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Following the example set by the question-and-answer columns in the early Journals, when Mary Baker Eddy was Editor, this column will respond to general queries from Journal readers with responses from Journal readers. You’ll find information at the end of the column about how to submit questions. Readers are also encouraged to go to Chapter III of Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, by Mary Baker Eddy — “Questions and Answers.”

Can you please explain why visits to the NCC Headquarters are taking place?

From the February 2012 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Q. I read with interest the article in the December issue of the Journal, “Our Turn to Go to NCC Headquarters.” Can you please explain why these visits are taking place? Is it because the Church of Christ, Scientist, would like to join the National Council of Churches, and if so, why? 
—A reader in Idaho, US

Shirley Paulson, author of the article, “Our Turn to Go to NCC Headquarters,” replies:

A. As a Christian Scientist, I think often of Mary Baker Eddy’s love for Christianity and its promise for humanity. She was always a Christian, including after she discovered the Science of Christianity. She said she always loved the Church and never left it (see Message to The Mother Church for 1902, pp. 2–3). From remarks such as these, I understand that Christian Science has a profound relationship with the whole of Christianity. 

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