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 Christian Science

Monday January 27, 2014
Christian ScienceFaith HealingRNB's Religion News Blog:
When it comes to issues of child abuse or neglect, followers of Christian Science — which is neither ‘Christian’ nor ‘science’ — should be held to the same standards as members of other groups.

A lawmaker in Washington state has introduced a bill that would eliminate a ‘faith healing’ exemption for Christian Scientists.

Tuesday June 12, 2012
Christian ScienceFaith HealingGeneral Assembly Church of the First BornGregory and Garnet JaLea SwezeyRNB's Religion News Blog:
Christian Science A recent ruling upholding a Washington state law that allows faith healing for Christian Scientists but not other religions will go unchallenged after a couple on trial in the faith healing death of their son accepted a plea.

The religious movement, considered by Christians to be a cult of Christianity, has been able to negotiate exemptions to the health laws in a number of states.

Thursday November 5, 2009
Christian ScienceFaith Healing:
Christian Science Backed by some of the most powerful members of the Senate, a little-noticed provision in the healthcare overhaul bill would require insurers to consider covering Christian Science prayer treatments as medical expenses.

The measure would put Christian Science prayer treatments — which substitute for or supplement medical treatments — on the same footing as clinical medicine. While not mentioning the church by name, it would prohibit discrimination against “religious and spiritual healthcare.”

Friday January 16, 2009
Christian ScienceFaith Healing:
Christian Science In an effort to separate itself from the tragic death of young Madeline Kara Neumann of Wisconsin whose parents chose to pray over her rather than seek medical help, the local Christian Science Church has been meeting with state legislators to revise a state law that currently exempts faith healing practices from prosecution for child neglect and abuse.

But one expert warned that any measure drafted by Christian Scientists would aim to protect only Christian Scientists, not children.

Thursday October 30, 2008
Christian Science:
Christian Science Monitor The century-old Christian Science Monitor said Tuesday that it would discontinue its daily print edition in April and move almost exclusively to online publication, becoming the first major national newspaper to abandon a daily paper-and-ink format.

The move, which had been expected by industry professionals and the Monitor staff, will cut annual costs by millions of dollars for the money-losing newspaper, which is subsidized by the Christian Science Church.

Friday June 27, 2008
Christian Science:
Robert Ellis left Christian Science – the faith of his parents, his wife, his in-laws, his community. And then he spent a decade writing a memoir, “A Collision of Truths,” which he is self-publishing.

Sunday June 17, 2007
Baha'iChristian ScienceMetamorphosisUnity School of Christianity:
While differences abound between them, there are significant aspects that tie together these religious groups: Unity School of Christianity, Christian Science, Metamorphosis and Bahai.

Tuesday August 29, 2006
Christian Science:
Officials of the Christian Science Church are worried that the state's healthcare law will exclude faith healing as a recognized health benefit for its employees who do not receive traditional medical care because of their religious beliefs.

Tuesday June 27, 2006
Christian Science:
BOSTON (AP) - The church was founded after a fall that left Mary Baker Eddy bedridden and turning to the Bible in her suffering. It is said that a revelation she received while reading about Christ's healings was so powerful, Eddy walked away from her bed, instantly healed.

Monday February 14, 2005
Christian Science:
Patients would be treated with prayer, not medicine

Tuesday December 7, 2004
Christian Science:
BOSTON (AP) - The head of the Church of Christ, Scientist, has retired after 12 years as the church's top official, church officials announced.

Saturday June 26, 2004
Christian Science:
FORT MYERS, Fla. A woman who married her lesbian partner in Massachusetts was banned from teaching in the Church of Christ, Scientist, after she refused to "repent" for her actions.

Thursday February 5, 2004
Christian Science:
Overhaul of Monitor, layoffs are discussed

Monday August 4, 2003
Christian Science:
Associated Press, Aug. 2, 2003

Thursday February 20, 2003
Christian Science:
PBS, Religion & Ethics, Feb. 14, 2003

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