It became increasingly clear after the post–war years that there is a connection between success and adversity in both private and national life; just so are the individual nations and states connected one with the other.
The people of Europe who struggled in a life-and-death combat during the World War were plunged into misery together, and all the hard facts of life furthered the recognition that a recovery is possible only through joint effort. No one can be sure, however, that the effort to reach such an accord will be able to prevail in the face of strong resistance.
It is obvious that this is a matter of immediate concern to women. If it is their vocation to protect life, to keep the family together, they cannot remain indifferent to whether or not federal and national life will be able to assure prosperity for the family and a future for youth. The important international petition of February 6, 1932, in Geneva showed that many women today regard the issue of peace and international agreement as their concern.
Saint Edith Stein
Problems of Women’s Education (1932)
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Stein, E 2017, Essays On Woman, The Collected Works of Edith Stein, Book 2, translated from the German by Oben, F, ICS Publications, Washington D.C.