In Tulsa, Okla., philanthropist George Kaiser is mounting one of the most ambitious efforts in the US to help the poor.
As the world prepares to mark that seminal moment of the 20th century, perspectives on the consequences and costs to Russia of that earthshaking event are deeply complicated. Such splits are everywhere – in opinion polls, at family dinner tables, in the commentary of guides at history exhibits in the capital.
Perhaps nowhere are Luther’s legacy and the various ways the book is affecting everyday life more evident than in Chattanooga, Tenn., the Appalachian city where public monuments quote Scripture and honor devout churchmen who helped make it the unofficial Bible capital of the world.
'Transpartisan' debates, sponsored by groups like the BridgeND club at Notre Dame, broaden and deepen student understanding of complex issues – and help young adults become more willing to jump into the messy but necessary work of political engagement.
By most statistical measures, the US is near full employment. But many people still feel anxious. What's behind the dichotomy and how it's changing the culture of the workplace.
The same courage and determination that helped Murad escape from the Islamic State have driven her to travel to more than two dozen countries to tell her story, forcing the world to hear about the atrocities and demanding that ISIS be held accountable for its crimes against Yazidis.
The country's status as a leader in teaching social skills is one reason it’s often ranked as the world’s ‘happiest’ country. Do Danes know something the rest of us don’t?
Cassini embarked on an auspicious quest to increase our knowledge of enigmatic Saturn. Today, 13 years later, the craft is about to end its mission as one of the most successful planetary probes in the history of space exploration.
After his nearly six years in power, it’s clear there are some significant differences between Kim Jong-un and his forebears, and that he is exhibiting a ruling style that has evolved in unexpected ways.
The government intends to combine three separate regions of Sanjiangyuan to create China’s first national park, setting aside an area the size of Pennsylvania. China is also working to set up a series of other trial national parks around the country.
Can kids be encouraged to let go of the virtual world – occasionally – and engage in the real one? Can they stop posting selfies long enough to think of someone else? The answer is yes. But there are bound to be some anxious moments for parents along the way.
Here's what Africa has learned about building ‘community resilience’ as millions in Africa’s arid zones gird themselves to cope better with drought and the threat of famine.
From Texas to Florida to Illinois, many of these young prosecutors are eschewing the death penalty, talking rehabilitation as much as punishment, and often refusing to charge people for minor offenses. While their numbers are small, they are taking over DA offices at a crucial moment.
Behind various efforts by the heartland city are a few individuals who are striving to chip away at a problem that many experts believe receives too little attention in society.
Southern-style barbecue is spreading around the world, turning weekend grillers into would-be pitmasters. Meet a real baron of barbecue – ‘Big Moe.’
Retraining programs, many steering workers toward blue-collar jobs, flourish in Europe. What can the US learn?
Incarceration of women is growing worldwide. One woman highlights prison conditions in Thailand – and crusades to change them.
Once the emblem of middle-class whites, suburbs are America’s new melting pot, creating diversity but also tensions.
As the summer travel season begins,we asked Monitor writers, past and present, to tell us about places that have moved them the most. Their postcards take us from a walking safari in Zambia to the monasteries of Bulgaria to a marathon in Havana.
Textbooks are rare. So are traditional grades. Students progress at their own pace. See how one New Hampshire school is retooling education.
Meet six senators who will help shape the administration's moves, from health care to tax reform.
As a movement builds to sell off US public lands or hand control of them to the states, many ranchers and hunters are resisting. Here’s why.
How a group of gritty farmers turned Samsø, Denmark, into a premier global model of renewable energy.
Towns in impoverished eastern Kentucky, backed by private money, strive to build a post-coal entrepreneurial economy.
The specialized high schools, such as one in Brockton, Mass., emphasize overcoming drug-abuse problems as much as they do mastering square roots.