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 February 22, 2005

A Bid to Mend Frayed Ties ; in Key Address, Bush Reaches out to Europeans as Well as Their Leaders
President Bush began laying the groundwork Monday for one of his top - and most difficult - foreign-policy goals of a second term: signing on Europe to his "big idea" of transforming the 21st century's trouble spots through the spread of democracy.To...
A Separate but Unequal School in the Capital of Abolition Fervor ; Why Should Little Sarah Have to Walk Past Good Schools for Whites?
Sarah Roberts, who entered history in 1848 at the age of 5, would have had to walk nearly half a mile to get to her designated school on Boston's Beacon Hill. That distance was but a fourth as long as the two miles that 6-year-old Abe Lincoln had walked...
Chasing Bin Laden with TV Ads in Pakistan Offering Cash ; This Week, for the First Time, Pakistan Is Allowing Ads to Air That Offer Rewards for Helping Find Al Qaeda Leaders
Osama bin Laden may find out just how trustworthy his friends are. The US government has launched a series of advertisements - broadcast for the first time on Pakistani state television and radio stations - promising multimillion dollar awards for information...
Concern in Africa over Private Doctors Giving AIDS Drugs ; Patients Are at Risk Because the Medicine Is Not Being Prescribed Correctly, Experts Say
Here in this poor mountain kingdom, as across the African continent, the price of AIDS drugs has plummeted. A full regime of AIDS medicine, consisting of three separate drugs to be taken daily, once cost thousands of dollars a month. Today, after pressure...
Economists Want to Know: Do Europeans Work Less Because They Believe Less in God?
A century ago, German sociologist Max Weber put forth a novel theory of economic growth. In "The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism," Mr. Weber argued that Calvinist ideals fostered a disciplined work-and-save attitude that accelerated the...
Egypt's Silence to Bush's Call
As he aims for more political liberties in the Middle East to reduce Islamist violence, President Bush finds he needs many different kinds of arrows in his quiver.First, he used the invasion of Iraq to bring about last month's elections that help set...
Fostering Education ; in the Turbulent Lives of Many of the Half Million Foster Kids in the US, Education Isn't a Priority
In Jose's world, not many people have been a constant. He can't remember exactly how many foster homes he lived in after going into state care six years ago, but puts the number at least nine or 10. Usually, each move meant a change of schools, too,...
Letters
Using Christian, Islamic principles to thwart terrorismAfter reading the Feb. 4 article "Koranic duels ease terror" I have become convinced that there are solutions that actually solve the problem of Islamic terrorism.Judge Hamoud al-Hitar, who engages...
Mainline Churches Struggle over Gay Policy ; A Meeting of the Anglican Communion This Week Confronts a US- African Divide, and an Unhealed Rift within the US
Gathered this week in Northern Ireland, senior bishops of the Anglican Communion are seeking to maintain unity in the global body amid the most difficult circumstances in the denomination's history.They are meeting for the first time since the release...
Making the Cut ; How Do You Turn 37 Hours of Film into a 90-Minute Movie? with Art, Science, and 'Movie Magic.'
'Best Picture' will be the most visible award given out on Oscar night this Sunday. Another will be presented for an "invisible art" - the art that saved the cinema.If you've ever watched home videos of someone else's family, you know how boring they...
Moral Doughnuts, Backbone, and You
This month, a politician showed backbone, something many of us believe no longer exists in politics. Ask Americans how they feel about politicians, and most will use words like "sleazy," "corrupt," and "liars." In the discussions that follow, an idea...
National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalists - Criticism
The criticism category is one of the unique features of the National Book Critics Circle Awards. The 24 board members who choose these five finalists are, after all, professional critics themselves, so the reflective, analytical enterprise is of special...
Palestinians Freed, but Barrier Path Still Draws Ire ; Israel Released 500 Palestinian Prisoners Monday, a Day after Approving Gaza Pullout
The hope and skepticism among Palestinians over whether the current cease-fire can expand into peace is coloring reactions to Israel's release of 500 Palestinian prisoners Monday.The step freed 118 administrative detainees who were never charged with...
Power Plays Preoccupy Iraqi Leaders ; Officials Hope to Resolve a Protracted Battle over the Prime Ministership This Week
As Shiites prepare to take ownership of Iraq's new government, power struggles over the post of prime minister are exposing the fragility of the winning United Iraqi Alliance (UIA) - as well as a fractious political landscape.Islamist Dawa Party leader...
Public Use, Property Rights and the Courts ; A Connecticut Battle between Property Rights and Government Power Comes before the Supreme Court
Property rights in the United States are at a constitutional crossroads.Increasingly, in towns and cities across the nation, local governments are seizing and demolishing private homes to assemble large tracts of land needed for economic development...
The Men of la Mancha ; in This Clever Reimagining, Cervantes and Don Quixote Team Up to Slay Bad Writers
How much more time do you need? This year marks the 400th anniversary of "Don Quixote," and you still haven't read it. Harold Bloom is shaking his hoary head: "Where shall wisdom be found, indeed!" And don't even bother trying to hum "The Impossible...
The Tale of the Iraqi Librarian Who Saved the Books She Loves
Of all the children's books about the good one person can do, few are more timely or resonant than Jeanette Winter's "The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq."The true account of an Iraqi librarian's brave struggle to save her community's priceless...
Ties to Adults Keep Foster Kids on Track at School
Half the time, when kids come by the Project STRIVE office at Chicago's South Shore High School, they don't need help with applications or a disciplinary problem - they just want to say hello.Recognizing the need for stabile relationships is one of the...
Time for Bush to Define 'Independent Press'
The cafes and restaurants here were atwitter again last weekend. Finally, after years of talking about things like terrorism and deficits and Social Security reform, the capital's chatterers had a story they could discuss without reading a briefing paper.Thank...
What Place for God in Europe? ; across Europe,the Conflicting Currents of Secularism, Christianity, and Islam Are Compelling Europeans to Wrestle with Their Values as Never before. in This First Installment of a Three-Part Series, the Monitor Examines the Forces That Are Shaping European Identity - and Explores Why the Continent Is Debating What Role, If Any, Religion Should Play in Public Life
As he urged closer ties with Europe Monday, President Bush played down the current political disputes. "No power on earth will ever divide us," he said.That may be true when it comes to Iran's nuclear program. But his remark ironically hints at a transatlantic...
Whose Child? ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
As a tiny infant sleeps in my arms, I pray. She is a foster baby, two days old. Her future is a question mark, and I yearn to secure for her a long-term guarantee of kindness, comfort, and love - a happy childhood.To work in the foster care system is...
Yahoo! Stakes out New Territory in Hollywood
When Yahoo! decided to lease the former headquarters of film giant Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer several weeks ago, there was an undeniable symbolism.Ever since the start of the Internet revolution, Web-based companies have dreamed of the day when they could harness...

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