Virginia Harris

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Virginia S. Harris was Publisher of The Writings of Mary Baker Eddy, President and founding Trustee of The Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity and Chair of The Christian Science Board of Directors between 1990 and 2004. In these roles she was instrumental in expanding the availability of Mary Baker Eddy's primary work, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures and increasing awareness of Mrs. Eddy's life and ideas. The establishment of The Mary Baker Eddy Library enabled a large and valuable collection of 19th and early 20th century letters and artifacts to be available to the public for the first time.

Harris has spoken extensively on Christian Science and Mary Baker Eddy. She was on the faculty of Harvard Medical School's semi-annual Spirituality & Healing in Medicine symposium from 1995-2004, speaking on Christian Science healing to hundreds of physicians, nurses, healthcare professionals, and clergy. She appeared in two exclusive interviews on Larry King Live, in 1999 and 2001, and has been interviewed by The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, NPR and many other media sources.

The Christian Science Board of Directors functions as a five-member Board in its governing system.

Virginia Harris made significant contributions, attempting to foster new appreciation and interest in the teachings of Christian Science by opening the doors and documents of the Church as well as creating new dialogue with a wide range of current thinkers on the relationships between healing and thought, including Dr. Herb Benson, Marianne Williamson and Dr. Larry Dossey.

Among the significant achievements during her time of service were the launch of The Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity and the increase of global sales and distribution of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures", available in 17 languages.

Virginia Harris is a practitioner and authorized teacher (C.S.B.) of Christian Science. She was recently appointed to the Christian Science Board of Lectureship to speak exclusively to medical and healthcare professionals about spiritual healing and specifically the practice of Christian Science healing.

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