Update: Mother's Day in Multifaith America

May 10, 2003

Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer


On May 10, 2003 The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that "Mothers play an important part in the world's religions, such as the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus; Yocheved, Moses' mother who puts him in an ark on the Nile to save his life; and Khadijah, the Mother of Believers in Islam... In the Hindu tradition, a mother is a goddess, as is the case of both Bharat Mata, or Mother India, and Dharti Mata, or Mother Earth... Many local religious groups will observe the secular holiday of Mother's Day."