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 October 26, 1994

Archbishop Desmond Tutu: Peacemaker in a Diverse Nation the South African Cleric Discusses How the Bible Guided His Anti-Apartheid Struggle and Shaped the Words He Wrote and Spoke, Now Compiled in a Book
TO most people, rainbows are nature's prisms of colors observed after a rainstorm.To Desmond Tutu, the Anglican archbishop of Cape Town, rainbows are symbols: of peace and reconciliation; of coming prosperity; and most of all, a symbol of what is possible...
Between the Call to Leadership and the Traps of Turbulent History Straddling the Still Volatile Cold-War Fault Lines, Germany Is Trying to Forge a Bolder European Network of Security While Assuaging a Reluctant Public Series: GERMANY READY FOR EUROPE'S MANTLE? Wielding Foreign Clout without Inspiring Fear. If a United Germany Is to Take Its Place among the Most Powerful Nations in the World, the Country Will Have to Reconcile Its Past with Europe's Need for Strong Leadership in Continental Security Matters. Part 5 of Five-Part Series. First of Two Articles Appearing Today
HOW to fit the German piece peacefully into the European puzzle has been one of the most vexing questions of the modern age. Germany's power, combined with the country's perception of geographic vulnerability in the middle of Europe, has wrought continental...
Britain Basks in Hefty New Influx of Asian Investment
SOUTH Korea is joining Japan as a major source of foreign investment in Britain, and economic analysts say other Asian countries will soon follow suit.In what looks like the starting point for a massive capital injection by other South Korean companies...
Denying Immigrants Help Is Not the Answer California's Move to Cut Social Services for Illegal Aliens Is Unconstitutional - and Won't Solve the Real Problem
CALIFORNIA'S Proposition 187, which would deny illegal immigrants medical and educational services, will not stem the tide of impoverished Mexicans (and others). They don't go to California to receive social benefits; they go to work and earn a decent...
Diversity Propels Margaret Mead Film Festival the Stories Include Those of a Black Pastor and an Australian Aboriginal Singer
THE term "ethnographic film" is such a mouthful that even movie buffs often steer away from it.All it refers to, though, is the motion-picture branch of anthropology, which has produced a large body of work documenting cultures around the world. When...
Do I Deserve to Be Healed?
Sometimes we may think we don't deserve to be healed. Maybe we've made what seems like an awful mistake. Or repeated failure, hardship, or hatred has been beating us down to believing that we aren't good enough to be healed. Some people are afraid...
European Union Targets New Front as Nordic Nations May Join Club
THE effort to draw more nations into the European Union is on a roll. But it seems that even a slight bump may be enough to knock expansion off track.The EU is in the midst of a northern push; the Nordic nations of Finland, Sweden, and Norway are all...
Events
HUGE OIL SPILL IN NORTHERN RUSSIA A dam containing oil from a broken pipeline collapsed after heavy rain in northern Russia, sending the oil gushing into two rivers, authorities said Oct. 25. While Russian officials said there was no serious danger...
From Minefield to Mohair: Middle East Countries Step Lightly toward Peace
IN the Middle East, peace begins in a minefield. The site for the Oct. 26 signing of the second peace treaty between Israel and an Arab state was a goat-hair tent in a partially cleared minefield on the southern border between Israel and Jordan.The minefield...
Holiday Airline Fare Wars Break out Early
SANTA'S elves may be stuffing stockings with airline tickets this holiday season.This week, the major airlines kicked off the first fare-war of autumn by announcing discounted fares for the holidays. Northwest Airlines announced that it would take 40...
How to Help Arts Programs Survive the Budget Ax
MENTION governmental support of the arts in the United States and everyone thinks of grants for Mapplethorpe or sexually explicit performance artists. But the real issue is aiding the arts at a time of fewer dollars.The main source of federal help, the...
Money from Abroad Helps Albania Return from Edge of Anarchy
LESS than four years ago, Albania was in a state of near-anarchy. The Communist dictatorship that had kept this tiny Balkan country isolated from the outside world was collapsing. Food was in short supply. Rioters were looting schools, offices, and factories....
New Game in N. Ireland
THOSE searching for a peaceful solution in Northern Ireland are like a video-game player who has slain the monsters at one level of play but who now enters a new level, where the opponents will be even more difficult to defeat.Level 1 in Northern Ireland...
