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When Congress wields a tool of peace

Lawmakers are strongly bipartisan in support of new sanctions on Iran, Russia, and North Korea. The mixed record on sanctions requires Congress to be vigilant in tracking their impact.

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Light that uncovers crime

A Christian Science perspective: The light of divine Truth is here to break through the darkness of malice, injustice, and fear.

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The prodigal Greeks return to financial markets

A bond sale shows how much Greece has reformed after it nearly went bankrupt and threatened the eurozone.

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A ladder out of anxiety

A Christian Science perspective: Anyone can find peace through understanding his or her true nature.

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What restores peace for Jerusalem’s Old City

Ending violence over the control of Islam's third-holiest site rests on a mutual appreciation by Jews and Muslims of the promise of peace in each other's religion.

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We are safe

A Christian Science perspective: There’s nowhere we can be where we can’t turn to God, good, the divine Love that always surrounds us.

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The bounty that heads off famine

East African countries battling hunger, the focus of a Monitor series this week, are learning that resilience lies in treating the poor as leaders, not victims, in defining their own solutions.

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Praying for those facing hunger and starvation

A Christian Science perspective: Divine Love treasures, cares for, and deeply loves one and all.

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The question that truly matters

The real question is, Who is thinking about this in new ways? Who is trying new approaches? Who is not being bound by limitations about what is possible?

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Readers write: Mealtime memories, prisoner empathy, violence and children

Letters to the editor for the July 24, 2017 weekly magazine.

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Poland’s challenge to EU values

The ruling nationalist party is on track to end the independence of the courts, forcing both Poles and the European Union to reassert equality before the law. Such a democratic principle helps unite Europe against the kind of inequality of rights that ignites war.

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Choose love in the face of anger

A Christian Science perspective: Compassion and forgiveness can have a powerful healing effect.

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Curiosity as an answer for income inequality

The rise in the wage gap may be caused in part by a productivity gap in companies. One answer for the less-productive firms: Increase worker curiosity in ideas and technology.

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Potential robbery avoided

A Christian Science perspective: We are all created to do right, not wrong, and we are safe in God’s love.

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Why the ground shifts under Venezuela's regime

The country’s political crisis is coming to a head as the poor embrace democratic rights and reject the Maduro regime.

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Peacemaking and the daily news

A Christian Science perspective: Affirming the presence and power of God enables us to see God’s law of Love in effect.

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A toehold for peace in Syria

The truce in Syria’s southwest, brokered by Russia and the US, hints at war fatigue and some hope for ending a six-year war now largely driven by foreign interests.

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Released from prisons of all kinds

A Christian Science perspective: We have a God-given right to be free from inharmony, sin, and sickness.

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Creating a virtuous circle with North Korea

South Korea’s offer of talks with Pyongyang on minor issues aims to create enough trust and goodwill to tackle the tougher issues. The alternative is more of a vicious circle in military escalation.

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