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About Christian Science:

What is Christian Science? Click here to read about its basic teachings, practice, and church.


Who is Mary Baker Eddy?  Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910) considered herself a spiritual pioneer whose work encompassed the disciplines of science, theology, and medicine. To learn more about this influential American author and religious leader, click here.

What is a Christian Science Practitioner? Christian Science practitioners are church members who have dedicated themselves to the full time practice of prayer-based healing. Anyone may call upon them for help.

Media and Public Inquiries:

The mission of the Committee on Publication is to engage with members of the media, lawmakers, and the public to provide an accurate understanding of Christian Science.

For local inquiries, contact:
R. Peter Weaver
Christian Science Committee on          Publication for Louisiana
138 Marigny Avenue
Mandeville, LA 70448
Email: louisiana@compub.org
Phone: 202-420-8176
Facebook: Christian Science Committee on Publication for Louisiana

The press room has links to press and legislative contacts for the Christian Science church, including the local committees on publication. You will also find recent articles about Christian Science published in newspapers from around the world.
Practitioners in the New Orleans area include:

Christopher, Patti (Metairie)
504-833-5511
patticc530@gmail.com

Wittich, Kit (Covington) 985-898-3593

Tenets of Christian Science

  "1. As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life.
   2. We acknowledge and adore one supreme and infinite God.  We acknowledge His Son, one Christ; the Holy Ghost or divine Comforter; and man in God's image and likeness.
   3. We acknowledge God's forgiveness of sin in the destruction of sin and the spiritual understanding that casts our evil as unreal. But the belief in sin is punished so long as the belief lasts.
   4. We acknowledge Jesus' atonement as the evidence of divine, efficacious Love, unfolding man's unity with God through Christ Jesus the Way-shower; and we acknowledge that man is saved through Christ, through Truth, Life, and Love as demonstrated by the Galilean Prophet in healing the sick and overcoming sin and death.
   5. We acknowledge that the crucifixion of Jesus and his resurrection served to uplift faith to understand eternal Life, even the allness of Soul, Spirit, and the nothingness of matter.
   6. And we solemnly promise to watch, and pray for that Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus; to do unto others as we would have them do unto us; and to be merciful, just, and pure." --  Mary Baker Eddy -- Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures 497:3-27
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Circle of Faith:
Welcome to an online community honoring our "circle of faith." Here you'll find ideas and discussions to help you be a better listener and contributor to the healing dialogue going on between faiths worldwide.

How do I become a member of a Christian Science church?
Members of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, MA, USA, come from more than 130 countries.  People may also join one of the branch churches, societies, or informal groups.  You don't have to be a member or attend church to practice Christian Science and be benefited by it.  Click here for more information, including a membership application.



What do Christian Science nurses do?
Christian Science nurses help individuals who need skillful physical assistance, while relying on Christian Science treatment for healing. Click here for a list of Christian Science nurses, nursing facilities, and scope of services.

The National Fund for Christian Science Nursing (NFCSN) assists Christian Science nursing patients in the US who cannot pay the full cost of their care.
This page was last updated: May 23, 2017
Katrina Story:
Just like the rest of the city, the Christian Scientists of New Orleans have their own Katrina stories to share.  Here is a testimony of healing from grief after the storm to our ongoing rebirth and renewal.  This story is about a family who experiences God's love for them during 12 moves after Katrina.  Since this video was filmed, the Lakeview neighborhood has "come back strong" with a new public elementary school, a new public library, new homes, and businesses. (5/1/10; re-edited on 12/10/13)
What is the role of a Christian Science chaplain?  A Christian Science Military Chaplain is a commissioned military officer, serving as a Protestant Chaplain in the United States Armed Forces. Many branch churches have non-military chaplain programs in local institutions (prisons, hospitals, etc). This is called prison and  institutional work. Click here for a video from Southern California describing their work in prisons, jails, mental hospitals, and VA hospitals, or visit their website, Light in Prison.
How can I learn more about Christian Science healing? Click here for videos of people healed by prayer in Christian Science.
A Self-Understanding of Christian Science is a document prepared in 2013 by the Ecumenical Affairs Department of The Mother Church. It provides a basic history of the Christian Science movement, definitions of theological terms, and the importance of healing sickness and sin.