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CENTER OF SCIENTOLOGY OF TEL AVIV HELPS YOUTH IN THE GAME OF A DRUG-FREE LIFE

TAMRA, ISRAELMONDAY, JULY 1, 2013

Israeli Scientologists helping youth live drug-free

The Center of Scientology of Tel Aviv organized a special soccer tournament June 16-18 in the northern Israel city of Tamra to promote drug-free living.

The tournament, timed to take place at the end of the school year, marked the culmination of a project to provide drug education in all the middle schools and two elementary schools in the city.

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CHEF’S SHOWCASE AT THE FORT HARRISON BENEFITS LOCAL CHILDREN

UNITED STATES SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2013

A unique fundraiser at the Church of Scientology Fort Harrison religious retreat was held on behalf of Clearwater Community Volunteers.

Five chefs, five courses and five wines: that was the fare enjoyed by the 85 guests June 9 at the Chef’s Showcase, a fundraiser at the Fort Harrison, the Church of Scientology religious retreat. The event raised $7,000 for Clearwater Community Volunteers.

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ULTRAMARATHONER BRAVES TOUGHEST RACE ON EARTH FOR THE WAY TO HAPPINESS

UNITED STATES SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2013

Scientologist John Radich competes in marathons and ultramarathons in partnership with The Way to Happiness Foundation. The Way to Happiness, a nonreligious moral code based entirely on common sense, was written by author, humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard. The Church of Scientology supports distribution of The Way to Happiness in communities around the world.

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SCIENTOLOGISTS WORKING TO RAISE AWARENESS OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN UKRAINE

UKRAINEFRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013

Erosion of human rights in Ukraine cited by human rights watchdog groups has prompted members of Church of Scientology Mission of Kiev to step up their human rights education activities and awareness-raising initiative.

A team of Ukrainian Scientologists have taken on promoting and seeing that human rights is widely taught in their country.

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SCIENTOLOGY-SUPPORTED HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAM EXPANDS INTO CAMEROON

CAMEROON, AFRICAWEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013

The African Human Rights Leadership Campaign, under the banner of Youth for Human Rights, launches in Cameroon to provide young African men and women the training and experience to create and sustain a just and prosperous society.

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GREEK SCIENTOLOGISTS BRING HOPE WITH THE WAY TO HAPPINESS

ATHENS, GREECETUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013

With uncertainty from the financial crisis affecting families across the country, The Way to Happiness, a commonsense guide to better living, by author, humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, is providing hope and direction to the people of Greece.

Austerity measures undertaken to salvage the Greek economy have brought hardship to citizens throughout the country. Protests and strikes rock the nation, unemployment has risen to a staggering 26.8 percent, 77.4 percent among those 20-24, and tens of thousands are homeless.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY LONDON CALLS FOR MORAL RESURGENCE

LONDON, ENGLANDMONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013

Is the UK sinking into moral decline? The Church of Scientology of London rallied London community leaders to discuss the issue and introduce them to The Way to Happiness—a tool to reverse the trend.

Community, civic and religious leaders gathered at the Church of Scientology of London for a conference titled, “Is the UK sinking into moral decline?”

President of the Church of Scientology London Mark Pinchin opened the conference by asking attendees to define for themselves what morals are and what they would consider a moral decline to be.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY MISSION HELPS TEACHERS TACKLE BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS

KAOHSIUNG,TAIWANSUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013

Elementary school teachers in Kaohsiung attended a seminar based on The Way to Happiness, a nonreligious moral code based entirely on common sense, written by author, humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard.

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SCIENTOLOGISTS INTRODUCE HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION TO ECUADOR SCHOOLS, POLICE

ECUADORSATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013

Injecting tolerance and compassion into Ecuadorian society with the human rights initiative supported by the Church of Scientology.

Over the past three years, hundreds of thousands of Ecuadorian students have learned the basic principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through a human rights education programs supported by the Church of Scientology.

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THE WAY TO HAPPINESS—TARGETING VIOLENCE IN JUAREZ

JUAREZ, MEXICOFRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013

Juarez, Mexico, was known as the murder capital of the world. But the homicide rate has declined by 45 percent since the broad distribution of The Way to Happiness, a booklet featured in a new brochure published by the Church of Scientology.

