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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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SPRING VALLEY MAYOR DECLARES JULY 12 RALPH MARY GEDEON DAY

SPRING VALLEY, NEW YORKTUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011

An amazing young man, whose life was saved by a Scientology Volunteer Minister after the Haiti earthquake, is determined to make a difference for his country.

Spring Valley, New York, Mayor Noramie Jasmin has designated July 12, 2011, as Ralph Mary Gedeon Day in recognition of the courage and resolve of a young survivor of the January 2010 Haiti earthquake.

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THE PROBLEMS OF WORK ON DVD EARNS TELLY AWARD

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIASATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2011

Golden Era Productions was presented a Telly Award for The Problems of Work on DVD.

The Problems of Work on DVD was honored Monday, June 13, with a Bronze Telly Award for Charitable/Not-for-profit films, the second coveted industry award presented this month to the 66-minute filmed presentation of L. Ron Hubbard’s book The Problems of Work—Scientology Applied to the Workaday World.

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DIANETICS FILM HONORED IN 32ND TELLY AWARDS

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIAWEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011

How to Use Dianetics was honored Monday, June 13, with a Bronze Telly Award for Film or Video in the category of Religion and Spirituality. The film is a four-and-a-half-hour book on film of L. Ron Hubbard’s seminal work, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, the all-time best-selling book on the human mind.

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GOLDEN ERA PRODUCTIONS EARNS INDIE FEST AWARD OF MERIT FOR THE PROBLEMS OF WORK MOVIE ON DVD

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIAMONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011

The Problems of Work, a 66-minute filmed presentation of L. Ron Hubbard’s book of the same title, has been awarded for exceptional achievement in craft and creativity in the category of educational and instructional films.

The Problems of Work movie was honored Wednesday, June 1, with an Indie Fest Award of Merit for educational and instructional films. The film is a 66-minute book on film of The Problems of Work: Scientology Applied to the Workaday World by L. Ron Hubbard.

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DIANETICS MOVIE RECEIVES INDIE FEST AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIAFRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011

Indie Fest recognizes Golden Era Productions’ four-and-a-half hour documentary, How to Use Dianetics, for exceptional achievement in craft and creativity in the category of educational and instructional films.

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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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