[The above is substantially the text of the program released for broadcast the weekend of September 14-16 in the radio series, "The Bible Speaks to You," heard internationally over more than 800 stations. This is one of the weekly programs produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston 15, Massachusetts.]

RADIO PROGRAM No. 24 - What Makes a Home?

HOST: Home—what thoughts of love, contentment, and security come to us at the mention of it! Yet in our troubled times many find themselves without homes.

"The United Nations estimates that since World War I at least 130,000,000 people have fled or been driven from their homelands." In reporting this The Saturday Evening Post asks, "Will Ours Be the 'Century of Homeless People'?" [Reprinted by special permission of The Saturday Evening Post, © 1959 by The Curtis Publishing Company.] As the Post points out, "There always have been refugees, but today's bitter ideological revolutions combine with ancient racial and nationalistic grudges to produce an unprecedented constant population of 'stateless persons.' "

But even in peaceful countries many people are finding themselves uprooted. Millions have found their homes disrupted by divorce, the loss of loved ones, the scattering of children as they grow up. The building of highways and dams and other big projects have forced many people to move.

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September 22, 1962

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