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Christian Scientists and respect for the rights of others

Like people of many faiths, Christian Scientists take the Golden Rule as basic ethics. It guides our relations with society, and while we can’t claim to have been always perfect in this regard, we feel strongly about respecting the rights of our neighbors and fellow citizens, and not imposing our own religious choices on others. Love for family, neighbor, community and the world is at the core of our values just as in most other churches.

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Sentinel Watch

Discover a life of abundance—with Amy Richmond, Holly Amans-Kaiser, Eric Horner, Carol Olano, and Marjorie Kehe

When it comes to our income and standard of living, many of us think in terms of “making ends meet.” Yet if we go to the Bible, it records Jesus as saying: “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). This isn’t a promise of material prosperity, nor does it resign us to just getting by. It is a promise of spiritual ideas, which in turn give us our daily supplies, according to an article by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer of Christian Science.

On this edition of Sentinel Watch our guests share how understanding the Life that is God, which Jesus evidenced in so many powerful proofs of healing, helped them overcome challenges and find a truly abundant life.

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Power of a one-person CSO

Power of a one-person CSO

I have come to see that CSOs are about living Love and showing others how to shut down the limits they feel they have.

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Georgia Powers Bulloch CSB

A career in spiritual healing—not even on my radar when I headed off to college! My love of numbers made accounting an attractive major, while international travels to France and Switzerland enriched my experience with a deepening global awareness. Marriage and family came before my degree, so I attended night school and worked in financial accounting for a railroad company, which was the parent of both a steel company and a trucking company.

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Margarita Sandelmann Thatcher CSB

My parents’ commitment to world peace and humanitarian causes, and their love for Christian Science, set the tone for my childhood, and early instilled in me a respect for all peoples. Added to this, growing up in three countries with four languages helped to enlarge my love for this diverse universe. I was educated in Switzerland, Argentina, and Washington, DC.

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Ethel Ames Baker CSB

My parents found Christian Science before I was ten, and our family had healings of an ulcer, smoking, and a serious foot wound in the first year.  More followed, and so did my interest in all things Science—through Sunday School, then college.  It was a yearning to understand the “how” as well as the “what” that then led to class instruction in London, and a desire for the public practice.  After a stint in graduate school for theatre, I knew it wasn’t in me to pursue acting.  Instead, prayer opened the way for tour-guiding at The Mother Church and selling advertising for The Christian Science Monitor , followed by a decade of editorial work on The Christian Science Journal, Sentinel , and Heralds . I began receiving requests for help through prayer as I became active in a branch church, and started writing for the periodicals. The Boston area became my home, and I later worked in the Committee on Publication, on Mother Church Annual Meetings, Mother Church Local Activities, The Writings of Mary Baker Eddy, and Reading Room Communications, as well as traveling for the Church. A part-time summer job had morphed into 25 years of spiritual adventure! I began Journal -advertising in 2005 and by 2009, felt God-assigned to Buffalo, New York, near where I had been born. Several months later came Normal class. Class instruction and Association are held in this storied city where Christian Science has had a presence for more than 120 years. And the best is on the horizon!

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Christian Science Organizations

Each Christian Science Organization (CSO) is unique, but they're connected by a common desire to bring healing to campus issues and make the ideas in Christian Science more accessible to their campus communities. CSO Content See what CSOs around the world are doing to connect with and support their campuses.

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Sunday School resources

Are you a student, teacher, or parent? Check out these resources to support a richer Sunday School experience. Join the Sunday School Facebook group and sign up for weekly Sunday School newsletters on the  Connections page The Ten Commandments Videos of fresh takes on the commandments, downloadable posters, and an animated series.

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Brian G Pennix CSB

Having been raised in Christian Science I always expected to become a practitioner. While my path may not have been as quick and direct as it probably has been for others, there were always signposts that I was on the right track.

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