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Michael Tellinger

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day is about Peace

A day late but it's never too late for what John Perkins writes here - every year someone reminds us of how Mother's Day started, with a proclamation by Julia Ward Howe stating, in part,

"We, the women of one country, will be too tender of those of another country to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs."

And now daughters too, of course (and theirs). And of course all the civilians who are injured too. Not to mention killed. And that's just the beginning of an understanding of the harm done. Howe's view of war (just soldiers injuring other soldiers?) seems strangely quaint these days, but her vision of compassion and connection is timeless, and applies to all of it.

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