Thursday, October 6, 2016

The mission of The Mother of Humanity® Monument Foundation, Inc. is to build Africa’s 95m tall Mother of Humanity® Monument to recognize and celebrate Africa as the birthplace of humanity, cradle of civilization, and in so doing inspire humanity towards the patience, compassion, and understanding of the universal principle of a mother’s loving-kindness.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Mother of Humanity® monument : Mother

Mother of Humanity® monument : Mother: Mother In almost every language used by humanity, words close to "mama" will appear. “Mother”, “maman”, “mommy”, “amma”, “m...

Mother



Mother

In almost every language used by humanity, words close to "mama" will appear. “Mother”, “maman”, “mommy”, “amma”, “mama”, “em”, “mum”, “mamma”, “mutter”, “mare”, “maty”, and “ana” all have the same meaning. There is a theory that links the sounds of a baby made while breast feeding, to the development of the two syllable sound that becomes the word “mother”.  While the word mother sounds similar in every language, what a mother represents is universal. She represents the same thing, not only for human kind, but for every sentient being on Earth.

The Mother is the most powerful symbol for the quality of kindness. A Mother’s kindness begins at conception. Then the Mother carries her child for many weeks, or as in the case of humans, for nine months. During this time she is constantly concerned for her child’s safety. The Mother avoids actions, foods, and circumstances that might endanger her child’s health and welfare. Even before birth the Mother thinks about her child’s benefit and makes every effort to prevent even the slightest suffering and difficulty. It is entirely from Mother’s efforts that one has opportunities in life. For us, all fortunate conditions originate from Mother’s kindness. She gives us a human body, then feeds us from her own body, clothes, protects, educates, and guides us. In a way, if you think about it, even one’s body is not truly one’s own.  Are we not a part of our Mother’s body that she gave to us willingly through pain and sacrifice, but always with the greatest love and kindness?
Such kindness is immeasurable. It is also essential. A Mother’s kindness creates conditions for a child to grow in mental and physical health, in peace, and in an atmosphere free from anxiety.
The critical importance of this quality of selfless “loving kindness” is quickly lost as we grow older. We sometimes feel that our bodies are our own and that we alone have made our existence possible.  We feel that our success is ours.  It is as if we achieved it all by ourselves!  In truth, it is the loving kindness of our Mother that has made our very existence even possible.
This expression of loving kindness that is embodied by the Mother is the most vitally important of all human qualities.  It is the essential message that lies at the core of all major religions, while at the same time it transcends human activity and is possessed by all sentient beings. For humanity, the practice of loving kindness as exemplified by the Mother is the only means by which human beings can grow spiritually. It is the only possible real road to peace for humanity, because it is basic to our humanity.
If there is such a feeling of kindness and concern within the family, then there is peace in the family. If there is peace in the family, there will be peace in the community. If there is peace in the community, there will be peace in the nation. And if nations embody kindness and peace, then there can be peace in the world.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

How to boost food production in Africa

ADDIS ABABA, 15 September 2014 (IRIN) - Smallholder farmers, who hold over 80 percent of all farms in sub-Saharan Africa, are struggling to adapt to rapidly rising temperature and erratic rains, according to the 2014 Africa Agriculture Status Report (AASR), released on 3 September in Addis Ababa. full report

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Greetings, and welcome to the Mother of Humanity® monument blog.  My name is Nijel Binns.  I am a professional artist.  As a sculptor, in 1992, shortly after the infamous riots in Los Angeles I created and sculpted a monument I call the Mother of Humanity®.  It was designed to represent peace, the origins of humanity as coming out of Africa, and as a symbol to uplift mothers and children of the world.  A 16 foot tall bronze Mother of Humanity® monument was unveiled and permanently installed in Watts, California on Mother's Day, May 11, 1996.  Over the next few weeks I will share more with you about the monument, it's meaning and the vision I have for it.