Parliament Strikes Back in Russian Budget Battle No-Confidence Vote Precedes the Real Showdown between Yeltsin and the Duma over State Spending, the One Area Where Legislators Have the Upper Hand
A YEAR after President Boris Yeltsin drove recalcitrant deputies from their parliament with artillery fire, Russia's elected representatives are flexing their muscles again in a bid to reassert themselves.On Oct. 27, the State Duma, or lower house of...
Reaction to a Reactor Recall Japan Sees US Nuclear Deal with North Korea as Politically Useful, Technically Dangerous
IN Japan, the recent nuclear agreement between the United States and North Korea has brought sighs of relief. There is new confidence here that a confrontation with Pyongyang's communist regime can be avoided.It is much less clear, however, that anyone...
Rhode Island Takes Aim at Criminals Using Guns, Setting Up a Special Court
IT looks like any normal courtroom: square-jawed bailiff off to one side, chairs lined neatly in the jury box, black-robed judge behind the bench.Yet the cases heard in this wood-paneled room make it a hall of justice with a twist. They all involve guns.Courtroom...
Rousing Remarks That Offered Hope, Healing
ANYONE who hears Archbishop Desmond Tutu speak is likely to be struck by the unique grace and wit that characterize the South African cleric and anti-apartheid leader.A new book that intersperses his sermons, speeches, and letters to the country's rulers...
Some Cambodians Feel Deja Vu as Political Repression Creeps Back
FOR two years, Cambodians have lived through what some call a "Phnom Penh Spring" - human rights activists able to work in relative freedom, foreign money boosting the economy, and hope replacing despair in a country once divided and impoverished by...
`Super Rice' May Ease World Food Crisis GREEN REVOLUTION REDUX
A NEW strain of "super rice" announced this week by leading scientists may eventually aid the fight against hunger in some of the most hard-pressed places on earth.Agronomists at a research institution in the Philippines have developed the new breed...
The Literary Heart of Life
I HADN'T seen my favorite college professor and mentor since 1977. On that occasion, I had handed in my senior literary theory paper and headed to the airport for a three-week stay on a kibbutz in Israel. I missed my graduation ceremony and the Romance...
The Newest German Export Carries a Gun Series: GERMANY READY FOR EUROPE'S MANTLE? Wielding Foreign Clout without Inspiring Fear. If a United Germany Is to Take Its Place among the Most Powerful Nations in the World, the Country Will Have to Reconcile Its Past with Europe's Need for Strong Leadership in Continental Security Matters. Part 5 of Five-Part Series. Second of Two Articles Appearing Today
THOUGH lacking popular consensus, Chancellor Helmut Kohl's government wants to make Germany a global player, bringing its diplomatic clout in line with its economic power.The success of Mr. Kohl's effort to expand Germany's international clout will depend...
The President Abroad
GEORGE BUSH lost the 1992 election in part because he didn't fully appreciate that the United States needs more than just a foreign-policy president.Halfway through his term, Bill Clinton is realizing that the country needs more than just a domestic-policy...
Throwing the State out of the Board Room
IN India, people queue up in exasperatingly long bank lines, taking hours to accomplish simple transactions. Haitians wait an average of several years before they can get a telephone hookup. Complaints about malfunctioning services, busted infrastructure,...
US Cities Bang on Federal Doors Local Officials Pound at Unfunded Federal Mandates, Especially Costly Environmental Laws
IT doesn't have quite the ring of "taxation without representation," but the bureaucratic mouthful "unfunded federal mandates" has become the battle cry for the nation's cities and towns. Around the country this week, local officials are banging on the...
US Gives India and Pakistan the Cold Shoulder
IT will not be surprising if questions are raised in South Asia about United States priorities after the visit to China this month by Secretary of Defense William Perry.Pakistan, an occasional ally of the US, has been the subject of pressures and criticisms...
US Taxpayers Pay High Price for Mideast Peace Billions in US Aid Go to Israel's Neighbors, but Some May Have Trouble Paying Back
FOR a pipefitter in Texas or a farmer in Iowa, the Middle East peace process is as close as their pocketbook.While the United States steps up its efforts to secure peace in the region, the price tag for the taxpayer is climbing because of the negotiation....
Welles's Unfinished Works Get a Showing
IN another important museum event this season, the Museum of Modern Art recently presented the American premiere of "Don Quixote of Orson Welles," a retelling of the Miguel Cervantes novel that the legendary Welles began filming for television in the...