LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN •
A new brochure released by the Church of Scientology in March describes a program tutors like Lynn Malin of La Crosse, Wisconsin, use to introduce kids to the joy of reading.
Lynn Malin’s volunteer activities earned her the 2012 Adult-Youth Award from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater La Crosse, Wisconsin. Since 2007, her after-school program has been helping kids discover how much fun it is to read.
New survey shows significant decrease in Taiwan school bullying coinciding with human rights education program by Scientology-supported group.
Results of a survey released March 18 indicate a significant decrease in school bullying coincides with educational activities carried out in Taiwan schools by Youth for Human Rights Taiwan since 2004.
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE •
Rev. Brian Fesler, Director of Special Affairs of the Church of Scientology Nashville, moderated an interfaith panel at the annual Tennessee House of Representatives Faith Day, March 19, 2013.
In a tradition hosted annually by Tennessee State Representative Brenda Gilmore, Faith Day 2013 drew on the experience, concern and insight of leaders of the Tennessee religious community to advise the legislature on subjects of prime importance to Tennesseans of all denominations.
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI •
President Obama has asked states to raise the school dropout age to 18. But will this generate enough improvement to justify the cost? A brochure published by the Church of Scientology in March 2013 offers a program that just may hold the key to making this strategy work.
SOUTH AFRICA •
South Africa Human Rights Day marred by distrust of non-South Africans
A survey just released by South African research and conference project FutureFact raises the specter of violence fueled by prejudicial attitudes toward foreign nationals living in South Africa.
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK •
A new brochure released by the Church of Scientology in March shows how Applied Scholastics programs such as the tutoring center of the Aagard family in Copenhagen, Denmark, are making quality education available in countries around the world.
LÉON, GUANAJUATO, MEXICO •
A new brochure released by the Church of Scientology International in March 2013 spotlights Applied Scholastics and Study Technology, which have bettered the lives of countless teachers and students the world over for more than four decades.
Nowhere are the benefits of Study Technology more tangible than in the competent and caring hands of Claudia Garcia Chaparro of Léon, Guanajuato, Mexico.
Youth delegates representing 10 nations met with Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou who welcomed the 10th annual Youth for Human Rights International World Educational Tour and first Asian Human Rights Youth Summit to his country.
The first Asian Human Rights Youth Summit, cosponsored by the 10th annual Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) World Educational Tour and the Church of Scientology in Taiwan, began March 8 with a meeting in Taipei with Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou.
LOS ANGELES, CA •
Circling the globe by bike in the name of a drug-free world
Reverend Bob Adams of the Church of Scientology International and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president Leron Gubler welcomed two Russian Federation athletes April 1st, who are raising awareness of the need for drug education. The cyclists, Alen Khairullin and Pavel Grachev were in Hollywood today having just reached the halfway mark on their route to circle the globe.
Human rights conference and open house at the National Scientology Organization for Mexico commemorated International Women’s Day March 1.
Public Affairs Director of the Scientology Organization for Mexico Francis Saucedo hosted a conference and human rights open house March 1 to commemorate United Nations Women’s Day.
PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA •
An ad hoc group of Pinellas County, Florida, educators met to discuss the literacy crisis and propose action to reverse plummeting reading scores.
The Church of Scientology hosted a conference of professional and volunteer Pinellas County women educators at the Fort Harrison Hotel March 9, to coordinate action to reverse alarming trends in literacy. Those attending reviewed statistics showing literacy has declined throughout the United States for the last century.
CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO •
The Church of Scientology Cambridge, Ontario, dedicated in February 2013, now holds its first community open house on the theme “Creating a Drug-Free World.”
The Church of Scientology Cambridge, Ontario, welcomed parishioners, neighbors and community leaders to its new home at 1305 Bishop St. North, offering its services on drug and alcohol abuse education and prevention.
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL •
Center of Scientology for Tel Aviv hosts drug prevention seminar to help youth make informed decisions to live drug free.
The 40 high school students and their teachers who attended a three-hour seminar at the Center of Scientology for Tel Aviv last week came away with a conviction to leave harmful substances alone.
The seminar was presented by Ayelet Mallis Cohen, an architect and interior designer who also coordinates the Truth About Drugs education and prevention program the Center supports.
AROUND THE WORLD •
A new brochure on The Way to Happiness was released by the Church of Scientology on International Happiness Day to help accomplish the goal of this new United Nations Day.
A resolution passed by the Hawaii House of Representatives March 14 commended the Church of Scientology “for its humanitarian work and community service around the globe.”
The Hawaii House of Representatives awarded Certificates of Commendation to the Church of Scientology and Hawaiian Scientologists March 14, 2013, in recognition of the dedication of individual members to helping in the community and the Church’s work to “support human rights and social betterment programs around the globe.”
TAMPA, FLORIDA •
Fair-trade clothing and accessory designers and manufacturers invited to participate in the third annual Colors of the World Fair-Trade Fashion Show.
WASHINGTON, D.C. •
National Action Network Black History Month event held at the Fraser Mansion in Washington, D.C.
The National Action Network held a tribute to Rosa Parks February 28, 2013, at the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office in Washington, D.C. Organized by Pastor Lennox Abrigo of the Seventh-Day New Covenant Church, in coordination with National Affairs Office staff, the event was the culmination of Black History Month observances.
WASHINGTON, D.C. •
The Church of Scientology National Affairs Office released a new brochure March 6 at a Study Technology seminar for D.C. community activists, officials and educators.
The literacy crisis in Washington, D.C., was the focus of concern to the community activists, officials and educators attending a seminar at the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office March 6.
HUDSON COUNTY, NEW JERSEY •
A new brochure released in March 2013 spotlights Applied Scholastics. Lars Risdal is an example of why the Church of Scientology supports the program.
Lars Risdal, 28, is a confident, extroverted redhead—in a wheelchair.
“I was born like that,” he says. “People ask me about my wheelchair or my disability. To me, it’s not really a big deal.”
CAP HAITIEN, HAITI •
Released in March 2013 by the Church of Scientology, the brochure Scientology: How We Help—Applied Scholastics: Achieving Literacy and Education describes Applied Scholastics at work to provide quality education to underserved children. This is the story of Susi Tschupp and 150 children in Haiti.
Today, in Cap Haitien, Haiti, 150 children attend classes in a new schoolhouse, thanks to educator Susi Tschupp of Clearwater, Florida.