MILLION MAMAS MOVEMENT
Mother’s Day Peace Gathering 2012
MOBILIZE THE MAMAS — TRANSFORM OUR WORLD
The Million Mamas Movement (MMM) is dedicated to empowering mothers, building healthy families and communities, and creating a culture of peace. It is a grassroots, global movement to educate and empower mothers and others to unify and exercise their innate maternal power through advocacy to create policies and programs that provide freedom and safety for women and children.
Mothering is universal – the qualities of nurturing, compassion and generosity are intrinsic to everyone – whether we are championing a child, a cause, an idea, a business or a movement. Throughout the world mothers have these same desires for their children. “We, the mamas, resolve to evolve a world where every child is safe, fed, housed, clothed, loved, educated and celebrated.“
Wendy Silvers, founder of the Million Mamas Movement, is an Agape Licensed Spiritual Practitioner under the mentorship of Michael Beckwith, founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center. She was inspired to create the Million Mamas Movement after almost a decade of teaching compassionate parenting practices. Throughout the years, Wendy found that all parents have a deep concern for their children’s futures along with a collective desire for greater peace and justice around the world. As a mother, she felt it was time to mobilize mothers and others to come together and take a stand for peace with its roots in empathy and compassion. To create a culture of peace using peace principles led by the mamas, supported by all.
Our focus 2012:
Transform bullying and brutality against one another into a culture of peace through advocacy and the application of peace principles.
The Goals of the Million Mamas Movement:
A culture of peace where war is not the answer
A world where we acknowledge that all children are our children and care for them
A culture where our girls have reproductive rights and freedom over their bodies
The Compassionate Communication program taught to educators and practiced in schools
Compassionate Communication toolkits available to families
Policies created and upheld that support the life span of women
We will accomplish these goals through providing advocacy, programs, Compassionate Communication Toolkits, creating policy and MMM councils:
- Million Mamas Council – an international, intergenerational alliance of peace emissaries
- Million Mamas Circles – ongoing local circles that meet and address personal and global issues with a monthly tele-call with Wendy Silvers
- Million Mamas Youth Council – an international youth group who will address issues that affect them and their future.
A Million Mamas Manifesto for women’s and children’s rights will be presented to world leaders.
The inaugural Million Mamas Movement Mother’s Day Peace Gathering 2012 event was live-streamed from Los Angeles. This event kicked off the Million Mamas Movement and featured speakers Michael Beckwith, Rickie Byars Beckwith, Gurmukh and others.
Wendy was deeply inspired by Julia Ward Howe’s historical yet timely Mother’s Day proclamation to end the ravages of war. She was further inspired to expand on His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s declaration that, “Western women will save the world.” Wendy believes it is mothers and others who will transform our world, one mama at a time.
Thus, the Million Mamas Movement is committed to global transformation through creating an inclusive international alliance of mothers and others. Resolve to evolve a world of greater peace, where every child and person is safe, fed, housed, clothed, loved, educated and celebrated. We hold strong to the vision of a kind and just global society in which mamas and children have a safe and prosperous future.
The Millions Mamas Movement™ is an alumni Creative Activist Project of Creative Visions Foundation, a publicly supported 501 (c)(3), which supports Creative activists who use the power of media and the arts to affect positive change in the world. All donations are tax deductible.
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~Michael Bernard Beckwith, Founder, Agape International Spiritual Center