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1 Newton Massachusetts United States
The good emerging: A "strategy" is prepared for women to rise-up and unite! They already have begun -- in Jerusalem, the Women's March, Me Too, and helped facilitate the students March for Our Lives. A plan is ready that gives women the structure of a political movement that has a "COMMON GOAL" and a "COMMON UNITING ELEMENT" -- "No War" as the goal (the worst form of violence) and the "Children," as the uniting element. WOMEN MUST TAKE THE WORLD STAGE -- AND KEEP IT -- to create change! It is not just for women, it is for everyone. But women must be the first to promote nonviolence. Women can balance the scales to counter male domination and patriarchy by setting an example for the whole world, now and in the future! Riane Eisler, in The Chalice and the Blade, said that we can change to a partnership society. First, there must be a movement where both women and men work together. Gandhi, King, and all the sages throughout time have taught us that nonviolence is the answer! It will not be easy, but we must do it "For the Children." Please see Peace and Love I am a man, a person, who believes in Riane Eilser's "Cultural Transformation Theory" and am dedicated to see it come to fruition.
Report 2018: I stood in Newton Centre. I was the only person there. I was proud to hold my sign -- WOMEN UNITE for PEACE. When women unite as the peacemakers in every country to promote nonviolence, they will change the world.
2 Prosser Washington United States
Where standing: I will be standing at my Mother's house celebrating the day with her. She is 90 yrs old now and I am 70 so we have had many good stories over the years. I am grateful to have her in my life.
The good emerging: I see young people rising up and using their voices for good in the world. I am proud of these generations and stand as a Conscious Elder for their protection and safety.
Report 2018: I wanted to report that I read this prayer for Rotary 8, Tacoma WA today in honor of Mother's Day and to acquaint them with the opportunity to participate next year. Over 200 people heard this beautiful prayer. I did stand in Prosser and read the prayer at 1pm on Sunday. Thanks for doing this each year.
3 Sydney NSW Australia
Where standing: I will stand in my special room,surrounded by my crystals etc. looking at the garden.
The good emerging: The rising awareness of the need for a more humane approach to human and animal problems in our world.May it continue to grow.
Report 2018: I stood in my room with a special arrangement of crystals,rose petals and a small statue of the Moon Goddess.I felt a loving connection to the women of our world,especially those in areas where they have few rights,less liberty and no real justice.I sent prayers for all in need as well as all to come,it was a very special moment in a peaceful,happy day.
4 Jesenice near Prague Czech Republic

Report 2018: I propagated it for my Czech friends here:
5 Santa Barbara California United States

The good emerging: People who love and care enough to show up as Standing Women
Report 2018: We were standing in the rose garden at the mission
6 John's Creek Georgia United States

The good emerging: I believe in the children If we can keep them educated fed and educated and teach them good moral values and ethics things might get better in a decade or so
Report 2018: My two young granddaughters and I stood at a family gathering for Mothers Day. I gave them big handbells to ring and explained what we were doing. There were about 15 people at the gathering I will post some pictures.
7 Richardson Texas United States
Where standing: We will be standing at the Richardson City Hall Fountain on Araphaho. The statue is children dancing in a circle. Please join Michael and Mo and stand with us.
The good emerging: Neighbors helping each other. More of that seems to be happening.
Report 2018: My husband and I stood at the beautiful dancing children fountain near our city hall. The wind was blowing the water and making foam in the fountain. The sun was shining and it was not too hot. We rang our bells and read the statement and stood. The five minutes seemed to pass so quickly. While I was silently standing, I pictured others in the the Richardson Dallas area who were standing too and then on to all of Texas and then the US and then the world. Very satisfying. A plane flew by and I pictured someone standing and meditating on the plane, then someone swimming in the ocean meditating, then people in nursing homes and realized the huge potential for community participation. At the end we rang our bells and quietly went home.
8 Plymouth Michigan United States
Where standing: Kellogg Park or my front porch
The good emerging: Young professionals care deeply about serving others.
Report 2018: My husband and I stood in Kellogg Park at the center of Plymouth, Michigan. Friends stood at their homes. I read the pledge/purpose the next day at a meeting of people who work professionally for child foster care . I shared it as a prayer to increase awareness. It was very well received.
9 Sturgis South Dakota United States
Where standing: My family and I pray each year on Mother's Day for peace, love and wellness for our Lakota people and the world. We have done this since 1981 and will be at Mato Paha/Bear Butte on Sunday, Mother's Day 2018, again. Mitakuye Oyasin -- We are all related.
The good emerging: Keep searching for that which is positive-- the light in the world. Prayer is powerful. Be well.
Report 2018: My two sons, Jr. & Dawson and my grandchildren, Akira, Shoji and Kiyomi, stood at Bear Butte in prayer while I read the declaration out loud, fighting back tears. It was a a beautiful day with my beloved family. We will continue to pray for peace and love in the world. Mitakuye Oyasin - We are all related. Be well, Jace (Lakota mother/grandmother)
10 Lopez Island Washington United States
Where standing: I will be standing with my husband and (hopefully) my youngest daughter in our beautiful, blossoming garden.
The good emerging: I see a new paradigm arising in which people value connection with the human and more-than-human world. Here on Lopez we have many groups working to bring support to others living on our island, to reclaim the values of eating locally and respecting the inherent rights of the natural world.
Report 2018: My husband, youngest daughter, and I stood in our garden, surrounded by the vegetables and fruit trees that we have planted and all the busy insects, chipmunks, birds, and native plants that live there as well. It was an unseasonably warm and sunny day. After a lovely breakfast on our deck, Aliza and I were weeding and Scott was rebuilding a table from our woodpile. We paused at 1:00 to read the declaration and express our gratitude for the love that we have for each other and the wider planet, ending with our family's traditional group hug.
11 amlwch wales United Kingdom

