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First Parish in Brookline

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!

ABOUT 2019 Mother's Day Walk for Peace

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.

Name Date Amount Comments
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  
  Total $2,852.00  
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