Author Archives: EI

Um Encontro Com A Luz — Um Testemunho Da Ciência Cristã (Em Português E Inglês)

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Click here for the English translation of this testimony. Quando eu era um estudante jovem da Ciência Cristã, estava muito entusiasmado em compartilhá-la com os outros, até com estranhos. Há uns 30 anos atrás, num dia de primavera, caminhava no lado leste de Manhattan, rumo ao meu escritório.  Quando estava na frente das Nações Unidas, vi um homem, que parecia… Read more »

Annual Conference for 2006

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW! Conference Theme: Immortality Visit EmergenceTampa06.com for Details The Emergence International conference, to be held in Tampa, Florida on November 2 – 5, 2006 has a new web site for all things regarding the conference. The address is http://www.emergencetampa06.com. There are photos of the Doubletree Suites resort on the waters edge of Tampa Bay, and information about… Read more »

Becoming More Effective Healers – Annual Conference 2005

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Annual EI Conference November 3, 2005 Short summary: FABULOUS ! Long detailed version because it was so good I wanted to Tell it All: From its inception, Emergence, International has always been a gay-straight alliance defining itself as a worldwide community of Christian Scientists who support gay people as they deal with homophobia and heterosexism. EI has always attracted creative,… Read more »

Becoming More Effective Healers – Readings

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The following readings were presented at our 2005 Annual Emergence Conference in Tempe, AZ: Good Morning! LET US OPEN OUR SERVICE WITH THE SINGING OF HYMN # 161 THE SCRIPTURAL SELECTION IS FROM JEREMIAH: Jeremiah 29:11-14 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an… Read more »

Testimony

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The day that I discovered Emergence International, was, as I announced at the conference, the very same day that I came out to another member of my family just a couple of months ago. That's why I thought it was so appropriate in my case that the sign directing us to the meeting room was misspelled "Emergency" International. In my… Read more »

Finding Purpose – Annual Conference 2004

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Annual EI Conference October 14, 2004 Providence, Rhode Island. Fall foliage in New England! Beaches and sailboats and breakers! Mansions! A gay mayor! And Best of all: the Emergence International 2004 Conference! The Keynote Address More a workshop than an address, Kathleen Clementson’s presentation was an exercise in and reminder of LOVE as The Way-shower. In a letter to EI… Read more »

Letter to The Christian Science Board of Directors

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December 9, 1997 Virginia S. Harris, Chairman The Christian Science Board of Directors 175 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115-3187 Dear Mrs. Harris: With great care I shall explain why a life-long student of Christian Science felt compelled to withdraw from church membership while remaining loyal to the teachings of the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy and like so many, felt… Read more »

New Book on GLBT Christian Scientists

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Our Emergence International Historian has shed light on a hitherto unknown chapter in the annals of Christian Science. This is the story of lesbian/gay believers and their pursuit for respect and dignity in the Christian Science Church. The book traces their stormy encounters from the days of near total rejection up to the friendlier atmosphere of the 21st century. This… Read more »

Testimony

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When I was in elementary school I noticed that there was something different about me but I did not know what is was. By the time I got into high school I was popular and was voted senior class vice president. My parents were divorced and my dad was not friendly to me. He made it obvious to me that… Read more »

Response to the Testimony of M. Mohlenbrock

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Thank you for sharing the article you wrote. I am not exactly sure what the road is like for a straight person to accept and understand GLBT issues, so I am touched to read your story. In some cases, acceptance of GLBT issues might be easier for a straight person as one is not personally involved and has so much… Read more »