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Discussion and opinion.



 



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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Global economy finally hums but needs a purr of innovation

The world has struggled for seven years to create steady growth. Now it needs a spigot of ideas and reforms to improve productivity.

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Leading with humility

A Christian Science perspective: True humility is strengthening, not demeaning.

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The hope needed to end a hunger crisis of historic scale

With acute food needs in four countries, the UN faces the worst humanitarian crisis in seven decades. The world must assist its most vulnerable, not only with money but efforts for peace in these conflict areas. 

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Blooming in God's time

A Christian Science perspective: On realizing our purpose and potential.

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World Bank takes on pernicious beliefs

Its development report asks why certain harmful beliefs persist and suggests ways to shape people’s preferences to ensure progress. First task: Challenge the idea of power with the power of ideas. 

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Finding our life purpose

A Christian Science perspective: What is your job in life?

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Finding the voice of voters in India

As Western democracies deal with voter rage and populist parties, India’s leader tries to appeal to poor voters by enlisting them in development, even asking them to think differently.

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What is truth?

A Christian Science perspective: Discovering the truth that Christ Jesus taught.

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The importance of the Trump-Merkel dialogue

As the US seeks to close itself off, German leader Angela Merkel may ask Trump to join her in embracing a kind of openness that blesses people and nations rather than hurts them. She knows what a closed society looks like.

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