Report 2018: I stood on Cemlyn beach. The sun was shining , I was barefoot and grounded. I was alone , in peace with the sea breeze on my skin. I felt connected to the universe and I belonged to humankind. I asked the universe to provide the essential comforts for all children to enable their development
12 Vancouver B.C. Canada Saraswatians.

The good emerging: I think more people are becoming awake, through meditation and various practices. I personally have trained as a mindfulness teacher and am hoping to work with children pretty soon. It is an uphill effort to get more people involved in having a more humanitarian world. All awake people are called to do their bit.
Report 2018: There were seven women, part of a group called the Saraswatians. We stood in a sunny garden, in Kitsilano, an area of Vancouver, B.C. We are a group who have been together for over 20 years and we try and meet each month. I read the declaration and we all felt the urgency of working toward a better future for the next seven generation, in this time of terrible unrest in the world.
13 PORT TOWNSEND Washington United States

The good emerging: We have tithed to a group supporting immigrant farmworker's children. There is greater hope and dedication growing in all of us as a result of this commitment.
Report 2018: We stood together as part of our Unity service. Men, women, and the children we stand for locally stood together saying this declaration for all of us! It was very touching, and something we have done as our Unity Community for several years.
14 Graham North Carolina United States
Where standing: Standing in my yard beneath the arms of a Great White Ash with My Sister in OK and My Sister in CA with me in Spirit -- these words given to me -- I shall say to Our Mother Earth -- ''Great and Eternal Mystery of Life, Creator of All Things, I give thanks for the beauty You put in every single one of Your creations. I am grateful that You did not fail in making every stone, plant, creature, and human being a perfect and whole part of the Sacred Hoop. I am grateful that You have allowed me to see the strength and beauty of All My Relations. My humble request is that all of the Children of Earth will learn to see the same perfection in themselves. May none of Your human children doubt or question Your wisdom, grace, and sense of wholeness in giving all of Creation a right to be living extensions of Your perfect love.''
The good emerging: We are more alike than different - the more we talk to each other - the more we listen to each other -- Then - the Better Future we all yearn for shall become a reality ....
Report 2018: A friend in another State also said she would Stand with us ... so along with my dear friends in OK and CA .. there were at least 4 of us. Haven't heard back from other friends as yet. After standing in silence under the arms of my White Ash, I looked to the sky and on a branch .. I saw a bird who began to sing (posted under the photos link). I felt hope and peace .. Nature is with us all. Peggy
15 North Port Florida United States

The good emerging: My church has great programs for out neighborhood children and it warms my heart to see them as they are all involved in great programs.
Report 2018: I reported I would be standing in my front yard, under the Loquat tree. That was my plan and I stood there in a light rain. The rain started around noon and continued all afternoon but at times it was light enough for me to go our front and stand. Thank you and I trust many of us are concerned deeply about our beloved children. Thank you Rebecca Rouse
16 Davenport Florida United States
17 Contra Costa County California United States
Where standing: We will be at the picnic area near the Alhambra Creek Trail entrance to Briones East Bay Regional Park, with my husband, daughter, daughter-in-law, and two adult sons. We welcome anyone who would like to stand with us.
The good emerging: This whole idea was welcomed at a Mediate Your Life Choosing Peace Intensive in Berkeley this past weekend; with many participants from all over the country going to try to set up meet-ups even at this late date.
Report 2018: Not many of us made it to our site, but after the reading, those of us there heard about an international organization called RESULTS, and another called ONE; both use lobbying of government representatives and senators on specific letters and bills that will provide more of our tax money aiding women and children. Right now in the US, we are trying to get the REACH Act out of committee and to the Senate floor. REACH is about reaching every mother and child everywhere.
18 Berkeley Springs West Virginia United States Link to site

Report 2018: Six of us stood together in support of the Standing Women's Movement and the children of the world for the next seven generations. We stood in the Gazebo at Berkeley Springs State Park.
19 Glenwood New Mexico United States

Report 2018: We walked into a one of my labyrinths and stood together in the center, rang our bells and read the Standing Women mission statement in unison, rang our bells again and walked out of the labyrinth. On the way into the labyrinth past good was contemplated, on the way out what we can do this year.
20 Arnes Manitoba Canada

Report 2018: This year I was out at my cabin in the woods with my daughter and her dog. So it was VERY quiet. Lovely to stand outside under the trees and think of our Mother Earth as well as all mothers.

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