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Time to tally up Africa’s progress in governance

Events in Zimbabwe point to a continental shift toward democracy, driven by a mass of young people demanding accountability.

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Who shall be greatest?

A Christian Science perspective: So much good can be accomplished when we recognize our true brotherhood and imbibe the spirit of divine Truth and Love.

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#RAKFriday17 and everyday acts of goodness

A Christian Science perspective: It’s in everyone’s nature to express, not just feel, God’s infinite love.

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True charity

Faith traditions have recognized that charity is more than simply the act of giving. It involves a deeper realization of the connections that bind us all. In giving, we receive. In loving without expectation of return, we learn what love is. 

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Readers write: Thoughts from readers on columnist Ruth Walker

Letters to the editor for the Nov. 20, 2017 weekly magazine.

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Zimbabwe's new liberation struggle

The surprise sidelining of a longtime dictator has many in Zimbabwe looking inward on their role in propping him up. Their mental liberation may influence the ongoing power struggle

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Supporting unity in the world

A Christian Science perspective: Tense or hostile situations can be resolved as we turn to God as the Parent that guides and dearly loves His children.

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Protecting the innocent from cyber warriors

With new warnings of harm to civilian networks, the world may need a ‘digital Geneva Convention.’

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Rekindling a marriage's flame

A Christian Science perspective: Acknowledging God as the source of all good can inspire a more active expression of that goodness.

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What really fell in Zimbabwe’s coup

The Army’s sidelining of President Robert Mugabe came after he picked his wife to rule after him, denying democratic ideals rooted in equality. History is littered with the overthrow of family dynasties and progress toward basic rights.

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In support of our global family, near and far

A Christian Science perspective: Not only can the light of infinite Love uplift us in the face of tragedy, but that light reaches all, inspiring wisdom and strength.

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A petrostate’s path back from the debt brink

Despite its vast oil wealth, Venezuela has entered a debt crisis of its own making. The only way out is to return to democratic ideals and lift the ‘resource curse.’

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The truth that frees – and heals!

A Christian Science perspective: Understanding our true identity as God’s spiritual, perfect creation brings healing.

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Measuring the kindness of strangers

Nations and online users are being tracked on their kindness toward strangers. One country in particular, Singapore, actively promotes it.

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Joyful noise

A Christian Science perspective: Even amid tumult, we can feel the peace of God.

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Another revolution in Lexington

You might see something like this in any middle school across the US or beyond. Yet hidden in its seemingly unoffensive positivism is something altogether more radical.

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Thanksgiving’s ties to safety and comfort

The spirit of giving expressed in Lincoln’s Thanksgiving proclamation during a violent war has endured in helping to curb today’s violence.

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