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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100 Elk – Fall Season
100 Elk – Fall Season @ The A/U Ranches
Aug 20 – Oct 25 all-day
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DB Compass – 2017-2018 Group Fall Retreat – San Diego, CA
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Aug 31 – Sep 4 all-day
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DB Outreach National Annual Event – Labor Day Weekend: San Diego
DB Outreach National Annual Event – Labor Day Weekend: San Diego
Sep 1 – Sep 4 all-day
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DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Castle Peak Hikes in Sierras 9:00 am
DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Castle Peak Hikes in Sierras
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am
This hike has both moderate and difficult options. 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 … Continued
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DB Outreach: Portland Chapter – Annual Community Picnic 12:30 pm
DB Outreach: Portland Chapter – Annual Community Picnic @ Oaks Park
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DB Outreach: Tampa Bay Chapter – BBQ on Lake Keystone 11:00 am
DB Outreach: Tampa Bay Chapter – BBQ on Lake Keystone @ Matthew & Kim Hoffman's Home
Sep 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
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DB Outreach: Central Florida – Movie & Pool Party 4:00 pm
DB Outreach: Central Florida – Movie & Pool Party @ Jennie & David Webster's Home
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm
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DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Angel Island Hiking & Biking 9:00 am
DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Angel Island Hiking & Biking
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am
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DB Outreach: Ohio Family Fall Day 1:00 pm
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