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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INGLEWOOD FIRST ANNIVERSARY GALA

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIATHURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012

The new Church of Scientology Inglewood and its Community Center celebrate first anniversary with gala awards event

The Church of Scientology of Inglewood and the Scientology Community Center of South Los Angeles marked the anniversary of their first year of service to parishioners and the local community with a gala celebration November 10.

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SCIENTOLOGY BROCHURE HIGHLIGHTS PROGRAMS THAT REDUCE DRUG ABUSE

ITALYWEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012

Released November 13, 2012, the brochure, Scientology: How We Help—The Truth About Drugs, Creating a Drug-Free World, features a drug education and prevention campaign that was instrumental in causing a 25 percent decrease in drug use in Italy.

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NEW PUBLICATION PROVIDES THE KEY TO CREATING A DRUG-FREE WORLD

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIAMONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012

The Truth About Drugs initiative, supported by the Church of Scientology, makes highly effective drug education and prevention available to communities everywhere.

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GROUNDBREAKING BOOK-ON-FILM ANSWERS THE QUESTION “WHAT IS SCIENTOLOGY?”

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIATHURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012

To address unprecedented worldwide demand, Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought, L. Ron Hubbard’s first book on the theory and practice of Scientology, is now available as a groundbreaking 90-minute book-on-film. The film was produced and released in response to the overwhelming interest in Scientology, manifested by the more than 160 million visitors to the Church’s official Internet site asking the question: “What is Scientology?” The film, available in English and 15 other languages, provides the answer in an entirely new way.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY SPONSORS RED RIBBON WEEK FORUM ON STRATEGIES TO REDUCE DRUG DEMAND

WASHINGTON, DCWEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012

Honoring Red Ribbon Week and its message of prevention and education, The Church of Scientology National Affairs Office in Washington, D.C. co-hosted the first annual anti-drug forum of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World on October 22.

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16TH ANNUAL CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY CHARITY CONCERT - RAISES £50,000 TO AID ROYAL NATIONAL LIFEBOAT INSTITUTION

EAST GRINSTEAD/SUSSEX, UNITED KINGDOMMONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012

Sunday October 21st, an audience of over 1500, including mayors, dignitaries and other special guests, attended a musical spectacular hosted by the Church of Scientology at Saint Hill Manor. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution, a charitable institution founded in 1824 to save lives at sea, was the beneficiary of this 16th annual Gala Charity Concert staged in the Grand Marquee—one of the largest marquees in Europe.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL CO-SPONSORS 9TH ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS YOUTH SUMMIT

BRUSSELS, BELGIUMMONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012

The Human Rights Office of the Church of Scientology International co-sponsored the annual human rights summit of Youth for Human Rights International, providing youth the opportunity to assume their roles as human rights leaders of tomorrow.

Brussels—The Human Rights Office of the Church of Scientology International co-sponsored the 9th Annual International Human Rights Summit September 7–9, 2012, at the International Auditorium in the heart of Brussels.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY CELEBRITY CENTRE INTERNATIONAL
CELEBRATES 43RD ANNIVERSARY

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIASATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2012

The Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre hosted its 43rd Anniversary Gala in Hollywood on Saturday, August 25th. More than a thousand Scientologists and guests attended including many of the Church’s well-known members, among them John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Pena, Anne Archer, Jenna Elfman, Danny Masterson, Jason Lee, Erika Christensen, Nancy Cartwright and Stanley Clarke whose special performance closed the evening’s celebration.

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BRIDGE PUBLICATIONS WINS TOP HONORS IN 2012 PREMIER PRINT AWARDS

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIAFRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012

Publisher of the works of L. Ron Hubbard acknowledged as industry leader

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY AMSTERDAM SPONSORS 2ND ANNUAL ANTI-DRUG MARATHON

HOLLANDTHURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2012

Former drug addicts carry out 350 km (217 mile) run to raise awareness on the danger of drugs

Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Amsterdam joined former addicts in a two-week 350 km (217 mile) anti-drug marathon through Holland to raise awareness of the dangers of drugs. The team kicked off their cross-country journey August 2 in the town of Den Helder with the mayor joining them for the first kilometer of the run.

