WASHINGTON, D.C. •
The Church of Scientology was among the religious and community organizations honored September 13 for their work to increase disaster preparedness in Los Angeles County.
AMATRICE, ITALY •
Mexico’s famous Los Topos Aztecas search and rescue specialists were flown to Rome by the International Scientology Volunteer Ministers headquarters to assist Central Italy in the enormous task of locating survivors and the dead in the wake of the August 24 earthquake.
CLEARWATER, FLORIDA •
Remembering September 11 by honoring those who serve. On September 11, 2001, America witnessed tremendous heroism in the face of incalculable loss. The day has since been designated as Patriots’ Day.
DHAKA, BANGLADESH •
In a country that ranks in the bottom 25th percentile internationally for the freedoms and opportunities most of us take for granted, a dedicated young man is bringing hope and help to the people of his city.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON •
With child drugging on the rise and the FDA's failure to enforce their own regulations on clinical trials, a new exhibit opens amid controversy in Seattle. Concern is growing about the overmedication of children with psychiatric drugs.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK •
As we remember Ground Zero New York, let us also recall the heroism and the volunteer movement the disaster inspired. “Where were you when it happened?” That question was probably asked a million times today. Not only did 9/11 form an indelible memory for anyone alive in 2001.
KARENDA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA •
Unlawfully detained and beaten by police, a New Guinea activist is reforming the system through human rights education. Augustine Brian was born in Papua New Guinea in the village of Karenda, a place steeped in superstition.
JOS, NIGERIA •
Foundation for a Drug-Free World takes action to stem Nigeria’s deadly drug abuse epidemic.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA •
Religious leaders from 12 world faiths join to foster dialogue, understanding and tolerance at a three-part forum at the Church of Scientology Los Angeles. Watch the news today and you will see acts of violence, hate crimes and terrorism, supposedly performed in the name of one religion or another.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK •
Human trafficking, police brutality, bullying, poverty, war and gang violence—these and other violations of human rights can surrender to education, say the delegates to the 13th annual International Human Rights Summit of Youth for Human Rights International.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA •
The grandest of ceremonies heralded a spectacular new Ideal Advanced Organization offering unbridled expansion of spiritual progress for Scientologists across Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
LONDON, ENGLAND •
The public must be informed of the effects of mental health drugs, say experts speaking at the exhibition’s opening. An exhibition exposing the hidden agendas and dangers of the psychiatric industry was opened at the OXO Tower in London.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON •
Volunteer Ministers with Seattle’s Church of Scientology reached out to their community with tools for life during World Humanitarian Day.
HARLEM, NEW YORK •
The new Harlem Scientology Community Center hosted the finale of the 13th annual International Human Rights Summit with a briefing on the civil rights movement and the state of human rights in America today.
AMATICE, ITALY •
Volunteer Ministers bring relief in Central Italy following Wednesday’s deadly earthquake. It was déjà vu for the Italian Volunteer Ministers who sprang into action in the wake of Wednesday’s deadly 6.2 magnitude earthquake that killed some 290 and has caused an estimated $11 billion damage.
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK •
Toronto’s Abeir Liton, high school student and first-generation Canadian, awarded for his human rights advocacy When most other men his age are hard put to name even three of the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Abeir Liton, 17, not only has them down cold, he’s determined to m
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA •
This month’s deluge dumped more than twice the water on Baton Rouge as Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Scientology Volunteer Ministers rushed to the scene to help. More are on the way.
RIO DE JANEIRO •
The 2016 Olympics saw the launch of an unprecedented drug prevention campaign determined to spread the truth about drugs throughout Brazil. The Foundation for a Drug-Free World built a corps of local volunteers passionate about ending the country’s crack epidemic.
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA •
A Johannesburg life coach used The Truth About Drugs to reach a young man who was bent on destroying his future—his addiction to sniffing glue was dominating his life.
RIGA, LATVIA •
Left behind when their parents left the country in search of employment, a generation of Latvian children were growing up without the traditional values they needed to guide them in life, until a teacher discovered The Way to Happiness and began a campaign to reach her country’s youth with this comm