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FINDING SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY
Do not forget that an honest, wise zeal, a lowly, triumphant trust, a true heart, and a helping hand constitute man, and nothing less is man or woman.—Mary Baker Eddy, Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 259
Is the world moving toward more spiritually based concepts of womanhood and manhood? What practical implications does this movement of thought have for how you live your life? For your prayers and your work as a healer? Contributing editor LOIS RAE CARLSON, a Christian Science practitioner and teacher in Chicago, talked with our Chicago-based staff writer, Warren Bolon, about these and related issues. Here are excerpts from their conversation.
If you were writing a progress report on humanity's understanding of womanhood and the advancement of women's rights, what would you cite as progress, and what would you put in the "still needs work" category?
with contributions from ERIC THACHER, ANNE COOLING, TAWNY CLEVELAND, WANDA RICHARD
A reason to rejoice
MAIKE BYRD, CHILDREN'S EDITOR
ITEMS OF INTEREST
with contributions from Joann Pan, Subodh Jain
Warren Bolon with contributions from LOIS RAE CARLSON
Women IN THE Bible AND today—A SPIRITUAL LINK
BY ELAINE FOLLIS
Thinking about women
Justin Byrd with contributions from Kevin Henneberger, Chet Manchester
Grateful for progress, women strive on
BY ROSALIE E. DUNBAR, NEWS EDITOR
BE KIND TO YOURSELF [A BALANCED VIEW OF BODY IMAGE]
BY MELISSA KONETCHY
AN OASIS OF CALM
SUSANNAH H. SNOWDEN,
GOD'S GUIDANCE ALL THE WAY
MORE THAN JUST STORIES
DISASTER—FAR FROM 'NATURAL'
PRAYER HELPED ME BREAK FREE FROM ASSAULT
ALLISON J. DERUSSY
THE PROTECTING POWER OF GOD'S LOVE
PRAYER COMPLETELY HEALS INJURY
ANGELA SAGE LARSEN