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 April 1, 1992

... and Europe's Future {Cf: France's Sour Mood}
FRANCE'S political turmoil would be of little concern outside the country, if it weren't that the anger of French voters betrays, beyond domestic concerns, a growing angst over Europe's direction and France's place in the new Europe. This anxiety may...
Arab Economic Goals Run into Roadblocks as Decade of the 1990s Began Hopes Were High, but Gulf War and Other Conflicts Intervened
THE Arab poor entered the 1990s with strong hopes of redressing deep economic divisions in the Middle East.The consuming Iran-Iraq war had ended and newly-emerging alliances were promising. Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, and Yemen formed the Arab Cooperation Council...
Australia to Improve Native-Rights System
THE treatment of aborigines is Australia's most enduring stain on its human rights record. Now the Australian government is accelerating the process of improving its performance.Australia will spend $150 million (Australian; US$113 million) during the...
Blacks Fuel Islam's Rapid Growth in US Converts Respond to `Alternative Culture,' a Return to Roots
ON any given night in this Muslim holy month of Ramadan, traffic backs up on Massachusetts Avenue's affluent embassy row, as area Muslims rush to the Islamic Center to perform sundown prayers and break the daily fast with the traditional Iftar meal.It...
British Vote Hinges on Recession, Tories' Administration of London
BRITAIN'S general election battle is likely to be decided by voters in London and a handful of other large cities, judging by public opinion polls showing a swing to the opposition Labour Party in the run-up to polling day, April 9.In the metropolis...
Christian Sects Clash in Latin America Catholicism's Hold on Latin America Is under Challenge by Evangelicals and Other Protestants. and in North America, Indians Are Pursuing Legal Means to Win Full Religious Rights
EVANGELICAL Angel Urbina Sanchez lifts his straw hat to reveal the lingering welts and scars of his faith. On Feb. 8, some 20 to 40 local Roman Catholic campesinos pummeled him with stones and clubs.In this remote Mazahua Indian village of maguey, cows,...
Confronting the Resurgence of Anti-Semitism FORMER SOVIET UNION: RIGHT-WING NATIONALISM
`DOWN with Judaic Fascism!" "Yeltsin is a friend of the Jews!"Such slogans, hand-lettered on signboards and painted on banners, are common fare these days at Moscow demonstrations by communist and Russian nationalist opponents of the Russian government.The...
Embargo Leaves US Oil Firms Dry in Oil-Rights Bidding
OIL in the South China Sea is one of the few bright spots for United States business in Vietnam. And even that may be flickering, Western and Vietnamese analysts say."I think it will be perhaps a little late for the Americans to come back," says Nguyen...
Evaluating Britain's Poll Tax
The editorial "Britain's Next Leader," March 18, states that the "hated 'poll tax' " was paid "equally by rich and poor for local services."The poll tax is by no means hated by all - large numbers of single occupants, far from rich, find it a great deal...
Finding Healing in the Bible
I WAS wakened in the middle of the night by a sudden and severe pain. The pain seemed overwhelming. I reached out to God for help in prayer, remembering the words from a Bible verse in Psalms I'd read that day: "The Lord God is a sun and shield: the...
For Jews, Edict A Resounding Memory
THE expulsion of Jews from Spain reverberated throughout the Jewish world - and down Jewish history. "It was a tremendous thing ... a shock," says Shlomo Ben Ami, professor of Spanish history at Tel Aviv University.The reason for the "deep impact on...
France's Sour Mood {Cf: ...And Europe's Future}
FOR French President Francois Mitterrand and his country, the results of France's regional elections March 22 and 29 presage a time of further drift and political malaise. Worse, the returns in the voting for members of 22 regional councils may reflect...
Hollywood Toasts Itself, Hardly Bats an Eye at Protesters the Show Biz Must Go on - a Letter from Oscar Night
CELEBRITIES are America's royalty, which means nobody watches out for its stars like Hollywood.One of the town's most famous lines, "pay no attention to that man behind the curtain" (from "The Wizard of Oz," 1939), came to mind as I made my way past...
In Aftermath of Gulf War, Oil Prices Remain Stable
DESERT Storm accomplished one of its goals: stabilization of the world's oil price at a moderate level."We have just come through one of the most stable periods we have seen," says Kevin Lindemer, director of oil markets at Cambridge Energy Research...
Indians Fight for Religious Freedom
ON his first day in the New World, Christopher Columbus wrote back to the Spanish court that native inhabitants "would easily be made Christians, because it seemed to me that they had no religion."That misperception about native Americans - who had a...
Judaism and the State of Israel Competing Claims of Religion and Secular Statehood Are Fought over Daily on the Political Stage. Expelled from Spain, Jews Found Safe Haven in Turkey and Elsewhere. but the Scourge of Anti-Semitism and the Need to Reconcile Religious and Secular Demands Continue to Challenge Jews
FIVE hundred years after the expulsion from Spain, Jews in the State of Israel are struggling to recreate their "golden age," this time in their own homeland.But their efforts to build a modern state while remaining loyal to their religious traditions...
