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From the Directors: How Mrs. Eddy's trust is managed

From the January 1977 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The November issue gave some information about the publishing of Mrs. Eddy's writings, including reasons for the recent transfer of this activity from the Trustees under the Will of Mary Baker Eddy to The Christian Science Board of Directors. This month we are glad to share some information about how the funds held by the Trustees are administered under the terms of Mrs. Eddy's will for "more effectually promoting and extending" Christian Science.

Summary: The trust is managed for the benefit of the Cause of Christian Science through use of its income for various Christian Science activities around the world. Its accounts, transactions, and policies are monitored by New Hampshire authorities, and the full record of its management is open to public inspection. Its Trustees receive only the customary remuneration authorized by law and by the New Hampshire probate court supervising the trust.

Use of Income: Income is used for such purposes as grants to branch churches wishing to dedicate their edifices, certain Christian Science lectures sponsored by branch churches, societies, and college organizations, subsidies for lending libraries in Reading Rooms, subsidies for worldwide literature distribution by branch churches and societies, supplying The Herald of Christian Science to groups in developing areas, and gift subscriptions to the international edition of The Christian Science Monitor for public and school libraries outside North America.

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