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 September 18, 2012

After Anti-Islam Video and Muslim Riots, We Are All Ambassadors
What does it mean to be an ambassador?In the wake of the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Benghazi, Libya, and continued riots and attacks on US embassies worldwide, our traditional understanding of this ancient term takes on new meaning.Ambassador...
Anti-Muslim Video: What Muslim Teachings Say about Retribution for Blasphemy
The recent protests across the Middle East have revived a debate about blasphemy in Islam how it is defined, and how devout Muslims should respond.While some Muslims cite the Quran or hadiths sayings or actions attributed to the prophet Muhammad as...
As Strike Goes on, Parent Support Wavers for Chicago Teachers
As Chicago residents await news Tuesday about whether the ongoing teachers strike will end or continue, parents of school-age children perhaps the people most directly affected by the labor dispute appear to remain mainly on the side of the union, although...
Can Los Angeles Ban Medical Marijuana Shops? Voters Set to Decide
Activists here have qualified a measure for the March ballot that would repeal a Los Angeles City Council ban on medical-marijuana outlets. With medical-marijuana laws in 17 states and three more states considering legalization for recreational use...
Chavez vs. Capriles: Corruption Takes Center Stage in Venezuela's Election
Venezuelan presidential candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski expelled a top aide last Thursday amid corruption charges that could prove damaging to his campaign less than a month before Election Day.Deputy Juan Carlos Caldera was filmed receiving a cash...
Chicago Strike: It's Back to School as Teachers Accept Key Reforms (+Video)
A strike by Chicago schoolteachers that left most Chicago public schools shuttered for seven days ended late Tuesday afternoon after 800 union delegates voted to sign off on a negotiated three-year contract that Mayor Rahm Emanuel hailed as constituting...
Counteracting Hate
What can dedicated spiritual thinkers do to uncover and repudiate the underlying cause of violence? Recent events in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, and Yemen have prompted many questions regarding security, hate speech, and religious tolerance. I love this call...
Dark Energy: Can $40M Camera Help Solve Its Mystery? (+Video)
Using a cosmic looking glass that would dazzle Sherlock Holmes, an international team of astronomers has taken the first major step in a five-year observing project to help crack a case you could call The Sign of Dark Energy.The team has released the...
Does Uncertainty Cost the Economy Jobs? Fed Researchers Call It a Big Problem
For several years many Americans have said uncertainty is holding the economy down. Now some researchers are pointing to evidence that the problem is a large one.A mood of doubt including uncertainty about things like future tax policies may be to...
Elizabeth Warren Takes Slim Lead in Massachusetts Senate Race
Elizabeth Warren appears to have pulled slightly ahead of Republican Sen. Scott Brown in a closely watched US Senate race in Massachusetts.The battle over the seat once held by Sen. Edward Kennedy (D) remains tight, with the Democratic challenger garnering...
Female Suicide Bomber Kills Foreigners in Kabul in Response to Video (+Video)
A suicide bomber targeting a microbus in Kabul on Tuesday left at least 12 people dead, eight of which are believed to be foreign civilians predominately from South Africa.A female bomber detonated a car packed with explosives near the microbus at approximately...
Gorilla Carries Toddler: Cute, but Why? (+Video)
The viral video of a 300-pound gorilla cuddling and carrying around an 18-month-old blonde (human) toddler creates a lot of mixed emotion for a mom. Yes, part of me that is full of stuffed animal anthropomorphic baby-talk smiles. Kumbaya.But a larger...
Japan Takes Cautious Tone in Dispute with Increasingly Assertive China
Tokyo is running short of options in dealing with its increasingly assertive giant neighbor over disputed islands in the East China Sea, as the United States attempts to remain neutral and calls for calm from both sides.In China, anti-Japanese demonstrations...
Joint Raids Suspended: NATO's Afghanistan Strategy Hits Hurdle
US and NATO forces announced that they will now severely restrict their partnered operations with Afghan forces, following a wave of so-called green-on-blue killings where Afghan security forces kill international military troops and violent fallout...
Mitt Romney Video Fact Check: Is 47 Percent of US 'Dependent' on Government?
Do almost half of Americans get some form of government entitlement?That is one of the questions that has been raised after Mother Jones magazine on Tuesday released a video of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaking to donors at a $50,000-...
NFL Replacement Refs: Admirable Effort or Unacceptable Incompetence?
With the National Football Leagues 121 regular referees literally sitting on the sidelines as the result of a labor lockout, a group of zebra-striped replacements from college footballs lower divisions has been charged with creating order out of the...
Not Just Romney: Many in Middle East Are Losing Faith in a Two- State Solution, Too
A newly leaked video shows presidential hopeful Mitt Romney questioning the longstanding US road map for peace in the Middle East and, in fact, if the Palestinians want peace at all.I look at the Palestinians not wanting to see peace anyway, for political...
Pussy Riot Redux? Russia Moves to Block Anti-Islam Film
Russia's Communications Minister Nikolai Nikiforov has warned that Russia might shut down domestic access to YouTube, in order to block the controversial anti-Islamic film "The Innocence of Muslims," but only after Nov. 1 when a new Internet law empowering...
Somali Militants under Pressure in Last Stronghold of Kismayo
Senior Islamist commanders today began fleeing the last major urban stronghold held by Somalias Al Qaeda-allied rebel army, taking their weapons, vehicles, and logistics gear with them, the city's residents say.The city, with as many as 200,000 inhabitants,...
Winter of the World
Two years after turning out a 1,000-page historical novel, the first in a planned trilogy spanning the 20th century, Ken Follett returns to strain the backs of booksellers and readers everywhere.Much like the previous installment, Winter of the World...
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