Mother’s Day for All

Julia Ward Howe is most famous for writing the Battle Hymn of the Republic in 1862. She was also a Unitarian, and the author in 1870 a proclamation calling for the first Mothers’ Day, which she envisioned as an International Day of Peace. How might Howe’s words from the late-19th century, inform our celebrate of Mother’s Day in the early twenty-first century? Arise, then, women of this day! Arise, all women who have hearts, whether your baptism be that of water or tears! Say firmly: "We will not … [Read more...]

In Defense of My Interfaith Marriage

A guest post from Magin LaSov Gregg:  One day in 2004, I was chatting away with my best friend. During a conversational lull she said — in her most well meaning way — “You would be a perfect candidate for Jews for Jesus.”She had a point. At 24, I’d fallen in love with a Baptist minister, much to the surprise of my Jewish family and friends. They envisioned a Bible-thumping Jerry Falwell type, complete with potbelly and televangelist hair. No one was more surprised than me that Carl didn’t fi … [Read more...]