Monday, March 12, 2012
Katherine Marshall: 3/11 Japanese Earthquake - The Untold Stories of Spiritual Response
Katherine Marshall: 3/11 Japanese Earthquake - The Untold Stories of Spiritual Response: The huge earthquake that struck northeast Japan on March 11, 2011 tested a nation and its faith. On this first anniversary we pause to remember that day, with prayer and reflection on what it means. Without warning, on a cold sunny day, an entire region was shaken by one of five most powerful earthquakes ever recorded; then the unimaginable power of a tsunami swept away everything in its path. The prolonged horror of the Fukushima nuclear disaster closed off vast areas and called reliance on nuclear power into question. 3/11 rammed home messages about human vulnerability.