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Eye on the world: Feeding and healing a young nation

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In “When a famine points to a deeper needThe Christian Science Monitor reports that “last week, the United Nations issued its first famine alert in six years, citing a dire need for aid to reach 100,000 people currently facing starvation in South Sudan. At least another million people in the East African nation are on the brink of famine, the UN said, a result largely of a three-year civil war. The alert drew welcome promises of food aid from a few wealthy nations. But equally in need is a fresh way to end the conflict in the world’s youngest country.” The problem goes beyond a shortage of food supply—the country needs to reconcile the political and religious strife. “To bring its famine as well as its cycle of violence to an end, South Sudan needs the kind of patience that religious leaders can offer in bringing rival leaders and groups together in public discussions about social healing. Other countries that have suffered conflict, such as Liberia, have found reconciliation by relying on traditional methods of arbitration. South Sudan must do the same, community by community, even as food aid is rushed to its hungriest people.”

Ideas on this subject:

From the Bible:

My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:19

From the writings of Mary Baker Eddy:

Whatever inspires with wisdom, Truth, or Love—be it song, sermon, or Science—blesses the human family with crumbs of comfort from Christ’s table, feeding the hungry and giving living waters to the thirsty.

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 234

Wholly apart from this mortal dream, this illusion and delusion of sense, Christian Science comes to reveal man as God’s image, His idea, coexistent with Him—God giving all and man having all that God gives.

The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 5

Related articles from The Christian Science Journal and the Christian Science Sentinel:

In “Prayer for All Mankind”: “It is natural for those who are awake to the healing power of God revealed in Christian Science to want the whole world to be blessed by it.” And “It is within our power to help meet humanity’s needs through the Christ, the true idea of God, as Jesus did. We too can pray to the divine Father of all, confident not only that He has already met those needs abundantly, but that the very knowing of this divine fact will open the way for multitudes to be satisfied in human experience.”

In “Prayer and ‘God’s disposal of events’”: “God is infinite, impartial Love. He is all-knowing divine Mind, who isn’t influenced by a personal, human view of things. He always maintains the harmony and well-being of what He made, the perfection of His spiritual creation.” And “Effective prayer requires that we shut out of thought the cacophony of human opinions, the clamor of many supposed minds separate from God, and realize that He is the one infinitely wise divine intelligence. ”

The articles above and others dealing with this subject can be found on JSH-Online.com or on CSMonitor.com.

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