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Last updated: September 29, 2021

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All materials contained in The Christian Science Monitor print and online editions are protected by copyright in the U.S. and other countries. This page contains information on how to request permission to reuse content from The Christian Science Monitor for your own purposes. Articles or photographs credited to a source other than The Christian Science Monitor (such as Associated Press, Reuters, or AFP), are likely owned by that source. Please contact them directly for permission to reuse their material.

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Articles from The Christian Science Monitor may be photocopied, and articles from csmonitor.com may be printed on paper, for your own personal, non-commercial use only. We recommend using the handy “printer-friendly” format, which displays the copyright notices and the URL of the article. In any case, all copyright and other notices must be maintained. The materials may not be modified, distributed, retransmitted, or included, in whole or in part, in derivative works, except as described on this page. All reprinting, republishing, broadcast, web reposting, or other uses require written permission from The Christian Science Monitor. In some cases, the Monitor must refer you to another rightsholder.

Teachers and students 
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For more than 50 copies, to use an article on more than a one-time basis, or to use it in a course pack, please visit www.CSMonitorReprints.com.

To reuse articles or photos in books, please visit www.CSMonitorReprints.com. In some cases, the Monitor must refer you to another rightsholder.

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For more than 100 copies, or to repost, reprint or otherwise reuse an article, please visit www.CSMonitorReprints.com.

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Conduct Guidelines

The Christian Science Monitor seeks to create experiences and situations where readers can thoughtfully comment & help elevate discussion about world events. While we do not enable commenting on our website, we do invite comments on our various social media platforms, via email (including in response to our email newsletters and articles on our website), and in connection with our online events.

We ask that users maintain a respectful decorum when commenting. We also ask that users please keep comments related to the topic at hand.

We reserve the right to delete comments if those comments include inappropriate language, personal attacks against other users or attendees, misinformation, or if the comments in no way contributes to the existing discussion.

Where technically feasible, we also reserve the right to remove users from our email lists and/or ban users from leaving comments if they:

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We do our best to review all comments to ensure constructive discussions and we encourage you to send a message to our team should we not perform to the standards listed on this page.

We review comment deletion and banning users on a case-by-case basis and will not hesitate to act if anyone abuses the opportunity to contribute to the discussions in a constructive way.

Reprints and Permissions

Obtaining instant re-use permissions and reprint licenses for the text from selected articles from The Christian Science Monitor has never been easier.


PARS International Corp. is The Christian Science Monitor's authorized reprint, rights & permissions partner. In addition to high-quality hard copy and electronic article reprints, PARS also provides ancillary products, including framed article and page prints, plaques, posters and much more. Visit www.CSMonitorReprints.com to learn more and to submit a request.

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The Christian Science Monitor grants permission for authors, readers and third parties to reproduce material from its print and online editions as part of another publication or entity. This includes, for example, the use of an editorial cartoon in a presentation, the posting of an article abstract on a web site, or the reproduction of a full article within another publication. Certain permissions can be granted free of charge; others incur a fee. Some items may be subject to reuse restrictions.

To request permission to reproduce copyrighted material from our print or online editions in ways not addressed by the above, or to ask general questions about our reprint policies, please visit www.CSMonitorReprints.com

Please include the following information along with your request:

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Photo Permissions

Please read photo credits carefully. Only photos credited to “staff” photographers or writers are available for reuse or reprint.

If a photo credits AP, Reuters, AFP, or other agency, please contact that agency directly for reprint information.

Photos that are not attributed to either “staff” or an agency are the property of the photographer credited on the picture. We recommend that you try to locate the photographer or agency using Google or another online search engine.

If you are requesting prints of “staff” photos for personal use only, please e-mail us

Editorial requesters, such as magazines, book publishers, authors, documentary video producers, Not-For-Profits, NGOs, online media and news websites, can obtain reuse permissions for Monitor “staff” photos from AP Images. To reprint articles as well as photos, please www.CSMonitorReprints.com.  

Daily newspapers: please contact the Photo Department.

For all other requests to reprint “staff” photos please visit www.CSMonitorReprints.com to submit your request. Please include the following information along with your request:

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  • Any other information which might be helpful to us in considering your request


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The Christian Science Monitor invites you to place a link to CSMonitor.com on your website or blog, or to as many specific stories as you wish to link. Monitor stories have "permanent" URLs, and our stories back to 1981 are freely available to be read on our site without needing to pay or log in. Therefore, we ask that websites and blogs link to articles on CSMonitor.com, rather than reproducing them. You may reproduce a single paragraph of text from an article as an introduction to the link to that article without needing further permission from us. Please do not take images from our site without specific permission.

For permission to reproduce full Monitor stories on your website or blog (or in print) visit www.CSMonitorReprints.com.

If you would like to use our logo in connection with linking to CSMonitor.com, please visit www.CSMonitorReprints.com.

For automatically updated headlines, please see our RSS feeds. This simple format enables web servers to publish links to the latest stories whenever they are published on csmonitor.com. These files are offered only to individuals for personal viewing via an RSS Reader or to non-commercial sites for providing hyperlinks to CSMonitor.com. No part of these RSS files, including photos, is authorized for distribution, publication, or display in any form outside of these two uses.

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If you believe this site is infringing your copyright, The Christian Science Monitor will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2) ("DMCA"). Pursuant to DMCA, written notification of claimed copyright infringement may or should be submitted to the following Designated Agent for this site:

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Name of agent designated to receive notification of claimed infringement: Edwin R. Blomquist, Jr., Copyright Administrator

Full address of designated agent to which notification should be sent:

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Please see our Privacy Policy.

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