Extracts from Reports of Christian Science Committees on Publication

The Committee was invited to address the Y. M. C. A. at Seamen's House, New York City, and when the word went around that there was to be a talk on Christian Science there assembled a crowd three times the size of that which attends religious meetings ordinarily. He had the privilege of addressing the Student Christian Association at the State College for Teachers at Albany and a class of divinity students, including Chinese, Japanese, and Americans, from Drew Theological Seminary, who came from Madison, New Jersey, to one of our Christian Science churches in Manhattan for the purpose. The Committee also spoke to the young people of a Methodist church in Johnson City. The pastor of this church had told his youthful members that he wished to have them meet some Christian Scientists, as in all his experience he had never met members of a religious organization who were so well poised.

It was necessary to reply to sixteen erroneous articles appearing in the press. Ten papers published these replies and one wrote a letter of apology. Only six of the items spoke slightingly of Mrs. Eddy; and there were but five clergymen who felt it incumbent upon themselves to criticize Christian Science in the press.

The principal of a high school stated, "We would very much like to have the Monitor for next fall. It has been the only daily paper we have had this year. It is read a great deal by students and faculty. It is surely a fine daily."

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January 13, 1940

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