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Letters to the Press
From Christian Science Committees on Publication
In Il Messaggero Rome, Italy
In connection with the survey "Multinationals of the Faith " published on Sunday, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Rome—[this denomination was] founded in 1898* by Mary Baker Eddy, as the article states—wishes to emphasize that it has no connection with the Scientology church (founded in America by Ron Hubbard in 1954 as the article also states); it wishes further to distinguish itself from the sect about which unpleasant incidents were related.
"I should like to point out," writes the Christian Science Committee on Publication for Italy, "that our Church has no connection with [Scientology]. Christian Science has been recognized in Italy since the early part of this century and has always been greatly respected. It has held services in Rome for more than 30 years. It has always carried on its exclusively religious activities in complete conformity to the laws of the Italian State and to the freedom of worship sanctioned by the Constitution. We have neither chiefs nor hierarchy. Ours is a democratic organization, composed entirely of laymen, formed solely for religious worship. The same is true of all the numerous branches of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, scattered for many years now throughout the world.
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To be better parents
MERLE WITHAM MILLER
Potent prayer for humanity
STEPHEN T. CARLSON
Would you have cast a stone?
BARBARA LINDSEY NASSIF
You're not aging
KATHERINE JANE HILDRETH
Never apart from God
JAMES CLOIS SMITH, JR.
Don't be sidetracked
ALMA A. KONIGSLOW
Refuse to be a dummy
COLIN C. CAMPBELL
Flowers of Bethlehem
Refuse to manipulate others!
Nothing outside God's control
Geoffrey J. Barratt
Every whit whole
The armor of heaven
Over several months an alarming eye condition developed
Frances L. West
One day when I went swimming in the ocean, my kickboard...
Nathan McDonald Craig with contributions from Helen Rose Craig
We have had a marvelous demonstration of the power of God...
Ester Salvatto de Porley
I am twelve years old and attend a Christian Science Sunday School
Douglas Foster with contributions from Sara M. Foster
At a time before "learning disability" was used to describe...
Vivienne S. Luebbecke with contributions from Donald S. Luebbecke
Letters to the Press
with contributions from Bradley D. Harris