Mother's Day day in the United States was initiated in 1870 by a proclamation issued by Julia Ward Howe in response to the carnage of the the Civil War. Over the years it has become commercialized and the original link to the call for peace has been lost. So let us honor our mothers and the other women who have been mother figures in our lives by reissuing a call for peace. Let us rededicate ourselves to building a culture of peace.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.