Eye on the world: Healing and progress for women--and men

Young women like Malala Yousafzai, a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize this year, have done much to bring women’s issues, especially their right to safety and to education, to the public forum. As Mary Baker Eddy wrote in her book No and Yes, “This is woman’s hour, with all its sweet amenities and its moral and religious reforms” (p. 45). 

Here are some thoughts that can support prayer for women’s rights.

Woman uplifted, humanity redeemed” points toward the equality of man and woman in the first story of creation, and declares, “Spiritual qualities are not parceled out by gender. Strength, wisdom, gentleness, compassion, conscience belong equally to men and women,” and cites evidence of women’s progress today.

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