Saturday, May 10, 2008

On Mother's Day, Take a Stand for Peace

On Sunday, May 11th, people all over the globe will stand in silence for 5 minutes as a powerful call for peace. This remarkable event grew out of a book called The Great Silent Grandmother Gathering, which Sharon Mehdi wrote as a gift for her newborn granddaughter.

The book touched a chord with women around the world, and in 2007, the first Standing Women events took place. This year, the gatherings promise to increase exponentially. Check here for a local gathering ~ or create your own!

Read Julia Ward Howe's inspiring Mother's Day proclamation, written in 1870. It's quite a departure from today's Hallmark occasion.

Happy Mother's Day.

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