The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor is a national weekly print newspaper published by the Christian Science Publishing Society and owned by the First Church of Christ, Scientist. The paper was a daily until March, 2009; currently the website is updated daily. First published in 1908, the Christian Science Monitor is headquartered in Boston, Mass.The average age of a Christian Science Monitor reader is 59, and 61 percent of the readers are women. The average household income of the newspapers readers is just under $94,000; over 72 percent have a four-year college degree and more than 40 percent have a post-graduate degree. It covers national and international news. The Christian Science Monitor is not a religious paper. The Christian Science Monitor has won seven Pulitzer Prizes since 1950. The most recent was in 2002 for an editorial cartoon. In 2006, one of the paper's freelance reporters, Jill Carroll was kidnapped in Iraq. She was released after 82 days. The paper has also won other awards, including the National Headliner Award, National Society of Newspaper Columnists awards, and the Reporters and Editors Award. Mary Trammell is the Editor-in-Chief, Jonathan Wells is the Publisher, John Yemma is the Editor and Marshall Ingwerson is the Managing Editor.

Articles from September 29, 2005

1979 Fault Lines in Afghanistan ; While Candidates Wait for Vote Results, Muslim and Communist Enmity Rises
The Berlin Wall still separates East and West. A faltering Russia and rising China still form a united communist threat against the West and its allies. And communists - card-carrying "godless reds" - still control the key ministries in Afghanistan.It's...
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A Bible Course without the Lawsuits? ; Teaching about the Bible Is Critical - and Contentious, Teachers Agree. A New Textbook May Provide a Safe Path through a Political Minefield
Like prayer in the schools and the Ten Commandments in courthouses, teaching about the Bible in public classrooms has long been contentious. Some people question whether it is legal. Many educators worry they might be faced with lawsuits.And American...
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A Kayak, a River, and John Muir
John Muir described the grueling climb up Mount Shasta (14,162 feet tall) as a "long, safe saunter." He took perverse pleasure in hopscotching over Alaskan glaciers laced with crevasses. He once rode a wildly swaying fir tree in a Sierra storm just for...
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Alaskans Want Bigger Piece of Oil Boom ; Dissatisfied with the State's Share of Revenues, Some Push to Cut Tax Breaks and Force Construction of a Pipeline
When Rosemary Ahtuagaruak began blaming an alarming outbreak of asthma cases on oil-field air pollution a few years ago, local elders in her Inupiat Eskimo village cautioned her against antagonizing the oil industry.They did not want to revert to the...
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An Indian City Holds Its French Flavor ; While France Gave Up Control of Pondicherry in 1954, This City in Southeastern India Has Preserved Its French Connection through Its Colonial Buildings, Street Signs, a School and Even Sports
On a Sunday evening at the Notre Dame des Anges church, the strings of jasmine festooning the pedestals of Mary and Jesus and the dark-skinned female parishioners wearing saris suggest a firm foot in India. That is, until the priest says mass in French.The...
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Endangered Species Act Gets Listed
The Endangered Species Act (ESA) has served the nation well as a last refuge for vanishing species since it was first enacted in 1973. But an effort to scuttle the act is now moving at breakneck speed through the US House of Representatives.Last week,...
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Gulf Rebuilding Needs Patience and Haste
A week before Rita, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin encouraged residents to return to less damaged parts of their soggy city. Federal authorities countered that the Big Easy was not safe enough for habitation or business. Later, when Rita aimed at Texas,...
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In Congress, Critical Moment for Moderates ; Highly Partisan Mood Creates Opportunity for Centrists to Take Lead in Katrina Oversight
A catastrophic hurricane season is driving wedges deep into both parties on issues ranging from how to pay for the Gulf Coast cleanup to oversight hearings by a GOP-controlled Congress.But it's also creating a historic opportunity for the vanishing breed...
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Iran's Tough Stance a Hit at Home ; Iranians Held Pro-Nuclear Rally in Tehran Wednesday
To maximize media impact, Iran's hardline Basiji militia waited hours until the live cameras were rolling to start its pro-nuclear rally Wednesday in front of the British Embassy in Tehran.Several hundred protesters gathered to declare their support...
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Koizumi's Revolution Gains Momentum ; the Japanese Leader's Huge Mandate Will Shape Politics and Defense
Junichiro Koizumi may not be the last samurai. But after his party scored the biggest supermajority in Japan's postwar history, Mr. Koizumi has emerged as a kind of strong leader rarely seen here - staying in office far longer than the previous 10 prime...
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Letters
To bolster National Guard, cut unneeded government expenseThe Sept. 27 article, "For Guard, equipment falls short," states that the National Guard is always at the end of its available equipment and funding. No matter if we agree or disagree with the...
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Life beyond Earth? Potential Habitats in the Solar System Keep Popping Up. ; 'Munchkin' Moon of Saturn Is the Latest Spot That Has Researchers Buzzing
It's an ice-encrusted munchkin of a moon, only 314 miles in diameter. Its face is so smooth and nearly crater-free that it probably got a facelift. It's a satellite of Saturn, called Enceladus, and the latest hot spot in the quest to answer one of astronomy's...
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Middle-Class India Plows New Wealth into Big Weddings
At a wedding held in a five-star New Delhi hotel last winter, the groom stepped out of a two-door BMW sports car, specially flown in from Europe for the occasion. Spanish flamenco dancers, fresh orchids from Thailand, ice sculptures, even second-tier...
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Military Wary of Disaster Role ; Some Worry That a Revision of Its Homeland Mission Would Take Away from War Capabilities
When President Bush asked Congress this week to consider whether the military should take the leading role in disaster response, he was merely picking up where other politicians have left off. Washington has long sought to induce the Pentagon to take...
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Morocco's Biggest European Export: People ; Thousands Flood Spain Annually, Fueling the Economy and Raising Security Concerns
Omar was 17 when he stole aboard a freight truck in Tangier, Morocco. Determined to find a different life, he burrowed into the truck's cargo - piles of women's underwear - to hide.Soon, he discovered another boy, also seeking passage out of Morocco,...
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Product Placement Pushes into Print
On the new reality TV show "Three Wishes," host Amy Grant helps small-town folks solve their problems with the help of several familiar brand-name products, whose makers chip in goods or services in order to have them mentioned on the show. On "Meet...
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Reporters on the Job
* Afghan Machismo: During a recent meal in Afghanistan, staff writer Scott Baldauf gained some insight into the attitudes of Afghan men toward fatherhood. Yes, size of family matters. "I was having lunch with a bunch of former mujahideen fighters and...
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Sea Shells' Beauty and Peril
There's good news and bad news about sea shells. Studies of details as small as a billionth of a meter reveal a structure more sophisticated than any marine biologist had imagined. At the same time, a close look at what increasing carbon dioxide (CO2)...
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Storms Revive Energy Debate ; US Officials Consider New as Well as Old Ideas in the Wake of Hurricanes and Rising Fuel Costs
It's been just seven weeks since President Bush finally was able to sign a comprehensive energy bill. It had taken five years and a lot of compromising. But in the wake of back-to-back hurricanes that battered the Gulf Coast, damaged oil refineries,...
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The Spotlight of Life ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Whenever compassionate people hear about those who have committed suicide, there's a yearning to save others from making the same choice.Especially in cases such as in Japan nearly a year ago. A group of seven people who otherwise had nothing else in...
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Why Iran Isn't a Global Threat
Last week's vote by the International Atomic Energy Agency branding Iran in breach of its Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) commitments has given impetus to the United States to call for the deferral of Iran to the UN Security Council. Tehran is...
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