Church of Scientology Activities
OSWEGO, OREGON •
Oregon-based electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) device manufacturer ignored reports of severe harm to patients, including death.
MUMBAI, INDIA •
Theresa Michael, a teacher at Mumbai’s GloWorld Finishing School, calls her task “mission possible”: to transform India’s next generation into champions of peace, tolerance and human rights In the world’s largest democracy, human rights are not yet guaranteed.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA •
The Church of Scientology opens the grounds of its new Church in Chatswood —the first monthly event for the local community. On a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Sydney, Australia, the Church of Scientology hosted a “Fun Day Barbecue” at its new Church in Chatswood.
KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN •
Kaohsiung City government acknowledged the Church of Scientology for its service to the community. For the second consecutive year, the Kaohsiung City government recognized the Church of Scientology with its Meritorious Religion Award.
BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA •
Former addict, now training as a Christian minister, uses the Truth About Drugs curriculum to help others. Jerry of Bakersfield, California, is a former addict and Foundation for a Drug-Free World mentor, sharing his story with others to help them avoid the ruin drugs made of his life.
EAST GRINSTEAD, UNITED KINGDOM •
Expansion and accomplishment were in the spotlight during a weekend of festivities and fanfare that heralded 12 months of worldwide impact in the name of the International Association of Scientologists (IAS).
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
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA •
Dozens of faiths and beliefs joined forces in a Peace Day celebration at the Church of Scientology of Melbourne.
TAMPA, FLORIDA •
Citizens Commission on Human Rights protest Florida Psychiatric Society annual meeting. Psychiatrist who prescribe drugs can earn 4X more than those who don’t. ADHD drugs rake in billions every year.
LA CEIBA, HONDURAS •
Retired army veteran Jason Martin recently visited La Ceiba, Honduras, where he distributed copies of The Way to Happiness to those in need. Retired army veteran Jason Martin traveled from Nashville, Tennessee, to Honduras to complete construction of a house for missionaries, doctors and advisers.
BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA •
United for Human Rights Florida is awarded Colombia’s José Hilario López Award for Human Rights for their stellar advocacy.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA •
With seven overdose deaths in Cleveland in a single day this weekend, the Foundation for a Drug-Free World says “Now is the time to act if you suspect a family member or friend is using heroin.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA •
Five recent letters from teachers, school resource officers and community leaders who use the Truth About Drugs materials illustrate the impact—and urgency—of drug education.
CLEARWATER, FLORIDA •
In the knowledge that communication fosters understanding, a coalition of many Tampa Bay area faith traditions celebrated International Peace Day with an interfaith program at the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization The Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization in Clearwater, Flori
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM •
Volunteers from Scientology Church in Brussels reach out to parents and kids with the truth about drugs. A team of volunteers from the Say No to Drugs association set up stands around the city to inform the general public of the dangers of drugs.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON •
Annual drive of Interfaith Ministries of Greater Queen Anne helps homeless kids get a great start to the new school year.
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO •
Internationally renowned search and rescue team Los Topos marks the anniversary of the 1985 Mexico earthquake with an evacuation drill at city center at the National Scientology Organization, part of the disaster preparedness exercises organized by the city government.
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA •
Whether they live in New York, Moscow or South Africa, kids often think they know about drugs. But after watching the Foundation for a Drug-Free World videos, they usually realize—they didn’t have a clue.
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.