Church of Scientology Activities
KATHMANDU, NEPAL •
A pair of drones served a vital purpose in traversing landslide-strewn Nepal roads, when two men, part of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers Nepal disaster response, used the images from these devices in the search and rescue operation.
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA •
Church of Scientology of Pretoria announces a black tie benefit dinner May 31 at the Church to raise...
KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN •
Getting to kids before they become “statistics”—this is the priority of the Church of Scientology of...
LONDON, ENGLAND •
In a video published on May 4, 2015, on Scientology.org, UK TV reality star Adam Kelly talks about the effect drugs had on his life and his role now as an Ambassador of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA •
Choolun Bhojoo, Deputy Commissioner of the Mauritius Police, describes his department’s work to wipe out the island nation’s massive drug epidemic. His video, published on April 20, 2015 on the Scientology website, demonstrates how Mauritius law enforcement is educating young people with a key assist from the Foundation for a Drug-Free World and its The Truth About Drugs program.
On December 5 – International Volunteer Day–the Church of Scientology is launching a new 2-minute informational ad entitled “Together.” Featured on the Scientology website, www.scientology.org, and the Church of Scientology YouTube Channel, the video pays tribute to the more than 700,000 unpaid helpers of all faiths and walks of life who use the humanitarian initiatives and social betterment programs sponsored by the Church of Scientology to address the problems that plague us all.
ROME, ITALY •
Volunteers from the Churches of Scientology across Italy reach out this summer to create a drug-free country.
Millions of tourists from around the world vacation in Italy each summer. In Rome alone, a city of over 3 million, the population swells by more than three times with visitors each year. As the last of the tourists return home, the Church of Scientology’s “Say ‘No’ to Drugs, Say ‘Yes’ to Life” teams caps this summer’s drug-education and prevention activities, bringing their drug-free message to local residents and tourists alike.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA •
On World Humanitarian Day August 19, the Church of Scientology International honors the many thousands of Scientology Volunteer Ministers and those with whom they partner to bring help in desperate times across 120 nations.
The United Nations designates August 19 as World Humanitarian Day—“a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity to help others” and “to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe.”
DETROIT, MICHIGAN •
In commemoration of World Humanitarian Day, the Church of Scientology honors civil rights attorney Allison Folmar, who is defending the rights of parents to protect their children from harmful psychiatric drugs.
In honor of World Humanitarian Day, the Church of Scientology published a video August 17, featuring Constitutional and civil rights attorney Allison Folmar who practices in the Greater Detroit metropolitan area.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA •
In commemoration of World Humanitarian Day, the Church of Scientology is honoring men and women whose work makes a difference.
The Church of Scientology International is releasing a series of videos on the Scientology Video Channel in commemoration of World Humanitarian day. These video presentations honor men and women who are improving the lives of those in desperate need of help.
The first, published on August 15, features John Redman, Executive Director of Californians for Drug-Free Youth.
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA •
On the evening of Saturday, August 9, the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre hosted more than 1,000 Scientologists and their guests at the Church’s annual gala dinner commemorating its 45th Anniversary. The Centre was established in 1969 in the spirit of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard’s writings that the artist plays “an enormous role in the enhancement of today’s and the creation of tomorrow’s reality…
VANCOUVER, CANADA •
Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Vancouver are taking advantage of the summer months—when Vancouver shines—to promote drug-free living.
At today’s Sun Festival in Tsawwassen, British Columbia, and every chance they get, Vancouver Scientologists are distributing copies of The Truth About Drugs booklets to youth, parents, teachers, counselors and law enforcement officers, inviting one and all to pledge to live drug-free.
HAMBURG, GERMANY •
This summer, volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Hamburg have accelerated their efforts to reach teens with the truth about drugs, to reverse alarming drug abuse trends.
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA •
Thousands of homes, destroyed by recent floods, are earmarked for demolition. Scientology Volunteer Ministers invite others to join them in their work to help villagers salvage raw materials so they can rebuild their homes.
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK •
Danish Scientologists raise awareness on drugs
Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Denmark have joined forces to counter drug abuse this summer with massive distribution of Truth About Drugs education booklets.
You can find these volunteers on Strøget, the famous Copenhagen walking street. Popular with tourists and residents alike for its shopping and its ambiance, some quarter of a million people stroll down the street on a typical summer day.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA •
As wintertime plays out down under, Volunteers from the new Ideal Church of Scientology of Sydney are bringing the truth about drugs to communities throughout the city.
Winter is here down under, and it seemed like just any other Thursday afternoon in Sydney’s central business district. That is, until a troop of men and women in traditional Maori costume transformed the otherwise ordinary day into a celebration—a celebration of drug-free living.
CLEARWATER, FLORIDA •
Nine professional chefs and a score of assistants helped make the Second Annual Chefs’ Showcase at the Church of Scientology Fort Harrison Hotel a tour do force.
A team of nine of Tampa Bay’s most accomplished chefs delighted guests at Clearwater’s Fort Harrison in June at the second annual Chefs Showcase, co-hosted by Tampa Bay Magazine.
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA •
The Church of Scientology Community Center in South Los Angeles closed out the school year with the Stepping Stone Awards Banquet to honor 27 young men and women for their outstanding leadership and character.
KOPANICA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA •
In June 2014, Scientology Volunteer Ministers Balkans Disaster Response Team in the Bosnia and Herzegovina village of Kopanica help a man salvage his farm after May’s devastating floods.
The damage caused by the May 2014 floods has been estimated at €1.3 billion in Bosnia and Herzegovina—more than the entire cost to that country by the 1990’s war. But to someone like Vlado, a man from the village of Kopanica, those figures were irrelevant—he was at risk of losing everything.
CARIBBEAN ISLANDS •
On the evening of Saturday June 14, fireworks fell above St. Kitts Bay as the Scientology Motor Vessel Freewinds launched on her Silver Anniversary Cruise. In celebration of her 25 years at sea, a weeklong convocation convened aboard the religious retreat, attended by more than 200 advanced Scientologists from Churches around the world.