Extracts from Reports of Christian Science Committees on Publication

Generally the press has maintained its rather neutral but not unfriendly attitude towards Christian Science. In the Soerabajaasch Handelsblad the article on Princess Royal Juliana from the Weekly Magazine Section of The Christian Science Monitor was republished in extenso in Dutch translation. At another time an opinion from the Monitor on the Ethiopian war was quoted approvingly. A choice of Monitor articles about the Far East was sent to the editor of the Bataviaasch Nieuwsblad, who wrote his appreciation and asked for more.

Early in January a member of The Christian Science Board of Lectureship visited Netherlands India on his trip through the Orient. Public lectures were held at Soerabaja, Bandoeng, and Batavia. The lectures had been properly advertised and were very well attended. In Batavia the hall was so crowded that some people had to sit on the balustrade in the gallery. Excerpts were published by the Soerabajaasch Handelsblad, the three Batavia papers, and De Locomotief (Semarang). After the last lecture had been held a complete translation in Dutch appeared in the Algemeen Indisch Dagblad (Bandoeng) without payment.

One of the Assistants was informed that a minister had delivered a sermon on healing, of which a large part had been devoted to Christian Science. A reply was made by the Committee on Publication and sent to the minister asking that it be published in the parishional paper. The letter was published in full.

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God—Changeless Eternal Principle
August 14, 1937

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