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GANDHI AND THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT

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Mahatma Gandhi was an Indian activist and leader of the India independence movement against British rule. He lived from 1869 to 1948. In 1888, he traveled to Britain and studied law in London. He said, “When I was 18, I came in touch with a good Christian—who placed the Bible in my hand, and I became aware of the Sermon on the Mount, and it showed its practical relevance in the public affairs of the world.” Gandhi's eclectic mind assimilated the message of Jesus and made it his own. Consequently, he emphasized its relevance for peaceful living, including the practice of non-violence. 

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PEACE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

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During this time of year, peace becomes a central theme—whether at church, within families, or among other gatherings of people. Peace is in the air! Such is the case for the New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus, directed by Aaron Howe. The Journal North newspaper recently reported that Howe wants to create a space where people can “acknowledge each other’s humanity” despite their differences. He believes that, above all, peace means “looking out for the well-being of everyone.” I feel that this is such an important message, especially during this particularly divisive time. 

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ALBERT EINSTEIN

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Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity—one of the two pillars of modern physics. He lived from 1879 to 1955. In 1921, he received the Nobel Prize in physics. While Einstein was visiting the United States in 1933, Adolph Hitler came into power. Because he was a Jew, Einstein did not return to Germany, and subsequently, in 1940, he became a US citizen. 

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