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A model for anti-corruption Russians

The March 26 protests in dozens of Russian cities were not simply against the corruption under President Putin. Many demonstrators also know how another former Soviet state, Georgia, has achieved relatively clean governance. 

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The persistence of progress

Amid war and terror, famine and plague, The Monitor's confident hope in telling the world's story endures.

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Loving ‘the stranger’

A Christian Science perspective: Study and inspiration on how we treat others.

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Trump and the question of truth

As more citizens distrust traditional media, they must rely even more on their own ability to discern statements from elected leaders like President Trump. Democracy depends on informed voters.

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Readers write: Immigration path, talent at home, science knowledge

Letters to the editor for the March 27, 2017 weekly magazine.

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Loving your life

A Christian Science perspective: Understanding God as our loving creator heals heartache and inharmony.

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Help North Koreans ‘live in the truth’

The US has now added the option of a preemptive strike on North Korea’s nuclear sites, but it should first highlight the regime’s human rights abuses. Here’s why that tactic helped bring down the Iron Curtain.

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Healed of my hardness

A Christian Science perspective: Inspiration when facing anger and hostility.

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Can you tally up world progress?

The UN’s latest index on human development reveals ‘impressive’ results in well-being. But it also suggests that immeasurable qualities are necessary for progress.

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The fruitage of prayer

A Christian Science perspective: Putting the understanding of God being Spirit into practice.

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When ex-offenders deserve forgiveness on their records

With nearly a third of adults having criminal records, one study looks at the effects of hiding the records of those who don’t reoffend. The results show the need for further work in offering such forgiveness.

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‘Man is what he thinks about all day long’

A Christian Science perspective: Ideas on healing thoughts from God.

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For one war-wracked nation, a path to happiness

The world’s least-happiest country, the Central African Republic, is also one of its most fragile, a result of violent civil strife. Yet it is also the focus of an international effort to disarm and reintegrate its armed groups, bringing some hope.

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The power of ‘let’

A Christian Science perspective: Looking to Jesus’ example to effect healing change.

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In conflicts, faith leaders must often stay above

With Libya falling into violent chaos and foreign diplomacy failing, one report suggests that some local Muslim clerics serve as trusted mediators, able to attract warring parties through moderation and equality.

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The pure spirit of science

Science isn't about putting any nation first. It is about putting humanity's quest for knowledge first.

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Readers write: Examining populism, family entertainment, lack of trust

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

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One God – one family

A Christian Science perspective: Supporting a universal family.

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