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20—SOMETHING

NEEDED: MORE EFFECTIVE PRAYER

From the July 2009 issue of The Christian Science Journal


I HAD, OF COURSE, SEEN REPORTS about the high rate of Palestinian civilian casualties during the intense fighting last year in Gaza. But the human side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict suddenly came into sharper focus when a college classmate of mine lost two brothers there—gunned down as they attempted to return home with their father during a planned lull in the fighting.