The Right Way

The announcement that the anthracite coal strike has practically been settled is cause for general thanksgiving, and the fact that it will be settled without final resort to brute force or starvation is something upon which the operators and miners on one hand, and the general public on the other are to be congratulated. Such conditions as have prevailed for the past six months are not creditable to a professedly Christian country, and in fact the spectacle of organized capital and organized labor, exhibiting their blindness to the rights of the public, was painful in the extreme. It is to be hoped that the knell of hatred, malice, selfishness, and self-will, as factors in labor disagreements, has been sounded, and that the utter futility of such methods as have been employed heretofore has been recognized.

The only permanent adjustment of the relations of capital and labor must come, not through the misery and hardship of strikes, but through recognition of the inalienable rights of humanity. This recognition can come only through a right concept of the relation of each individual to every other individual. This involves the recognition of the Fatherhood of God, the recognition that God is the Principle of all righteous action, all justice, and all wisdom. The universal brotherhood of man manifested in the teachings of Jesus and acknowledged in Christian Science must be the standard. M.

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Unto Whomsoever Much is Given
October 16, 1902

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