark book about the horror of Hiroshima.