What of our children?

Unaccounted hours and millions of dollars are being spent in trying to deal with the problems that result from shrinking natural resources. This probably is as it should and must be.

But what of our children? Aren't they a primary resource? Yet it sometimes seems that children of the world are treated with less concern than oil and gas. They are often abused and exploited by their parents and by others. For example, doesn't the entertainment industry—for cold cash profit—sometimes take advantage of some young people's morbid fascination with illegal or immoral acts?

The home has traditionally been a protection, a place where parents help their offspring make wise decisions and prevent them from acting on unwise ones. But what about those youngsters who have no homes, or homes that are tragically unhappy? In the sense of our being one human family, all children are our children. What can we do?

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Inflation's demands—and the supply of spiritual answers
March 31, 1980

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