A collection of articles, comments, and discussions offering prayer and support to those affected by violence whether from war or from other causes.
For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. … Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise. (Isaiah 60)
From The Christian Science Monitor
After we’ve debated the causes of and remedies for the violence of this summer’s tragic mass shootings in Colorado, Wisconsin, and Nigeria, one thought remains that everyone can agree with. There is a pressing need to learn to live with more compassion for one another. go
As an individual living in Turkey, the response I chose was to pray with the help of something Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of the Monitor, wrote. go
From the Christian Science Sentinel
Prayer for peace in the region is essential. This is a time when spiritual thinkers can support God’s guidance of events, thwart the efforts of those who cherish instability and war, and open the way for a much more stable environment for everyone. go
A Time.com article points out that the vast majority of violence is perpetuated by men. This author shares a deeper, spiritual view on the nature of men and how to address violence. go
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Sentinel Audio Chat
David Hohle says that there is some "heavy lifting" to do in order to gain intelligent solutions to the problem of violence, but that Christian Science provides the spiritual tools to do this work. go
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From the Board of Lectureship
This Daily Lift provides a short message to support our prayers. go
Establishing the brotherhood of man leads to peace. This 60 minute conversation provides practical ideas of how to find this brotherhood. go
TMC Youth shares a 14 minutes podcast with young woman who liaising with top Iraqi leaders as a CIA analyst. go
Words from Mary Baker Eddy
One infinite God, good, unifies men and nations; constitutes the brotherhood of man; ends wars; fulfils the Scripture, "Love thy neighbor as thyself;" annihilates pagan and Christian idolatry, — whatever is wrong in social, civil, criminal, political, and religious codes; equalizes the sexes; annuls the curse on man, and leaves nothing that can sin, suffer, be punished or destroyed. (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 340)