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UNITED NATIONS IN NEW YORK TO HOST HUMAN RIGHTS SUMMIT

NEW YORK, NEW YORKFRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016

With this year’s motto “Human Rights: Learn it. Embrace it. Live it,” the International Human Rights Summit 2016 will bring together youth from 50 countries in the name of making human rights a fact.

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SCIENTOLOGY VOLUNTEERS CLEAN UP KAOHSIUNG’S POPULAR CIJIN BEACH

KAOHSIUNG, TAIWANTHURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016

The Kaohsiung chapter of The Way to Happiness Foundation puts the precept “Safeguard and Improve Your Environment” into practical terms with a cleanup of Cijin Beach.

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PROTECTING THE LIVES OF VICTIMS OF INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT

MILAN, ITALYTHURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016

Regional conference of Italian chapters of psychiatric watchdog group Citizens Commission on Human Rights meets at the Church of Scientology of Milan. Members learn how to deal with victims of involuntary commitment.

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SURVIVING ADDICTION—NARCONON GRADUATE TELLS HER STORY

CLEARWATER, FLORIDATUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016

A recent graduate of Narconon Suncoast explains what is different about the Narconon program and why she is finally confident that she will be drug-free … for good.

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HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS LEARN TRUTH ABOUT DRUGS AT EURO 2016

PARIS, FRANCEMONDAY, JULY 25, 2016

Volunteers from the Foundation for a Drug-Free World handed out 300,000 copies of drug education booklets during the UEFA football games.

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RIVAL GANGS DECLARE PEACE IN SOUTH LOS ANGELES

SOUTH LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIAFRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016

The Church of Scientology Community Center was the site of a historic summit of gang leaders held Sunday, July 17, in the name of peace. Now a new video and weekly conflict resolution meetings are giving a future and substance to the dream shared by the 2,500 people who attended the summit.

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EXPOSING ABUSE AND PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF FLORIDA FAMILIES

CLEARWATER, FLORIDATHURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016

In 2014, more than 180,000 men, women and children underwent “involuntary examination” in Florida, some 17 percent of them children. This is an increase of 82 percent over the previous decade.

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EXTENDING HELP TO A VILLAGE OF HOPE—PUERTO ESPERANZA

PUERTO ESPERANZA, COLOMBIATHURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Amazon Goodwill Tour brings help to another indigenous Amazon community. On the banks of the Amazon River in Colombia in the village of Puerto Esperanza (Port of Hope), a bright yellow tent is attracting a lot of attention and visitors.

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HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION BRINGS HOPE TO HAITI CHILDREN

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITITHURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016

Understanding human rights is the first step to gaining these rights for oneself and others. According to the Human Rights Watch World Report , a form of human trafficking is still widespread in Haiti: Use of child domestic workers—known as restavèks—continues.

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DRUG-FREE SOCCER TOURNAMENT: SCORING GOALS FOR A HEALTHY LIFE

BRESCIA, ITALYTUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016

Bringing the truth about drugs to the youth of the Northern Italy town of Brescia.

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SPREADING HAPPINESS AT A MARATHON THROUGH THE ITALIAN ALPS

CHATILLON, ITALYFRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016

Running for a better life in Northwest Italy with the common sense moral code, The Way to Happiness. The Way to Happiness Association of Turin took part in The Mount Zerbion Alpemarathon , a race through mountain trails from Chatillon to Saint Vincent in the Aosta Valley of the Italian Alps.

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RUSSIAN VOLUNTEERS BRING TRUTH TO THE DRUG DEBATE

ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIATHURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016

Volunteers from the Church of Scientology St. Petersburg, Russia, hand out thousands of copies of The Truth About Drugs to counter drug abuse with the cold, hard facts. The Brookings Institution reports that according to official figures, almost 6 percent of the Russian population, or 8.

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LAUNCHING A DRUG-FREE SUMMER FOR TAIWANESE YOUTH

KAOHSIUNG, TAIWANWEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016

Taiwan Scientologists mark International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking with an all-out drug education and prevention campaign.

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VOICE FOR HUMANITY: MAORI WARDEN’S PERSONAL CRUSADE TO ELIMINATE DRUG-RELATED DEVASTATION

MANGERE, NEW ZEALANDWEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016

A video published July 13, 2016, on Scientology.org shows the impact of common endeavor to eradicate drug abuse among Maori youth. “We have a lot of suicides. We have a lot of families being broken apart,” says Thomas Henry, whose is dedicated to helping Maori youth live better and happier lives.

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TRANSFORMING A CULTURE WITH HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION

SOUTHERN HIGHLAND PROVINCE, PAPUA NEW GUINEATUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016

Scientology-supported human rights campaign educates people on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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COMMON SENSE MORAL CODE PROMOTES HAPPINESS AND PRIDE

ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIAMONDAY, JULY 11, 2016

St. Petersburg volunteers share The Way to Happiness with those celebrating Russia Day. ​Volunteers from The Way to Happiness Association celebrated Russia Day in St. Petersburg by sharing copies of the nonreligious common sense moral code The Way to Happiness . And for good reason.

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PANEL FOCUSES ON SOLUTIONS TO JAPAN'S DRUG PROBLEM

TOKYO, JAPANMONDAY, JULY 11, 2016

The Church of Scientology Tokyo hosted an International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking drug prevention forum to look at the issue and successful programs to curb drug abuse.

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SCIENTOLOGY MILAN SPEARHEADS MOVEMENT TO COMBAT DRUG ABUSE

MILAN, ITALYTHURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking—an action-packed day of drug prevention launched by the Church of Scientology Milan.

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SOUTH AFRICA UNITED FOR A DRUG-FREE COUNTRY

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICATHURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016

Active in drug education and prevention throughout the year, Drug-Free World chapters in South Africa marked the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as the culmination of a concerted drive to bring an end to the country's drug epidemic.

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VOLUNTEERS REACH THOUSANDS WITH THE TRUTH ABOUT DRUGS

BRUSSELS, BELGIUMTHURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016

Committed to drug prevention throughout the year, volunteers from the Brussels branch of the Churches of Scientology for Europe marked International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking with a series of drug prevention events that flanked the UN's message for the year—"Listen first.

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