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A moral stance, blessing the world

“Taking a moral stance”—that’s how the Monitor editorial on the facing page describes the move by the United States to designate as genocide specific actions by the Islamic State. And, as the editorial points out, “morality is not merely a matter of principled words.

The moral action in naming genocide

Under pressure from Congress, the Obama administration declared on March 17 that the Islamic State has committed genocide against groups in areas under its control, including Yazidis, Christians, and Shiite Muslims. The designation is only a legal stance, one based on a 1948 international treaty written after the Holocaust.

'As mortals awake from their dream...'

As mortals awake from their dream of material sensation, this adorable, all-inclusive God, and all earth’s hieroglyphics of Love, are understood; and infinite Mind is seen kindling the stars, rolling the worlds, reflecting all space and Life,—but not life in matter.   —Mary Baker Eddy, Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, pp.

The glass came out!

Daddy was helping me do a gymnastics move called a back hip circle on my bars in the playroom when I crashed into a picture. The picture was in a frame with glass in front of it.

A ‘walk through the fire’—and victory

Christianity was always a part of my life, and growing up in our family church, I felt a deep, personal relationship to God.   Though I didn’t grow up in the Christian Science denomination, Christian Science came into my life when I was five years old.

A consciousness filled with light

Given the fast pace of our daily lives, it might seem almost impossible to take a break. There is always something going on that requires our attention, and we might feel we don’t have enough time even to pray to bring our thought into accord with God.

Whom should I vote for?

I was thinking back to the first time I had the opportunity to vote in a presidential election. I took my responsibility seriously and decided to ask someone I respected to tell me what to do.

Conversation in a taxi

My taxi driver at busy Heathrow Airport met me with a friendly greeting, followed by an announcement that he was Muslim. At first, I was unsure why he would feel the need to share his religion with me.

Engaged in praying for the world

I love these words from a hymn in the Christian Science Hymnal:  Earth has no sorrow but Love can remove.                              .

On the web

Christian Science Sentinel—Audio Podcast My will? Or God’s will? by Arthur Colyar At a low point in Arthur’s life, when he was homeless, he discovered what it really meant to do God’s will. Listen in to hear how that changed his life.