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LOS ANGELES CLERGY JOIN FORCES WITH SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT TO FIGHT DRUG ABUSE AND ADDICTION

LOS ANGELESTHURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011

Citing link between drugs and crime, Sheriff Lee Baca spearheads initiative for L.A. County clergy to train as drug prevention specialists.

Sheriff Lee Baca has given religious leaders in Los Angeles a mandate to bring the truth about drugs to their communities.

On June 9, 2011, Sheriff Baca officiated at a unique graduation ceremony.  He acknowledged over 100 members of the clergy with Drug-Free World Prevention Specialist Certificates bearing his signature and the seal of L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OF PASADENA RECOGNIZED FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION

PASADENA, CALIFORNIATUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011

PASADENA, CA—The City of Pasadena honored the Church of Scientology of Pasadena May 18 with a 2011 Historic Preservation Award. At the awards ceremony, held as part of the city’s observance of National Historic Preservation Month, Assemblyman Anthony J. Portantino also presented the Church with a Certificate of Recognition on behalf of the California State Assembly.

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DIANETICS ANNIVERSARY – THE BEST SELLING SELF-HELP BOOK OF ALL TIME BY L. RON HUBBARD

LOS ANGELESTHURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011

May 9, 2011 marks 61 years since the release of Dianetics, the all-time self-help bestseller

This week marks the anniversary of the publication of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health by L. Ron Hubbard. Released May 9, 1950, the past six decades have seen the popularity of this best-selling self-help book continue to grow. Dianetics is now available in 165 nations in 50 languages, more than 21 million copies have been sold, and it has appeared on 116 bestseller lists, making it a publishing phenomenon.

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SCIENTOLOGY VOLUNTEER MINISTERS PROVIDE DISASTER RELIEF TO EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI VICTIMS IN JAPAN

JAPANSUNDAY, MAY 8, 2011

Volunteers from the Church of Scientology and Scientology Missions of Japan address the underlying issues that made last month’s passage of an anti-bullying ordinance in the city of Otsu necessary.

Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Tokyo and Scientology Missions in Japan are committed to reversing the underlying attitudes that have made bullying a threat to the children of their country.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY ACQUIRES HOLLYWOOD STUDIO FACILITY

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIAMONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011

The Church of Scientology is pleased to have acquired the historic KCET studio lot in Hollywood. At nearly 5 acres, this studio includes two sound stages, extensive post production resources and state-of-the-art TV, satellite and Internet broadcasting capabilities. It is a perfect fit, in both size and location, for the expansion of the Church of Scientology's production of religious and social betterment audiovisual properties, and we welcomed the unexpected opportunity to acquire it.

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2010: SCIENTOLOGY VOLUNTEER MINISTERS PROVIDE AID WORLD OVER IN THE WAKE OF DISASTER

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIAFRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2011

Over the course of the past twelve months, hundreds of thousands trained in the skills of the Scientology Volunteer Minister reached out and helped others in times of disaster. Their actions embodied the words of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard: “A Volunteer Minister does not shut his eyes to the pain, evil and injustice of existence. Rather, he is trained to handle these things and help others achieve relief from them and new personal strength as well.”

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L. RON HUBBARD’S BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE IN LENDING LIBRARIES ACROSS 192 LANDS

LOS ANGELESTHURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2011

2010 saw the completion of a two-year project to provide Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard’s beginning books of Dianetics and Scientology to every lending library on Earth. Today, through the placement of Mr. Hubbard’s books and audiobooks in libraries across 192 nations, billions now have access to the tenets and beliefs of the Scientology religion for the first time.

 “I know no man who has any monopoly upon the wisdom of this universe. It belongs to those who can use it to help themselves and others.” —L. Ron Hubbard

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NEW L. RON HUBBARD BOOK-ON-FILM THE PROBLEMS OF WORK: SCIENTOLOGY APPLIED TO THE WORKADAY WORLD

LOS ANGELESTHURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2011

The Problems of Work film, on DVD, is drawn directly from the pages of L. Ron Hubbard’s book of the same title, illustrating basic Scientology principles for use in everyday life. Among these Scientology principles are the triangle of Affinity, Reality and Communication, which are the Components of Understanding; the Anatomy of Confusion; the Anatomy of Control; the Secret of Efficiency; and the underlying mental and spiritual reasons for exhaustion and their remedy.

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FREE ONLINE SCIENTOLOGY VOLUNTEER MINISTERS COURSES NOW AVAILABLE ON MOBILE DEVICES

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIAWEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2011

Volunteer Ministers courses tailored for on-the-go access through smartphones and tablets such as iPhone, iPad and Android.

