Supporting diversity without fear, by Kay Stroud

We live in a world that is diverse in every aspect.  We differ in religion, ethnicity, race, skin color, age, gender and in many other ways.  Kay, Stroud, my colleague and the media and legislative spoke person for Christian Science in Queensland, offers clear examples  of the power of ‘Brotherly Love’ which embraces diversity and helps us to become more respectful of  other people’s belief systems and social/economic status. She shares her spiritual viewpoint on a remedy (available to everyone) that diffuses intolerance and hatred by turning to the Bible and God- who gave us all diversity of gifts to express Him- we can show more tolerance and compassion toward our brother man.  Kay feels that living in harmony and peace is possible now-See what you think!

Diversity without fearScientists have made a powerful discovery that appears able to improve everyone’s life. Reports indicate it works on individuals, families, communities, economies, and nations. Interestingly, it appears that too little of this substance may explain the coarsening of language and the hardening of hearts so evident in politics and the media. Lack of it also might be responsible for everything from substance abuse to the anxiety many people say they feel despite the unprecedented security, better health, and affluence the world is experiencing.

And here’s the kicker: It’s free, it’s abundant, and you can’t overdose on it. (John Yemma, Christian Science Monitor)

The substance this editorial is referring to?

Brotherly love!

We see evidence of this love in quiet acts of empathy and encouragement demonstrated by carers from all walks of life. For instance, the guy in the queue at the supermarket checkout who steps up to pay the balance for the mother of two pre-schoolers who is caught short. Or the young female social media whiz who creates social change through her dedication to affirming the good while gently dismantling prejudice.

Then there’s the hospice chaplain offering simple words of comfort and walking a patient or family member through a process that aims to help them find meaning according to their own faith, or no faith.

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Kate is interested in sharing blogs about the impact of prayer and spirituality on our health written by her colleagues.  As a Christian Science practitioner and teacher, Kate has experienced the power of prayer in her life as well as in the lives of others.  She is the media and legislative contact for Christian Science in Maryland. Kate can be contacted through Twitter @CScomMaryland and email at: maryland@compub.org