Subscribe: Christian Science Monitor | Commentary
http://www.csmonitor.com/rss/commentary.rss
Preview: Christian Science Monitor | Commentary

Christian Science Monitor | Commentary



Discussion and opinion.



 






Readers write: Lifting humanity through a story, prayer after mass shootings, making sense of confusing events

Letters to the editor for the April 23, 2018-April 30, 2018 weekly magazine. 

(image)



The art of parsing apologies

A wave of recent apologies by public figures requires a fine discernment to understand when someone does right for the original offense.

(image)



Still small voice

In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, today’s column is a poem that points to the light, peace, harmony, and joy that divine Spirit has bestowed on its entire creation.

(image)



The new mercy for corrupt firms that fess up

For most white-collar crimes, such as corruption, more countries are following a US practice of legal leniency toward companies that confess and reform.

(image)



My Earth Day prayer

Today’s column explores the possibility of a flourishing Earth – and the role that prayer plays. 

(image)



Moon shot for peace between the Koreas

Two historic summits in coming weeks reflect a bold vision by the South Korean leader to probe the North’s potential shift toward a peaceful peninsula.

(image)



We are not helpless

In today’s column, a woman shares how just the right words came to her after turning to God to help calm a situation threatening to turn violent.

(image)



India’s swing in favor of girls

Public outcry over the rape of a girl hints at a growing confidence to confront old attitudes toward women and girls. The confidence may come from a dramatic success in reducing child marriages.

(image)



It’s never too late to experience healing

Faced with joint degeneration in her hands and thinking it was too late to do anything about it, today’s contributor found complete healing and regeneration through a fresh perspective on how God cares for all of creation.

(image)



Trump’s attack on Syria: a bias for hope?

The pessimism that prevails after Trump degraded Syria’s chemical weapons reflects a wider pessimism about progress in human rights. But does the evidence support such naysayers. And are they defeating their own cause?

(image)



Establishing self-worth

Today’s contributor shares her journey to a more meaningful understanding of her value through a deeper sense of God.

(image)



To improve the world, enlist girls, too

Like other girls in her south Indian village, Kousalya Radakrishnan was told to stay at home, marry young, and have lots of babies. If she and a number of her teenage friends had listened, her village would have worse sanitation, fewer library books, and no streetlights.

(image)









War in Syria. Gloom over Iran. Can Iraq provide hope?

An election in Iraq shows how the Middle East might rise above divides over religion to embrace a unifying identity.

(image)



Meekness and the ‘elephant walk’

Today’s column considers where true strength lies.

(image)



Did Paul Ryan leave them rolling in the aisles?

The rest of Paul Ryan’s tenure as House speaker should be used to take a measure of his efforts to bring civility to politics, including how he helped members learn to laugh together.

(image)



Rising above adversity

Today’s contributor shares how a friend overcame a life-threatening disease through an increasing spiritual conviction of God’s healing power.

(image)



Hungary plants two kinds of seeds

Even as a tilted election further erodes its democracy, Hungary also sees a rise in corruption. The latter trend will someday help restore full rights and liberties.

(image)