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 27, 2010

A Most Significant Harvest
A Christian Science perspective.In the agricultural world, the term "harvesting" means the process of gathering what has been growing and ripening. It's also a fitting term for what happens to what the Bible calls the "fruit of the Spirit" (see Gal....
Attendance of Kim Jong-Un at North Korean Conference Uncertain
North Korea's first Workers' Party conference in 44 years is being hailed as 'historic.' Few know what will actually happen, even if heir apparent Kim Jong-un makes his public debut.Excitement surrounding the first North Korea's Workers' Party conference...
Bishop Eddie Long: Will Case Force Open Talk in Black Church about Sexuality?
Bishop Eddie Long says he will fight gay sex accusations. But black theologians say the bigger issue for black churches is whether they can have a frank discussion about sexuality at all."I am not a perfect man," Atlanta pastor Bishop Eddie Long told...
Burma Says Aung San Suu Kyi Can Vote. but Will House Arrest Continue?
Aung San Suu Kyi's 18-month detention ends just after the Burma election. Observers say her release would signal the junta's confidence in transitioning to a semi-civilian government.Military-ruled Burma (Myanmar) has said the country's most famous dissident...
Haiti Election Campaign Opens amid Anger over Candidate Exclusions
The exclusion of populist party Fanmi Lavalas and other contenders heightens concerns that the Haiti election will fail to introduce leaders closer to voters' core concerns.In Camp Immaculate, a tent-city for many of the 1.5 million Haitians made homeless...
House Republicans at Risk? Districts Where Democrats Hope for Upsets
Democrats are expected to lose House seats in Election 2010, but in districts where demographics are shifting their way they are working to upset Republican incumbents. California's Third District is one.At a house party for Ami Bera's congressional...
India Ayodhya Verdict Delayed by Concerns over Hindu-Muslim Tensions
Tuesday, India's Supreme Court will hear a petition for more mediation in a 1992 case in which Hindus zealots destroyed a mosque on a long-contested site. The Ayodha verdict, due last week, has been delayed for security reasons.India's highest court...
Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks Still on - but for How Long?
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is consulting with Arab and Western leaders over whether to stick with Israeli- Palestinian peace talks after Israel's settlement freeze expired.Despite the expiration of Israel's settlement freeze at midnight...
Letters to the Editor - Weekly Issue of September 27, 2010
Readers write in about Middle East peace talks, the US economy, and the Bush tax cuts.Peace talks need cooperationRegarding the Sept. 20 opinion piece "Don't be cynical about the Middle East peace talks": P. Edward Haley makes a compelling argument....
Liberia's Only Woman Newspaper Editor Packs a 'Punch'
Ora Garway runs the tiny newspaper Punch, which despite its modest size has exposed the need for reform in Liberia, a West African country still recovering from a civil war.Ora Garway quietly takes notes as two male journalists interview teachers - nearly...
North Korea and the Perils of a Third Kim Regime
The ruling elite of North Korea meet this week and may anoint a successor to Kim Jong-il -- possibly his youngest son, Kim Jong-un, who was made a military general. This leadership transition, however, won't go easily. China needs to stop propping up...
Obama and Biden to Student-Age Voters: Help!
'You can't sit it out,' President Obama told student journalists on Monday, speaking of the midterm election. He and Vice President Biden will visit college campuses Tuesday to rally student voters.President Obama and Vice President Biden hit the student...
Should Congress Regulate Political Ad Money?
The Supreme Court's decision earlier this year makes it easier for corporations and unions to influence elections. Many members of Congress want to change that.Yes: Voters have every right to follow the moneyTransparency of money is the cornerstone of...
Southwest-AirTran Merger: What Will It Mean for Ticket Prices?
The $3.4 billion Southwest-AirTran deal would give Southwest access to the Caribbean and more of the eastern US. It could also mean increased competition for Delta and JetBlue.Southwest Airlines, the nation's largest no-frills air carrier, announced...
Stephen Colbert and Laughable Politics: Five Comedians Who Ran for Office
American politics have been the subject of satire since before the country's founding - a political cartoon depicting a snake cut into eight parts, representing eight American colonial governments, ran in Benjamin Franklin's newspaper in 1754. These...
'Tea Party' Is Rejuvenating American Politics
Thanks to the tea party, Washington politicians are paying closer attention to voters - even those who don't support the tea party.The "tea party" movement has a lot more going for it than a rightward shift in electoral preferences. It's restoring competition...
The Grace of Silence
NPR radio host Michele Norris raises questions of race as she explores the secrets kept by her Midwestern family.If you listen to National Public Radio, you know her voice: "Thisis MEE-shell Norris..." A cohost of "All Things Considered,"Michele Norris...
Venezuela Election Checks Power of Hugo Chavez
The Venezuela election on Sunday saw the political opposition gain more than one-third of seats in legislature, enough to stymie Hugo Chavez's future initiatives.Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez may have to learn to negotiate with opposition parties...
West Bank Dispute: Palestinian Leader Gives Peace Talks One-Week Reprieve
One day after Israeli moratorium on settlements expires, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas delays his decision on whether to quit the US-backed Middle East peace talks for one week.The US-sponsored Israeli-Palestinian peace talks were handed a reprieve...
West Bank Settlements: 3 Factors Affecting the Pace of Israeli Expansion
West Bank settlements were under a 10-month Israeli construction freeze which expired Sunday night, putting peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority at risk. Here is a breakdown of where and when settlement expansion is happening.West...
Why GOP Struggles to Make Inroads with California Hispanics
A new poll shows that Republican candidates for governor and Senate in California are still far behind their Democratic opponents among Hispanic voters.A new poll suggests that Republicans in California have made little progress in making inroads into...
Why Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Support Violence Rather Than Peace Talks
With little faith in Israeli-Palestinian talks, and largely unable to integrate into Lebanon, many Palestinian refugees see violence as the only way to secure their 'right of return.'Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations hung in the balance Monday as...