When I started to write a spiritual memoir, I was surprised how many of my memories included circumstances with my mother and the stories that I heard from my mother. I treasure these stories as, I suspect, many of you may recall and savor the stories from or about mothers or mother figures in your own life. Let’s remember these stories that we were told and the stories that were not told to us.
On this day, we honor Mother’s Day for Peace, created by Unitarian Julia Ward Howe, as a way to protest war and find alternate ways to resolve conflicts so that mothers would not have to see their children die in the devastations of war. To view a short film of this Mother’s Day for Peace that includes sections from Howe’s Proclamation and the contemporary voices of Gloria Steinem, Vanessa Williams, Felicity Huffman, Fatma Saleh, Alfre Woodard, Ashraf Salimian, and Christine Lahti, go to: https://youtu.be/TG73A1SkU1c