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 25, 1995

A Future King's Worldview
IN his recent address to the United Nations General Assembly, Pope John Paul II made an impassioned plea to rescue humanity from its current predicament. His words were timely, for on the cusp of a new millennium, we see the human spirit under siege...
Book Buyers Turn over New Leaf PUBLISHING TRENDS
JAN KOK describes a cartoon he posted on the wall of his office: A pastor is shown in a church, preaching to a congregation of only two or three - but at the bookstore next door, people are lining up to get in to buy books on spirituality and religious...
Business Books in Brief
FIDELITY'S WORLD: THE SECRET LIFE AND PUBLIC POWER OF THE MUTUAL FUND GIANT, by Diana B. Henriques (Scribner, 416 pp., $26). You can't really say you "know" mutual funds, until you've read Diana B. Henriques's trailblazing and hard-hitting account of...
Controversial Deal Releases Recordings from Soviet Archives
Three years ago, American producer Tristan Del signed a controversial contract with Russian authorities to bring recordings from Soviet archives to the West. On Monday, Mr. Del said the project is finally bearing its first fruit: a previously unreleased...
Deploying US Troops
FINALLY, Mr. Clinton has sent his top strategic team to Capitol Hill to begin to make the case for sending American soldiers to Bosnia as part of a NATO peacekeeping force.It will be a hard sell. Most Americans have never understood why the US should...
Dutch UN Peacekeepers Questioned as US, NATO Prep for Bosnia Mission
AS US soldiers train in Germany for a new NATO peacekeeping effort in Bosnia, questions about the conduct of Dutch peacekeepers in the fallen UN "safe area" of Srebrenica are multiplying.Muslim refugees are directly contradicting Dutch government accounts...
Eclipsing Modernity with Myth Sun Disappears in South Asia and the Air Is Thick with Drums, Incense, Drama
AS the moon drifted slowly across the sun, turning day into near-night, Parveen Goel sought redemption."I came to wash away my sins," smiles Mr. Goel, emerging in his underwear from Brahma's Tank, a lake 90 miles north of New Delhi. "I asked God for...
Father's Sky-High Daydreams
Dad was a true amusement park connoisseur. When we visited family in southern California, he would take us three kids and scores of our cousins to Pacific Ocean Park. We'd get there the second it opened and leave when it closed, not a minute sooner....
Hosts of Book Fair Hold World's Publishing Crown GUTENBERG'S LEGACY
IF the worldwide publishing industry can be said to have a hometown, it is Frankfurt, which has just played host again to the world's largest international book fair.With its strong bookselling infrastructure and its affluent population, Germany retains...
Jewish Settler Women Ask to Be Seen as Individuals Not as Fanatics in a Series of Personal Monologues, They Hope to Define Themselves Free of Media Stereotyping
Yehudit Lavie, a mother of nine from the religious Jewish settlement of Alon Moreh near the West Bank town of Nablus, removes the papier-mache mask of newspaper headlines from her face. She steps forward on a dark stage to tell her personal story.Ms....
Labor Appeals to Minorities, Women in Turnaround Bid
US labor today seeks renewal by electing a new AFL-CIO president, but its renaissance may depend largely on people like Gertrude Monroe.Ms. Monroe works as a nurse's aide at a South Bronx nursing home serving meals, tucking in patients, and helping lead...
Learning to Mother with Open Arms
My mother was an expert at letting go of her children. She made it look easy, opening her hands so that we could reach out for adventures, trials, learning experiences. Hunting for tadpoles in the ponds by the woods, bicycling several miles to the...
Moscow Soothed by US Deal, at Least until Details Emerge Presidential Show of Friendship Subdues Anti-West Fervor
THE Russians may no longer be left out of the military lineup in Bosnia. That determination reached by Presidents Clinton and Yeltsin on Oct. 23 is the good news for Russian national pride, offended by the NATO bombing of the Serbs.The hearty, upbeat...
Nations and Communities React to Historical Injustice
White Americans have been surprised at the reaction in the African-American community to recent events, whether it be the O.J. Simpson verdict or Louis Farrakhan's leadership role. So, too, are people in the US often surprised at responses in Asia, Africa,...
