HEIDEDAL, SOUTH AFRICA •
With children as young as 9 addicted to drugs, the town of Heidedal, South Africa, came together to create a drug-free community. The town of Heidedal’s 2016 Man of the Year Gregory Werner launched a Truth About Drugs campaign January 20-23 to take aim at drug abuse and save lives.
HARLEM, NEW YORK •
Students attending a three-day program at the Scientology Harlem Community Center gain tech skills while expressing their passion for a better world. The Church of Scientology Harlem Community Center hosted a Back-to-School Code-a-Thon January 21-23 for students ages 13-18.
COLOMBO, SRI LANKA •
Student advocacy group Team 29 Responsibility joins Youth for Human Rights International for Sri Lanka’s first “Walk for Human Rights” to promote human rights awareness in an era of renewed hope for the future of the country.
ATHENS, GREECE •
Sharing vital drug prevention with the people of their country Volunteers from the Church of Scientology Athens gathered in the city’s famous Syntagma Square to raise awareness of the danger of drugs and promote drug-free living.
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND •
Auckland celebrates grand opening of new National Church of Scientology for New Zealand at landmark site overlooking the city.
PADOVA, ITALY •
Urging community involvement for maximum impact on the drug problem, the Church of Scientology Padova announces a drug prevention open house and drug education training seminar January 21, organized in coordination with the Padova chapter of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World.
ROME, ITALY •
The Rome chapter of The Way to Happiness Foundation transformed a derelict stretch of road into a garden as part of its program to safeguard and improve the environment. The group’s activities are coordinated by the Church of Scientology of Rome.
TORINO, ITALY •
The Community Civil Protection Volunteers of the Church of Scientology Torino—providing relief to the community for 17 years.
DAHKA, BANGLADESH •
Actor, model and former Lakme Miss Kolkata and Miss India Universe, Sheena Chohan is an ambassador of Youth for Human Rights International and is committed to making human rights a reality.
HARLEM, NEW YORK •
A special ceremony marked the end of the first holiday season for the Scientology Church and Community Center of Harlem. The Church of Scientology Harlem followed its New Year’s celebration with the first wedding of 2017 in their Chapel on 125th Street in New York.
TURIN, ITALY •
How one Scientologist thanks those who reach out to help him and makes them feel at home in his city. On a six-month trip to India and the Far East in 1985 in search of spiritual answers, Carlo Piccato found Scientology.
SOUTH LOS ANGELES •
Education, or lack of it, plays a significant role in many family issues and nearly every inner-city social problem. The Church of Scientology Community Center is offering tutoring and tutor training to anyone who wants to help empower the neighborhood.
TSHWANE, SOUTH AFRICA •
Extending Scientology religious technology and the help of social betterment and humanitarian programs to South African tribal leaders As with cities across the globe, the Church of Scientology Pretoria rang in the New Year by screening the International Scientology New Year’s event, held live in Lo
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA •
New Year’s celebration marks surge of new Churches and showcases twelve months of accomplishment across every facet of the religion.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON •
Founded at the dawn of the Scientology religion, the Church of Scientology Seattle celebrates 60 years of service to the state of Washington. The Church of Scientology Seattle marked its 60th anniversary with a celebration that looked back on six decades of service to the community.
ATHENS, GREECE •
With tempers taut over austerity measures and a crippling seven-year recession, volunteers from the Church of Scientology Athens urge common sense with a nonreligious moral code that can help people turn their lives around.
ENCINITAS, CALIFORNIA •
Hispanic drug prevention conference draws record numbers, informs parents on how to help their kids avoid drugs, gangs and teen pregnancies.
MOSCOW, RUSSIA •
At the “Music is Timeless” concert and festival at the Church of Scientology Moscow December 18, artists from 12 distinct ethnic traditions performed a living demonstration that music can unite peoples and transcend cultural differences.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA •
The Church of Scientology Melbourne hosted a Human Rights Day interfaith program to mark the 68th anniversary of the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE •
The Tennessee Celebration of International Human Rights Day, held each year in December at the First Amendment Center, raises awareness on crucial human right issues.