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 13, 1991

A Biblical Science
ONE of the things that has always impressed me about Christ Jesus is his steadfast reliance on the Scriptures. For example, two Gospels tell of the time when he was being tempted by the devil. Both Matthew and Luke report how Jesus answered each temptation...
After Mideast Peace Talks, More Turf Wars at Home
BOTH Israeli and Palestinian leaders have returned home from Madrid to find that the peace process they helped launch there has unleashed political turf battles in their own backyards.Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, who angered his foreign minister,...
Bible Reading Altered History THE BIBLE AND LITERACY
If (as hath been showed) all ought to read the scriptures then all ages, all sexes, all degrees and callings, all high and low, rich and poor, wise and foolish have a necessary duty therein.... English Puritan minister Thomas...
California Economy Driving Firms Away New Groups Try to Keep Companies from Moving to States with Warmer Business Climates, Looser Regulations. GOLDEN-STATE WOES
CALIFORNIA, the world's seventh largest economy, has sprung a leak. Disgruntled over what they perceive as a harsh business climate, companies have been leaving lock, stock, and balance sheet.Now, however, new efforts are under way to stem the exodus...
Canada Wants to Guard Culture in North American Pact
UNITED States Trade Representative Carla Hills doesn't understand what all the fuss is about, but Canadian trade officials remain adamant: Canada will back out of the North American free-trade talks unless its cultural industries are protected.The talks,...
China Triggers an Alarm
IT'S far from clear that the nuclear equipment recently sold by China to Iran has much potential for weapons production. Trade ties between the two countries go back many years, and the technology involved may be best suited for small-scale, perhaps...
Computer Jargon Is User-Unfriendly
COMPUTERS are easy, remember? User-friendly. All that technical stuff was watered down for the human race years ago. Take this press release, for example:NORWOOD, MA., September 9, 1991 Microcom, Inc., the internetworking vendor known for the development...
Dance Vies with Opera at la Scala
GAZING up into the gilded, six-tier balcony of La Scala Theater causes many a newcomer to shiver with excitement.But on opening night of the La Scala Opera Ballet season, the company received a less-than-excited response to its presentation of Prokofiev's...
Emphasizing Family as the Foundation of US Strength
Regarding the article "US Strength Begins in the Classroom," Oct. 23: I disagree with that conclusion. The American family is the fundamental source of this country's strength. But its stability has been suffering considerably with the United State's...
Facing Today's 'Fiery Furnaces' Two Individuals Explain How the Bible Helps Them in Their Daily Lives
JAN MONSMA cannot remember a time when the Bible was not a part of her life. During her childhood on a farm in Iowa, her parents read passages from the Bible three times a day - at each meal."I often used to daydream while that was going on, but it was...
Former Communists Turn to Nationalism Party Press Adopts Theme of 'Great Russia'
BEFORE the aborted August putsch, the masthead of Pravda proudly carried the communist exhortation: "Workers of the world, unite!"The slogan has been removed and the space left blank. But if it were replaced, it might read instead: "Russians unite!"Russian...
Hard Lessons for the US in Zaire, Zambia
FOR many years during the 1960s and 1970s, those guiding United States policy in Africa debated whether the nation's interests lay with African nationalists or with those who would stand with the US in the cold war. Events in October add further grist...
Health-Care Issue Is Seen as Key to Tory Hopes in British Election
BRITISH voters are warning the Conservative government that its drive to reform the finances and administration of the state-funded National Health Service (NHS) may lose it the next general election.According to a Mori public opinion poll last month,...
Holding History in Your Hand: Why Old Books Matter
THE admiring amateur peering at an ancient volume on display under glass at a library or research center may be impressed, but curious, and ask a somewhat heretical-sounding question:What does it really mean to scholars to use original old and rare books?...
Japan's Opportunity
IN one sense, there's nothing very new about Japan's new leadership. Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa came up through the ranks of the dominant Liberal Democratic Party (LDP); he's a veteran of its factional politics and knows exactly what the various...
Kenya Probe Targets High-Level Coverup
IT was murder - committed to hide allegations of high-level corruption in Kenya.That is the conclusion of John Troon, who was a detective with Scotland Yard when the Kenyan government asked him last year to investigate the 1990 death of Foreign Minister...
Latin America's Coming Recovery THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
AFTER a decade of shrinking income, low investment, and exploding poverty, Latin America may finally be emerging from its worst economic crisis ever. Although often overstated and oversimplified, the newly found optimism - if suitably tempered - is justified....
'Magic' Johnson's Situation Raises Awareness on AIDS National Basketball Star Gets the Attention of Many Adults and Young People on the Dangers of the Disease
WHEN Jane Collins suggested six months ago that her son get tested for the AIDS virus, the 18-year-old would have nothing to do with it.Last week, in the wake of Earvin "Magic" Johnson's announcement that he had contracted the HIV, the youth led his...
