Updated: September 24, 2021
Sharing or posting content from The Mother Church or The Christian Science Publishing Society in response to the coronavirus
The Mother Church and The Christian Science Publishing Society are adjusting permissions policies to enable churches, societies, Reading Rooms, etc., to offer healing content directly to their communities in response to the pandemic. Until further notice, the following expanded permissions guidelines apply to content from The Christian Science Monitor, Sentinel, Journal, Heralds.
PLEASE NOTE: These guidelines apply only to content that is shared with individuals and posted on personal/church websites or blogs and, in some cases, social media. If you are considering submitting content to a local newspaper or other publication, please be in touch with your Committee on Publication. (Click here to find your local Committee on Publication).
Paywall-free articles: You’re welcome to link to any of the pandemic-related articles on CSMonitor.com and any articles on JSH-Online.com that have been placed outside the subscriber paywall — and thus made free to all readers:
Twenty-five additional "deep links" to JSH-Online content: You’re welcome to place on your site, social media account, or blog up to twenty-five “deep links” to any JSH-Online articles that meet your community’s needs (not limited to the paywall-free or pandemic-related articles listed above).
To create a “deep link” go to JSH-Online and hit the “share” button for the article you want to use; then choose email and copy the provided link. For more information on deep linking, please see https://jsh.christianscience.com/permissions.
Up to ten articles in text or audio: You’re welcome to reprint or post on your site or blog (please not on social media) up to ten total articles from the Monitor (limited to paywall-free pandemic articles), or text and/or audio articles from JSH-Online (not limited to paywall-free articles, but excluding the Biographies). If combining articles from these two sources, you are still limited to a total of ten.
To offer this content with love-your-neighbor transparency and to provide paths to further resources, each reprinted or posted full-text article should include:
Full name of the source publication (e.g. Christian Science Sentinel), the author’s name, and a direct link to the article.
Only text, not photos, since photos may be subject to third-party copyright.
We would appreciate your taking these full-text articles down from your site or blog when the pandemic is over, or when we post a notice on this page that this expanded permissions guideline is no longer in effect.
Please email us at email@example.com to let us know that you have posted full-text articles.
We reserve the right to request that you take down specific articles if, in our judgment, there is a reason to do so.
A note on transparency: It’s important for content from the “organs of this Church” (Church Manual, p. 44) to be clearly identified for several reasons:
The Christian Science Sentinel, Journal, Herald, and Monitor have a century-plus record of bearing witness to healing in the world. Acknowledging this record helps reassure readers of the legitimacy of the ideas presented in an article — and provides a pathway for further exploration of the scientific system behind the article.
Identifying content correctly and leading readers to Mother Church sites offers opportunities to connect with other resources, including church services, etc.
Authors of the content intended their ideas and healings to be shared in official Church publications. We want to honor that intention.
PLEASE NOTE: These expanded guidelines are meant to supplement existing permissions guidelines for each publication rather than replace them. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.