NLC Student’s Winning “Monitor Passport Prize” Essay

As part of the National Leadership Council (NLC) fourth-year curriculum on Global Perspectives, students put into practice the benefits of working with The Christian Science Monitor to better understand the world and how to pray about its challenges. “This curriculum is intended to encourage the senior class to develop their metaphysical muscle,” says Chuck Stocking, whose informal group, Friends of The Christian Science Monitor, helped to create the curriculum in the NLC program’s early years.

The project involves three parts:

  1. Reading the booklet, “Engaging with The Christian Science Monitor” (a collection of articles from the Christian Science Sentinel and Journal)
  2. Interviewing two adult Christian Scientists about how they pray for the world
  3. Reading the Monitor regularly and keeping a “Praying for the World” journal

At the end of the course, each student has the option to write an essay describing how they have used the Monitor to pray for the world, and enter it in The Monitor Passport Prize. This year the prize was won by Grace with her essay, “Undaunted by the Numbers.”

Read Grace’s winning Monitor Passport Prize essay:

2017 Winning Monitor Passport Prize Essay

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A/U Ranches – Youth Camp – Session 1 (2 Weeks)
A/U Ranches – Youth Camp – Session 1 (2 Weeks) @ The A/U Ranches
Jun 22 – Jul 6 all-day
The A/U Ranches is your home away from home! Children of all abilities can explore the splendor of the outdoors and nature’s vast playground. We hire spiritually-minded directors and counselors who stand out among their peers; they model character, respect … Continued
A/U Ranches – Family Camp – June Session
A/U Ranches – Family Camp – June Session @ The A/U Ranches
Jun 25 – Jul 1 all-day
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A/U Ranches – Youth Camp – Session 2
A/U Ranches – Youth Camp – Session 2 @ The A/U Ranches
Jul 8 – Jul 22 all-day
The A/U Ranches is your home away from home! Children of all abilities can explore the splendor of the outdoors and nature’s vast playground. We hire spiritually-minded directors and counselors who stand out among their peers; they model character, respect … Continued
DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Donner Pass Hike 9:00 am
DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Donner Pass Hike
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am
This hike is a 4-mile hike with an elevation gain of 1000′ or less. To RSVP, please contact Ed Ballard.
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DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Tahoe Beach & Mansion Tour 9:00 am
DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Tahoe Beach & Mansion Tour
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am
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A/U Ranches – Youth Camp – Session 3 (1 Week)
A/U Ranches – Youth Camp – Session 3 (1 Week) @ The A/U Ranches
Jul 24 – Jul 31 all-day
The A/U Ranches is your home away from home! Children of all abilities can explore the splendor of the outdoors and nature’s vast playground. We hire spiritually-minded directors and counselors who stand out among their peers; they model character, respect … Continued
A/U Ranches – Youth Camp – Session 3 (2 Weeks)
A/U Ranches – Youth Camp – Session 3 (2 Weeks) @ The A/U Ranches
Jul 24 – Aug 7 all-day
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