Supporting the Olympics with a spirit of unity - A Christian Science perspective from The Christian Science Monitor

Embracing the concept of unity in our thoughts and prayers for the Olympics.

Political and social turmoil both within Brazil and on the global stage have threatened to taint the start of the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in August. Yet, we’ve seen before that at the heart of things, race, religion, and politics have little bearing on what's truly possible. American Jesse Owens, the grandson of a slave, proved this when he walked away with four gold medals in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, against the backdrop of the Nazi government in Germany and Jim Crow laws at home. Read more


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