In “The impressive rise in global teamwork” The Christian Science Monitor’s Editorial Board explains that it has become both “... easier and more necessary for people to cooperate” in addressing the world’s problems. Progress in teamwork can be hard to measure, but a Council of Foreign Relations “report card” indicates improvement in this area, even as challenges remain. As the Council observes, “ ‘Progress will beget progress where global leadership is firm and flexible cooperation works ….’ ”
Ideas on this subject:
From the Bible:
Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
From the writings of Mary Baker Eddy:
When the divine precepts are understood, they unfold the foundation of fellowship, in which one mind is not at war with another, but all have one Spirit, God, one intelligent source, in accordance with the Scriptural command: “Let this Mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.”
—Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 276
The cement of a higher humanity will unite all interests in the one divinity.
—Science and Health, p. 571
Unity is the essential nature of Christian Science. Its Principle is One, and to demonstrate the divine One, demands oneness of thought and action.
—Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p. 264
Related articles from The Christian Science Journal and Christian Science Sentinel:
In “Effective cooperation”: “When one knows that divine intelligence is the sole cause for true action, he is ready to understand and practice real cooperation.” And “As soon as one sees that he does not have to force some sort of cooperation with mere mortals but must for himself cooperate with divine intelligence, he necessarily demonstrates what appears as better cooperation in every sense of the word throughout daily activity.”
In “Harmony and the Mind of Christ”: “The acknowledgment and understanding that God is the only Mind allows us to demonstrate that anything other than harmony is not real.” And “As love for God and each other becomes more central in our thoughts and actions, we are letting the Mind of Christ be manifested in us, and personal sense will be chased away. We will increasingly prove that the law of Truth and Love destroys the lie that divisiveness reigns.”
In “Cooperation”: “... Principle is infinite good, existing without an opposite—evil. Could there possibly be a stronger foundation for cooperation than that?” And “Evil may seem to hurl its suggestions against [us], tempting [us] to think ill of persons, to believe in untoward conditions and circumstances as real, and to fear evil possibilities. It is then [we] must stand fast like a rock, knowing the allness of good, declaring the omnipotence of Love, realizing the availability of Truth. With the realization will come the joy of being able to go forth lovingly and humbly to cooperate with those with whom [we are] associated in the carrying out of the perfect will of God.”
The articles above and others dealing with this subject can be found on JSH-Online.com or on CSMonitor.com.