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Inspiring trash pickup, summer camp activities

Letters to the editor for the Sept. 26, 2016 weekly magazine.

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Protection we can count on

A Christian Science perspective: A consciousness of spiritual reality can bring a tangible sense of safety.

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Company transparency on climate change

A global body will soon come up with a standard for how companies can reveal the risks of climate change on their business. For now, such ‘sustainability’ accounting rules should remain voluntary.

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The good we cannot lose

A Christian Science perspective: Is goodness something that can be lost?

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Japan turns silver into gold

Faced with being the world’s most rapidly aging society, Japan has decided to see the demographic challenge as a ‘bonus’ rather than an ‘onus,’ forcing it to be more innovative and to view old folks in a new light.

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Overcoming self-righteousness through love

A Christian Science perspective: On humility that brings healing.

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Can honesty be rewarded at banks?

One overlooked lesson from the Wells Fargo bank scandal needs more attention: Banks must hire, train, and encourage workers with high moral reasoning. In Wells Fargo, such workers were the real heroes. 

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Making a difference toward peace

A Christian Science perspective: A desire to know and do what is right leads to paths of peace.

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New York terrorist attacks: 'Ground Zeal' again

In light of the Sept. 17 terrorist bombings in New York and New Jersey, as well as the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we are republishing this 2002 Monitor editorial on the “forward step” needed after such attacks.

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Prayer for honest government

A Christian Science perspective: On uncovering injustice and seeing a way forward.

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A time to acknowledge our oneness

Even in the hypercompetitive, win-at-all-costs world of congressional politics, there's a safe space where members of both parties can unite.

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The Outward Bound way to prevent police shootings

Long-time police reformer Bill Bratton called for empathy between Black Lives Matter and police advocates. In Baltimore, police and city youth are being taught just that – in trees.

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Effects of overseas production, newest national parks coverage

Letters to the editor for the Sept. 19, 2016 weekly magazine.

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Beyond the mist

A Christian Science perspective: Looking beyond a foggy view of our fellow man.

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When foreign leaders praise US bipartisanship

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi is the latest foreign leader to thank both Democrats and Republicans for their long support. Such gratitude from abroad can help remind Americans of the value of bipartisanship in foreign policy – and perhaps on domestic issues, too.

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'Judge not'

A Christian Science perspective: Jesus’ admonition to his followers to stop judging brings healing.

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Syrian truce’s first goal: aiding civilians

A fragile truce in a brutal war was driven in large part by humanitarian concerns. That aim must remain, amid other motives, to help heal a broken Syria.

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Innocence and the armor of Love

A Christian Science perspective: Healing prayers about defending innocence.

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