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PARENTED AND PARENTING BY DIVINE LOVE

A CONVERSATION WITH JANE DICKINSON-SCOTT

From the January 2010 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Once a mom—or "mum," as the British would say—always a mom. "Parenting is a 24/7 occupation that stretches ahead of us as far as we can see," JANE DICKINSON-SCOTT says with a wisdom born of raising six children. Nevertheless, mothering—not only her children and five grandchildren, but countless other people who have come into her life—has clearly been one of her greatest joys and challenges.

As a young woman, Jane first trained in baby and childcare in her native England, and later worked in hospitals and residential care homes for children. Broadening her sense of family, she joined Voluntary Service Overseas, which sent her to work for Save the Children Fund with Tibetan refugees in Northern India. And after receiving a diploma in social work, she continued her career in the United Kingdom, helping young people in detention centers, single mums from deprived and broken homes, and families in crisis.

Ultimately, it was Jane's great love for God and deep desire to heal the troubling circumstances facing humanity that led her into the full-time healing practice of Christian Science three decades ago. Today she is a Christian Science teacher and lecturer.

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