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Can an honest inner victory change the headlines?

From the May 13, 2019 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


At an interfaith talk in London a few years ago, I heard a Sufi Muslim explain the main meaning of the term jihad in a way that was quite different from what I’d become accustomed to seeing in headlines and news reports. He described it as the inward, spiritual effort to search for God, to shun materialism, and to struggle against the temptation to sin.