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Romania’s lesson in public integrity

For weeks, protests against corruption have persisted in Romania because people now realize they hold the key to good governance.

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Readers write: Trump editorial coverage

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

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From negative predictions to spiritual good

A Christian Science perspective: On scientific prayer that heals sickness.

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The UN’s step for justice in Syria

The United Nations has begun to collect evidence of war crimes in the Syrian conflict, a necessary step for eventual prosecution and the post-war healing of Syrian society.

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Trusting God to direct our path

A Christian Science perspective: Facing bankruptcy, one business owner prays for answers.

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A lesson on UN peacekeeping – from Haiti

Security in Haiti has improved enough that the UN might soon pull out its forces. One reason: a novel approach to reducing neighborhood violence by listening to community concerns.

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Our worth never depreciates

A Christian Science perspective: An understanding of our spiritual substance brings hope and healing to our lives.

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Winning the hearts of Islamic State’s potential recruits

As it has lost ground, the militant group issued a strategy on ways for Muslims to operate as its online activists. The best counter strategy? Positive messaging.

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True love

A Christian Science perspective: On loving God and man.

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The West’s challenge: an ‘axis of fear’

Trump’s foreign affairs officials meet with other Western leaders for the first time this week. The big theme: the rise of voter fear in the US and Europe, reflected in nationalist politics. Germany’s leader has an answer for that.

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Adaptation, and loving care

A little more care of our constantly changing planet would make adapting to those changes less difficult.

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‘The joy that none can take away’

A Christian Science perspective: An understanding of God as Love itself brings joy and peace.

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The call for citizens to ‘go local’

In both the US and EU, a populist backlash against centralized power has revived interest in local activism, which often comes with an ethical imperative for neighborliness.

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Readers write: Security for Trump, role of seniors

Letters to the editor for the Feb. 13, 2017 weekly magazine.

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What makes a good citizenry?

A Christian Science perspective: Cultivating the good within ourselves to uplift society.

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A simple truth about countering fake news

As the US and Europe try new efforts against Russian disinformation, they can learn how citizens in Ukraine have been equipped to embrace the truth.

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No one is an island

A Christian Science perspective: We are all members of one universal family.

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A model to mend Europe’s nationalist cracks?

Even as nationalist parties rise in Europe, the island of Cyprus is trying to end 43 years of division between ethnic Greeks and ethnic Turks. If a split Cyprus can unify, might it set an example?

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A ‘friend like me’

A Christian Science perspective: Understanding God as Love heals loneliness and sadness.

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