from the Editors

Former United States Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas once said: "The miracles of the New Testament, ... life after death, the power of prayer, are deep in the religious convictions of many.

"If one could be sent to jail because a jury in a hostile environment found those teachings false, little indeed would be left of religious freedom."

Certainly men and women everywhere seek the right to freedom—freedom of speech, freedom from injustice, freedom to have essential needs supplied, freedom to pursue happiness, freedom of religion. And your active prayer is absolutely vital to ensuring these liberties for mankind, both now and in the future.

Even if popular opinion, a courtroom's judge and jury, or unenlightened laws would decry and prohibit reliance on prayer, it still remains our most powerful means of demonstrating the truth that all of God's children have rights of freedom. These are God-given rights that no man can take away: the right to think, the right to worship—and the right to practice.

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Church and state
June 28, 1993

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