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FROM ANNUAL REPORTS OF CHRISTIAN SCIENCE COMMITTEES ON PUBLICATION
Making Our Religious Position Known
It is a cause for gratitude that the position of Christian Scientists under the National Insurance Act of 1946 is gradually being established. In view of the concern in medical circles regarding the acceptance of certificates of incapacity given by unorthodox or medically unqualified persons, it seemed desirable to write to the secretary of the All Party Parliamentary Medical Group in the House of Commons, placing before him the position of Christian Scientists and of Christian Science practitioners under the National Insurance Act. It was pointed out that because the National Insurance Act is based on the contributory principle, insured persons are entitled under its provisions to claim sickness benefit as a matter of right. It was explained that Christian Science practitioners do not grant certificates of incapacity; that when a Christian Scientist makes a claim for sickness benefit, it requires to be supported by lay evidence of his incapacity, which is generally given by himself, or by others when necessary.
The purely spiritual method of Christian Science treatment was emphasized, and the reason why it is not helpful to a Christian Scientist to submit to medical examination and treatment was explained. Since then, this Committee has seen no further public statements on this matter.
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EVELYN JOY ALBRIGHT
BEN J. FEWKES
THE SENSES OF SOUL
MARY PYLE SPALDING
THE PRAYER OF SPIRITUAL CONVICTION
VERNON H. BLAIR
STUDY, PROGRESS, AND GOAL
FRANKIE L. THOMAS
Phoebe S. Murdock
GOD'S "WELL DONE"
THE SHUNAMMITE WOMAN
SUPERSTITION GIVES PLACE TO UNDERSTANDING
Robert Ellis Key
Helen Wood Bauman
Ruby M. Drogseth
Christian Science was introduced...
Norma E. Schultz
Christian Science has indeed...
William Thomas Cowin
In gratitude to God for all the...
Joseph William Armstrong
I am very grateful for many healings...
Evelyn Niehaus with contributions from Marianne Niehaus
I should like to express my gratitude...
Lily M. Rutherford
"To those leaning on the sustaining...
Montie A. Porter with contributions from William V. Porter, Bonnie Gae Haight
Christian Science has completely...
Having often drawn much confidence...
Many blessings have come to me...
Lucie A. Sayers
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Dean Chandler, Albert Schweitzer, Rollin H. Walker, John L. Perry, H. Cameron McClure