Dr. Sara Georgini talks about her book Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family, leading into a discussion of how thinkers like Mary Baker Eddy and the Adamses engaged with the pressing questions of religious relevance in a modernizing world.
Historians and scholars discuss religion, gender, and health movements in 19th- and early 20th-century Boston—including Mary Baker Eddy’s intersection with “muscular Christianity.” Speakers include Dr. Clifford Putney, Bentley College; Dr. Margaret Bendroth, Congregational Library and Archives; Jonathon Eder, The Mary Baker Eddy Library; and Dr. Christopher Evans (moderator), Boston University School of Theology.
Dr. Carl Daw, Jr. of the Boston University School of Theology explains how children can give new hymns a head start in finding their way into the hearts and voices of congregations.
Reporters from The Christian Science Monitor and PBS have dug deeply into an important story: trafficking of child labor in South Asia. What they’ve found reveals the challenges—and the opportunities—in combating this form of modern slavery.