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.

(The following is a response to a recent piece in The Telegraph (Travel) on 15 August 2019. It has not been published.)   Dear Letters Editor As a frequent visitor to Boston, Massachusetts, myself, I delighted in reading Linda Laban’s romp through 48 Hours in….Boston (15 Aug).  She brought out the sparkling essence of the […]

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Christian Science, medicine and prayer

(This letter appeared in The Guardian on 13 August, 2019) I have great compassion for Caroline Fraser and her family’s heart-wrenching experience (6 Aug), yet her depiction of the Christian Science Church is almost unrecognisable based on my own experience. Yes, like many other Christian denominations, our Church has had important lessons to learn – […]

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News of 2019 Annual Meeting

“Church can heal divisions,” Christian Scientists say at annual meeting Given the looming challenges the world faces—strife, corruption, climate crisis, health care costs—Christian Scientists at their church’s annual meeting in Boston reaffirmed their faith that the things of the Spirit are what the world most needs. Church members indicated their commitment to proving “the reliability […]

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Environment talk

In light of severe weather conditions and ongoing fears surrounding global warming, it’s enlightening to reflect on how ‘on message’ the Christian Science pastor (Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy) is.  Here is the text of a short talk by Jo Gray given in the Mayor’s Parlour, […]

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Financial Times Comment

Here is the text of the comment written by the District Manager to a FT book review of, ‘Truthful Living: The First Writings of Napoleon Hill‘, by Jeffrey Gitomer, which appeared in the ‘FT Wealth Business books‘ section of the Financial Times on 29 November 2018. “This  “think and get rich” philosophy seems less a […]

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Celebrating Women in Religion

This is the text of a talk given in June 2018 to Bath Interfaith Group. It celebrated the role of three women who shaped thought in their religious traditions : – Ellen G. White, Seventh Day Adventist Church – Mary Baker Eddy, The Church of Christ, Scientist – ‘Amma’, Hindu Guru. Jo Gray, a Christian […]

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A letter about church

This piece appeared on the Christian Science Committee on Publication’s Facebook page on 30 July 2018.   Media reporting on religion in the United States often focuses on the challenges many denominations are having as their membership numbers have trended smaller. The following letter to the editor, sent to the Chicago Sun-Times, addresses this widespread […]

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For Christian Scientists, a time to go higher and deeper

The piece below, published on 4th September 2018, is taken from the Christian Science Committee on Publication (Boston) Facebook page Christian Science Reading Rooms are unique in today’s world. They’re places where people come for quiet spiritual study and often just to pray. Where many have been healed through the deep inner communion with God […]

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Letter to a town’s popular website

A branch church sent this letter to the administrator of a local website about advertising on their site.   Dear ……, Thank you for your email letting me know of your decision regarding our advertising with  www……..co.uk.  While I appreciate that we cannot appeal, we are perplexed/surprised because we have advertised with you in the […]

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Christian Comment with Laura Huxford from Stroud

Christian Comment with Laura Huxford, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Stroud I’VE recently been pondering the word ‘spirituality’ — a word in common usage nowadays, often indicating an enhanced sense of well-being. Dictionary definitions contrast ‘spirituality’ with ‘materiality’ and most refer to God, though some definitions indicate that ‘spirituality’ may not necessarily have any connection […]

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