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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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2011 YEAR IN REVIEW – SCIENTOLOGY ANTI-DRUG INITIATIVE: SCIENTOLOGISTS SPEARHEAD ACTIONS TO ERADICATE GLOBAL DRUG ABUSE

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIAMONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011

Scientology drug prevention initiative—helping to make the truth about drugs available everywhere in 2011

Scientology Churches joined forces with like-minded groups and individuals in 2011, reaching more than 100 million people with factual information on drugs.

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HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2011: CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY SPEARHEADING HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION

LOS ANGELESSATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2011

On the 63rd anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Church of Scientology urges mandatory human rights education as the key to its full implementation of the Declaration.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY PASADENA HOSTS FORUM TERRORISM AND CIVIL LIBERTIES IN THE POST 9/11 WORLD

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA USASATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2011

Government, civic and religious leaders met on Human Rights Day 2011 to discuss the role of government, civil society and the individual in preserving civil liberties and freedom in today’s world.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY COMMUNITY CENTER IN SOUTH L.A. WELCOMED BY CITY OFFICIALS AT INAUGURAL OPEN HOUSE

SOUTH LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011

City, State and Federal officials joined community leaders, residents and guests in celebrating the Church of Scientology Community Center’s inaugural open house Saturday November 12.

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SCIENTOLOGY CONCERT RAISES FUNDS FOR SUSSEX AIR AMBULANCE CHARITY

UNITED KINGDOMTHURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011

Scientology 15th Annual Charity Concert at the Church’s UK Headquarters Benefits Sussex Air Ambulance

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CADFY AND THE FOUNDATION FOR A DRUG-FREE WORLD CO-SPONSOR RED RIBBON WEEK 25TH ANNIVERSARY AWARDS CEREMONY

LOS ANGELES, CATHURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa were among those honored at a Red Ribbon Week Ceremony held Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre in Hollywood.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY PASADENA HOSTS ANTI-DRUG SYMPOSIUM

PASADENAWEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011

Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, Police Chief Phillip Sanchez, and Executive Director of Californians for Drug Free Youth (CADFY) and Director of HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas) Mr. John Redman, were among the community and government leaders joining forces Saturday October 1 at the Church of Scientology of Pasadena, in an anti-drug forum sponsored by The Foundation for a Drug-Free World.

The subject under discussion: Is drug education an effective weapon in the War on Drugs?

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OF SPAIN CELEBRATES THREE DECADES OF SERVICE

MADRID, SPAINSATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2011

In celebration of 30 years of the Scientology religion in Spain, the National Church of Scientology in Madrid opens greatly expanded facilities for the community

MADRID—The strains of flamenco music filled Santa Catalina Street in the heart of Madrid September 17 while more than 1,000 Scientologists, dignitaries and guests celebrated three decades of the Scientology religion in Spain with the opening of a spacious new state-of-the-art Public Information Center on the ground floor of the building.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL CO-SPONSORS 8TH ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS YOUTH SUMMIT

GENEVA, SWITZERLANDSUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2011

The Human Rights Office of the Church of Scientology International sponsors human rights summits where youth from around the world network, learn skills and formulate plans to advance the full implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in their countries.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY DISASTER RESPONSE HOSTS ALABAMA DISASTER VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DAY

ALABAMAFRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2011

Birmingham, Alabama—More than 200 volunteers representing thousands who helped those devastated by the April 2011 tornadoes were honored in Birmingham August 25, 2011 at a special dinner marking Alabama Disaster Volunteer Appreciation Day.

Alabama First Lady Diane Bentley and Birmingham Mayor William A. Bell joined the FEMA Voluntary Agency Liaison and the Chair of Alabama VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster) at the podium at the WorkPlay entertainment complex in Birmingham to thank the volunteers on behalf of the people of Alabama.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OF JOHANNESBURG DEDICATES NEW THREE-STORY WING TO GREATLY EXPAND SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICASATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2011

August 13, 2011 marked the beginning of a new era for the Church of Scientology of Johannesburg. Scientologists, dignitaries and guests gathered to dedicate a new three-story wing comprising 7,500 square feet of public information displays, course rooms, seminar rooms and other facilities, all dedicated to service to the community.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY CELEBRITY CENTRE INTERNATIONAL HOSTS 42ND ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY GALA

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIASATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2011

Over 1,000 Scientologists and guests attended a gala event in Hollywood Saturday night, marking the 42nd anniversary of the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre. Guests included many of the Church’s well-known members, including John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Anne Archer, Jenna Elfman, Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Erika Christensen, Priscilla Presley and Nancy Cartwright.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OF PASADENA AND YOUTH FOR HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL COSPONSOR FORUM ON HUNGER

PASADENA, CALIFORNIAMONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2011

The Church of Scientology of Pasadena hosted a forum July 30, 2011, “Reversing Hunger—Violation of the Most Basic Human Right.”  With upward of 11 million in Somalia now facing famine, and more than 1.7 million Los Angeles County residents struggling with hunger, forum participants and guests explored the problem and discussed possible solutions and preventive measures to tackle this vital issue.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OF PASADENA—A YEAR OF CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMMUNITY

PASADENA, CALIFORNIASUNDAY, JULY 31, 2011

Scientology Church celebrates its first year in Old Pasadena with community involvement and contribution high on its list of priorities.

On Saturday, July 30, 2011, the Church of Scientology of Pasadena hosted “Reversing Hunger—A Forum on the Most Basic Human Right.” The event was the latest in a series of community services and activities the Church has initiated, supported or sponsored over the past year since its July 2010 grand opening.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY AND CELEBRITY CENTRE NASHVILLE HOSTS ARTIST SEMINARS

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEETUESDAY, JULY 19, 2011

To help artists prosper despite the economy, this unique Nashville Church opens its doors with seminars from successful industry professionals.

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