Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Mother's Day Peacebuilding Petition

Please click on link below and sign this peacebuilding petition. Share with other like minded individuals and honor Mother’s Day by telling our leaders to invest in Peacebuilding.

Targeting: The President of the United States, The U.S. Senate and The U.S. House

Started by: The Peace Alliance Early advocates of celebrating Mother's Day in the United States envisioned it as a day of peace, to honor and support mothers who had lost sons and husbands to the carnage of the Civil War.

In 1870 - nearly 40 years before it became an official U.S. holiday in 1914 - social justice pioneer Julia Ward Howe issued her famous Mother's Day Proclamation, which called upon mothers of all nationalities to band together to promote the "amicable settlement of international questions, the great and general interests of peace."

This May, at a time when our country is fighting two costly wars abroad and our own communities are torn apart by violence and over-incarceration, it's time for Mother's Day to return to its roots.

We must let our leaders know that "Peace Wants a Piece of the Pie!"


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