Praying about world issues

The world is facing urgent issues, from the pandemic to violent protests against racial inequality. We need resources for hope, spiritual support, and healing. And we also need accurate, solution-oriented news.

Here you can access inspirational podcasts, talks, articles, and music, as well as balanced journalism—all free of charge. New items are added regularly, so please come back often.

News
Despite furor, accountability lags for police. Here’s why it might change.

Despite furor, accountability lags for police. Here’s why it might change.

What does the data tell us about the repercussions officers face after on-duty killings? Has there been any change since cellphone videos and the Black Lives Matter movement launched widespread awareness of those deaths?

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Anti-racist article
Sentinel — From racial profiling to "You are my brother"

From racial profiling to "You are my brother"

In the past, as a victim of racial profiling, I’d become very angry. These incidents left me feeling violated and humiliated. But this time was different. I felt calm.

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Anti-racist article
Can our prayer reduce racial tension?

Can our prayer reduce racial tension?

How can prayer contribute to healing the seemingly intractable ill of racism that continues to plague society?

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From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

The Christian Science God is universal, eternal, divine Love, which changeth not and causeth no evil, disease, nor death.

Pandemic Podcasts
Contagion

The Christian Science Daily Lift

Each Lift shares a healing idea that can bless you and help you bless others —all in just a few minutes. Here's a collection of Lifts in response to the current pandemic.

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Pandemic Talks
LECTURE — Spiritual discovery: How you can better the world

Lectures on Christian Science

Explore our uplifting talks. Each shares how timeless ideas central to Christian Science can bring healing to different aspects related to the global pandemic.


In our newest video, Melanie Wahlberg, CS, discusses how God is supplying healing ideas that keep us from feeling stuck or isolated and that make us purposeful and safe, even during troubled times.

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Bible Lessons

Weekly Bible Lesson

Free access for a limited time
Mary Baker Eddy stated, "The Bible contains the recipe for all healing" (Science and Health, p. 406). Explore the Bible with more depth and understanding through the Bible Lessons from the Christian Science Quarterly. Find healing and answers to the biggest questions facing our world today.

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Pandemic Articles and podcasts
Content from the Christian Science periodicals

Christian Science magazines

Curated free content from a spiritual perspective dealing with immunity, overcoming fear and loneliness, finding certainty in uncertain times, family harmony, economic security, and healing grief—as well as resources for kids and teens. Offerings are regularly updated.

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News
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Pandemic coverage in The Christian Science Monitor

Monitor journalism elevates thought beyond fear to empower practical understanding of world issues and action, where appropriate.

The Christian Science Monitor is providing all pandemic related content for free. New articles posted regularly. Please check them all out.

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Church
Find online church services

Online church services

Join us for Sunday and Wednesday online church services of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, MA or find online church services of a Christian Science Church in your area.

Hymns
Heavenly Hymns

Heavenly Hymns

Hymns have a unique ability to bring healing and comfort in times of difficulty. These selections emphasize the unbroken connection between each one of us and a God that constantly provides for our health and safety. Click on “read more” below to view hymn selections and information.

All recordings are taken from the Embraced CD. © 2018 The Christian Science Publishing Society.Credits

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Readings

Wednesday readings

Readings from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.

June 3, 2020

May 27, 2020

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Pamphlet
Free from Contagion Pamphlet in print and displayed on tablet

Free from Contagion

Free from Contagion is a new printable collection of articles. Each one contains solid healing messages that can help transform your life and the community around you. Isn't that what the world needs now?

Articles include:

  • Bringing Our Prayers to the Threat of Contagion

  • True Health

  • Forecasts—Not the Final Word

  • No Classification of Diseases

  • Nipping Disease in the Bud

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