A spiritual approach to healing urban violence

Verta Driver

No matter where in the world you live, you’ve probably read reports of growing violent crime. Often these problems are viewed primarily from social, legal, and political perspectives.

The spiritual side of problem-solving is often neglected, even though it has protected people from violence and has uplifted communities.

In this Q&A chat, Verta Driver, a Christian Science practitioner, discusses ways to better understand how our relationship to Father-Mother God can provide protection and safety.

With examples from her own experiences as a volunteer chaplain with the Seattle, Washington, Police Department, Verta answers questions from site visitors and explores ways to overcome feelings of powerlessness, follow models of peacemaking, and reach out with love to all God's children—everyone—in our community.

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