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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Boston brotherhood

2014 Boston Marathon Champion Meb Keflezighi (photo by Elodie Reed) Growing up I was somewhat of a loner. Running changed that. In my first cross-country race, even though I finished in last place, I made some friends with teammates. Ten years later, Boston running teammates invited me to join “Team New Balance,” which was a […]