Twenty-year-old Juan Carlos Martinez looked out across the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and wondered what had happened to the place where he was raised.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OF ROME HOSTS HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE

ROME, ITALY THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013

The Church of Scientology of Rome and Association for Human Rights and Tolerance of Italy co-hosted a human rights conference and open house May 30, 2013, that spotlighted plight for the people of Tibet.

Tibetan exile and human rights advocate Mr. Gelek Yakar, president of the Mandala Project Center, was the special guest speaker at a human rights conference and open house May 30, 2013, at the Church of Scientology of Rome.

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SCIENTOLOGY VOLUNTEERS TRAIN VENEZUELA EDUCATORS ON THE WAY TO HAPPINESS

CARACAS, VENEZUELAWEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013

Venezuela educators gained valuable tools to help their students at the first The Way to Happiness Educators’ Convention in Caracas.

More than 400 educators participated in the first The Way to Happiness Educators’ Convention at Santa Maria University in Caracas, Venezuela, June 1, 2013, where they learned to conduct character education classes based on The Way to Happiness.

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HUMAN RIGHTS HERO AWARDED AT EVENT HOSTED BY CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OF MILAN

MILAN, ITALYTUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013

The Venerable Tenzin Bagdro, Tibetan monk and champion of Tibetan independence, was recognized with an Association for Human Rights and Tolerance Italy Human Rights Hero Award at a conference hosted by the Church of Scientology of Milan.

The Association for Human Rights and Tolerance of Italy held a human rights conference and awards ceremony May 24, 2103, to honor the Venerable Tenzin Bagdro, Tibetan monk and champion of Tibetan independence.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OF LONDON COMBATS DRUG ABUSE

LONDONMONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013

The Church of Scientology of London held a drug education and prevention forum to tackle the epidemic of drug abuse.

Representatives from law enforcement, community groups and NGOs gathered in the Chapel of the Church of Scientology of London on May 29 to discuss, coordinate and plan actions to tackle the epidemic of drug abuse.

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MEET A SCIENTOLOGIST—THOMAS MAIB

GERMANYMONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013

The Church of Scientology has published its latest video June 17, 2013, on www.scientology.org and the YouTube Scientology video channel, “Meet a Scientologist” Thomas Maib.

Thomas Maib was still attending university when he heard about Scientology—a friend brought it to his attention.

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SCIENTOLOGY-SUPPORTED HUMAN RIGHTS INITIATIVE BRINGING REFORM TO NEPAL

NEPALWEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013

Youth for Human Rights, a program supported by the Church of Scientology, is bringing human rights awareness to Nepal.

Motivated by the May 2012 findings of the U.S. State Department Human Rights Report, over the past year Youth for Human Rights Nepal has introduced human rights education to Nepalese security forces.

The State Department report stated the country’s “most significant human rights problem were abuses committed by the security forces (including members of the Nepal Army, Nepal Police, and Armed Police Force).”

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THE WAY TO HAPPINESS HELPING PRISON INMATES REFORM

UNITED STATES OF AMERICAMONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013

A nonreligious moral code that helps prisoners take stock of their lives is the subject of a new brochure published by the Church of Scientology.

The average cost of incarcerating one inmate in the United States in 2010 was $31,286. In a study conducted in 40 American states and published by the Center on Sentencing and Corrections, the cost to taxpayers was $39 billion annually.

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SCIENTOLOGY CENTER OF TEL AVIV HELPS RAMLA TEENS LEARN THEIR RIGHTS

TEL AVIV, ISRAELSUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013

More than 100 youth attended human rights lectures at the Scientology Center of Tel Aviv.

More than 100 teens from the city of Ramla learned of the 30 rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through seminars provided by the Public Affairs Department of the Scientology Center of Tel Aviv.

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MARATHON FOR A DRUG-FREE UK SUPPORTED BY CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY

UNITED KINGDOMSATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013

The Marathon for a Drug-Free UK completed a grueling 26-day, 965 km (600 mile) race from the tip of England to Edinburgh, Scotland, to promote drug-free living in the United Kingdom.

A team of runners spent the better part of May 2013 on a 965 km (600 mile) run to promote drug-free living—the Marathon for a Drug-Free UK.

The initiative was held under the banner of the Truth About Drugs, a program supported by the Church of Scientology that raises awareness of drugs and their effects.

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SCIENTOLOGISTS UNITE TO COMBAT VIOLENCE IN VENEZUELA

VENEZUELAFRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013

Venezuela violent crime rate prompts massive distribution of The Way to Happiness funded by donations from Scientologists around the world.

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