A Bit About Our History
Founded in 1992 as the “Affiliated New Thought Churches of Religious Science” by Rev. Drs. Harry Morgan Moses and Domenic Polifrone, both Religious Science ministers in central California, we have expanded and become ever-increasingly inclusive since our inception. Renamed the “Affiliated New Thought Network” (ANTN) many years ago, we are a membership organization now made up of New Thought centers, churches, organizations, independent ministers, Religious Science practitioners, licensed Unity teachers, authors, speakers, students and others who embrace New Thought principles, but don’t necessarily fit in any of those categories.
We were founded on the belief that Divine Consciousness is the sole authority and on the prevailing principle of autonomy for our members. We are not a governing organization, but rather a supporting organization offering resources, information, guidance, connection and inspiration to our membership.
In the early days of our organization, Drs. Harry and Domenic connected with Rev. Dr. Angelo Pizelo, who had recently founded Emerson Theological Institute. They created an affiliation to provide member churches with educational credentialling for their practitioners and ministers. Just as ANTN has grown into a more inclusive organization since those early days, so has Emerson Institute, and it now offers a variety of credentials and degrees.