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Gambling’s hype

As the global gambling market grows to a predicted $1 trillion market, many operators are pushing ads with false promises of easy riches. Such deceit shows why governments must encourage living by talent, education, and hard work, not a belief in luck.

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Moving beyond the limitation of taking sides

A Christian Science perspective: What it takes to move beyond a limited point of view that chooses sides.

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Peres’s legacy of an expectant faith in peace

He was Israel’s driver of the Oslo Accords with the Palestinians, which offered a model for Colombia’s peace process. Can Colombia’s peace pact now be a model for Israel?

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God's angels are with us

A Christian Science perspective: Searching and praying for guidance in the middle of danger.

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Addressing fears of would-be migrants

Both the US and the EU are trying a new approach to mass migration: reducing the fear or desperation of people tempted to flee their country. For the US, the tactic may be working in Central America.

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Finding peace at election time

A Christian Science perspective: How can we pray about elections?

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Who can inspire civility in the presidential campaign?

As the Trump and Clinton campaigns heat up the rhetoric, those who have already occupied the White House set a higher tone by their mutual respect toward each other. Perhaps the current candidates can learn now what they may learn later.

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Real reform now!

A Christian Science perspective: On the power of the Christ to transform and redeem lives.

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Jordan’s small light in a dark Mideast

Even as the region becomes more violent and despotic, an election in Jordan reveals progress for women and a shift by the Muslim Brotherhood toward inclusivity and secular rule. 

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A determination to improve

Gang activity remains one of few areas of crime that have not falled in recent decades. But progress is being made -- step-by-step, life-by-life.

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Inspiring trash pickup, summer camp activities

Letters to the editor for the Sept. 26, 2016 weekly magazine.

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Protection we can count on

A Christian Science perspective: A consciousness of spiritual reality can bring a tangible sense of safety.

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Company transparency on climate change

A global body will soon come up with a standard for how companies can reveal the risks of climate change on their business. For now, such ‘sustainability’ accounting rules should remain voluntary.

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The good we cannot lose

A Christian Science perspective: Is goodness something that can be lost?

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Japan turns silver into gold

Faced with being the world’s most rapidly aging society, Japan has decided to see the demographic challenge as a ‘bonus’ rather than an ‘onus,’ forcing it to be more innovative and to view old folks in a new light.

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Overcoming self-righteousness through love

A Christian Science perspective: On humility that brings healing.

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Can honesty be rewarded at banks?

One overlooked lesson from the Wells Fargo bank scandal needs more attention: Banks must hire, train, and encourage workers with high moral reasoning. In Wells Fargo, such workers were the real heroes. 

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Making a difference toward peace

A Christian Science perspective: A desire to know and do what is right leads to paths of peace.

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New York terrorist attacks: 'Ground Zeal' again

In light of the Sept. 17 terrorist bombings in New York and New Jersey, as well as the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we are republishing this 2002 Monitor editorial on the “forward step” needed after such attacks.

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