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Real reform now!
In this year of raucous politics in the United States, there is one thing that all sides seem to agree on—the need for prison reform (see “Congress’s big, bipartisan success that might be just beginning,” CSMonitor.com, October 20, 2015). Although this is cause for celebration, there is still much to be done to address the problem of high incarceration in the United States and a high rate of recidivism.
Thankfully, Christian Science offers every individual real, heartfelt reform now! In 19th-century New England, as prison reform was being introduced to the prison system, Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science and author of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, expressed an interest in bringing Christian Science to prison inmates. Mrs. Eddy once asked a worker in her household, Irving Tomlinson, to begin holding Christian Science services in the Concord, New Hampshire, county jail. Today, Christian Scientists continue this work, holding Christian Science services in prisons and county jails throughout the United States. In areas where there aren’t volunteers to serve, the Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lessons is being mailed to large numbers of inmates.
Pat Spencer, Anne Hughes, Betsy Carlisle, Estey Silva
Keeping on, with patience
Participation not required
Messages that bring help and healing
The ice skating show
Son’s fever and painful throat healed
Healed on a business trip
'The bird whose right wing flutters to soar...'
Photograph by Peter Anderson
The key hope in sanctions
The Monitor’s Editorial Board
The hope within us all
Michelle Boccanfuso Nanouche
Real reform now!
Patricia C. Woodard