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Defeating Islamic State by example

The liberation of ISIS’s de facto capital, Raqqa, must now lead to the city’s reconstruction and ensuring it becomes a model of democratic ideals.

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'Mobilized for peace'

A Christian Science perspective: All-embracing divine peace can never run dry.

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#HumanityStrong

The story of Refugio is remarkable for the sense of community it shows amid the most trying times. But the truth is that community is always there.

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Readers write: Shared reading memories, appreciation of new Daily format

Letters to the editor for the Oct. 23, 2017 weekly magazine.

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Amazon’s big competition could deliver for many cities

Only one location will be chosen as the online giant’s second headquarters. But all the contestants can use the process to think about how they will thrive in the future.

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Something we can all do to defuse violence

A Christian Science perspective: Everyone is naturally inclined to love one’s neighbor as one’s self.

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#MeToo and the potential for healing

A Christian Science perspective: Acknowledging everyone’s true nature as inherently whole can bring freedom and healing, even in the wake of sexual assault or harassment.

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Kneeling and shady dealing in sports

The NFL and NCAA face controversies, one over whether to engage with social issues, the other about a threat to the very idea of amateurism in sports. But both have the potential to result in progress for society.

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'People power' for rule of law in the Philippines

The president’s use of extrajudicial killings of drug users has sparked popular resistance among those who prefer rule of law and presumption of innocence.

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What can counter hopelessness?

A Christian Science perspective: Everyone is capable of feeling God’s infinite love, which inspires hope and brings solutions to light.

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One big reason ISIS lost the capital of its caliphate

Islamic State’s defeat in Raqqa was aided by the silent defiance of the city’s Muslims, who held fast to the liberty of conscience in religious belief. 

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Refining the conversation through love

A Christian Science perspective: Political tirades in our own backyard can be redeemed.

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The battle of Kirkuk as a lesson on ‘self determination’

When Iraqi forces swept into the Kurdish-held city Oct. 16, they revealed the internal divisions among Kurds, and the challenges for many secession movements.

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Healing broken hearts

A Christian Science perspective: Realizing that we can never be separated from divine Love brings genuine peace and a renewed sense of joy.

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Embracing what’s next

'Security' is a big word. Often, we think about it just in terms of physical safety, secure from crime or war. But there’s more.

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Readers write: Reader appreciation for Ruth Walker, Cassini coverage

Letters to the editor for the Oct. 16, 2017 weekly magazine.

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The big hope behind the Iranian nuclear pact

As Trump punts a decision about the deal to Congress, Americans can look to trends among Iranians that might support the 2015 pact.

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Break down walls of bigotry with Love

A Christian Science perspective: A willingness to let divine Love guide our thoughts and actions – even when faced with the most entrenched hate – can heal wounds, both mental and physical.

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