Among the Churches

Current Notes

Northern California .—The press as a general rule maintains a friendly attitude. Reprints from the Christian Science publications, the Sentinel, Journal, and Monitor, have appeared in a great many papers and magazines. Christian Science lectures were published in full by local papers in twenty communities. Copies of these papers have been circulated by local workers and also by this office.

Christian Science publications and periodicals have been sent to the state prisons at San Quentin and Folsom, and to the Preston Industrial School at Ione. Services are held in San Quentin the first and third Sundays of each month, three workers from San Francisco having charge; and at Folsom services are conducted every Sunday morning, the workers from Sacramento attending to this. Public libraries have been supplied with Christian Science books and periodicals by the Trustees under the Will of Mrs. Eddy, and renewals of subscriptions to periodicals are being made when they terminate.—Committee on Publication.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.—The newspapers continue to be increasingly friendly to our cause. While nearly twice as many corrections were sent out from this office as compared with the previous year, only one newspaper owner, outside of the sectarian press, refused to print the correction, and this office the ground that the erroneous statement was minor and unimportant. In one paper a three column article attacking Christian Science and Mrs. Eddy was printed as a paid advertisement, but the reply was accepted without charge. Thirty-four corrections were published, as were also eighty-three full reports of lectures delivered by members of the Christian Science board of lectureship of The Mother Church (twenty more than last year), and a large number of reprints from our periodicals and of articles favorable to Christian Science and to medical freedom which appeared in other periodicals. More than one hundred thousand of these papers were distributed, in addition to their normal circulation.

March 24, 1917

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