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Observing man from a spiritual point of view
Be a True Witness
A side door to the Student Union lounge swung open. A grimfaced young man hurried toward a table where a group of students was engaged in quiet conversation. A confrontation erupted. Two young men scuffled over a handgun. Several shots were fired. One of the young men slumped to the floor. Students rushed wildly to find safety from ricocheting bullets. Within moments a deputy sheriff appeared. Suddenly the episode was all over—except what the witnesses remembered seeing.
There were many witnesses to this shooting. However, it later became obvious during a trial that no two witnesses saw exactly the same "facts." The witnesses differed over how many shots were fired. They couldn't agree on which individual had shouted threatening comments during the confrontation—or even the wording of the comments. There was conflict of opinion over nearly every piece of crucial evidence.
A few witnesses had seen an entirely different set of circumstances. They were law students who observed this incident from the standpoint of having participated in staging this fake shooting scene.
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To Be Safe
CARL J. WELZ
Bringing the Crime Rate Down
FRANKIE L. THOMAS
Be a True Witness
NATHAN A. TALBOT
Our Spiritual Sanctuary
JUDITH H. HEDRICK
"Safe in the substance of Soul"
ALAN A. AYLWIN
Outreach to Prison Inmates
LUCIA JOHNSON LEITH
Disarm the Robber!
Ruth C. Price
An Approach to Urban Problems
Geoffrey J. Barratt
Security: Substance, Not Symbol
Peter J. Henniker-Heaton
Some years ago I had a wonderful experience of the power of...
Edmée Augsburger with contributions from Edmée Desboeufs
From a child I had defective sight
Leonard G. Burrows
Several years ago I burned my...
Jane B. Simmons
When our son was just learning to walk, he opened a kitchen...
Dolly J. Stefanson
Every day we hear of the need for food, jobs, and health
Murray M. Nelson with contributions from Hermione D. Nelson