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Overturn danger and devastation with prayer

My prayer right now for Ukraine comes from a prayer called the “Daily Prayer,” given by Mrs. Eddy: “‘Thy kingdom come;’ let the reign of divine Truth, Life, and Love be established in me, and rule out of me all sin; and may Thy Word enrich the affections of all mankind, and govern them!” (“Manual of The Mother Church,” p. 41).

By Bobby Lewis, March 21 2022

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Finding Resilience in Ukraine – An interview with CS Monitor Editor & Reporters

March 25, 2022

The world has been inspired by the depth of resistance and resilience in Ukraine. In this hour-long discussion, Monitor editors and the reporters who have been covering the conflict from inside Ukraine take a closer look at Ukraine’s remarkable and cohesive response to resist the Russian assault.

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Biblical solutions to the war in Ukraine – really?

Can we find solutions to current world issues in an ancient text? This short podcast explores how lessons from the Bible relate to current events and can empower us to actively contribute to peace.

March 30, 2022, By Madelon Maupin

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Conflict in Ukraine: The Monitor’s full coverage

For the second time since 2014, Russian troops have moved into Ukrainian territory. This historic conflict raises significant questions about sovereignty, rule of law, identity, trust, and the future of European unity.

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How to pick a pathway to peace in Ukraine?

…if America and its Western allies are eventually going to find a way to end the war in Ukraine – in effect talking Mr. Putin down from a ledge of his own making – their attention will be focused not so much on Moscow, or even Kyiv. Rather, they will be mindful of two other points on the map of Europe where events left a fateful imprint.

By Ned Temko Columnist LONDON, May 11, 2022

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You can play a role in improving government, with Mark Sappenfield

Disturbing headlines about the state of the government in the US and other parts of the world can be paralyzing. But our guest, Mark Sappenfield, Editor of The Christian Science Monitor, indicates that instead they can be galvanizing. What can an average citizen do to improve government? Join us to explore the possibilities.

Sentinel Watch, January 10, 2022

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The Christian Science Monitor is an independent international news organization. It helps people see news events as starting points for constructive conversations. It aims to cut through the froth of the political spin cycle to underlying truths and values. It wants to be so focused on progress that readers and journalists together can provide a credible and constructive counter-narrative to the hopelessness-, anger-, and fear-inducing brand of discourse that is so pervasive in the news.

The Monitor’s global approach is reflected in how founder Mary Baker Eddy described its object as “To injure no man, but to bless all mankind.” The aim is to embrace the human family, shedding light with the conviction that understanding the world’s problems and possibilities moves everyone toward solutions.

The Monitor is an independent voice, devoid of the corporate allegiances and pressures that critics say too often skew today’s media. It seeks to give readers the information they need to come to their own constructive conclusions.

Since 1908, The Monitor has been published as a public service by The First Church of Christ, Scientist and is funded by revenue from subscriptions, an endowment fund, donations, gifts, and profits from the Publishing Society. Additional funding to cover operating costs is provided by The First Church of Christ, Scientist.

The Monitor also accepts outside grants to support general operations, special projects, and coverage of specific topics of interest to its readers, but without ceding any editorial independence.