About Us

Our work is to ensure that accurate information about Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, and Christian Scientists, is published by the print and broadcast media, on social media, as well as in academic journals, religious publications, books, etc.

The Committee serves as a media and information resource and legislative division of the Christian Science Church.  For publishing please refer to the Christian Science Publishing Society HERE.

The Committee works with legislative bodies to protect the rights of individuals to rely on a non-medical, prayer-based approach to health and healing centred on the Bible and the life and teachings of Christ Jesus, as explained in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy and her other writings.

The Committee responds to legislative and regulatory developments accordingly.

The first Committee on Publication for the Christian Science Church was established in 1898 in Boston, USA, to deal with malicious attacks and misrepresentations on the Church, its founder, members and beliefs.

The first Committee on Publication for London, Frederick Dixon, was appointed in 1907. Two years later he took on the additional responsibility of District Manager for ‘Great Britain and Ireland’, a post he held until until mid-1914, when Scotsman Charles Tennant took over.

The current District Manager is Robin Harragin Hussey, who took office in October, 2016.

Christian Scientists and respect for the rights of others

The following was posted on the Committee on Publication page on Christian Science.com in response to the imposition that Christian Scientists would impose their beliefs on others. Like people of many faiths, Christian Scientists take the Golden Rule as basic ethics. It guides our relations with society, and while we can’t claim to have been […]

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Love that lifts us up: A Christian Science perspective on Grenfell Tower

This article was originally published as the June 21 Christian Science Monitor “Christian Science perspective” feature. JUNE 21, 2017 —My church is in the London borough where a tower block housing many of the community’s poorest people went up in flames recently. It happened so quickly that dozens lost their lives. When I heard the breaking […]

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Unity in the face of terror

This article was originally published in the 9 July 2017 Christian Science Monitor Daily, Christian Science Perspective feature “Unity in the face of terror“. In a Spanish castle that was historically a point of contention between Christians and Muslims, contributor Robin Harragin Hussey found this quote attributed to the Quran: “Two religions, one God.” This […]

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Christian Comment with Laura Huxford of Stroud

Christian Comment with Laura Huxford of the Christian Science Church and Reading Room, Stroud AS I write, just two days after the Manchester Arena atrocity, families and friends are still waiting to know whether their loved ones are among those killed. Others are fighting for their lives in intensive care. Along with so many, I […]

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#PrayForManchester (video)

It is with great love and compassion that we at the Christian Science Committee on Publication office reach out to the people of Manchester at this time of profound tragedy in your city.

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Response to review of “History of Wolves”

*(11/9/17) For a more recent response to this book, check out Martha Moffett’s letter to the Post and Courier Charleston, South Carolina, of May 19.  This book is now on the shortlist of the Man Booker Prize (14/9/17). Below is our original response to a Sunday Telegraph book review of Emily Fridlund’s debut novel “History of […]

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“Joy of sects” Letter to the Editor

This unpublished letter to the editor is a response to an inaccurate statement about Christian Science in “The joy of sects” article that appeared in The Economist. Sir, Your article “The joy of sects” (Feb 2nd, 2017), inaccurately states Christian Scientists “do not believe in conventional medicine”, perhaps suggesting to some readers that we are […]

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Mark Twain letter up for auction

Fine Books Magazine (USA) published as news release from a London, UK, auction house which included mention of a Mark Twain letter which was a highlight of an upcoming auction.  It quoted a derogatory statement that he made in the letter about Mary Baker Eddy.  The following response was unpublished, but elucidates the admiration that […]

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“Healing and higher power: a response to Dr Wendy Dossett”

This article was originally published on 26 January 2017 on The Religious Studies Project (RSP) website in response to a previous article about “Religion, Spirituality, and Addiction Recovery”. The RSP is “an international collaborative enterprise producing weekly podcasts with leading scholars on the social-scientific study of religion.” Healing and higher power: a response to Dr […]

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Response to ‘Bar Man’ article in Lynn News

This letter to the editors was written by the Christian Science Committee on Publication for Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, Leila Roaldsøy, and was published 6 January 2017 on the Lynn News website. Jeff Hoyle happily concludes his Bar Man article on December 16 with the words “Better to encourage people to succeed than condemn those that don’t.” […]

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To THE TELEGRAPH regarding Val Kilmer article

SIR – Readers of Harriet Alexander’s October 31st article about actor Val Kilmer’s denial he has cancer receive the wrong impression of the Christian Science religion he follows from her assertion that it “believes prayer can overcome reality”. Founded by Mary Baker Eddy in 1866, Kilmer’s faith, Christian Science, is based on Jesus’ healing ministry […]

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