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 November 23, 2009

A Church That Is Home to the Homeless
It's easy to miss the Trinity Evangelical Free Church, set back as it is on a side road in this mill town in central Maine. Nothing would seem to distinguish it from a thousand churches like it across the state.The same might be said of Trinity's pastor,...
A Prayer to Help Feed the Hungry
A recent PBS "News Hour" program included a piece about hunger in America, reporting increases in hunger related to current economic conditions, especially loss of jobs. Perhaps most disturbing was the estimate that 17 million children did not have enough...
Arrest Video Sparks Scrutiny of BART Cops - Again
For the second time this year, a cellphone video is raising questions about the conduct of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police.The video, circulated on YouTube and other websites, shows an officer arresting a disorderly passenger at a station in Oakland,...
Exiled Thaksin in Cambodia Kicks Up Trouble for Thailand
At a luxury guesthouse, Cambodia's newest government adviser picks up a copy of his latest book, "Tackling Poverty." It explores how lessons from Thailand can be applied to other developing countries."I help tackle poverty worldwide, wherever they need...
Gilad Shalit Release: Hamas, Israel Prisoner Swap Said to Be Imminent
Israel and Hamas appear to be moving closer to a prisoner swap in which Israel would release up to 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.A Hamas official who asked not to be quoted told the Monitor on Monday...
India Doubts Strength of US Ties Ahead of Manmohan Singh Visit
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrives at the White House Tuesday wondering if his country remains the US priority under President Obama that it became under President Bush.The Obama administration thought it had answered that question months ago...
India Fears Losing US Favor Even as Obama Fetes Manmohan Singh
As India's prime minister Manmohan Singh arrives to a red carpet welcome in Washington Monday - the first state guest of President Barack Obama - commentators in India seemed more preoccupied with the United States' growing friendship with China.Ties...
In Search of Wild Turkeys
Our son thinks we're liars - about the wild turkeys that visit our property and surrounding area, that is. He's never seen them, so he's convinced we're making them up. Nevertheless, my husband and I have seen these creatures in abundance, scavenging...
Italy Arrests Four Men Accused of Funding Mumbai Terror Attacks
Brescia is a quiet town east of Milan and few would think of it as a hot spot for international terrorism. Yet Italian authorities believe that last year's terror attack in Mumbai (Bombay), where 173 people lost their lives, was partially planned from...
Pakistan's Battle with Taliban Militants Expands North
* A daily summary of global reports on security issues.Pakistan militants are fleeing a military offensive in South Waziristan that has killed hundreds and are regrouping in another tribal agency, Orakzai. Pakistani security forces have followed, killing...
Robert Frank: His Photographs Recorded an Unvarnished America
In a 1985 video, photographer Robert Frank stated: "I am always looking outside, trying to look inside, trying to say something that is true." An exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through Jan. 3, 2010, "Looking In: Robert Frank's 'The Ameri-cans,'...
Senate Health Care Bill: The Five Paragraphs You Must Read
"There is no such thing as a little freedom," said Walter Cronkite. "Either you are all free, or you are not free."Whether you're for or against federal efforts to help people buy health insurance, you should know that the reform bill before the Senate...
Six Picks: Recommendations from the Monitor Staff
Canine capersThe Irish red and white setter, Norwegian buhund, and Pyrenean shepherd - those are the three new canine breeds making their debuts this year in the 125-year-old Kennel Club of Philadelphia dog show. The event itself takes place on Nov....
Stock That Never Declines in Value
The news from Wall Street may still be grim, but I own lots of stock that will never decline in value.It's in my freezer.In the current economy, my stock is actually increasing in value. I have been making it with bone, meat, and vegetable scraps from...
Tempest over Thierry Henry's Handball in Ireland-France Soccer Match: Get over It
In the past week, the first-ever president of Europe was appointed, the momentum for December's Copenhagen conference on climate change gathered pace, and new figures revealed that the recession is officially over in most European Union countries.Yet...
The Agony of Job Creation
The prospect of 10 percent unemployment persisting into next year's elections has Congress itching to do something directly on "job creation." Lawmakers, no doubt, are hearing plenty from jobless Americans who won't have plenty to put on the table this...
Why Ahmadinejad Might Keep His Distance from Hugo Chavez
If Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wants his Latin America tour this week to deflect attention away from political repression at home, he should probably reconsider giving Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez a warm embrace when they meet in Caracas...