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My love of a newspaper led me to Christian Science
In the early 1990s, as part of my graduate school program, I took a class on environmental policy. The professor assigned The Christian Science Monitor, telling the class it was the best newspaper for coverage of environmental issues and that we could skip the religious article in the back. Even though the paper had Christian in the title, I never thought of it as having a connection to religion. The professor was correct—the Monitor was excellent, with extensive coverage of environmental and rural development issues within the United States and internationally.
Several years later, I was conducting dissertation field research for my Ph.D., and would often go to the public library to read the Monitor and local newspapers. One Sunday morning I wanted to go read the Monitor, but the library was closed. I remembered seeing a Christian Science Reading Room nearby in a large, Victorian-era building. While I was not connecting the words Christian Science in the Monitor’s title with a church or religion, I thought a Christian Science Reading Room would have the Monitor.
From the readers
Margaret Wylie, Beatrix Ince
Why write for the Christian Science periodicals?
Nancy Mullen, Staff Editor
Our true selves—ageless and free
‘Refugee is not a profession’
No more ‘here we go again’ moments
What can prayer do? It can heal!
A healing lesson in Mother-love
Illness healed instantly
Dan Keen with contributions from Ballan Keen
Hymn’s message heals grief
People once at odds don’t try to even the score
The Monitor’s Editorial Board
A strong basis for national reconciliation
Never separated from God’s mothering love
Kim Crooks Korinek