Christian Science War Time Activities
Christian Science Publishing Society, The. Christian Science War Time Activities. Boston: The Christian Science Publishing Society, 1922.
The War Relief Committee was established by The Mother Church in Boston in the fall of 1914 after the outbreak of hostilities in Europe to relieve families and individuals who were adversely affected by the war. This book is a report of those activities by individuals and groups (Camp Welfare Committees) in the various states and in the countries of France, Great Britain, Holland, and Switzerland from 1914 to 1918. Recipients included businesses and those whose livelihoods were severely impacted, women and young children deprived of the income of men who served in the military, and those directly affected by the bombing. Additionally, a chapter is devoted to the extraordinary response to the Halifax fire resulting from the collision and explosion of two steamers in December 1917. Written in the formal business style of the times, with enthusiasm that occasionally rises to adulatory, it commends and expresses gratitude for the fundraising and distribution of financial support, sharing of supplies, and the amazing coincidences brought about through the application of prayer. Listed in the back of the book are Camp Workers, Welfare Room Attendants, War Relief Workers in the United States, France, Canada, Great Britain and Ireland, and Christian Science Army and Navy Chaplains.
ISBN-13 (Hardcover): 978-1131767017