News Currents
UNITED STATES</P><P>California Gov. Pete Wilson (R) declared an emergency Nov. 11 in Imperial and Riverside Counties, where a whitefly infestation has ruined $90 million worth of crops. He said crop damage alone in the two counties could...
New Translations Are Useful Resource for Bible Students
A NUMBER of new English translations and revisions are available to the serious Bible student that shed new light on the meaning of the texts. The Revised Standard Version of 1952 has been updated in the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV). Neither is...
Palestine 'Autonomy' Is a Mirage in Madrid, Israel Seemed to Credit the Plan, but Look More Closely
THE conference that convened in Madrid Oct. 30 was a magnificent achievement for America's Middle East diplomacy. For the first time Israelis are sitting across a negotiating table from Syrians and Palestinians (the Israelis have been talking secretly...
Playing the Alien Game with Dad
MY fondest memories of my father coincide with those times when he was doing what he loved most, which was teaching; when, for example, he would come to school with me in the morning, before driving to work, and be my Show and Tell.Chemistry, though...
Reform Hinged on Bible Interpretations A SCHOLAR'S VIEW
IN one sense, there's nothing very new about Japan's new leadership. Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa came up through the ranks of the dominant Liberal Democratic Party (LDP); he's a veteran of its factional politics and knows exactly what the various...
Ruins of Philistine City May Give Goliath a New Image
AT the top of a low, boulder-strewn slope, among clumps of tall thistles, two chiseled rectangular stones lie opposite each other about eight feet apart, each with a hole carved in its center.They are socket stones for the gates of an Iron Age city,...
Russian Czarists See Hope in Economic Woes
GRAND Duke Vladimir Kirillovich, heir to the Romanov Dynasty throne, has visited Russia for the first time. But the return of the man who would be czar did not have the masses clamoring to restore the monarchy.For the grand duke the week-long trip that...
Scaling the High-Tech Tower of Babel
THE 1969 edition of the "American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language" listed the definition for "computer" as "a person who computes." These days, 10 years after the birth of the personal computer, it's hard to imagine any dictionary making...
Supreme Court Looks at Funding for Black Colleges
THE Supreme Court case on funding for Mississippi black colleges, to be argued Nov. 13, offers a window on the Bush administration's ambivalence over race policy and group rights.Although none of Mississippi's five historically white state colleges or...
The Bible in History. the Bible NOW
IT is subversive literature. It has led to the overthrow of govern-ments,sparked mass migrations across oceans, and more than once has changed the course of history.Governments -- from the 16th-century English monarchy to theCommunist Soviet Union --...
The Koran, Gita, and Tripitaka Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism Have Their Own Distinct Approaches to Their Sacred Writings. A SCHOLAR'S VIEW
SINCE all of the world's major religious traditions have produced written documents, it is possible and legitimate to ask: What are the equivalents of the Christian Bible in those different traditions? What and where are the historic copies of their...
The Parade of Champions
WE all have a relationship with public life, and with the parade of champions given daily notice in the press.On page ones across America, five presidents are pictured shoulder to shoulder (left to right, George Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Gerald...
The Struggle over the English Bible A SCHOLAR'S VIEW
TODAY, English-speaking Christians may take the King James Bible and modern English translations for granted. But they shouldn't.The translation of the Bible into English out of Greek, Hebrew, and Latin was a virtual revolution. Many of the early Bible...
THE WORLD FROM.Beijing after 13 Years of Estrangement, China and Vietnam Are Speaking - and the Topic Is Economic Growth
IN ancient times the emperors of China required foreign envoys to face north when paying tribute and performing the obligatory kowtow.But when the current autocrats of Beijing accepted the obeisances from Vietnam's leaders during a recent visit, they...
Uganda's First Lady: AIDS a Moral Problem
ONE of the African nations hardest hit by AIDS, Uganda has also mounted one of the continent's most effective AIDS information and prevention programs.In a recent Monitor interview Uganda's first lady, Janet Museveni, talked about the underlying causes...
US Fights Mexico over Avocados Freer Trade Faces Opposition from American Growers, Who Cite Danger of Pest Infiltration
WITH sunlight glinting off his diamond-encrusted ring, Armando Cruz Guillen points at the surrounding hills. "These avocado trees are clean," he vows. d stake my life on it."Mexico is the world's biggest avocado producer. It exports the cream-green fruit...
US Supports Worldwide Offensive against AIDS Small Businesses in Zaire, Recruited to Help Distribute Condoms, Ring Up 15-Fold Increase in Use over Two Years; AIDS Rate Levels Off
REELING from the scourge of AIDS, the epidemic that is cutting a wide swath of trouble through sub-Saharan Africa, Zaire recently launched an innovative counteroffensive.Using a United States-funded program of "social marketing," government officials...
War Memories Make a Play for Sympathetic Hearts
A PIECE OF MY HEART Play by Shirley Lauro, suggested by the book by Keith Walker. Directed by Allen R. Belknap. At the Union Square Theatre through Nov. 24.</P><P>'A PIECE of My Heart" is a discursive, impressionistic, and ultimately...
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