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A new look at the Herald mission

From the July 1995 issue of The Christian Science Journal

In 1903, Mary Baker Eddy established The Herald of Christian Science. Its purpose, she later said, was "to proclaim the universal activity and availability of Truth." The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 353

At first, the magazine was published only in German—as Der Herold der Christian Science. Over the years, editions of the Herald in some twelve other languages were added, including English Braille. At present, four of these editions are monthly: French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. In addition, there are eight other language Heralds. Of these, the Danish, Dutch, Italian, and Swedish are published twice a year. The Greek, Indonesian, Japanese, and Norwegian Heralds are published once a year. Also, there are five weekly and biweekly broadcast editions of the Herald in French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Collectively, these print and broadcast Heralds have reached millions of people all over the world with their healing message. Yet it's been apparent that the Heralds—particularly the print editions—have faced challenges in recent years:

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