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Rallying Drug-Free Support from Sports Fans/Athletes at Sochi Olympics

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from Scientology Churches in Moscow and St. Petersburg promote healthy, drug-free living at Sochi Winter Games.With thousands of visitors in Sochi from around the world, volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Moscow and the Church of Scientology of St. Petersburg were there, encouraging one and all to embrace a healthy, drug-free lifestyle... | Full Story >>

Honoring King Mampuru II and his Dream of Freedom

THUMBNAIL Scientology Volunteer Ministers join thousands in Limpopo January 25 in tribute to the legacy of His Majesty King Mampuru II.The Scientology Volunteer Ministers African Goodwill Tour was honored to join the thousands paying tribute to the memory and heritage of King Mampuru II January 25 at the annual Mampuru Day celebration. Once described by Nelson... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology of Spain Backs National Drug Prevention Strategy

THUMBNAIL Throughout the year, Scientologists provide drug education to reduce drug demand through education. A study published in February 2014 in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment found that cocaine users admitted for drug abuse treatment in Spain suffer a fatality rate 5.1 times higher than the general population. Drug prevention volunteers from the... | Full Story >>

Taiwan: Is There a “Cure” for Urban Stress?

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from the Church of Scientology Mission of Taichung help commuters cope with the pitfalls of modern lifestyles.Is there a way to cope with the negative aspects of city life? Volunteers from the Church of Scientology Mission of Taichung believe there is —The Way to Happiness, a commonsense moral code that empowers the individual to live... | Full Story >>

Going All Out to Create a Drug-Free Venezuela

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from the Scientology Churches and Missions of Venezuela reach thousands this month in their campaign to combat drug abuse and its debilitating effects on the culture.Day after day, Truth About Drugs volunteers from the Scientology Churches and Missions of Venezuela work at the grassroots level to uplift the culture by combating drug abuse... | Full Story >>

“Is There a Way to Resolve Conflicts?” Ask Uganda Villagers

THUMBNAIL Scientology Volunteer Ministers conduct seminar in Central Uganda village of Wobulenzi Some 35 miles (57 kilometers) north of Kampala in the Luwero District of Central Uganda, villagers of the town of Wobulenzi learned an important lesson at a Scientology Volunteer Ministers seminar on conflict resolution.The town council chairman and local teachers... | Full Story >>

Free Online Scientology Course Helps Resolve Business/Personal Problems

THUMBNAIL A recent graduate of the online Emotional Tone Scale Course learned why the motto of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers is “Something CAN be Done About It.”Have you ever needed to know someone’s motives, and you just couldn’t be sure? This was the exact scenario that prompted someone to enroll on the Emotional Tone Scale Course on the Volunteer... | Full Story >>

Scientology Volunteers, Dedicated to Helping their Communities

THUMBNAIL Contributing to the welfare and survival of others is a fundamental principle of Scientology. Scientologists donate millions of man hours annually to help others. The bedrock of our society is the men, women and children who volunteer their time to serve the community. And volunteers are the heart and soul of the many humanitarian programs supported... | Full Story >>

Calm and Caring Influence in Virgin Lands

THUMBNAIL Scientology Volunteer Ministers Amazon River Goodwill Tour marks seven years of service. Group has provided one-on-one help to more than 200,000. Flooding is so commonplace along the Amazon River that in some places, entire villages are built on stilts. The Scientology Volunteer Ministers Goodwill Tour, marking its seventh year of service this year,... | Full Story >>

Can Human Rights Education Reverse Japan Teen Bullying?

THUMBNAIL To counter teen bullying and its consequences, Scientology-supported human rights group introduces young Japanese martial arts students to the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.With nearly 200,000 cases of school bullying reported in 2012, and bullying seen as a factor in a teen suicide in January 2014, volunteers from Youth for... | Full Story >>

Ringing in the Chinese New Year with the Truth About Drugs

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Sydney encourage drug-free living in 2014Sydney Scientologists celebrated the Chinese New Year by distributing thousands of copies of Truth About Drugs booklets at the Chinese New Year Market in the heart of the city. Their New Year’s wish: for 2014 to be a year of health and happiness, free from the harmful... | Full Story >>

Russia’s Anti-Drug Olympiad Launched in Nizhny Novgorod

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Nizhny Novgorod help launch a different kind of Winter Olympics: the Anti-Drug Olympiad 2014.Nine hundred miles north of Sochi, a second “Winter Olympics” has just begun: Drug education and prevention volunteers from the Church of Scientology Mission of Nizhny Novgorod helped launch the Anti-Drug Olympiad... | Full Story >>

