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 August 22, 2007

A New Push for Change in the War on Terror
The US is losing the war on terror. That's the assessment of the nation's top foreign-policy, intelligence, and national-security leaders from across the ideological spectrum. In this year's Terrorism Index, a survey released Monday by Foreign Policy...
A Rock 'N' Roll Revival in Winslow, Arizona
Those who remember the Eagles can reconnect with the rock band's music in a surprising place. No, not in some Hotel California, but in the tiny town of Winslow, Ariz., about 100 miles from the Grand Canyon.On the surface, it would appear there isn't...
Better Models for Juvenile Justice
Amid news stories that raise the specter of increasing juvenile crime, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that crime rates overall, particularly for violent crimes, are still near 30-year lows. The cries of alarm are reminiscent of those heard in the...
Bob Geldof: The Pied Piper of Celebrity Activists
Celebrity involvement in Africa is typically traced back to the mid-1980s, when rocker Bob Geldof, moved by the plight of starving Ethiopians, put out a single with his musician friends as "Band Aid."Most Ethiopians - as Mr. Geldof, Sting, Paul Young,...
Breaking Bread in Iraq
This week, key Iraqi religious leaders are meeting in Cairo to discuss what they can do about violence shredding their country. The press was not invited, since a certain amount of cover was required to assemble this diverse group. That they're gathering...
Crocs: The Ugly Footling
They are as ubiquitous as umbrellas on a rainy day. Or ants at a picnic. But they appear in a far more eye-catching array of crayon- box colors. You've seen them on everyone from celebrities to toddlers. They are sold in 90 countries worldwide, at a...
Eager to Quell Its Own Conflicts, African Union Feels Overstretched
When it comes to peacekeeping, Uganda has become something of an overachiever.It's the only African Union country that has contributed to an African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission in Somalia, authorized by the United Nations in February and extended...
Fashion Industry Gives Rise to a 'Disposable Culture'
According to the thermometer and the calendar, it's still summer. But step into any clothing store in New England and the season quickly changes.Mannequins are sheathed in black and gray, and racks groan under the weight of heavy wools. Just to be sure...
Hamas Refashions Its Militancy
There was a time when the killing of six Hamas gunmen, which Israel said it did Monday in an airstrike on the Gaza Strip, would have propelled the Islamic militants to unleash a barrage of rockets into southern Israel.But despite angry vows of revenge,...
In Africa, This Trip Took True Grit
Ten years ago, we invited a young woman from Tanzania to come to our home for Thanksgiving. Emma was in her first year at Dartmouth College, just up the road from us. She was tough and smart and funny, but untraveled. America was all new to her - and...
India: Nuclear Pact Causes Deep Rift
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is steadfastly refusing to renege on a historic nuclear deal with the United States, even though the row threatens to bring down his government.This weekend, communist allies to India's United Progressive Alliance...
Islamic Spain: History's Refrain
The past sometimes provides examples of glory and success that serve as models. Other times, as the philosopher George Santayana said, it warns of impending calamity for those who do not learn from it.For the past several years, I've been immersed in...
Letters to the Editor
US military needs to care for those with war traumaIn response to the Aug. 20 Opinion article, "Treating the trauma of war - fairly," the military is delinquent in their induction examination if it cannot note people with a prior mental condition that...
Michael Vick May Face Long Road Back to the Gridiron
By agreeing to plead guilty for his role in an illegal dogfighting outfit, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick took the first step toward putting 1915 Moonlight Road - the home of Bad Newz Kennels - behind him.But getting back to the gridiron will...
New Misgivings on Wiretap Law
The administration's warrantless wiretapping program looks set to be the subject of renewed and bitter wrangling between Congress and the White House when lawmakers return to Washington in September.And this upcoming battle promises to be far more complex...
Sovereignty, NAFTA Loom Large at Summit
Cooperative - but not too close.With the leaders of the United States, Canada, and Mexico each facing rising anxieties at home over perceptions of weakening national sovereignty, that was the common objective of Tuesday's NAFTA summit at a wooded resort...
Star Power Brings Attention to Africa
Rock star-like, wearing black jeans and a black T-shirt, he reaches into the screaming crowds. Then, he's in khaki casual, clapping for the leaping Masai dancers. Now, he's posing with a row of Malawian nurses in pressed, blue uniforms. And there he...
Sweet Memories of Grandma's Tea Cakes
As a child, I loved helping my grandma make tea cakes. Wide- eyed, I watched her turn simple ingredients such as vanilla, sugar, flour, and butter into sunshine-colored batter. I couldn't wait to shower the circles of rolled-out dough with cinnamon or...
US Farmers Using Prison Labor
Near this dusty town in southeastern Arizona, Manuel Reyna pitches watermelons into the back of a trailer hitched to a tractor. His father was a migrant farm worker, but growing up, Mr. Reyna never saw himself following his father's footsteps. Now, as...
When You've Been Rejected
It's strange to find yourself with the same hurt feelings you had in grade school when your best friend told you that she never wanted to play with you again. The stabbing rejection is back - that feeling of not being good enough, not being chosen, not...