Emergence International (EI) is a world-wide community of Christian Scientists, their families and friends, that provides spiritual and educational support for LGBTQIA+ people, as they deal with homophobia and hetrosexism. EI honors the integrity of individual growth through the leadership of Mary Baker Eddy in her writings, and by fellowship with similarly-minded Christian Scientists.
By the late 1970’s groups of gay Christian Scientists were meeting in at least six cities in the United States and the United Kingdom. A first-ever conference for representatives from some of these groups met in Chicago in 1983. Following a second conference in 1985, several participants decided to develop a national identity for gay Christian Scientists, and Emergence International was born.
We have members in many cities and towns in most states in the US. We also have members in several provinces in Canada, as well as in Mexico, South America, Australia, Germany, England, Spain, and the Middle East. Below are just some of the areas in which our members reside:
|United States of America|
Hawaii (Big Island)
Long Beach, CA
|New York City
Palo Alto, CA
San Francisco, CA
|London, England||Manchester, England||Toronto, Canada|
|Other Networking Organizations|
|Gay & Lesbian Principians
C.S. Lesbian Connection
EI maintains a list of Gay-friendly Christian Science practitioners, teachers, and nurses. For names and numbers in your area, please contact us.
The Collection Basket
Whether or not you are a member of Emergence International, you are welcome to make a donation to our organization. Contributions to the Collection Basket are gratefully received at any time and are used to support EI‘s outreach.
To make a donation, please print, fill out, and send our Donation Form with your check to:
c/o Robert McCullough
444 Third Ave. #4
New York, NY 10016
Emergence International is a non-profit, tax-exempt religious corporation. Contributions to the Collection Basket are tax-deductible for U.S. Taxpayers.