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BLOCK PARTY BRINGS DOWNTOWN CLEARWATER TO LIFE

CLEARWATER, FLORIDAWEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016

Music and fun for the entire family marked downtown Clearwater autumn block party organized by the Church of Scientology There was dancing in the streets in downtown Clearwater November 5 at a block party sponsored by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization and the Church’s Information C

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CREATING A HUMANE CULTURE IN MONGOLIA

ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIAWEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016

With nearly 5,000 Mongolian students trained on the Youth for Human Rights curriculum, Mongolia’s National Human Rights Commission plans countrywide implementation.

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REVERSING MORAL DECLINE IN INDIA

NEW DELHI, INDIAWEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016

One man’s work to uplift the people of his country with The Way to Happiness New Delhi businessman Rohit Sharma was deeply troubled by the moral collapse in his country: rape cases doubled between 1990 and 2008 and murders have more than tripled over the last 60 years.

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SUPPORTING EFFECTIVE DRUG EDUCATION AND PREVENTION INITIATIVES

SEATTLE, WASHINGTONWEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016

Seattle’s Drug-Free World Volunteers dedicate an entire month to reaching youth and educators with factual information about the effects of drugs In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Seattle chapter of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World kicked off a month-long series of drug-education event

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FLORIDA ECT DEVICE MANUFACTURER FLOUTED FDA REGULATIONS, FDA INSPECTION DOCUMENTS REVEAL

VENICE, FLORIDAMONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2016

Somatics LLC comes under scrutiny amid heightened controversy over ECT (electroconvulsive treatment).

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FORMER COCAINE ADDICT CALLS HIS FIRST MARIJUANA JOINT “THE BIGGEST MISTAKE OF MY LIFE”

LOCATIONMONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2016

Jesse, a Drug-Free World drug prevention specialist from Texas, is passionate about keeping kids from falling into the trap that ruined his life. It wasn’t just Jesse—it was his whole family, both sides. Alcohol, meth, marijuana and cocaine darkened his childhood. And it became his fate.

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NONPROFIT EXPOSES WHOLESALE DRUGGING OF TODDLERS AND KIDS

CLEARWATER, FLORIDATHURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2016

With 8.4 million children prescribed psychiatric drugs in the U.S. alone, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) Florida is calling on the FDA to investigate drugging for so-called ADHD.

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PEACE DAY PANEL SHINES LIGHT ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEETHURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2016

United for Human Rights Tennessee chapter organized an International Peace Day panel discussion at Church of Scientology Nashville.

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BRINGING THE TRUTH ABOUT DRUGS TO 5,000 HIGH SCHOOLERS

RUSTENBURG, SOUTH AFRICATUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016

Rustenburg mayor invites the Foundation for a Drug-Free Word to address the city’s grade 12 students on the importance of living a drug-free life.

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FORT HARRISON HOSTS DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD EVENT

CLEARWATER, FLORIDATHURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2016

The Church of Scientology hosted a celebration of International Day of the Girl Child at the Fort Harrison, the Church of Scientology religious retreat in Clearwater.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY HOLDS WORKSHOP TO HELP PARENTS

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEEWEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016

Mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights and the Church of Scientology Nashville organized a World Mental Health Day “lunch and learn.” The Church of Scientology hosted a World Mental Health Day workshop to help parents learn what their children need to thrive in life.

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CLEARWATER COMMUNITY FUN DAY WITH LATIN FLAIR

CLEARWATER, FLORIDAWEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016

The Way to Happiness Association of Tampa Bay hosted a Hispanic Heritage Festival and community day for the Clearwater community. “Happiness” was the theme of the Hispanic Heritage Festival at the Osceola Courtyard in downtown Clearwater, Florida.

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GREENING SEATTLE’S KINNEAR PARK ON MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY

SEATTLE, WASHINGTONWEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016

Volunteers from the Church of Scientology Seattle make a difference on Make a Difference Day In celebration of national Make A Difference Day , Seattle’s Scientology Environmental Task Force and the Seattle chapter of The Way To Happiness Foundation teamed up to clear invasive plants out of Kinnear

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THE WAY TO HAPPINESS—ANTIDOTE TO MAN’S INHUMANITY TO MAN

PORT ROYAL, TENNESSEEWEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016

The Way to Happiness Association of Tennessee brought its common-sense moral code to this year’s Intertribal Powwow in Clarksville, Tennessee . The Native Cultural Circle (NCC) of Clarksville held its 19th annual Intertribal Powwow with a weekend of remembrance and festivities.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OPENS DOORS TO NEW IDEAL MISSION OF LAKE FOREST

LAKE FOREST, CALIFORNIASUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2016

October 22 was a landmark day for Lake Forest, California, as the town welcomed a new Ideal Scientology Mission to their home.

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OREGON ECT DEVICE MANUFACTURER DISMISSED SEVERE HARM TO PATIENTS, ACCORDING TO FDA INSPECTION DOCUMENTS JUST RELEASED

OSWEGO, OREGONWEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2016

Oregon-based electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) device manufacturer ignored reports of severe harm to patients, including death.

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HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION BUILDS RESPECT IN MUMBAI

MUMBAI, INDIATUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016

Theresa Michael, a teacher at Mumbai’s GloWorld Finishing School, calls her task “mission possible”: to transform India’s next generation into champions of peace, tolerance and human rights In the world’s largest democracy, human rights are not yet guaranteed.

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FAMILY FUN DAY DOWN UNDER—BARBEQUE AT CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIATHURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2016

The Church of Scientology opens the grounds of its new Church in Chatswood —the first monthly event for the local community. On a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Sydney, Australia, the Church of Scientology hosted a “Fun Day Barbecue” at its new Church in Chatswood.

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SCIENTOLOGY CHURCH HONORED BY KAOHSIUNG MAYOR

KAOHSIUNG, TAIWANTHURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2016

Kaohsiung City government acknowledged the Church of Scientology for its service to the community. For the second consecutive year, the Kaohsiung City government recognized the Church of Scientology with its Meritorious Religion Award.

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FORMER HEROIN ADDICT CALLS DRUG-FREE WORLD “ A GODSEND”

BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIATHURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2016

Former addict, now training as a Christian minister, uses the Truth About Drugs curriculum to help others. Jerry of Bakersfield, California, is a former addict and Foundation for a Drug-Free World mentor, sharing his story with others to help them avoid the ruin drugs made of his life.

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