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 November 12, 2008

Arms Race, Uneasy Peace in Sudan
Although the Arab-dominated government of Sudan and the semiautonomous region of Southern Sudan have been at peace for three years, there are signs that both sides are stepping up the pace of a cold war-style arms race.In September, pirates off the coast...
As Farms Close in on the Amazon, Families Get Paid to Save Trees
Deep in the Amazonian rainforest, communities like this one, where 300 families spread out along the banks of the river in wooden huts on stilts, have been at the center of the world's greatest environmental debate: how to save the Amazon. But these...
Bush, Other Leaders to Promote Muslim-Christian Dialogue at UN
The global effort to build a "culture of peace" among Christians and Muslims and other faiths is gaining some momentum this month, both symbolically and substantively.After a groundbreaking meeting between Roman Catholic and Muslim religious leaders...
China Aims to End Pessimism with $586 Billion Economic Stimulus Package
The $586 billion economic stimulus package that China announced Sunday may not be quite as large as it seemed at first sight, but it dramatizes just how seriously the authorities in Beijing take the threat of a slowdown in the wake of the international...
Court to Weigh Utah Sect's Monument
The US Supreme Court is considering whether a Utah city violated the free speech rights of a religious group when the city council refused to place the group's monument beside an existing Ten Commandments monument in a public park.The case, set for oral...
Energy Audits: A High-Tech Way to Stay Warm This Winter
After home heating oil prices surged last winter, Meghan Kaisernan decided this fall to get ahead of any price spike and go thermal - that is, she chose to get a thermal-imaging home-energy audit.So, on a recent chilly morning, Ms. Kaisernan and thermal-energy...
Farming Superpower Brazil Spreads Its Know-How
As a young soil scientist, Edson Lobato looked out at the vast savanna of central Brazil and imagined fields of soy, corn, and cotton where most saw an inhospitable mass of red earth and tangled trees.His friends and family urged him to take his agronomy...
For Kids: Snowy's Adventures at School
When I unexpectedly met a white rabbit the other day, I felt somewhat like Alice in Wonderland. But unlike Alice, I had not fallen down a rabbit hole.Rather, I had just opened a classroom door as the substitute teacher for Mrs. Tracy Ward's fourth-grade...
From Stem Cells to Emissions, Obama Set to Reverse Bush Policies
In some ways, a president is never more powerful than when he first takes office. He's just won election, the voters have given him a mandate. And on some issues, when he sits down at that big desk in the Oval Office, all he has to do is wave a magic...
Iraqi Town Defies Al Qaeda
Dulaim is an Iraqi village transformed. Where masked gunmen from Al Qaeda in Iraq once imposed their will with killings and even stole irrigation pumps, today numerous Iraqi Army, police, and local Sunni militia checkpoints attest to new levels of security.The...
John's Spiritual Treasure Chest
All through elementary school, John was a poor student. He had trouble paying attention and focusing on what the teachers were saying. In math class he felt that the concepts flew by so fast he couldn't grasp them. His reading was particularly bad. Kids...
Letters to the Editor
In regard to the Nov. 10 Opinion piece, "My Shawshank Redemption": Thank you so much for printing this piece from a California inmate regarding the honors program there.As a representative of a chaplain-support group in northern California, I welcome...
On the Trail of the Perfect Recipe
Sometimes a cream puff isn't just a cream puff. Sometimes it's proof that with enough recipes, plenty of trial and error, and a little perseverance, the ultimate in a food experience can actually become a possibility in your very own kitchen.For me,...
Reporters on the Job
* Swallowed by a Pothole: Brazil is the world's biggest exporter of soy, chicken, beef, ethanol, sugar, and orange juice. But as staff writer Sara Miller Llana discovered, getting those products to market can be a challenge. "The roads are notoriously...
Taiwan's Former President Jailed in Corruption Probe
Former Taiwan president Chen Shui-bian was detained on suspicion of corruption Tuesday, continuing the fall from grace of a prominent champion of the island's pro-independence cause.Taiwan TV showed Mr. Chen being led in handcuffs from a prosecutor's...
Taliban Hijacking Threatens Key NATO Supply Route
Pakistani Taliban militants hijacked a convoy carrying wheat and military vehicles headed for Afghanistan Monday, underscoring for NATO forces the vulnerability of their only practical supply route into landlocked Afghanistan.In a brazen attack in Jamrud,...
The Journal of Helene Berr
When The Journal of Helene Berr was published in France early this year it became an overnight publishing sensation. Now, as the book is released in English, readers in the US will have a chance to discover why.Helene Berr is being called the Anne Frank...
The Obama of Brazil
Like Barack Obama, Brazil's president rose to power from poverty and the political left. But during six years in office, he has ruled from the center, tapping Brazil's market strengths, earning him world respect. When the two men finally meet, it may...
These Acorns Aren't for the Squirrels
Emily's Acorn Treats1 bag Hershey's Kisses1 box of mini vanilla wafers1 tub of ready-to-use frosting (caramel, butter cream, or white)Unwrap the candy kisses. Lightly frost the top of each mini vanilla wafer. Place a kiss on top. Eat and enjoy!"Are you...
The US Nuclear Waste Issue - Solved
President-elect Barack Obama supports nuclear power to increase US energy independence and fight global warming - but only if a path to safe nuclear waste disposal is opened. Fortunately, there is a two-step plan that can open that path and lead to an...
This Police Cruiser Scans License Plates, Sniffs out 'Dirty' Bombs
Hundreds of American police chiefs meeting in San Diego this week couldn't stop talking about what they'd seen on the convention floor: the world's first "purpose-built" police car.More "RoboCop" than "Beverly Hills Cop," the Carbon E7 is a 300- horsepower...
What Wary Investors Have in Common with My Nephew
What lies at the heart of the current financial crisis? An important clue: It's similar to a problem I faced this summer with my 6-year-old nephew.Playing around at the beach one day, I said to him, "Here, let me flip you into the water." "NO!" he said...
With New Web Services, More Companies Are Working in the 'Cloud'
When Tien Tzuo founded an online billing company called Zuora last spring, he had his head in the clouds.Mr. Tzuo didn't buy any powerful computers to store data. That meant he didn't have to hire computer experts to keep them running. He didn't even...
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