LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA •
Church of Scientology Los Angeles hosts National Night Out East Hollywood was bustling with activity August 1 with hundreds of residents celebrating National Night Out, described on its website as “an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships.
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND •
Working together to create a drug-free New Zealand Volunteers and community activists joined in a drug prevention day at the Church of Scientology Auckland. The program was held at the Church’s new headquarters at 136 Grafton Road.
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK •
Community leaders and dignitaries celebrate Nelson Mandela Day in the community hall and chapel of the Church of Scientology Denmark A human rights open house and forum in the community hall of the Church of Scientology Denmark brought together more than 100 civic leaders, dignitaries, artists, scholars, and concerned members of the community to honor the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.
TOKYO, JAPAN •
Citizens Commission on Human Rights protesters challenge psychiatrists to explain why 76 percent of elderly patients are prescribed powerful and highly controversial psychiatric drugs for depression.
CHELYABINSK, RUSSIA •
Volunteers join in a local race to raise awareness of the danger of drugs. A team of Russian Scientologists from the city of Chelyabinsk joined with other concerned members of the community to run in a 2K charity race called Running for the Good of 2017.
QUEEN ANNE, WASHINGTON •
Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood residents celebrate National Night Out at Church of Scientology annual block party . The Church of Scientology Seattle and Seattle chapter of Foundation for a Drug-Free World celebrated this year’s National Night Out Against Crime with a block party.
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE •
Helping rid Nashville neighborhoods of drugs and crime, Drug-Free Tennessee distributes Truth About Drugs booklets at neighborhood events on National Night Out Against Crime.
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE •
Diversity marks the third annual Friendship Day open house at Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre Nashville.
KATHMANDU, NEPAL •
More than two years after the 2015 earthquake, Scientology Volunteer Ministers continue to serve in communities throughout the Himalayan nation.
MONTREAL, CANADA •
French Canadian Scientologists marched through the streets of Montreal to raise awareness about the dangers of drugs.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA •
To undercut the drug epidemic in Vancouver, B.C., the local chapter of Foundation for a Drug-Free World is going all out with drug education. A team of Vancouver volunteers takes drug education very seriously because the cost of addiction in human suffering and dollars and cents is enormous: The B.
TORONTO, CANADA •
Young volunteers from the Toronto chapter of Youth for Human Rights bring their message to Toronto’s Youth Day Festival.
CLEARWATER, FLORIDA •
The Church of Scientology hosts bimonthly Charity Coalition luncheon at the Fort Harrison Crystal Ballroom. Some 100 Tampa Bay Area nonprofit community leaders attended the Summer Charity Coalition Luncheon July 19.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON •
With more Americans now dying of drug overdose than traffic accidents, the Church of Scientology Seattle and the Foundation for a Drug-Free World join forces to combat the deadly opioid epidemic.
EAST GRINSTEAD, UK •
An article in the Chichester Observer previews this year’s “Summertime Swing” at Saint Hill, and the perennial stars of the festival—the Jive Aces—their music and their passion for helping kids live drug-free.
PARIS, FRANCE •
Scientologists throughout France take advantage of the summer months to reach people with the truth about drugs. Their motto is “Say NO to Drugs, Say YES to life.” Scientologists from cities across France reach young people with factual information before they begin to experiment with drugs.
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND •
A UK human rights group is incensed over psychiatrists labeling normal childhood behavior as psychiatric disorders.
BUFFALO, NEW YORK •
The Foundation for a Drug-Free World and the Lifesavers youth group marched in Buffalo’s University District Parade to raise awareness on drugs.
QUITO, ECUADOR •
A 5K race organized by the National Police of Ecuador in partnership with the Church of Scientology Freewinds religious retreat at sea sets a Guinness World Record while promoting drug-free living.
VIENNA, AUSTRIA •
At an OSCE conference July 10-11, Foundation for a Drug-Free Europe stressed the importance of drug education in addressing the drug crisis affecting Member States.