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 3 (2 Weeks)
A/U Ranches – Youth Camp – Session 3 (2 Weeks) @ The A/U Ranches
Jul 24 – Aug 7 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
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A/U Ranches – Family Camp – August Session
A/U Ranches – Family Camp – August Session @ The A/U Ranches
Aug 12 – Aug 18 all-day
Adults and Families have an opportunity to explore any of the activities offered at the A/U Ranches during this one week summer program. It’s the ideal place for a relaxing getaway, or perhaps challenging adventure and don’t forget family reunion! … Continued
DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – American River Rafting 9:00 am
DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – American River Rafting
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am
Unless otherwise communicated, Sacramento and Sierra events will begin by meeting at 9am in the parking lot of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento (4829 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95819). Please RSVP to Steve Klocksiem to join!
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DB Compass – Registration Closes 11:59 pm
DB Compass – Registration Closes
Aug 14 @ 11:59 pm – 11:59 pm
Be sure to register for Compass by August 11, 2017 to join the full year of the program, including the fall retreat in San Diego! If there are still spots available after registration closes, we may be able to accept … Continued
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100 Elk – Fall Season Staff Training
100 Elk – Fall Season Staff Training @ The A/U Ranches
Aug 17 – Aug 25 all-day
Training for 100 Elk Fall Season staff. Interested in working at 100 Elk? Find out more. The 100 Elk Outdoor Center, a program of the A/U Ranches, serves grade school through college aged students, sports teams, at-risk and after-school programs, … Continued
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DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Shakespeare in Tahoe
DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Shakespeare in Tahoe
Aug 19 all-day
This event also has an optional overnight. Please RSVP to Kathy Olson to find out more details!
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100 Elk – Fall Season
100 Elk – Fall Season @ The A/U Ranches
Aug 20 – Oct 25 all-day
The 100 Elk Outdoor Center, a secular program of the A/U Ranches, serves groups from all backgrounds including grade school through college students, sports teams, at-risk and underprivileged students, after-school programs, adult groups, and those interested in adventure and experiential … Continued
A/U Ranches – Adult – Mini Camp (Full Session)
A/U Ranches – Adult – Mini Camp (Full Session) @ The A/U Ranches
Aug 20 – Aug 26 all-day
Kids aren’t the only ones who have fun at camp – adults, join us for Mini Camp! Have your own adventure in a spiritually nurturing atmosphere with hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, cycling, climbing the ropes course, or just relax and … Continued
A/U Ranches – Adult – Mini Camp (Half Session)
A/U Ranches – Adult – Mini Camp (Half Session) @ The A/U Ranches
Aug 20 – Aug 24 all-day
Kids aren’t the only ones who have fun at camp – adults, join us for Mini Camp! Have your own adventure in a spiritually nurturing atmosphere with hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, cycling, climbing the ropes course, or just relax and … Continued
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DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Sunset Gardens 9:00 am
DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Sunset Gardens
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am
Unless otherwise communicated, Sacramento and Sierra events will begin by meeting at 9am in the parking lot of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento (4829 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95819). Please contact Conrad Johnson to RSVP and find out more … Continued
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DB Compass – 2017-2018 Group Fall Retreat – San Diego, CA
DB Compass – 2017-2018 Group Fall Retreat – San Diego, CA
Aug 31 – Sep 4 all-day
Click here for program details.  Travel Windows Book flights to arrive at San Diego International Airport (SAN) between 12:30pm and 4:30pm on Thursday, August 31. Depart out of the same airport between 11:00am and  3:00pm on Monday, Sept. 4. The DiscoveryBound staff … Continued