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Better than Bribes
Government officials in Europe, South America, and Asia, we find, have accepted bribes from multinational corporations in the United States. One corporation has apparently given away two and a half million dollars, another ten times that, to influence government officials. Some of these officials have been indicted, others put out of office, and some top executives of the corporations involved have been forced to resign.
Shocked by such reports, people are asking, Is it possible for multinational corporations to follow a single, high ethical standard and compete successfully in a world of many cultures and differing traditions of what is right and what is wrong?
Some corporations are devising their own codes of ethics to help guide their employees in doing the right thing. And this is good. But an ethic based on human tradition has the bias of that tradition and may have only limited appeal. In the long run only a system of ethics based on absolute Truth can fulfill the common good and draw all people into one moral community. Christian Science offers such a system, firmly founded on the Ten Commandments, the Beatitudes, and on the oneness of God, Spirit. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discover and Founder of Christian Science, writes: "One infinite God, good, unifies men and nations; constitutes the brotherhood of man; ends wars; fulfils the Scripture, 'Love thy neighbor as thyself;' annihilates pagan and Christian idolatry,—whatever is wrong in social, civil, criminal, political, and religious codes; equalizes the sexes; annuls the cures on man, and leaves nothing that can sin, suffer, be punished or destroyed." Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 340;
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Better than Bribes
Absolute Truth-The Basis for Healing
MIRIAM B. DAMSGAARD
What Do You Do–Just Pray?
DAVID WILLIAM MOORE, JR.
Visiting Friends in the Hospital
J. DENIS GLOVER
No Place for Envy
JEANNE A. DOLLINS
God's Gift-Undiminishing Good
BARBARA B. HOLLIDAY
Elliot Oladipo Yemitan
A Letter from South Africa
Ockert Johannes Jansen van Rensburg
The Baseball Game
Christopher Read (written at age 9)
Love's Allness: What It Means for Us
Geoffrey J. Barratt
Every Member Is Important
This has been a very productive, progressive year in Christian Science...
Charmaine Carrey Trimble
One of the many healings I have had in Christian Science led to...
Lillian H. Stewart
It was time for my semester finals
Robert W. Peterson
What a joy it is to be brought up in Christian Science!...
Christina Tack Austin with contributions from Doris Jewell Tack, Marjorie A. Foster, George C. Foster
Letters to the Press
Rollyn E. Mayer