Dear Reader

Our series of special sections highlighting trends in various parts of the world continues in this issue, with the focus on Brazil. It can be encouraging to see how people in different cultures and countries, often under hardship that isn't so apparent in one's own country, are demonstrating great spiritual vitality. Brazil is the burgeoning giant of South America, and scientific Christianity has a significant role to pray there in the coming decade.

As Marian English makes evident in her article "The immediacy of spiritual healing" and Elaine Natale shows in her editorial "Scientific Christianity and advancements in healing," there is nothing dated about Christian Science. It is at the leading edge of human thought, in a world where thinkers are increasingly reaffirming the sheer practical necessity for moral and spiritual development to solve world problems.

Next week's issue of the Sentinel will be the same familiar friend; only the wardrobe will have changed slightly. The desktop publishing revolution makes possible periodic upgrading of design elements at modest expense. You'll find a bit more color in next week's Sentinel and a refining of design to provide a more unified appearance. One new feature makes its debut. Called "Thinking it through: about our cover," it will bring a spiritual perspective and a "watch" to key trends and issues we'd all like to do a better job of dealing with. "Dear Reader," which has been appearing monthly, will now say goodbye; it will be saying hello weekly, as "Inside: Looking into this issue."

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Praying to love our cities
July 22, 1991

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