“Church heals divisions” – Christian Scientists at annual meeting

Boston, MA — By Kevin Ness, Manager, Christian Science Committees on Publication Given the looming challenges the world faces—strife, corruption, climate crisis, health care costs—Christian Scientists at their church’s annual meeting in Boston reaffirmed their faith that the things of the Spirit are what the world most needs. Church members indicated their commitment to proving “the […]

Church can be “a place of light,” say Christian Scientists at annual meeting

Christian Scientists gather for their Annual Meeting at The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts By: Kevin Ness, Manager, Committees on Publication Boston, MA — For many people today, the phrase “sending thoughts and prayers” has become a meaningless cliché. Christian Scientists’ annual meeting on June 4 offered the view that it doesn’t […]

At annual meeting, Christian Scientists see “new spirit” emerging in society

Boston, MA — by Kevin Ness, Committees on Publication Manager, The First Church of Christ, Scientist In today’s culture of political divisions and religious strife, Christian Scientists spoke at their church’s annual meeting of “a new spirit” emerging, which is calling forth the best in people across denominational and national lines. In an interview, the […]

Healing addiction through spirituality

  The following article by Don Alusic was published in The Telegraph, Nashua, NH on July 29, 2016 Milford Christian Science group turns to spirituality in battling addiction by Don Alusic When I attended the interfaith panel event titled “The Drug Crisis: A Spiritual Response” at the Harbor Care Health and Wellness Center this past […]

Christian Scientists gather in Boston at denomination’s annual meeting; ponder the relevance of church

Photo: The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, MA© 2016 The Christian Science Board of Directors By: Richard Evans, Manager, Christian Science Committees on Publication, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, MA Boston, MA — When Christian Scientists convened in Boston, Massachusetts, Monday, June 6, for the annual meeting of their denomination, they faced […]

Interfaith response to drug crisis

United States Senator Kelly Ayotte Nashua church offers spiritual response to drug crisisby Laurie Toupin, First Church of Christ, ScientistPublished in the Nashua Telegraph, May 28, 2016 “Faith communities have an important role to play” in the battle against drug addiction, U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., told attendees in introductory remarks at the “The Drug […]

Can prayer heal addictions?

An abbreviated version of this post was published in the Concord Monitor (click to read). It also was published on Concord’s Patch.com According to news reports, pop singer Prince had been dependent on opioid painkilling medication, and that he was treated for a drug overdose a few days before he passed on in April. He […]

Mary Baker Eddy in Concord

In June of 1903 a crowd of about 10,000 people flocked to the Concord estate of a New Hampshire native who by then had become one of the most influential women in the country. Her name was Mary Baker Eddy, discoverer and founder of a Christian denomination and system of healing still practiced today in […]

Health benefits of spirituality

An abbreviated version of the following was published in the Concord Monitor. A recent Concord Monitor interview with retired New Hampshire Hospital Chaplain Rachael Keefe shows how spirituality and spiritual care help patients with mental illness. Chaplain Keefe served for six years, praying for and providing spiritual counseling to patients and staff at New Hampshire’s […]