Middle East Muslims Differ over the Meaning of the Fundamentalist Revival
`SINCE 95 percent of Egyptians are Muslims, it is natural that they should want an Islamic state," the speaker on the platform declared, to a roar of approval from the crowd.The scene was the Cairo International Book Fair last January. The speaker at...
Moscow Gets Signed Treaty on Federation but Faces Test in Uneasy Autonomous Regions
PRESIDENT Boris Yeltsin appears on paper to have achieved for Russia what eluded Mikhail Gorbachev and the Soviet Union.Representatives from many of Russia's so-called autonomous republics, regions, and territories gathered March 31 in the Kremlin to...
Oscar Voters Break with Tradition `the Silence of the Lambs' Sweeps Awards despite Its Grisly Subject Matter
A PIECE of conventional wisdom was erased when "The Silence of the Lambs" swept the top prizes at this year's Academy Awards.Since the academy's membership is somewhat older than the general population of moviegoers - and reputed to be more conservative,...
Reconciling Islam and the West with a Growing Presence of Muslims in Europe and North America, Many Ask Whether Islam and Western Society Are Compatible. Some Are Working to Bridge the 500-Year Gap in Understanding
DEEP in the rolling green hills of France's Burgundy region, an experiment in Western-Islamic reconciliation is slowly and modestly taking shape.As workmen adapt a former corporate summer camp to year-round use, clumps of students - all male, most speaking...
Spain Tackles Terrorist Threat by Basques to Olympics, Expo
AS Spain approaches the opening of the Summer Olympics in Barcelona and the Expo '92 exhibit in Seville this summer, a wave of recent violence by the country's Basque separatist movements is casting a shadow over the festivities.Terrorist acts carried...
Spiraling Cost of Workers' Compensation Who Benefits from High Payments? Less Than Half the Monies Set Aside by Employers in Maine Go as Direct Benefits to the Injured
STARTING up a new plastics recycling plant in this small town northwest of Portland, Maine, has had its challenges for young entrepreneur Melanie Meyer.She and her brother have worked together for the past one-and-a-half years to keep their small business...
The Art of Letters
THE person who creates a great symphony, painting, poem, or novel is surely most truly himself or herself in that creation, which represents the best of its creator's capabilities: intelligence, intuition, passion, character, wisdom, craft, skill, imagination....
The End of Tolerance the Uprooting of Spain's Jews and Muslims Brought to an End a Fertile Civilization and a Unique Era of Coexistence between Adherents of the Three Great Monotheistic Religions. HISTORICAL TURNING POINT
`THEY say Ferdinand is a clever prince, but he empoverishes his kingdom and enriches mine."Legend lends those words to Bayezid II, sultan of the Ottoman Empire at the turn of the 15th century, as he took in Jews expelled by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella...
The Tale of the Indian Gent
A FAMOUS European sculptor told me this story.He and his wife were visiting India. A man of Ghandi-like appearance approached them and named a price; he said that if they paid it, he would oblige them by climbing to the top of a very high cliff that...
THE WORLD FROM.Site 2, Thailand Proxy Wars Are Winding Down for the Developed World, but the Legacy Lingers for Cambodian Refugees
PRAK ROM was bleary-eyed after a restless night, the last of more than 1,000 nights in Cambodian refugee camps."I have a lot of worries," says the soft-spoken woman who was poised to see Cambodia for the first time since fleeing three years ago. "I couldn't...
Time to Be Counted on Cambodia
IT was hard enough for the United Nations to convince Cambodia's combatants to sign a peace treaty last October. It may be even harder to move ahead with the UN's ambitious plan for implementing that treaty, particularly if key members of the UN don't...
Turkey's Jews Celebrate 500 Years of Peaceful Coexistence
A THANKSGIVING service to mark the 500th anniversary of the arrival in Turkey of the Jews who were expelled from Spain was held earlier this month at the Neve Shalom synagogue here, only four days after a bomb attack.The service started a year-long series...
US-Canada Trade Friction on Rise Canadian Ire Grows over Perceived American Unfairness on Its Exports of Lumber, Cars
TRADE wars in a free-trade zone and tough protectionist talk in an election year are putting a strain on relations between Canada and the United States.When normally pro-American Prime Minister Brian Mulroney refers to United States actions as those...
Vietnam's Tough Road to Recovery US Expected to Ease Embargo This Year, but Analysts Say Problems Will Remain
MANY Vietnamese hope for a windfall of foreign investment when the United States ends its 17-year trade embargo. But Nguyen Cong Hai, head of the foreign department at the State Bank of Vietnam, says that ending international isolation and luring fresh...
Whatever You Do, Don't Laugh!
EVERYONE loves a clown - at the circus. But keep him out of the office, the workplace, the government. Everyone loves a clown, but kids are told to stop clowning around, to grow up, to behave like grown-ups. Life is serious, they say. So serious we have...