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2 THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR WEEKLY | APRIL 6, 2020 29 THE MONITOR'S VIEW 30 READERS WRITE 31 GLOBAL NEWSSTAND HOME FORUM ESSAY A gift that kept me grounded By Jeffrey K. Wallace 33 IN A WORD A CHRISTIAN SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE 34 CROSSWORD PUZZLE SUDOKU MUSIC Want to support performers? Listen online. By Stephen Humphries 38 FILM Our critic shares his favorite feel-good flicks By Peter Rainer 39 BOOKS A reporter aids reopening of civil rights cases By Kevin O'Kelly IN PICTURES Uganda National Mosque offers striking views By Melanie Stetson Freeman HUMANITY BEHIND THE HEADLINES Economic policies do battle with a virus By Mark Trumbull The first responders of food By Laurent Belsie and Sarah Matusek Young Afghans are eager to hold onto gains By Scott Peterson Staying open for the shut-in: social distancing and service By Harry Bruinius 15 THE EXPLAINER 16 PEOPLE MAKING A DIFFERENCE 18 SCIENCE AND NATURE 20 POINTS OF PROGRESS ® "The object of the Monitor is to injure no man, but to bless all mankind." – MARY BAKER EDDY APRIL 6, 2020 | VOLUME 112 – ISSUE 20 C O N T E N T S P E R S P E C T I V E S A R T S & C U L T U R E 22 C O V E R S T O R Y By Peter Grier As the world adjusts to a culture of confinement, people find ways to forge a new sense of community. Cover photo: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters For subscriptions or change of address: within U.S.: 800-456-2220, outside U.S.: 1-515-362-7462, email: csmonitorcustserv@cdsfulfillment.com or post: The Christian Science Monitor Weekly, P.O. Box 6074, Harlan, IA 51593-1574 Monitor Weekly digital edition: www.CSMDigitaledition.com Reader comments/questions: 617-450-2300 | readercomment@csmonitor.com Permission to reprint: PARS International, 253 West 35th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Phone: 212-221-9595, fax: 212-221-9195 | www.CSMonitorReprints.com CANADA POST: Publications mail agreement nr. 1435922. © 2020 The Christian Science Publishing Society (ISSN 2166-3262 PRINT, ISSN 2688-044X ONLINE) Published weekly, except when combined issues counting as two issues are published, by The Christian Science Publishing Society, 210 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA, USA, 02115-3195. An activity of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, MA. The Christian Science Monitor is a trademark registered in the U.S.P.T.O. and in other countries. Registered as a periodical with the U.S. Postal Service. Periodicals postage paid at Boston, MA, and at additional mailing offices. Canada Revenue Agency G.S.T. Registration Number 126916436. POSTMASTER: Send all UAA to CFS. NON-POSTAL AND MILITARY FACILITIES: send address corrections to The Christian Science Monitor, P.O. Box 6074, Harlan, IA 51593-1574 N E W S 6 36 41 CORONAVIRUS UPDATES Access our coverage of the crisis at www.csmonitor.com/ coronavirus. Or launch your smartphone's camera, point it at the QR code at left, and tap the on-screen prompt when it appears. Email your feedback and story ideas to engage@csmonitor.com. O N L I N E E D I T O R ' S N O T E In these extraordinary times, we want to ensure that our readers continue to receive what we strive to present: a truthful and calming source of hope. To that end, we want to be sure you know how to dig- itally access Monitor con- tent. Please call customer service at 1-800-456-2220 if you would like to learn more about our Monitor Daily email, Weekly magazine PDF, and website access options. For more information, please see the full-page ad on page 14. OWEN THOMAS WEEKLY EDITOR 32

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