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The power of prayer to heal

Today’s contributor, who was having ongoing breathing difficulties due to allergies, shares how she was healed as a deeper sense of Christianity brought a new perspective of her real identity.

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Macron’s embrace of Trump, not Trumpism

The display of affection between the French and American leaders runs counter to their deep differences over policies. Did Emmanuel Macron just set a model for American politics?

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Perspicacity and uncommon sense

Today’s column examines how looking beyond the material surface of things to a spiritual perspective of the world around us brings solutions, harmony, and healing.

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An Armenian rhapsody

Spontaneous mass protests in the former Soviet state of Armenia have ended a deceitful power play by a longtime ruler to stay in office. In throwing off their fears, Armenians showed others in repressive countries how to ‘live in the truth.’

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Resilience amid life’s storms

Today’s column explores how inspiration, joy, and healing break through the storms of fear and self-doubt.

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God’s good plan for us

Today’s contributor shares how she found clarity and calm by leaning on God when faced with a career decision.

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Why a wave of Asian summitry

Leaders of India and China are meeting this weekend, as are those of the Koreas. Perhaps the region’s historic disputes over land are yielding to a need for common prosperity.

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Another way to look at ‘DNA’

Today’s contributor was healed of a hereditary, chronic back problem as his sense of identity shifted radically.

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Where maple syrup meets global economics

The recent upheaval in Western democracies has several causes, but perhaps the greatest is this: How are they coming to terms with their shifting role in the global economy?

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Readers write: Lifting humanity through a story, prayer after mass shootings, making sense of confusing events

Letters to the editor for the April 23, 2018-April 30, 2018 weekly magazine. 

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The art of parsing apologies

A wave of recent apologies by public figures requires a fine discernment to understand when someone does right for the original offense.

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Still small voice

In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, today’s column is a poem that points to the light, peace, harmony, and joy that divine Spirit has bestowed on its entire creation.

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The new mercy for corrupt firms that fess up

For most white-collar crimes, such as corruption, more countries are following a US practice of legal leniency toward companies that confess and reform.

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My Earth Day prayer

Today’s column explores the possibility of a flourishing Earth – and the role that prayer plays. 

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Moon shot for peace between the Koreas

Two historic summits in coming weeks reflect a bold vision by the South Korean leader to probe the North’s potential shift toward a peaceful peninsula.

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We are not helpless

In today’s column, a woman shares how just the right words came to her after turning to God to help calm a situation threatening to turn violent.

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India’s swing in favor of girls

Public outcry over the rape of a girl hints at a growing confidence to confront old attitudes toward women and girls. The confidence may come from a dramatic success in reducing child marriages.

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It’s never too late to experience healing

Faced with joint degeneration in her hands and thinking it was too late to do anything about it, today’s contributor found complete healing and regeneration through a fresh perspective on how God cares for all of creation.

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Trump’s attack on Syria: a bias for hope?

The pessimism that prevails after Trump degraded Syria’s chemical weapons reflects a wider pessimism about progress in human rights. But does the evidence support such naysayers. And are they defeating their own cause?

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