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Unity in the face of terror

This article was originally published in the 9 July 2017 Christian Science Monitor Daily, Christian Science Perspective feature “Unity in the face of terror“. In a Spanish castle that was historically a point of contention between Christians and Muslims, contributor Robin Harragin Hussey found this quote attributed to the Quran: “Two religions, one God.” This […]

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Christian Comment with Laura Huxford of Stroud

Christian Comment with Laura Huxford of the Christian Science Church and Reading Room, Stroud AS I write, just two days after the Manchester Arena atrocity, families and friends are still waiting to know whether their loved ones are among those killed. Others are fighting for their lives in intensive care. Along with so many, I […]

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Mark Twain letter up for auction

Fine Books Magazine (USA) published as news release from a London, UK, auction house which included mention of a Mark Twain letter which was a highlight of an upcoming auction.  It quoted a derogatory statement that he made in the letter about Mary Baker Eddy.  The following response was unpublished, but elucidates the admiration that […]

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Scottish School of Medicine Offers Studies in Spiritual Care

In another sign of the growing interest in the relationship between spirituality and health, the University of Glasgow’s School of Medicine is offering “a new opportunity for healthcare professionals of all disciplines to study spiritual care alongside their chosen specialty or focus their studies on spiritual care and its art and practice.” It has also developed a Postgraduate […]

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What’s Behind Gabby Giffords’ Heart-Warming Recovery?

Bob Cummings, a colleague from Michigan, recently posted the following blog as Gabby Giffords on ABC’s 20/20. I watched Diane Sawyer’s exclusive interview with Gabrielle (“Gabby”) Giffords and her husband Mark Kelley on ABC TV’s 20/20 last night. It was very moving! And it was wonderful to see the progress that Congresswoman Giffords has made since […]

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The health benefits of negating “negative mental states”

This piece was published as Can Bitterness Undermine Health? by my Massachusetts colleague Ken Girard. There’s no doubt, that when we’ve felt bitter—and we probably all have at one time or another—we’ve felt miserable, or vengeful, or just plain unhappy.  But can bitterness actually make us sick? According to an August 18, 2011 article on CNNHealth (“Blaming others can ruin […]

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Mastering fear – a cabin crew shows how

Today I am quietly celebrating another 10-year anniversary. September 17, 2001 was the date Flight 156 from Boston Logan landed without incident at London Heathrow. Sounds like a non-event? Not at all! It was one of the first flights out of the airport from which Al Quaeda had launched its deadly terrorist attacks on New […]

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The New Scientist quotes the Bible

In this 400th anniversary of the King James Bible one of its shortest phrases is the cover story of the latest edition of the New Scientist: Heal Thyself. The article in the Health pages of the venerable science magazine does not claim to have a spiritual bent but explores the relationship of mind and body. British […]

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