How Gift of the Givers, a Muslim-funded philanthropy in Africa, has become one of the world's most unusual charities.
Take a look at cities – America's new democracy labs. They offer a model of how to set aside politics and forge alliances to solve problems.
A new generation of cybersecurity prodigies breaks into networks – just to make them safer. Meet the young hackers trying to keep the web from tilting to the dark side.
Ranchers and other residents along the US-Mexico border weigh in on what a wall would look like, how much it would cost, and whether it will stop illegal immigration.
A novel plan in Washington State overcomes old animosities and offers the region a way forward in era of global warming.
As more women move into high offices, they often bring a style and approach that is distinct from men. But do they make better leaders?
The European Union may survive ‘Brexit,’ a refugee crisis, and rising political division. But its future won't look like the past.
One street in Atlanta shows why American race relations are so fraught – and the steps toward how they might be made whole.
A mentoring program in rural California gives young Latino males an alternative to violence and futility.
How prayer meetings on Capitol Hill inspire fellowship and foster bipartisan lawmaking, though some argue it is too much religion under the rotunda.
The Christian Science Monitor is launching a new EqualEd section, focused on inequality inside and outside the classroom. Today, we kick off with Part 1 of our One Caring Person project on the power of mentoring to transform young people's lives.
A half century after the civil rights movement, many cities remain stubbornly divided between black and white. What this means for racial tensions in America.
A group of gun enthusiasts and mental-health experts works together in New Hampshire to stem a rising national problem.
A North Korea-flagged ship interdicted in Panama three years ago gave a glimpse into Pyongyang’s efforts to build up its military and nuclear capacity. Intelligence from the ship transformed how UN member nations are policing North Korea.
How music, dance, and painting helped revive a struggling school in Bridgeport, Conn. – and how it could show others the way.
While some parents cite religious and moral reasons, others say they are keeping their kids out of public schools to protect them from school-related racism.
Scientists tap new technologies to unravel mysteries of the deep – discovering sources of food and energy, and enhancing knowledge of life on land.
Digital currencies such as bitcoin do not fit classic definitions of 'money' and are therefore difficult to regulate with existing laws. It's one of a number of new technology innovations that regulators are struggling to fit into traditional laws.
On the 100th anniversary of the national park system, Yellowstone offers the ultimate test of whether America's outdoor crown jewels are being used too much.
On a drive from Boston to Los Angeles, two Millennials plumb the motivations and aspirations of members of their own generation – and find some surprises.
How Vermont's labeling law for genetically modified foods may change what America eats.
The vote on whether to leave the European Union pivots on deeper questions about immigration, economic policy, sovereignty, and Britain's place in the world.
Child labor often spikes following natural disasters. Nepal wants to break that mold and help kids like Dorje Lama.
Donald Trump's appeal to working-class whites is partly racial. But the rhetoric turns off at least as many voters as it attracts, making Trump's route to the White House difficult.
In a farewell letter, our longtime Beijing correspondent tells what's behind China's global ambitions and gives insights into where the country might be going.
They have fled war. Now they hope to make the first refugee Olympic team – and lift the spirits of stateless people around the world.