Circle of Wisdom May 8, 2016 Posted May 8, 2016 by admin@interfaith

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Interfaith Peace Project Circle of Wisdom
Three Remarkable Women

      The Interfaith Peace Project continues to sponsor programs in honor of The International Women’s Day, March 8. We consider this work to be the heart and soul of interfaith outreach since it concerns the dignity of all peoples. On the 8th of each month, we will send out stories of inspiring women. We encourage you to send us stories of women you admire to share with our readers. Send them to
info@interfaithpeaceproject.org.

      Here are the stories of three remarkable women who overcame gender discrimination to shape our nation’s history.


peace pilgrim 3Peace Pilgrim (1908-1981):

“Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return.”

Peace Pilgrim walked the earth for peace! She was the first woman to walk the entire Appalachian Trail in one season. She walked the entire United States at least 8 times, giving lectures and seminars about how to live a simple life with peace in your step! For more information: http://peacepilgrim.com

 

Parks

Rosa Parks (1913-2005):

“At the time I was arrested, I had no idea it would turn into this. It was just a day like any other day.  The only thing that made it significant was that the masses of people joined in.”

Rosa Louise Parks was an African- American civil rights activist, whom the United States Congress called “the First Lady of Civil Rights” and “the Mother of the Freedom Movement.  Rosa is known for the Montgomery Bus Boycott in which she refused to obey a bus drivers order that she give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger, after the white section was filled.  Parks’ act of defiance and the Montgomery Bus Boycott became important symbols of the modern Civil Rights Movement. For more inspiration: www.biography.com/people/rosa-parks-9433715

 

carsonRachel Carson (1907-1964):

Rachel Carson was an American marine biologist and conservationist whose book “Silent Spring” and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. Late in the 1950s, Carson turned her attention to environmental problems that she believed were caused by synthetic pesticides. Her book, “Silent Spring” spurred a reversal in national pesticide policy which led to a nationwide ban on DDT and other pesticides and inspired a grassroots environmental movement that led to the creation of the US. Environmental protection agency. For more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Carson