Sandie Cornish believes that the world is aching for an older, less commercial Mother’s Day tradition – the Mothers’ Day for Peace initiated by Julia Ward Howe in 1873.
How is violence generating violence in your country? Which forms of violence affect you the most directly? Which forms of violence do you think are doing the greatest damage to the peace and wellbeing of the poorest countries of the world, and the most vulnerable people?
What forms of violence do you find yourself entangled in? What are the weapons that need to be silenced in your life and the context in which you live? How might you ‘declare peace’?
Scilla Elworthy of the Oxford research Group speaks about ways of responding to violence without using violence. One of the foundations of her approach is building inner strength through self-awareness. Scilla Elworthy TED Talk