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On February 26, 2012, neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in a gated neighborhood of Sanford, Fla. The incident sparked a national outcry and triggered an examination of the role race, guns, and drugs play in America today. How well do you know the Trayvon Martin case?

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Sybrina Fulton, the mother shooting victim Trayvon Martin, and George Zimmerman during a court hearing in Sanford, Fla..


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About a year ago, I happened upon this statement about the Monitor in the Harvard Business Review – under the charming heading of “do things that don’t interest you”:

“Many things that end up” being meaningful, writes social scientist Joseph Grenny, “have come from conference workshops, articles, or online videos that began as a chore and ended with an insight. My work in Kenya, for example, was heavily influenced by a Christian Science Monitor article I had forced myself to read 10 years earlier. Sometimes, we call things ‘boring’ simply because they lie outside the box we are currently in.”

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The Monitor is a peculiar little publication that’s hard for the world to figure out. We’re run by a church, but we’re not only for church members and we’re not about converting people. We’re known as being fair even as the world becomes as polarized as at any time since the newspaper’s founding in 1908.

We have a mission beyond circulation, we want to bridge divides. We’re about kicking down the door of thought everywhere and saying, “You are bigger and more capable than you realize. And we can prove it.”

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