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SINGING AND DANCING FOR A DRUG-FREE WORLD AT THE LONDON OLYMPICS

LONDON, ENGLANDWEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012

The Jive Aces, Britain’s No. 1 Jive and Swing Band, welcome visitors in London for the Olympics with a fun-loving drug-free message.

Olympics fans from around the world danced in the streets of London during the Olympic as the Jive Aces serenaded the city from the Drug-Free World double-decker bus, spreading the word that life is much more fun when you live it drug-free.

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TAMPA LEADERS HONORED AT SCIENTOLOGY OPEN HOUSE

TAMPA, FLORIDAWEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2012

The Church of Scientology of Tampa honored five civic leaders August 4 at a special open house held in honor of International Day of Friendship. The Church presented awards to Shannon Edge, Maria Asuncion Lopez, Sam Mobley, Dr. Wallace Reyes, and Pastor Essie Sims for their work to make a difference in the Tampa Bay community.

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RUSSIAN SCIENTOLOGISTS DEDICATED MONTH TO HUMAN RIGHTS

RUSSIAMONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012

In honor of the 10th anniversary of their annual Human Rights Marathon, Scientology Churches and Missions throughout the Commonwealth of Independent States have dedicated the entire month from July 5 to August 4 to human rights awareness activities.

Major events were staged in cities throughout the CIS. The month’s activities began July 5 in Kiev with the grand finale held Saturday, August 4 in St. Petersburg.

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DUTCH SCIENTOLOGISTS TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT DRUGS

AMSTERDAM, HOLLANDTUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012

This summer, volunteers from the Church of Scientology are taking aim against drugs in the Waterland and Zaan region of the Netherlands, where teen drug abuse runs well above national averages. In this area, one in five youths ages 13 – 17 have used drugs—one in 11 in the past month alone.

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SCIENTOLOGY ADDED TO THE DICTIONARY OF THE ROYAL SPANISH ACADEMY

MADRID, SPAINTUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012

For the first time, the Scientology religion is included in the Diccionario de la Lengua Española de la Real Academia Española (Dictionary of the Spanish Language of the Royal Academy of Spain) or DRAE, the most authoritative dictionary of the Spanish language. Produced, edited, and published by the Royal Spanish Academy since 1780 and now in its 22nd edition, it defines Scientology religion as a “religious movement originating in the United States, which aims to promote awareness through certain introspective techniques.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY COMMUNITY CENTER HOSTS CLASSICAL CONCERT

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIAWEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012

The Church of Scientology Community Center of South Los Angeles hosted a special performance June 24, the fifth annual concert of “Love-in-Music,” a nonprofit organization that introduces underserved children of the Los Angeles area to the joys of classical music.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY BACKS UN DRUG DEMAND REDUCTION STRATEGY

INTERNATIONALTUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012

Active in drug education and prevention throughout the year, Scientologists around the world participated in United Nations Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

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SCIENTOLOGY DISASTER RESPONSE SPECIALISTS GRADUATION IN TANZANIA

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIATUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012

Students at the Lord Baden Powell Memorial School in Dar es Salaam earn certificates from the Scientology Volunteer Ministers Africa Goodwill Tour

A special graduation June 13 at the Lord Baden Powell Memorial School in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, acknowledged students who completed Disaster Response Specialist Training through the Scientology Volunteer Ministers Africa Goodwill Tour.

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PINELLAS COUNTY CENTENNIAL CELEBRATED WITH AN EVENING OF JAZZ

FORT HARRISON, CLEARWATER, FLORIDASUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012

In celebration of Pinellas County’s centennial, Tampa Bay residents gathered at the Church of Scientology’s Fort Harrison on June 2nd for an Evening of Jazz, featuring jazz legend Chick Corea.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY MOSCOW INTRODUCES LEGISLATORS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS TO THE LEGACY OF L. RON HUBBARD

GARDEN RING, MOSCOW, RUSSIASUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012

At a round table at the Church of Scientology Moscow May 29 Church staff introduced legislators, community and civic leaders to the life and work of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard through the pages of a new 16-volume biographical encyclopedia.

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