Extracts from Reports of Christian Science Committees on Publication for the Year Ended September 30, 1923

For Holland.

The attitude of the press continues to be friendly. Many times Christian Science has been referred to in a kindly way. Popular opinion in our country on the whole seems to be more appreciative of Christian Science, and more conscious of the great good this teaching is bringing to the world. Whereas Christian Science has been mentioned quite frequently in the papers, the occasions where corrections have been required have been comparatively few. The Christian Science church and societies of Holland delegated me to present an address to Her Majesty the Queen on the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of her reign. In a letter the Queen afterwards expressed her appreciation of and gratitude for this act. Attendance at the lectures is steadily increasing. In November, a lecture was delivered in The Hague and in Amsterdam; and all the leading newspapers in The Hague and some in other places readily gave space in their columns to a short annoucement of the lecture and the report of it furnished by the Committee on Publication. A special number of Eenheid, containing a Dutch translation of the full text of the lecture was distributed to the visitors and much appreciated by them, as it somewhat compensates the difficulty many people experience of taking in all that is said about the vast subject of Christian Science in a lecture in a foreign language. Several papers have reprinted articles from The Christian Science Monitor. First Church of Christ, Scientist, The Hague, succeeded in getting the announcement of its services into the list of church services published in the principal daily papers. Articles appearing in the Dutch press and suitable for the columns of "Signs of the Times" in the Sentinel have been forwarded. One of my fellow-passengers on the steamer from New York to Holland, the editor of a well-known Brooklyn paper, asked me to write an article on the standing of Christian Science in Europe. Subsequently, this American paper printed an article by the Committee on Publication for Holland.

Letters from the Field
July 26, 1924

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