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Sometimes there's a tendency to think of spiritual things as distanced from the hard issues that are very much a part of the world. This Sentinel offers quite a different perspective. The lead article tells about a man who was confronted with two potentially disastrous situations: one involving a terrorist's bomb, and the other when he was caught in the middle of a minefield. His experience shows that prayer is an actual healing force in the face of violence.

Another article points out that the path to peace is spiritually directed, and peacemaking a skill that can be cultivated in our lives.

Peacemaking and Christian healing are inextricably linked. And if the 1990s are already making an impression upon us, it's one in which the welfare of each human being is increasingly understood as related to the well-being of the whole world. Marjorie Stephens's "How does spiritual healing happen?" comes to grips with the fact that healing begins with an understanding of God's omnipotence and of man's innate spirituality as His expression.

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Love's presence—the antidote to terrorism
January 14, 1991

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