“The Impact of Christian Science on Political Women in the early 20th Century in the UK”
Harragin, Robin. “The Impact of Christian Science on Political Women in the early 20th Century in the UK.” Acta Comparanda Subsidia II (2015): 43–52.
Harragin describes three female members of Parliament in the UK in the early 20th century, and how their Christian Science faith sustained and guided them. These three women, Nancy Astor (the very first woman in Parliament), Margaret Wintringham and Thelma Cazalet-Keir, helped pave the way for other women to follow. Harragin shows how their faith was evident: in their demeanor which braved the male-dominated culture of the House of Commons and helped to change it; in the spiritual tools they wielded to meet the challenges they faced; in the kinds of policies they took up; and in their willingness to lend their political weight to various women’s organizations to help promote their causes.
For more, see:
Women of History: Thelma Cazalet-Keir on The Mary Baker Eddy Library website.
Among the first to stand—Christian Science and women in Parliament (Part One) on The Mary Baker Eddy Library website.