Stand Against Violence by Standing Together for Peace May 8
On Saturday, May 8, from 12-2pm, the Faith in Action committee of First United Methodist Church, Arlington Heights, will remember victims of violence and their mothers/families with a Mothers' Day Peace Stand. This assemblage for peace and remembrance embraces the original 1870 call from Julia Howe Ward for mothers to unify and work for peace in the world.
At 12 noon, participants will stand in solemn witness, lining the street at 1903 E Euclid Avenue in front of the church. At 12:30, the original Julia Howe proclamation for peace will be read.
At 1:30, victims of police abuse, war, domestic abuse, LGBTQIA hatred, school shootings, random gunshots, racial hatred, bullying, gang shootings, anger, suicide will be named. By saying the names of victims, recognition is given to the suffering of mothers and families.
Participants can bring signs with the names of victims' whose stories still ache in the heart. Join this stand for any amount of time. Social distancing and masks are