In fact, if you haven't seen it, I recommend that you read the article "Reporting the news with a mission to heal" by the Editor, Marshall Ingwerson. Here is an excerpt:
"We have a bias, and we’re owning it. It’s a bias for healing.
"The founder of the Monitor, Mary Baker Eddy, launched it as a daily newspaper with the object 'to injure no man, but to bless all mankind.' That 'all mankind' part doesn’t exclude anyone, anywhere...
"The fundamentally – but not exclusively – Christian aspect of the Monitor’s mission lies in caring about others. The Monitor assumes its readers are people who care, who want to care, regardless of their religious or political mindset. Nothing is more fundamental to Christianity than love, than caring. One of the two great commandments Jesus cited is to love our neighbors as ourselves. And he made clear that our neighbors were not just the people living next door. Our neighbors are everyone who crosses our path or enters our consciousness.
"And caring about our neighbors begins with knowing something about them – how they’re doing, what they need, what their challenges are..."
"Mrs. Eddy believed healing was possible. More than that, she believed it was inevitable. “[P]rogress is the law of God ... ,” she wrote in her seminal work, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” (p. 233).
Therein lies the Monitor’s fundamental optimism. That’s our other bias. It’s not about avoiding or playing down bad news. We believe bad news needs to be surfaced, addressed, and understood more deeply. But we’re looking for progress. We’re progress-minded. We believe that healing is inevitable and that eventually it will surface – in the news.;;"
I hope they forgive the long excerpt. I hope you will be moved to go read their full post. I am pretty proud to have a paper with such a mission ask to publish one of mine.
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