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 June 12, 1996

African Tradition of Polygamy Faces Economic, Legal Challenges
Beatrice intently watches the face of a visitor to her cinder-block home, hoping to find a sign of empathy. Finally, she confides: Her husband has had children with five other women, several of whom have become her co-wives. Now Beatrice often has to...
Bangladeshis Hope Vote Settles Rivalry of Two Strong Women Election Could Help Restore Stability, but Military's Shadow Looms over Results
When tanks appeared on the streets of the Bangladeshi capital three weeks ago, it was a chilling reminder of the fragile nature of democracy in this impoverished South Asian nation. For most of its 25-year history, the country has been under military...
Big Deficit in Germany Raises Odds for 'Euro' European Union May Ease Criteria for Common Currency
The star pupil in the class on "contemporary European fiscal management" - Germany - has just been publicly rebuked by the teacher for not getting his homework done.Paradoxically, that may make it easier for others in the class to pass the course. And...
Church Burnings Ignite Unity Feds and Local Parishioners Step Up Efforts to Stem Arsons
Efforts to prevent - and solve - the worst rash of black church bombings since the civil-rights era are suddenly picking up as the arson issue becomes a major US political and racial concern.Across the South, pastors and parishioners are keeping 24-hour...
Garrulous Lott Is A Noisy Standout in Staid Senate LEADERSHIP SHIFT Series: Sen. Trent Lott (R) of Mississippi Is Expected to Assume the Post of Majority Leader, Vacated by Presidential Aspirant Bob Dole., JOHN DURICKA/AP
As Trent Lott chats with reporters outside the Senate chamber, a mischievous grin crosses his face. "Be right back," he says.Without making a sound, the Mississippi Republican sidles up behind his long-time friend and colleague, Florida Sen. Connie Mack...
How Abortion Plank Affects Dole's Chances
Republican Party activists are at it again, fighting over what the GOP platform should say about abortion. But, in the grand scheme of things, what does the renewed battle mean for Bob Dole's presidential chances in November?The impact could be felt...
Ivory Coast Wives Worry Multiple Marriages May Return
Polygamy has been outlawed in the Ivory Coast for more than three decades. The West African country was one of the few on the continent to outlaw the practice.So when the justice minister earlier this year proposed a new law on adultery, women's rights...
Monitor Writer Wins Award for Foreign 'Story of Year'
David Rohde of The Christian Science Monitor has won the Livingston Award for Young Journalists for his international reporting on mass executions in Bosnia.The other winners of this year's Livingston awards were Chris Adams, a reporter at the New Orleans...
One Man's Rock Is Another's Holy Site Rock Climbers in Legal Battle with Park Service and Lakota Tribe over Access to Devils Tower
To the Lakota, Cheyenne, and some 21 other Plains tribes, the 1,270-foot igneous rock that rises out of the Black Hills of Wyoming is a sacred tower."Mato Tipi," or the Bear's Lodge, is a revered religious icon, scored long ago by the claws of a mythical...
Peace Gets a Chance in Sarajevo Conclave in Shattered Holiday Inn, a Band of Balkan Thinkers Seeks Common Ground
Much of what the world has seen in the former Yugoslavia, especially Bosnia-Herzegovina, has been graphic images of violence.Not so visible in this corner of the Balkans are the thinkers, those who try to make sense of societies ripped apart by fear,...
Russia's Army: A Loose Cannon in Power Transfer
On a tense day this March, according to Communist deputies in Russia's parliament, an angry President Boris Yeltsin was on the brink of calling in troops to close down the parliament. It had just renounced the treaty that dissolved the Soviet Union in...
Smog May Force Southwest to Apply Brakes to Growth DESERT AIR YOU CAN SMELL Series: Phoenix, with about 2.5 Million Residents, Is Looking for Ways to Cut Air Pollution. Volunteer Methods like Car Pooling Have Met Meager Response Thus Far, So Tougher Restrictions May Be on the Way., MELANIE STETSON FREEMAN - STAFF/FILE
Talk about urban sprawl. The city of Phoenix grows an acre an hour, as newcomers arrive in search of high-tech jobs, a casual lifestyle, and pristine desert air.But for every home that sprouts amid the cactus and sagebrush, this city also gains another...
The News in Brief
THE USA balanced-budget blueprint headed for certain passage in the House and Senate. The compromise resolution would trim spending by $702 billion over six years, cut taxes by $122 billion, and produce a $5 billion surplus in 2002. It doesn't carry...
Tourism Booms as World's Middle Class Goes Trekking
Only a short time ago, Palestinians were throwing rocks at Israeli soldiers on the Gaza strip. Now, El Al Israeli Airlines sells trips to Palestinian-controlled land. The Israeli government is working with Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, and other Arab nations...