Eye on the world: Next steps for Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s presidential election has been decided and the country is ready to move forward. As The Christian Science Monitor notes in a commentary: “If the two leaders can govern together, they will help create a stronger national identity, one that may close the door on ethnic-based corruption. More transparent and accountable government in Afghanistan will strengthen the Afghan military and leave less room for the Taliban to expand its influence.”

Here are thoughts from writers who have prayed about related issues and some of the spiritual concepts that inspired them.

In “Prayer to counter corruption,” the author writes, “A more solid basis for supporting the practical realization of morality is starting with the understanding of each individual's identity as truly spiritual, the incorruptible reflection of incorruptible divine Spirit, God.”

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