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A column of smoke rises more than 20,000 feet in the air over Nagasaki following the detonation of the atomic bomb on August 9 1945 (AP Photo/USAF)

Mother Bernardine Goulter survived the atomic bomb at Nagasaki. Here we publish her account

People pray silently during a ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombing at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima (Kyodo)

Is the concept of just war still valid?

The memoirs of theologian Stanley Hauerwas make me think I could be a pacifist

The priests who survived the atomic bomb

The remarkable survival of the Jesuit Fathers in Hiroshima has echoes in the Bible and in the story of Fatima