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An agenda for loving
What's really the most important priority we have?
Have you ever considered what a difference you could make in the world if you started every list of "things to do" with "love more"—and then faithfully did it? But this couldn't be done through a sense of love that is constantly selective, bestowing itself on this one or that one but not on someone else. It needs to include everyone.
I hadn't thought specifically about the vital importance to the world of my own expression of deeper, wider-ranging, less personally oriented care and attention until I read An Agenda for the 21st Century, a series of interviews from The Christian Science Monitor by Rushworth M. Kidder. After distilling the observations of twenty-two thinkers from many walks of life whose perceptions of world problems make up this book, Mr. Kidder leaves the reader with this hopeful—but gravely searching—conclusion: Whether we make the next century "an age worth inhabiting" depends mostly on us, on "individuals everywhere ... building within themselves a sounder society from the ground up." An Agenda for the 21st Century (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1987), p. 205 . It will, he indicates, demand developing more trustworthiness and compassion; acknowledging every person's innate dignity and worth; and consistently striving to uplift one's personal values and standards.
"It is the will of the people which will prevail"
with contributions from Nien Cheng
Making the Monitor available to all mankind
Richard A. Nenneman
God's government: justice for all
Clifford Kapps Eriksen
An agenda for loving
FROM THE Directors
The Christian Science Board of Directors
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Allison W. Phinney, Jr.
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Jane Partis McCarty
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Michael D. Rissler
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Kathleen Walker with contributions from Channing Walker
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Bruce A. Cunningham
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Suzanne Stewart Shute