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Discussion and opinion.



 



Reconciliation’s process and promise

The stories by Stacy Teicher Khadaroo in Louisiana and Fred Weir in Russia in this week’s issue are about the search for reconciliation. They are about injustice and inhumanity on two different continents and on a scale unthinkable.

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After large-scale killings, aid groups find new ways to comfort

 From Florida to post-ISIS Iraq, incidents of mass violence have pushed humanitarian groups to offer care for trauma and ways for communities to rebond.

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The irrepressibility of life

Today’s column explores how an understanding of God as indestructible, eternal Life itself brings renewal.

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An antidote to despair over yet another mass shooting

Progress to prevent large-scale violence in the US can seem slow. Yet any exasperation can be countered with gratitude toward humanity’s progress over many ills.

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Living together in harmony

Today’s column touches on what it means to follow the golden rule and love one’s neighbor.

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South Africa’s struggle for honest leaders

The ruling African National Congress turned on President Zuma in response to the same kind of civic activism that ended white rule, only this time the cause is honest governance.

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Significant other, or significant one?

Today’s column explores the idea that everyone is precious in the eyes of God, who knows us as the cherished reflection of divine Love.

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Bending the arc toward national service

France and Canada have each proposed ways for young people to engage in national service. The US, meanwhile, has seen a drop in volunteering. A special panel could help reverse that trend.

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An expanded view of prayer – that heals!

Today's column includes an exploration of how prayer can – and did – bring quick and complete physical healing to a woman suffering from the flu.

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India links women’s safety and economic growth

Even as its economy spurts ahead, India cites a need to end violence against women, girls, and female fetuses in order to maintain growth.

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Goodbye, self-condemnation

Today’s column comes from a young athlete who shares how identifying himself as God’s spiritual, capable, and valuable child enabled him to stop fixating on mistakes and instead experience more joy, confidence, and progress on the baseball field.

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Why truth is under fire

Studies have long shown that human beings are resistant to information that upsets their worldview. But why do we appear so prone to that temptation now? 

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A veiled truth in Iran and the US

In Iran, women protest a law imposing the hijab while in the US many Muslim women oppose the stigma against headscarves. The common demand is to recognize an individual’s dignity and freedom of choice.

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A 'graceless age,' or God-given grace for all?

Today’s article explores the idea that there’s a God-given law of good that we can all discern – that the grace of God, divine Love itself, is bestowed on everyone.

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Signal of hope for Venezuela

A trip to Latin America by the top US envoy reveals the extent of Venezuela’s  crisis. By helping the country’s refugees, the rest of the region might send a message about respect for innocent lives.

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Living our inherent dignity

Today’s column explores how an understanding of everyone’s God-given dignity and worth can bless us and others.

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