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Church of Scientology Activities

MARCH 13 DESIGNATED L. RON HUBBARD DAY IN INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIATUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012

Special Commendation presented to Church of Scientology Inglewood in honor of 101st anniversary of the birth of Dianetics and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard 

Inglewood, California—In commemoration of the birth of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard in his centennial year, Inglewood, California, has designated March 13 as L. Ron Hubbard Day.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OF MOSCOW DRUG EDUCATION AND PREVENTION—A YEAR-ROUND ACTIVITY

MOSCOW, RUSSIAMONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012

No matter the weather, Moscow Scientologists carry out drug education and prevention to help counter drug abuse trends in their city.

Despite frigid conditions, volunteers from the Church of Scientology took their drug education and prevention activities to the streets of Moscow this week, distributing 2,600 fliers and collecting 2,000 signatures on drug-free pledges. And for good reason.

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SCIENTOLOGY VOLUNTEER MINISTERS AT YBOR, FLORIDA FIESTA DAY

TAMPA, FLORIDAMONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012

Volunteer Ministers of the Church of Scientology of Tampa participated in the 65th annual Fiesta Day Celebration in Ybor City, Florida, a historic neighborhood in Tampa northeast of downtown.

Seventh Avenue was closed to traffic and booths and kiosks lined both sides of the street.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY MOSCOW CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY

MOSCOW, RUSSIATUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012

The Church of Scientology of Moscow marked a stellar year of service to parishioners and the community, commemorating the one-year anniversary of the dedication of their new Church on Taganskaya Street with an open house and dinner for parishioners and the community.

The new Church, just a mile from Red Square, was dedicated February 26, 2011. More than 2,000 Scientologists, dignitaries and guests gathered for the grand opening, which was a milestone for Scientology in Russia.

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SCIENTOLOGISTS TAKE TO THE PARIS STREETS AGAINST DRUGS

PARIS, FRANCESATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2012

With the weatherman finally announcing a break in record low temperatures, ”No to Drugs, Yes to Life” Association volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Paris braved the weather Sunday—still unseasonably cold—to distribute more than 2,000 drug education and prevention booklets in the 17th arrondissement.

According to the Inter-departmental Mission for the Fight Against Drugs and Drug Addiction, more than 5 million people in France have experimented with cannabis, 1.2 million use the drug on a regular basis and more than 500,000 are addicted.

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SCIENTOLOGY HARLEM PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR ORDAINED

HARLEM, NEW YORKWEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012

Verlene Cheeseboro, Director of Public Affairs of the Church of Scientology Harlem, is now the first Scientology minister ordained at the Church of Scientology of Harlem. Executive Director of the Harlem Church, Rev. Phyllis Mack, conducted the ceremony.

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EVANGELICAL AND SCIENTOLOGY MINISTERS TEAM UP TO COMBAT DRUGS

REDLANDS, CALIFORNIATUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012

A drug education seminar was held for a team of Christian ministers at the Evangelical Christian Church on the Hill in Redlands, California, February 21. Rev. Edith Reuveni, President of the Church of Scientology Los Angeles, trained the ministers to conduct The Truth About Drugs drug education lessons to help young people in Riverside County and abroad live drug-free.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OF SPAIN HOSTS THE WAY TO HAPPINESS SEMINAR FEATURING RUDDY RODRIGUEZ

MADRID ,SPAIN MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012

Venezuelan actress, model and businesswoman Ruddy Rodriguez was guest speaker at the Church of Scientology of Spain in Madrid. The subject of her presentation: The Way to Happiness, an entirely nonreligious, common-sense moral code that can be followed by anyone of any race, culture or creed. 

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CHURCHES OF SCIENTOLOGY FOR EUROPE CELEBRATES SECOND ANNIVERSARY

BRUSSELS, BELGIUMFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012

Religious leaders, community officials, representatives of nongovernment organizations and scholars joined Scientologists from throughout Europe to celebrate the second anniversary of the dedication and opening of Churches of Scientology for Europe in Brussels, Belgium.

This unique Scientology Church caters to the spiritual needs of Scientologists throughout Belgium and makes its humanitarian campaigns available to representatives of the 27 member states of the European Union and embassy and consulate staff from 200 nations.

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MEET A SCIENTOLOGIST—TODD WILSON, AN ARDENT PLAYER OF THE GAME OF LIFE

UNITED STATESSATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2012

The secret behind Scientologist Todd Wilson’s smile.

Scientologist Todd Wilson never learned that life has to be serious. Maybe that’s why he always has such a good time.

“What I look forward to most in life is playing,” he says.

