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'To lighten mankind': 100 Years of The Christian Science Monitor

From the November 2008 issue of The Christian Science Journal


When Mary Baker Eddy decided that her Church needed to publish a daily newspaper, she offered little explanation as to why. In her August 8, 1908, order to the Board of Trustees of The Christian Science Publishing Society, her certainty of the Monitor's importance was unmistakable, even though details were lacking: "It is my request that you start a daily newspaper at once, and call it the Christian Science Monitor.