Since the forming of the first Church of Scientology in 1954, the religion has grown to span the globe. Today, more than 11,000 Scientology Churches, missions, related organizations and affiliated groups minister to millions across 167 nations. And those numbers are constantly growing; in fact, Scientology's presence in the world is growing faster now than at any time in its history.
As the only major worldwide religious movement to emerge in the twentieth century, Scientology generates immense public interest.
The questions raised are myriad:
This website presents the answers to these and other frequently asked questions regarding the Scientology religion, organization, structure of the Church and its role in society. Here, too, one will find responses to rumors and inaccuracies about the religion. This information is intended to provide accurate and relevant information regarding the Church of Scientology and the Scientology religion.