An exhibition in Vancouver of works by Japanese artists in response to the Fukushima triple disaster, and three supporting events.
Objective: to raise awareness in Vancouver about the long-term impact of the Fukushima disaster by bringing local churches together for prayer and to shape the culture of “reconciling all things.”
Archived website: art4fukushima.com
For more detailed information about the project and how it unfolded, please see the GLC 2015 Annual Report.
Stories in the Media
- Church for Vancouver: Why Fukushima to Vancouver 2015? a message to the local churches
- Church for Vancouver: Global Church and Reconciled Korea: Wonsan and Vancouver
- Vancouver Shinpo (Japanese community newspaper in Vancouver): Archived article, Archived event flyer
- The Christian Times (Korean Christian newspaper in western Canada): 통일 보다 화해가 우선이다
Other Project Information
People and Churches Involved
The project team was Soohwan Park, Rev. Shihoko Warren, Steve Frost, and Jenna Veenbaas. For more information, see the team bios on the Art4Fukushima.com website archive.
Eleven local churches in Metro Vancouver made a formal commitment to congregational prayers for eight weeks during the art exhibits and events in Vancouver:
- University Hill Congregation (United Church on UBC Campus)
- West Point Grey Baptist Church
- First Baptist Church (Downtown Vancouver)
- Church of All Nations (Japanese, multi-cultural congregation of Anglican Network in Canada)
- Church of Good Shepherd (Fairview neighbourhood, Vancouver)
- Mosaic Church (Strathcona neighbourhood, Vancouver)
- First Christian Reformed Church (Vancouver east side)
- Vancouver Japanese Gospel Church (New Westminster)
- Burnaby Yul-bang Presbyterian Church (Korean speaking)
- Surrey Korean Presbyterian Church
- Church of the Ascension (Langley, Anglican Network in Canada)
Other churches were engaged in informal support, including Marineview Chapel, with a children’s day camp focused on Fukushima.