Paper-Bound European Publishers Stick a Toe into the Internet German Publishing Giant Enlists America Online to Get Wired
ONE would be tempted to call Bertelsmann AG a microcosm of the German publishing industry. But with total annual revenue pushing $15 billion worldwide, Bertelsmann is too big to be a micro-anything. And besides, this corporate giant, the largest publisher...
Party Guests Critique the Host at UN 50th Gala Talk of Reform, Rather Than Action, Dominated Days of Speeches. but the Genial Mood Was Pierced by Calls for Paying Dues, Power Sharing, and Helping Poor
MISSING were not just the party hats and balloons but an atmosphere of genuine celebration.In the end, the United Nations' 50th birthday party Oct. 22-24 was less a time for back-slapping and reveling in past successes than a wake-up call to members...
Permanent Employment
NOWADAYS, it seems, employment can never be considered steady in any field at any level. That jobs can end abruptly. That achievement and years of service mean nothing in the new technological workplace.Initially, reading and hearing the news coverage...
Phoenix Faces Paradox of Paradise Smog and Crime Pace Rapid City Expansion into the Desert
FROM her flagstone patio, homemaker Trish Thoman tells why this booming metropolis is the best place her family has ever lived: big-city amenities at a small-town cost.Miles to the north, in the driveway of her older home, Doris Straithern explains why...
Quebec Referendum Jitters Rock Canadian Markets the Toronto Stock Exchange Suffered Its Biggest One-Day Decline in Six Years
INVESTORS in Canadian bonds and stocks, many of them in the United States, were jolted wide awake this week by the sudden realization that Quebeckers may indeed vote Oct. 30 to separate from Canada.Canada's stock and bond markets were taken on a wild...
Seabed Exposed in Unparalleled Detail Military Satellites Save Money and Reveal New Fishing Grounds
FOR years, humans have known more about the surface of Venus than about what lies beneath their own oceans.This week, scientists lifted the veil off of 70 percent of Earth's surface with a new map of the ocean floor that is expected to have an impact...
South African Rural Whites Pull Fast One
PINI NTOBEKO isn't allowed to play tennis at his town's courts. His relatives would not be welcome at the old-age home. And his children are excluded from the best school.While South Africa's first all-race parliamentary and presidential elections in...
States Seek to Grab Even More Power from Washington Leaders Want Role in Federal Rulemaking
WASHINGTON vs. the states: It's been a staple United States political struggle since lawmakers wore breeches and wigs. Lately the balance of forces has favored the hinterlands - and now state governors and legislators are looking toward truly historic...
The News in Brief
The USChinese President Jiang Zemin told the United Nations Tuesday that no country should use the excuse of "freedom, democracy, and human rights" to interfere in the internal affairs of others. Speaking in New York, Jiang said China would work together...
US Shows Scooped Up at Global TV Market but Europeans Voice Concern over Megamergers, Access to American Market
Aided by the explosion of commercial TV channels around the globe, the rapid growth of cable, and a dramatic increase in satellite services, American television shows are dominating the world's airwaves to an astonishing degree. Yet while their popularity...
War Crimes Tribunal - Another Bosnia Sellout? at UN, Money and Political Support Are Running Low
AS the fighting subsides, the war in Bosnia is starting to yield up its grim secrets. Barely a day goes by without another terrible discovery: mass graves, eyewitness accounts of rape, murder, and massacre.After the rage comes the reckoning. If these...
Where a Tomahawk Chop Feels like a Slur Indian Reservations Sound off on the Culture of Sports Mascots
FOR many, the protests by native Americans over nicknames and tomahawk chops by fans of the Cleveland Indians and Atlanta Braves are little more than a World Series footnote. A politically correct sideshow.But here in South Dakota, high school athletes...
Who Pays for What on Tomorrow's Internet?
It's a thought that strikes terror in the hearts of entrepreneurs: What if their visions of on-line commerce turn out to be a mirage? What if all the information they hope to sell on the so-called Information Highway is free?The threat is real enough...