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World AIDS Day: ‘Neither do I condemn you’

The following excerpt is from a blog published in the Washington Post to commemorate World AIDS Day, 1 December, 2012: Compassion for those who are HIV positive is crucial. Yet compassion by sufferers could also be vital. Recent research found that “holding a compassionate view of others” is one of four spiritual/religious attitudes that were “significantly related […]

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Atheist now uses prayer as a “first resort”…

Today’s blog is a guest blog from Polly Castor. Polly “is a Christian Science Practitioner, an Artist, a Photographer, a Poet, a Homeschooling Mother, a wife, a Gourmet Cook, a Traveler, a Nature Lover, a Reader, a Peacemaker, and a former Structural Engineer”. She writes from the USA. Often people think of Christian Scientists as […]

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Christian Science – a gift to mother and child

At Christmas time, celebrating the birth of the infant Jesus, it is natural to think about children.  Even in more secular celebrations of Christmas, centred around gift-giving, children tend to be the main focus of attention. Many parents around the world feel that Christian Science is among the greatest gifts they have been able to […]

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Dear Mr Jeremy Clarkson…a Tom Cruise clarification…!

Among other things (like mulling cider brewed by monks as a way of “engaging with their neighbours”!) The One Show on BBC 1 on Friday (December 10) featured Chris Evans and Alex Jones bantering back and forth with Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson. An Autumn episode of the car enthusiast programme featured Tom Cruise racing against […]

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100 reflections on why Mary Baker Eddy’s life and ideas still resonate 100 years on!

My 100th blog as media and legislative representative for the Christian Science movement in the UK and the Republic of Ireland happens to coincide with a much more significant 100th anniversary commemoration.  It is 100 years today (December 3, 2010) since the passing of Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and founded Christian Science. What is […]

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On books and bookies…what does Christian Science have to say about “sin”?

The Hansard recently reported an adjournment debate in the House of Commons on the subject of planning and betting shops in Haringay, where there is concern at the proliferation of betting shops.  Haringay apparently has 39 bookmakers but no bookshops!  The suggestion is that the position has deteriorated since the Gambling Act 2005. This is […]

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Was there a minor miracle on Newsnight last week?

Well, yes, from my point of view there was a minor miracle on Newsnight last week.   The BBC’s nightly “current affairs, investigative programme” has miraculously – because it surely wasn’t intentional! – promoted Mary Baker Eddy’s venerable and vibrant classic on Christian healing. The almost as venerable and vibrant news programme showed a LARGE […]

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How the X Factor is way more successful than Christian Science…and how it isn’t!

I have been really enjoying some of the acts on the current series of the X Factor. Watching it last weekend, though, I got thinking about how the glitz and the glam of it – not to mention viewing figures! – compare and contrast with my church. On the surface, the church doesn’t come out too […]

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Past, present (and pending?) thought-shifts in the healthcare expectancies of patients

Introducing its new Health section the popular Huffington Post points to a changed landscape in patient expectancies over the passing years. In “Amicable Breakup: HuffPost’s Health Coverage Moves Out of Living Section, Gets Its Own Place“, co-founder Arianna Huffington writes “Our approach to matters of sickness and health has changed radically over the past few decades. […]

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Blog action day 2010 – stirring a drop of spiritual hope into efforts on global water issues!

Water is rearing its head as a big problem across the globe.  It already is a problem for many, and it is predicted to become so in the future for the rest of us.   Blog Action Day 2010 is an invitation to all bloggers to blog on this one issue on this day. I […]

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