The Courage to Champion Equal rights in Christian Science – How much more evidence do you need?

 

I desire the equal growth and prosperity of ALL Christian Scientists, and the world in general; each and every one has equal opportunity to be benefited by my thoughts and writings.

Mary Baker Eddy

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Thank you for sharing.. it helps me to believe we can conquer all fear.. that  impedes the progress of peace…

Dr. Martin Luther King, Anne Frank, Harvey Milk, Daniel Pearl. Men and women whose lives were cut short by racism, genocide, homophobia and hate. What would they have done if they had lived? A new ad from the Anti Defamation League asks this powerful question.

 

 

Equal and Excellent

From the May 1, 1976 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

Today Christian Science directs its strong rebuke at all injustice and inequity. They have no root or rationale in God’s government.

Equality derives ultimately from the nature of what is real: God, Spirit, the one cause, and spiritual man the one effect. In this eternal order, governed by spiritual law, substance and action are purely spiritual, therefore unlimited in quality and quantity. Inequality, which derives from material limitation, has no place here.

God sees this excellence as characteristic of all His creation. In God’s creation there are no seconds; every spiritual idea passes the divine inspection with zero defects. This all-pervading excellence ensures equality of perfection throughout the spiritual universe. It provides a sure starting point from which we can work for human justice.

 

Several articles and editorials have been written explaining why homosexuals cannot be admitted to membership.  One of these I wrote myself, the title: “Homosexuality Can Be Healed.”  All I can say in defense of myself for writing it is that it was based on information I thought was authentic, but which later was disproved …  If I were to write another article on the subject now, I would probably entitle it, “We’re ALL God’s Children.”

by Carl J. Welz,  C.S.B.

 

My prayer each day is this: “Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven…” In the kingdom there is no limit of goodness and blessing, no lack of justice and freedom, no loss of equality, and no less than the highest status and standard of right for each and every individual…in earth as it is in heaven.

In the wholehood of the Divine, we are all one with and inseparable from the omnipresent and omni-abundant Supreme being. No one is cast aside, no one is diminished, no one is less than another or limited in opportunity.

Divine law mandates all rights in equal measure to all God’s children. This must be the standard of right for all humanity.

“The Standard of Right”

by Virginia Harris, C.S.B.

 

This reliance on God, divine Love, as the liberator of mankind gave Marion B. Jordan, former National Field Secretary of the NAACPthe courage to face prejudice and bigotry, as well as the vision to help establish the Negro Educational Emergency Drive, which over a ten-year period aided over 8,000 students in paying for their education (see Living Christian Science, pps. 126-127). Even though Mary Baker Eddy was not a political activist, she advocated for everyone’s rights as a child of God, including the right to freedom from hate and suffering. Her writings, especially Science and Health, continue to be read worldwide today, liberating her readers from issues such as fear, anger, addiction, contagion and illness.

The Chicago Tribune

March 8, 2016

A woman whose words changed the world – Mary Baker Eddy

(Posted by Thomas (Tim) Mitchinson, CSB, COP)

 

Eddy championed the equal rights of women in society in the pages of Science and Health and the spiritual ideas she articulates serve as a platform for the quality and freedom of every woman today. And, as the ideas have moved society forward powerfully and timelessly since the 19th century, they will lead future generations throughout the world still struggling for freedom. –

Virginia Harris, CSB

 

AS THE CHILD of Jewish holocaust survivors growing up in post-World War II Europe, in what was a predominantly Christian society, I lived in an environment of what you might call “perceived hatred.” Over the years, I did hear anti-Semitic comments made in my presence, as well as hearing of anti-Semitism in the news. And I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was walking through life with a shadow of hatred over me. Fear of this hatred dominated my thoughts during my teens and early twenties.

…The cafe was in one of those areas in London where you literally have the whole world on the street—people from the Middle East, Africa, Ireland, all over. And I just had this feeling that if God was loving everyone in that street—which I tangibly felt He was—then He was loving them even if any of them believed themselves to be racists. Not that God could love racism, but God just loves everyone as His children. And I thought, well, then, I can do a better job of loving these people, too, seeing them as God does. I wanted to feel that unconditional love of God for everyone.  

As a child of Jewish holocaust survivors growing up in . . .

By TONY LOBL

 

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