This Permissions page is part of the Terms of Service for (the “Web Site” or “Site”), owned and operated by The First Church of Christ, Scientist and its affiliate, The Christian Science Publishing Society (“TFCCS”).

Please note that there are many different kinds of content on this Site which are subject to varying re-use policies. To the extent possible, we have tried to put the relevant permissions information with the content itself for your convenience. Permissions information on this page is the general permissions information for this Site, but specific content may have different permissions information. In particular, the subscription area of the Site, JSH-Online, has its own Terms of Service and Permissions information. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at

Uses for which you need not ask permission


Materials from the Site may be printed on paper for your own personal, non-commercial use only. Copyright and other notices must be maintained. Materials from the Site may not be modified, distributed, retransmitted, or included, in whole or in part, in derivative works, except as described on this page. All reprinting, republishing, broadcast, web reposting, or other uses require written permission from TFCCS. In some cases, TFCCS must refer you to another rightsholder.

Non-Profit organizations 

Non-Profit Organizations (churches, informal groups, schools, 501(c)(3) organizations, and the like) can make up to 100 photocopies of text articles (does not apply to reader comments, forum postings, or other reader-submitted content) for one-time distribution, free of charge, at public events and talks, fairs, meetings, conferences, summits, etc. The Site’s copyright notice and our URL “” must be legible.

Linking to invites you to place a link to on your website. To do so simply visit this page for more information, and you may also embed (copy and paste) the following code on your website so people can find out more about Christian Science:

<a href="">What is Christian Science?</a>

Other than as described above, if you would like to repost, reprint or otherwise reuse an article, or any other Site content, please see the “Permission Requests” section below.

A note to bloggers appreciates the growing blogging community, and wants to be part of the conversation. We ask that bloggers link to articles on, rather than reproducing them on your blog. Please refer to “Linking to” above. You may reproduce a paragraph or two of an article as an introduction to the link to that article. Beyond this specific use, further permission from us is required.

Permission requests

Photos and audio / video / podcast permissions

Photos, audio-visual, and audio materials created by TFCCS, including audio clips, audio slideshows, videos and podcasts, whether posted on this Site or any other site(s), are made available for private, personal use only (or as specifically permitted by other sites or language contained with the content). Specific permission is required for publishing, reproducing, embedding, publicly displaying, or distributing this content through any media, including but not limited to broadcast and websites.

How to submit a permission request

To request permission to reproduce copyrighted material from this Site in ways not addressed under “Uses for which you need not ask permission,” or to ask general questions about our reprint policies, e-mail us at

Please include the following information along with your request:

  • Your name, organization, address, phone number, fax, and e-mail,
  • Title and author of the article or description of any non-article content,
  • The URL on where you found the item, as well as the name and date of our publication in which the item appeared if indicated,
  • Description of how you plan to use the item,
  • Media in which you plan to use the item--please be specific as to format, (Print: book, magazine, photocopies; Electronic: Internet, intranet, e-book, CD-ROM, DVD; Audio/visual, etc.),
  • The length of time you want to use the item,
  • The circulation or number of copies you want to make,
  • The price (if any) you intend to charge for your product or publication,
  • The date of your event, or the deadline date for your publication, and
  • Any other information which might be helpful to us in considering your request.

Christian Science Reading Rooms have separate guidelines for re-use of content. Please email for more information.

Permission contacts for related publications and organizations

TFCCS maintains other websites which have their own permissions and copyright information:

The Christian Science Monitor /




The Mary Baker Eddy Collection

For permission to use any of the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, Hymns from The Christian Science Hymnal, or other copyrights of The Christian Science Board of Directors:

Send an e-mail to

The Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity

For permission to use materials from The Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity, including photographs of the Mapparium or other parts of the Library:


All other requests

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Effective Date: July 19, 2012