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United Methodist Bishop Mary Ann Swenson prays at the end of an interfaith service in Nagasaki, Japan, to commemorate those who died as the result of the U.S. atomic bomb dropped on the city in 1945. Participants in the service, which took place at the hypocenter of the blast, included a group of pilgrims from the World Council of Churches who came to Japan to see for themselves the results of the bombings 70 years ago, to listen to survivors and local church leaders, and to recommit themselves to new forms of advocacy for a world free of nuclear weapons. Swenson, the vice moderator of the WCC's Central Committee, headed to delegation.