THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS IS PLEASED to report that the program to allow licensing of the Cross and Crown seal is underway. Christian Science branch churches and societies, Christian Science Reading Rooms, and Christian Science organizations at colleges and universities may now make requests to use the Cross and Crown.
The Cross and Crown has long been used on Mary Baker Eddy's writings and the Christian Science periodicals to indicate the authenticity of these products. The Cross and Crown symbolizes the united focus on healing that branches and church members have with The Mother Church and with each other, and this unity is a result of members and branches, individually and collectively, committing to practice Jesus' four imperative statements, which appear in the circular band around the Cross and Crown.
In order to represent this broader meaning of church, healing, and unity, the Board of Directors announced in January 2007 that limited licensing of the Crown and Crown seal would begin. It is hoped that as the Cross and Crown trademark is more widely used in appropriate ways, it will be seen by others as an identifying and unifying emblem of our Church.