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The Original Meaning of Mother's Day

Mother Power & Mother's Agenda

The original Mother’s Day proclamation written by Julia Ward Howe in 1870 was a proposal to bring the women of the world together to bring peace to humanity. It was a call to gather women: it called to women to add their voice to “the voice of the devastated earth”, and find the means to bring peace to the world.


"Arise, then, women of this day!

Arise all women who have hearts,

whether our baptism be that of water or of tears!...

We women of one country will be too tender of those of another country to allow

our sons to be trained

to injure theirs.

From the bosom of the

devastated earth

a voice goes up with our own.

It says,

"Disarm, Disarm!"

The sword of murder is not the balance of justice."


~Julia Ward Howe





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