Our Healing Mission is Shared with The Monitor Newspaper

Our Healing Mission is Shared with The Monitor Newspaper


by Don Ingwerson

Healing is essential to Christian Science and I, as the Southern California Committee on Publication, work to correct impositions on the public, especially the imposition of the normalization of disease. “The press unwittingly sends forth many sorrows and diseases,” writes Mary Baker Eddy. With that in mind, she founded The Christian Science Monitor, which states that it is “…to injure no man, but to bless all mankind.” Marshall Ingwerson, my son and the new editor of The Monitor, shares how the mission of The Monitor has a bias for healing and for expecting progress as an unassailable law of God. Click here to read his article: Reporting the News with a Mission to Heal

About the author

Don Ingwerson Don regularly blogs on health and spirituality and lives in Laguna Beach with his wife - both Christian Science practitioners. He brings his years serving the public in education to his work as a liaison of Christian Science, where he maintains contacts with the media and legislative offices.


  1. Pamela says

    I have always loved that the Monitor brought to our attention things that needed healing. It didn’t just report the bad news like other papers but tried to bring a balanced perspective to the situation. This bias, as Marshall calls it, is exactly what Mrs. Eddy designed her paper for…to heal and bless all mankind. As Christians shouldn’t that be our bias also. Shouldn’t we want for our fellow man all the good we want for ourselves.

    Thanks so much for sharing this with us Don and thank you Marshall for explaining the Monitor’s bias. Hooray for the Monitor and hopefully more newspapers will adopt this kind of bias.

  2. Rhonda Turvey says

    Congratulations Marshall! Very thoughtful article. Long live the Monitor and it’s healing mission! (=

  3. Mary Ellen Blanton says

    Thank you, Don and Marshall, for this inspiring blog! And, thank you, Marshall, for your positive report of “progress” at the Annual Meeting. The Monitor is an honored blessing to all the world, even those who do not read this esteemed newspaper. Addressing healing as a vital function of the Monitor is most appropriate. You’ve called on all of us to increase our prayers for the world.

  4. Anne says

    The worldwide inclusiveness of all the citizens of the globe stands out beautifully in this article about the Monitor’s mission.

    In my interfaith group, I’ve shared from the Monitor pieces about the Roman Catholic Church, the Islam religion, Unity, Buddhism, an article on women rabbis, and a healing story about a Methodist minister and what his church did to help, after the school shootings in Connecticut a couple of years ago. Each member of those religions appreciated having these articles from the Monitor.

    The goal of this unique newspaper is truly noble. Thank you for sharing the post with its clear and balanced message.

  5. Anne Hughes says

    Our mom was not a student of Christian Science. We were little during WWII, and it was frightening to a mom with young children. She chose to read The Christian Science Monitor as her source of information, because it informed her and did not scare the daylights out of her.
    I love the Monitor and read it in all its forms, weekly, daily update, web page. I appreciate its informative, upbeat approach, and I love the home forum humanity and humor and the reports of how people are helping others selflessly and creatively.
    Thanks for the post, Don, and thanks, Marshall, for taking the helm. Still love John Yemma’s point of view as well.

  6. says

    I appreciate all your comments on this blog. Mary Ellen I sent your comments to Marshall so that he would be aware of your supportive thoughts.

  7. says

    As I was reading these words of The Christian Science Monitor’s founder, Mary Baker Eddy, I could not help but think that they are included in the bias of the Monitor: “The true theory of the universe is not in material history but in spiritual development.” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 547).