Letters to the Editor

Women’s wish

May 15, 2007


To the editor:

Thanks for covering the Standing Women event in South Park on Mother's Day. Readers might want to know the goals that brought at least 100 people to spend five minutes standing in the park on such a busy day:

"We are standing for the world's children and grandchildren, and the seven generations beyond them. We dream of a world where all of our children have safe drinking water, clean air to breathe and enough food to eat. A world where they have access to a basic education to develop their minds and health care to nurture their growing bodies. A world where they have a warm, safe and loving place to call home. A world where they don't live in fear of violence - in their home, in their neighborhood, in their school or in their world. This is the world of which we dream. This is the cause for which we stand."

We, and the 3,723 other groups who stood in parks across the United States and in 77 other countries around the world, invite you to stand with us for a better future for generations to come.

Joey Sprague,



prioress 11 years ago

Good job; keep up the pressure.

tryingmybest 11 years ago

Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, boastful or rude. I Cor. 13

I can't think of a more loving way to express women's hopes for a world of justice and peace than simply standing in the park sharing that intention. What an appropriate gesture on Mothers' Day.

Thank you to all the women who stood and all those who stand by such women.

lmpaul 11 years ago

The Standing Women weren't AGAINST anything. Carefully read again the goals: clean water, education, health care, safely, secure homes for little children. What could be more positive than wishing hope and joy for future generations. While listening to the birds and the wind in the trees, I wondered who would care for the children of those killed in wars?

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