Eye on the world: Healing a humanitarian crisis

In “The hope needed to end a hunger crisis of historic scaleThe Christian Science Monitor reports on the escalating humanitarian crisis in Africa. “Last week, the UN said the world is facing the worst humanitarian crisis since 1945. The lives of more than 20 million people—nearly equivalent to the population of Australia—are at risk of famine in four countries, the UN estimates.” What could become an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, has been caused by “a combination of war, drought, and weak governance. In addition, aid workers are hindered by lack of access to conflict areas. Money is certainly needed.… But just as urgent are peace efforts to end the fighting in [South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen] .… If it acts as one, the global community can help these millions of people.”

Ideas on this subject:

From the Bible:

 And they did all eat, and were filled.

Mark 6:42 (see Mark 6:35‒44)

From the writings of Mary Baker Eddy:

Give us this day our daily bread;
   Give us grace for to-day; feed the famished affections.

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 17

The “divine ear” is not an auditory nerve. It is the all-hearing and all-knowing Mind, to whom each need of man is always known and by whom it will be supplied.

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 7

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

In “Crisis? Opportunity!”: “We must follow our Way-shower and overcome the belief in a world of matter by recognizing as the only real universe the spiritual universe of God. Let us turn from the disturbing belief that we are mortals, living in a dangerous world of matter, to the glorious realization that in our true being we are now children of divine Mind, God’s ideas, living in a spiritual universe, subject to the laws of divine Principle, Love.” And “Reacting to every crisis as an opportunity to prove the ever-presence of divine Love is glorious living.”

In “We can do something about it”: “In Christian Science we are not asking God to do something. We are seeking to see what, by definition, God already is, and consequently is doing, and even (when we’re ready to admit it) what He has already done.” And “The experience of Christian healing has made me certain that there is always ‘something you can do.’ What a privilege it is to know how to pray scientifically—and to get to work doing it.”

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

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