Smartphone, tablet computer and e-book users on iPhones, iPads and Android now gain instant access to life skills training free of charge through online Scientology Volunteer Ministers courses compatible with most mobile devices.

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SCIENTOLOGY MEDIA ADVISORY: THE SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION AND THE HOLIDAY SEASON

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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SCIENTOLOGY CHURCHES CALL FOR END TO DISCRIMINATION ON HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIAFRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2010

Youth in 40 Nations Speak Up for Human Rights

Thousands of youth in more than 40 nations, representing Scientology Churches and Youth for Human Rights International chapters, organized and participated in Human Rights Walks, educational forums and interactive seminars December 10 in observance of the 62nd anniversary of ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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CELEBRITIES TELL ‘CHRISTMAS STORIES’ TO BENEFIT UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIAWEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2010

Scientology Celebrity Centre stages its 18th annual fund-raiser for the Hollywood Police Activities League youth programs.

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PETITION TARGETS HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIATHURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2010

Churches of Scientology in 14 countries joined forces with Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) last week conducting a global petition drive in support of human rights education. Based on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the petition calls on governments to make human rights education mandatory and to conduct human rights education campaigns. The Declaration was ratified by the UN General Assembly in 1948 and defines the fundamental freedoms and human rights in the United Nations Charter.

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MORE THAN 1,400 ATTEND CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY CELEBRITY CENTRE 41ST ANNIVERSARY GALA

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIASUNDAY, AUGUST 8, 2010

More than 1,400 guests attended the 41st Anniversary Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre Gala in Hollywood on Saturday, August 7. The guest list included many of the Church’s well-known members, including John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Anne Archer, Erika Christensen, Nancy Cartwright (voice of Bart Simpson) and Jenna Elfman.

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SCIENTOLOGY CHURCHES CELEBRATE DIANETICS 60TH ANNIVERSARY

LOS ANGELESSUNDAY, MAY 9, 2010

Churches of Scientology around the world celebrate the original release of the religion’s first book this weekend. Published May 9, 1950, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health became an overnight success and has been a continuing bestseller for 60 years. The work is the anatomy and full description of a portion of the mind that is the source of nightmares, unreasonable fears, upsets and insecurities. More than 20 million copies have been sold.

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NEW CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OF PASADENA BRINGS IN THE DECADE WITH RENOVATION OF NEW HEADQUARTERS

PASADENA, CALIFORNIAWEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2010

The Church of Scientology of Pasadena is underway on renovations of the historic Braley Building in the heart of Old Pasadena. The full renovation and restoration of the Braley Building by fall 2010 reflects significant expansion for the Pasadena Church. The 50,800-square-foot building at 35 South Raymond Avenue will serve 10,000 parishioners and provide a broad spectrum of community outreach programs in the greater Pasadena area, including Glendale, La Cañada, La Crescenta, Sunland/Tujunga, the San Gabriel Valley, the Inland Empire and San Bernardino.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY ANNOUNCES BIGGEST EXPANSION IN SCIENTOLOGY HISTORY

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIASATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2009

Led by Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board Religious Technology Center and the ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion, Scientologists are celebrating a renaissance of their faith. In 2009 the Church of Scientology has expanded to more than 9,000 Churches, Missions and affiliated groups in 165 nations—doubling the number in the last five years.

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FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR: SCIENTOLOGY AND DIANETICS PUBLISHER ANNOUNCES BOOKS NOW IN 50 LANGUAGES

FRANKFURT, GERMANYWEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2009

Bridge Publications is releasing eight popular non-fiction titles by L. Ron Hubbard in 50 languages at the annual Frankfurt Book Fair. The Los Angeles-based publishing house is the exclusive publisher for the Scientology religion and one of the world’s largest all-digital printers. In its announcement to the trade, Nicole Shell, Bridge’s Director of Public Relations said the feat makes the most popular basic Scientology books available to 90 percent of the global book market.

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PUBLIC INFORMATION CAMPAIGN BRINGS 10 MILLION VISITORS TO SCIENTOLOGY.ORG SITE

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIAMONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2009

The Church of Scientology "Know Yourself-Know Life" cross-platform ad campaign, airing on cable TV, satellite TV channels and the Internet launched four months ago, has brought 10 million visitors to Scientology.org.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES “KNOW YOURSELF, KNOW LIFE” AD CAMPAIGN

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIAMONDAY, MAY 18, 2009

The Church of Scientology International has launched an unprecedented, cross-platform information campaign aimed directly at raising spiritual awareness and values throughout North America. The endeavor began last week with a trio of "Know yourself, know life" ads running on TV, satellite and cable stations, as well as via Google ads, Yahoo, YouTube, iPhone and other social media networks.  

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