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Eye on the world: Man is not a helpless victim or commodity

- Eye on the World

In a recent editorial titled “Human trafficking: bottom-up solutions,The Christian Science Monitor remarks on ongoing global progress in addressing human trafficking, noting that a shift in how victims are viewed will be key: “At the heart of these efforts is a desire to prevent the treatment of people as commodities…. Individuals and whole communities must take on new views.”

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From Mary Baker Eddy: “Citizens of the world, accept the ‘glorious liberty of the children of God,’ and be free! This is your divine right” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 227).

In “We Need Not Be Helpless”: Man is not a victim of helplessness or discord because inharmony is not the real status of man,” and, “Rejecting helplessness and claiming, instead, an exalted Christlike consciousness, we reach out with truth.”

In “The quest for liberty”: “Each time we reach out in prayer for our world, claiming its freedom and its government by God, not by oppression, the forces of liberty are strengthened.”

In “Doing Something About It”: “...the real man is never in a position of inability of helplessness, because he is made in the image and likeness of God and reflects infinite power and goodness,” and, “...we shall find we can never listen to any claim of evil, be it personal, national, or universal, nor can we be placed in a position or a circumstance in which we are able to say truthfully that there is nothing we can do about it.”

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