Extracts from Reports of Christian Science Committees on Publication

Only four items in the press needing correction reached this office during the year, and letters were written to the respective editors. Two of these were printed, and a third was acknowledged by private letter from the editor. The fourth dealt with some statements made by a well-known churchman, and occasionally editors seem unwilling to print corrections of these. One of the letters printed refuted the opinion that Christian Science is "a mere doctrine of escapism" and is founded on fear. The other dealt with three misstatements in an article on Christian Science which formed one of a series on Religions of the World appearing in a city newspaper, and which otherwise was correct and informative.

On the invitation of the Cambuslang branch of the Young Men's Christian Association, the Committee had the privilege of addressing their members on the subject of Christian Science. The paper, which had received the approval of The Christian Science Board of Directors, was listened to with close interest, and several questions were asked about our church organization, especially the services and Reading Rooms. In expressing the appreciation of the meeting, the chairman said that he had often noticed our Reading Rooms, but thought they were a sort of club for church members only, and he was glad to know that he might walk right in and use them himself. At the close, several copies of The Christian Science Journal, Christian Science Sentinel, and The Christian Science Monitor were distributed.

An outstanding event of the year was the visit to this country of the Manager of Committees on Publication in Boston. A meeting which was held in Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Glasgow, was attended by Christian Scientists from all over Scotland, including senior pupils of the Sunday school. Mr. Norwood's address awoke an active and practical interest, both in those who previously knew little of the work and in church members, who gained a fuller understanding of its scope and importance. The address brought to everyone an increased sense of the unity of Christian Science and of the essential relationship to The Mother Church of every department of the work.

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Let Us Go Forward
June 8, 1940

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