2020: Kiritimati and the Bomb: A Tale of Two Churches

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Kiritimati and the Bomb: A Tale of Two Churches

by Becky Alexis-Martin
06 July 2020

Kiritimati is a tiny atoll at the heart of the Pacific Ocean. It is also known as “Christmas Island," and forms a part of the nation state of Kiribati - an archipelago that stretches across the Pacific Ocean. Kiritimati has a population of approximately 6,500 people, who live across the villages of Tabwakea, London, Banana, and Poland. If you were to visit now, you would never consider that this small island was once an epicentre of British and American nuclear weapons testing during the Cold War.

Thirty-three nuclear weapons were detonated around Kiritimati from 1957 to 1962, including powerful hydrogen bombs. These nuclear weapons tests .....

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