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The Serenity Prayer: Faith in Times of Peace and War

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The Serenity Prayer: Faith in Times of Peace and War

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The Serenity Prayer: Faith in Times of Peace and War

The Serenity Prayer: Faith in Times of Peace and War

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In 1943, theologian Reinhold Niebuhr wrote the Serenity Prayer, an appeal for grace, courage and wisdom that's become a mantra of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and appealed to people around the world. We speak to Niebuhr's daughter, Elisabeth Sifton, whose book explores the circumstances that led her father to write the prayer.