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In “After Charlottesville, a calling out of claims on racial superiorityThe Christian Science Monitor reports that “the strong reaction of many Americans to the Virginia tragedy helps show the false claims of white supremacists about skin color…. Fewer people than ever accept that skin color is a measure of character or a reason for special treatment. The popular rebuke of racial hatred after Charlottesville, however, seems hardly enough after so many high-profile cases of racially charged violence in the United States. Actions must speak louder than words. Each of the recent tragedies driven by false views about race requires even more potent examples of racial equality and the common good.”

Ideas on this subject:

From the Bible:

Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

Romans 13:8

From the writings of Mary Baker Eddy:

Beauty is a thing of life, which dwells forever in the eternal Mind and reflects the charms of His goodness in expression, form, outline, and color.

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 247

Love hath one race, one realm, one power.
Dear God! how great, how good Thou art
To heal humanity’s sore heart;

Poems, p. 22

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

In “It’s time to elevate the human race”: “‘Love for mankind.’ If that’s what it takes to elevate the human race, that’s where we need to start. It involves demonstrating Truth and reflecting divine Love, which is spiritual and unconditional—so it’s much more than a human emotion. It means elevating our thoughts above identifying one another by physical characteristics, and realizing instead that we have one common creator, who is God, divine Truth and Love, who created us as His spiritual image and likeness—one race, that has nothing to do with skin color or human heritage.” And “We need to let Truth inform us that as children of one common Parent, divine Love, we share inherent goodness and purity with all people. We need to open our hearts to understand what needs healing in others’ hearts and minds—to let divine Love move us to repent of unjust thoughts and actions, remove our ignorance and fears, reform our own hearts and minds, and lead us to dialogue and actions that heal.”

In “Not defined by race”: “God gives each person a unique identity in dimensions that go beyond physical appearance or racial stereotypes.” And “Love helps people see through fears and stereotypes. It’s the one thing that’s going to purify the error—the mental attitude that would limit another individual according to a stereotype or social definition. Positive change can start with one person, and one by one a whole culture is changed as understanding spreads.”

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


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