Join First Parish as we return to the annual Louis D. Brown Peace Institute's Mother's Day Walk for Peace on Sunday, May 12th. The walk is in the morning and you can get back for service if you walk the first half. Do the full walk (6.8 miles) or half (3 miles), come join us!
And if you can’t walk, PLEDGE. This is an opportunity to connect with our neighbors and, as Rabbi Heschel said about the march in Selma, we pray with our feet!
Every year in the United States, approximately 15,000 people are murdered. For every homicide victim, there are at least 10 immediate people directly impacted by that loss. It is safe to say each year there are at least 150,000 new survivors of homicide victims dealing with the emotional, physical and financial stress of losing a loved one to a traumatic death such as murder. This is not including extended family members, classmates/colleagues, teachers/students, entire communities. Nor does this number include families who are impacted by a loved one committing a murder. Together we can heal and have an impact.
Rise Up! Walk with us. The Annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace started in 1996 so mothers of murdered children could receive support and love from their neighbors. Twenty-three years later, the Mother’s Day Walk continues to be a powerful way to honor our loved ones who have been murdered and embrace our partners in peacemaking. The Mother’s Day Walk is also the Peace Institute’s most important fundraising event. We hope you will help us raise our goal of $400,000 so we can continue to work to tip the scale toward justice for families and communities that are stigmatized by murder.
All walkers must register. Registration cost this year is $10 per walker, however no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Registration fees go to help us reach our goal of $400,000 to sustain our programs and services.
|Michele David||05/12/2019||$1,500.00||Tania Erlij||05/11/2019||$50.00||Sarah Luchansky||05/10/2019||$40.00||Sarah Luchansky||05/10/2019||$150.00||Maggie Joralemon||05/09/2019||$10.00||Jody Leader||05/08/2019||$10.00||Jody Leader||05/08/2019||$90.00||Michael Monroe||05/06/2019||$20.00||Gene Thompson-Grove||05/06/2019||$10.00||Anne Copeland||05/06/2019||$100.00||First Parish in Brookline||Gene Thompson-Grove||05/06/2019||$50.00||Michael Monroe||05/06/2019||$182.00||Elizabeth Martin||05/02/2019||$10.00||Anonymous Friend||05/02/2019||$100.00||Tanya Gurian||04/30/2019||$10.00||Tanya Gurian||04/30/2019||$100.00||Carol Spitzer||04/29/2019||$20.00||Lawrence Zaborski||04/29/2019||$60.00||Carol Spitzer||04/29/2019||$100.00||Kathleen Higgins||04/24/2019||$10.00||Ellen Blaney||04/19/2019||$20.00||Ellen Blaney||04/19/2019||$100.00||Deane Coady||04/15/2019||$10.00||Clint Richmond||04/09/2019||$100.00|