This Sunday is Mother’s Day. Here at Sojourners, we’re taking the entire week to celebrate not only mothers, but all women who have made an impact on our lives. For their strength, heroism, charity and wisdom, we honor them.
1. We Love Our Sisters
Yesterday was “Thank-A-Nun Day”! Did you forget? Don’t worry, there’s still time to write your thank you note before we deliver them!
2. Examining the Realities of Women in the U.S.
Women are still measured differently than men. From the language used to talk about women to persisting wage inequalities we are still a long ways from achieving equality in our society. Some members of Congress are even trying to block legislation that provides protection and support to women who have survived rape and intimate partner violence. Read about how we can combat this unfortunate reality.
3. Invest in Women
Studies show that investing in women and women’s health is foundational for overcoming poverty and advancing developing communities. Efforts to educate in the areas of women’s reproductive health—and to advocate for women on trafficking and abuse—are vital.
- Faith in Action: One Man’s Quest for Safe Births in Sudan by Erika Pearl
- Mother’s Week: Undervaluing Women by Anne Marie Roderick
4. Celebrate Mother Earth
She takes care of you; show her some love and tell the EPA to regulate carbon emissions now!
- Earth Mother: My Definition of Pro-Life by Kristen Hayes-Yearick
5. It's Mother's
Sojourners staff and contributors have taken time to reflect on their mothers or women who have impacted them.