Prayer and peacemaking. A Christian Science perspective from The Christian Science Monitor.
A response to the Monitor’s View editorial ‘Oregon shooting: Is it time for national peacemaking?’
The recent fatal shootings at college campuses in Oregon, Arizona, and Texas have revived the discussion in the United States about guns, the laws regulating them, and the ongoing challenges to preserve individual safety. And the Monitor’s editorial board has extended that discussion to the subject of peacemaking; it wrote recently, “In the history of peacemaking, de-weaponization is a favored tactic. One reason such an approach has been inadequate over the past century is that it is based on a concept of peace as merely the absence of conflict.... ‘At the center of nonviolence stands the principle of love,’ stated Martin Luther King Jr.” It added, further on: “the best antidote to violence [is] peacemaking, in all its active forms” (“Oregon shooting: Is it time for national peacemaking?” CSMonitor.com). Read more
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