A blog by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration about justice and peace issues

I wanted to share this message from CODEPINK below….

For this Mother’s Day, we reached out to Iraqi mothers, asking if they have a message to give to American mothers. Some brave Iraqi mothers shared powerful messages, full of love, hope and pain — a pain that only someone who lost a son or a daughter to war can understand. Here is one: 

“My sister, American Mother. I say sister because we are sisters in humanity and we both lived through hard times imposed on us by your government under many false perceptions to justify its invasion of my country. What we lived through as mothers during and after this invasion took the lives of hundreds of thousands of our children…. We pray to God that you don’t have to go through such pain, and we hope that you, and history, will never forget what your government did to our country for no reason but to destroy it and exploit its resources.” -May Al Sharbati

Please take a moment now to send your own message to an Iraqi mother–– let them know we have not forgotten their pain and sorrow.


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