As we reach the longest night of the year, it is a time to meditate on the happenings and lessons of the last year and to replenish our souls as we move forward. I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for the work that you do and for your wonderful support of this continuing work and to wish you the very best for you and your loved ones as the days begin to once again grow longer.
–Lucinda Marshall, Director/Feminist Peace Network
The Christmas legend talks about three wise men. But in our own time, and in the times that came before, there have been and are many, many wise women. This year, in the darkness of the Winter Solstice, let us resolve not only to listen to the wisdom of these women but to have the courage and strength to raise our own voices, to say that it is time to stop the damaging, time to heal the wounds and affirm what is truly sacred, the lives of all and the earth on which we live.
from Thank You Alice, A Meditation for Winter Solstice
by Lucinda Marshall, © 2006