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The real battle in Aleppo and Mosul

Iraq’s war on Islamic State in Mosul has one big difference from Syria’s war on Aleppo. It tries to protect civilians while Syria either attacks them or basic facilities. Iraq is on the side of history for humanitarian law. 

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Looking beneath the surface

A Christian Science perspective: Looking to the spiritual reality brings harmony and healing in tough times.

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Germany’s shift toward a burqa ban

German leader Angela Merkel, once opposed to a ban on face veils, now favors them in certain public places. As much of Europe moves toward such bans, it must debate them with both practicality and compassion.

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Rejoicing ‘all the rugged way’!

A Christian Science perspective: In celebration of hymns that heal.

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Why the EU can’t let a crisis go to waste

The shared values of the European Union will not only help it survive each new challenge, such as the current one in Italy, but reshape how it lives up to its promise of continentwide peace and prosperity.

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Ancient and modern politics

Preserving antiquities is important not just for culture and tourism. The ancient world is a reminder of the fleeting nature of human events.

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The vital role of education to global prosperity

A Christian Science perspective: In response to the Monitor’s View ‘Why 10-year-old girls can lift the world.’

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Readers write: Bad precedent, a 108-year celebration, scientific agreement

Letters to the editor for the Dec. 5, 2016 weekly magazine.

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Goodbye peak oil, hello peak demand

Instead of running out of oil, the world may be able to leave some of it in the ground as transportation alternatives improve.

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The supply that comes from God

A Christian Science perspective: Prayer helps us see that God meets our needs.

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Seeking truth, 21st-century style

The growing popularity of 'fake news' offers an opportunity for everyone to stop, take a deep breath, and weigh the veracity of what they read online.

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In unity with God

A Christian Science perspective: How can we contribute to lasting unity in the world around us?

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A counternarrative for Boko Haram’s victims

As Nigeria pushes back the violent jihadist group, the millions of victims of that war are in desperate need. Yet one need – resiliency – is being mirrored back to them by one woman’s images of hope.

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Fear need not rule the day

A Christian Science perspective: God’s Christly message of love and care dispels fear.

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The youthful path to ending Middle East wars

On the sixth anniversary of the Arab Spring, the region’s youth are even more embracing openness and freedom. They might help bring peace from below.

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Elections and good government

A Christian Science perspective: How can we support the establishment of good government, wherever we are?

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Why quality jobs are ahead, not behind

Automation, more than globalization, has changed the job market. If Donald Trump and others seek to ‘bring back’ good jobs, they must first deal with people’s fears of automation – and learn from those who have adapted.

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God's love opens the door of reform

A Christian Science perspective: A spiritual view of reform and rehabilitation in prisons and beyond. 

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