1965 Biennial College Meeting

More than forty-five hundred students, faculty, and advisors from eight hundred and seventy-five Christian Science organizations and informal groups at colleges and universities throughout the world gathered in The Mother Church in Boston for three days, August 26, 27, 28. They traveled in cars, trains, ships, chartered buses and planes from forty-eight states of the United States and from many other countries.

On Thursday morning the conference opened with an inspiring message of welcome by Miss L. Ivimy Gwalter, speaking for The Christian Science Board of Directors. After the roll call, the keynote address was delivered by Erwin D. Canham, Editor-in-Chief of The Christian Science Monitor. The remainder of the three days was devoted to the hearing of papers by guest speakers and students. There were also two noon seminars for advisors and local assistants.

The guest speakers covered a wide range of subjects: the relevancy of Mrs. Eddy's works; lessons Christian Scientists learn in the Armed Forces; doing better healing work; preparation for marriage and home-life; overcoming temptation; the new development for The Mother Church area; approaches to the intellectual; choosing a career; the meaning of daily metaphysical work; the mission of The Christian Science Publishing Society in the world today; demonstrating unlimited individuality; handling environmental and worldly attitudes directed at youth; seeking an education as a natural scientist; correcting impositions on Christian Science; serving the Cause of Christian Science; the practicality of Christian Science; meeting the "identity crisis"; leadership qualities needed in the business world; meeting the challenges of college life; helping others prepare for membership in The Mother Church; the place of a Christian Science lecture at the university; and employment opportunities at headquarters.

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Church Services and Reading Rooms
December 18, 1965

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