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Trump’s fresh approach to the Middle East

By design, his first official trip abroad alights in the centers of three faiths, signaling hopes they can use their common roots to unite against terrorists and their supporters.

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The divine Love that meets our needs

A Christian Science perspective: We can rely on God no matter the circumstance, and expect to see evidence of His care.

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A hands-on view of education

When education becomes one-size-fits-all, it risks overlooking a nation’s diversity of gifts.

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Readers write: Train memories, Brontës depiction, people's enemies

Letters to the editor for the May 22, 2017 weekly magazine.

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Why is truth so important to us?

A Christian Science perspective: We don’t have to compromise truth to get things done in the world.

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How Saudis claim freedom

As President Trump visits Saudi Arabia, he can note how young people are eager to adopt independent thinking – a force driving much of the change in Saudi society.

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Steps to counteract theft

A Christian Science perspective: Being vigilant in our thinking makes a difference toward counteracting theft.

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Rising expectations of chief executives

A higher percentage of company leaders are being fired for ethical lapses, but not necessarily because of more lapses but because of a greater public demand for honesty and accountability.

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Mental stability – possible for everyone

A Christian Science perspective: A deeper understanding of Mind brings peace to the disturbed mentality.

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A peace accelerator in the Mideast desert

The opening of the region’s first joint scientific research center brings together Israelis, Iranians, Palestinians, Turks, and others for work on a new particle accelerator. Sometimes peace starts through universal activities like science, arts, and sports.

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A US spotlight on Syria’s slaughterhouse

The Trump administration, after exposing the Syrian regime’s large-scale killings at Sednaya prison, must explain how it will balance the moral and national interests in Syria. 

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Feeling loved – on Mother's Day and all year round

A Christian Science perspective: Love can be felt regardless of how close we are to our loved ones.

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We are all cyber stewards

The latest global cyberattack known as the WannaCry was blunted by one person. Rather than cave in to fear of such threats, every Internet user can take more responsibility to protect cyberspace.

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Never again short a meal

A Christian Science perspective: A widowed mother in South Africa struggled to provide for her children. But at every turn, they had what they needed, often in unexpected ways. 

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A different way of doing journalism

What the world would most miss if the Monitor were to vanish, we believe, is its completely different way of seeing the news.

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Readers write: Battle against graffiti, library value, finding truth

Letters to the editor for the May 15, 2017 weekly magazine.

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When fear of automation is too robotic

Two studies on the impact of new technologies counter the pumped-up fear of automation. And while displaced workers do need help, most people are not afraid of robots and artificial intelligence.

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