In fact, for Wilson, 47, there is hardly anything in his life that he doesnt enjoy. He loves his wife, his three children, sports, volunteering and work.

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SCIENTOLOGIST RECEIVES PASADENA MODELS OF UNITY AWARD

PASADENAFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012

The City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Commission for Human Relations presented the “Models of Unity” award to Scientologist Tim Bowles and Youth for Human Rights International in council chambers January 30, “In recognition of a group that fosters collaboration in the areas of programs and resources while connecting individuals among the diverse community of Pasadena.”

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY NASHVILLE LAUNCHES ITS 2012 SEMINAR PROGRAM

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEEFRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012

The Church of Scientology & Celebrity Centre Nashville opens its new industry seminar series this weekend, with Tony Harnell presenting an inside look into lasting success in entertainment. The seminar will take place January 28 at the Church—1130 8th Avenue South.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY COMMUNITY CENTER OF SOUTH LOS ANGELES HOSTS WORLD LITERACY CRUSADE 20TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIAFRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012

Community and religious leaders gathered at the Church of Scientology Community Center at 81st and Vermont in South L.A. January 21 to pay tribute to Rev. Martin Luther King and commemorate the 20th anniversary of the World Literacy Crusade.

Held in the Community Center’s L. Ron Hubbard Auditorium, the event, which included live performances by local youth and recitations and videos of the speeches of Dr. King, focused on the future—bringing about the dream Dr. King envisioned through handling the underlying causes of social ills.

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SCIENTOLOGY VOLUNTEER MINISTERS OF TAMPA BAY AT THE MANATEE COUNTY FAIR JANUARY 12-22

TAMPA BAY, FLORIDAWEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012

This year, thousands who came to the Manatee County Fair for the food and the fun came home with something more—practical solutions to brighten their days year-round, thanks to the Tampa Bay Scientology Volunteer Ministers.

The fair was an unqualified success with more than 50 rides in the midway, a petting zoo and pig races, Cajun catfish, Texas barbecue and fried pastries—and a bright yellow Volunteer Ministers tent.

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SCIENTOLOGY VOLUNTEER MINISTERS OF INGLEWOOD MARCH IN SUPPORT OF MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY OF SERVICE

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIATHURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy, Volunteer Ministers of the Church of Scientology of Inglewood marched on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Los Angeles January 16, in observation of Martin Luther King Day of Service 2012.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY NASHVILLE LAUNCHES THE WAY TO HAPPINESS CAMPAIGN

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEETUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012

Scientologists bring The Way to Happiness Campaign to Nashville, Tennessee.

Staff and parishioners of the Nashville Church of Scientology kicked off the New Year by launching a campaign for better living centered around The Way to Happiness, a nonreligious moral code that is based wholly on common sense. Nashville Church President Rev. Brian Fesler announced plans to distribute copies of the book in neighborhoods throughout the community.

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2011: SCIENTOLOGY GREATLY EXPANDED ITS INTERNET PRESENCE

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIASATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2011

The Church of Scientology reached out to the more than 2 billion Internet users in 2011 with ads, video, online training, iPad apps and Scientology-sponsored interactive humanitarian campaigns.

In 2011, the Church of Scientology reached out to the more than 2 billion Internet users—one-fifth of the world’s population—with a virtual explosion of information on the Scientology religion and Scientology-sponsored humanitarian campaigns.

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NEW SCIENTOLOGY FILM AND COURSES EXTEND HELP VIRTUALLY EVERYWHERE

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIAFRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2011

The 2 1/2-hour Scientology Handbook film and 19 free online courses in 17 languages extend Scientology technology to change conditions for the better—for the individual, the family, groups, friends, associates and humankind.

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2001-2011: THE VOLUNTEER MINISTERS MOVEMENT—10 YEARS OF INDISCRIMINATE HELP

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIAMONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2011

Over the past 10 years the Scientology Volunteer Ministers movement has become the world’s largest independent relief force.

The 800 Scientology Volunteer Ministers who served at Ground Zero in helping New York recover from  the terrorist attacks of 9/11 have inspired the growth of a movement that now spans the globe. In September 2001 there were 6,000 Volunteer Ministers—with more than 200,000 today, it is the largest independent relief force in the world.

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SCIENTOLOGY MEDIA ADVISORY: THE SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION AND THE HOLIDAY SEASON

LOS ANGELESWEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2011

At this time of year, media often ask how Scientologists observe the holiday season. To answer that question, the Church of Scientology International provides the following:

How do Scientologists celebrate the holiday season?

Observances of the holidays are as diverse as Scientologists are.

Because the Scientology religion is practiced in 165 countries and territories, Scientologists come from a wide variety of faiths and cultural traditions.

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