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Freedom from racism and sectarianism

 Sentinel Audio Chat
Audio begins on February 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm EST. Please come back to hear the broadcast!
Leide Lessa
John's Gospel tells of Jesus' statement, "Love one another, as I have loved you" ( John 15:12). Humanity has made progress toward this goal, but more prayer is needed if we are to overcome both racial and sectarian fears. Polls taken last fall report that 51% of Americans express anti-black attitudes, 52% are openly anti-Hispanic, and 49% have an unfavorable view of Islam. And it's worth noting that racism and sectarianism aren't limited to the US alone.
Individual prayer on behalf of racial harmony and freedom from discrimination can make an enormous difference. If you are struggling with feelings of hatred toward a racial or ethnic group, feel you are being subjected to hatred from others, or want to support healing for all, join this chat. You'll have an opportunity to ask questions and to get ideas for prayer from this Christian Science healer.
About Leide Lessa: Leide studied music and languages in Vienna, Austria, before studying linguistic and literature in her home country, Brazil. The opportunity to teach Portuguese, German, and Spanish led her to open her own language institute. During the ten years that Leide owned her language institute, she participated in national and international teachers’ conferences. She also helped organize local Christian Science youth summits.
After witnessing healings from students and colleagues who asked her to pray for them, Leide decided to become a Christian Science practitioner in 1998. She moved to Boston to work at The Christian Science Publishing Society for 14 years—the last six as Managing Editor of The Herald of Christian Science.
In Boston, Leide volunteered at a local jail, serving as a Spanish speaking chaplain and reader at Sunday services for eight years. She witnessed several beautiful healings among the over 500 inmates whom she visited individually during those years.
Leide loves to travel and is always eager to learn about the history, culture, and language of other countries. She has visited 30 countries and lived in five.
In 2009 she became a Christian Science teacher and is a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. Leide currently lives in Quincy, Massachusetts, and goes to Brazil twice a year.

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