Japanese Drug Education Initiative Reaches Milestone

THUMBNAIL Church of Scientology supports drug education initiative that has reached more than 50,000 through drug education lecturesThe volunteers of the drug education and prevention initiative supported by the Church of Scientology of Tokyo have just accomplished a milestone: They have now reached 50,000 people with drug education. Youth, educators, law enforcement... | Full Story >>

Braving the Russian Winter with the Truth About Drugs

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from the Church of Scientology Mission of Nizhny Novgorod are committed to drug education year-round.Volunteers from the Church of Scientology Mission of Nizhny Novgorod are out on the streets this January. They are distributing copies of drug education booklets to help local youth learn the truth about drugs and avoid the epidemic of heroin... | Full Story >>

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Africa Goodwill Tour

THUMBNAIL Scientology Goodwill Tours—bringing effective solutions to communities for the past ten years2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers Goodwill Tour. And featured in the new brochure released in January 2014, Scientology How We Help: Scientology Volunteer Ministers—Something Can be Done About It, throughout... | Full Story >>

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Disaster Response Gears up for New Tornado Season

THUMBNAIL Scientology Volunteer Ministers from across the United States volunteer to help communities cope when disaster strikesWith tornado season fast approaching (there were 39 U.S. tornadoes in February 2013) Scientology Volunteer Ministers teams from across the country are poised to respond. The most erratic of natural disasters, the tornado strikes with... | Full Story >>

Human Rights Round Table Focuses on Tolerance and Respect

THUMBNAIL Church of Scientology of Rome works with civic and religious leaders to promote freedom of thought, religion and conscience The Church of Scientology of Rome hosted a religious freedom round table in December, “Integration and Cooperation: Tolerance, Respect of Religious Belief and Defense of Human Rights.” The three-hour program focused on human... | Full Story >>

Filling the Gap in Times of Disaster, Large and Small

THUMBNAIL The Scientology Volunteer Ministers—one of the world’s most effective independent relief organizationsAccording to the Annual Global Climate and Catastrophe Report, issued this week, there were 296 separate natural disaster events in 2013 causing economic losses of $192 billion. In one recent year, major disasters affected the lives of some 208... | Full Story >>

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Philippines Disaster Response

THUMBNAIL Bringing help to survivors of super typhoon Haiyan (known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines) Since Typhoon Yolanda struck on November 8, 2013, a corps of 70 Scientology Volunteer Ministers from the Church of Scientology Mission of Manila and veteran disaster response specialists from the United States, Australia, Thailand and Japan have provided... | Full Story >>

Scientology Church Celebrates Tolerance and Human Rights

THUMBNAIL Brussels-based Churches of Scientology for Europe, dedicated to human rights and tolerance Human Rights was the keynote of many of the activities organized by the Brussels-based Churches of Scientology for Europe in 2013.The Church cosponsored the 10th annual Human Rights Summit, held this year at International Auditorium in Brussels and attended by... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology of Kaohsiung Promotes Human Rights

THUMBNAIL New Scientology Church raises awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights The crash of cymbals, the thundering roll of drums…So began the procession began at the Church of Scientology of Kaohsiung in December in honor of the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Church organized this human rights walk and open... | Full Story >>

Fifth Annual Copenhagen Human Rights Walk

THUMBNAIL Walk, co-sponsored by Scientology-supported human rights initiative, mobilizes youth to defend the rights of others Copenhagen youth joined in the city’s fifth annual Walk for Human Rights in December to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.Beginning in the center of Copenhagen at Vesterbro Torv, youth marched... | Full Story >>

Scientology Costa Rica Mobilizes for Human Rights

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from the Church of Scientology Mission of Costa Rica promote human rights awareness It was an all-day affair with volunteers from the Church of Scientology Mission of Costa Rica celebrating Human Rights Day 2013 with a human rights petition drive.To help raise awareness of human rights, the volunteers use educational booklets and posters... | Full Story >>

Human Rights Conference in Brescia, Italy, Focuses on Freedom of Religion

THUMBNAIL Church of Scientology Brescia and representatives from diverse religions and creeds spoke on the importance of the freedom of religion at a human rights conference in honor of Human Rights Day 2013Religious leaders joined in an ecumenical tribute to human rights December 18 in a conference hosted by the Association for Human Rights and Tolerance. Panelists... | Full Story >>

United for Africa Concert 2013 Raises Funds for Education

THUMBNAIL Organized by the Association for Human Rights and Tolerance, the Human Rights Department of the Church of Scientology of Milan and Youth for Human Rights, the annual United for Africa concert forwards the right to education in AfricaMILAN, Italy—A star-studded ensemble led by jazz legend Franco Cerri performed December 19 at the annual “United for... | Full Story >>

Generations of Drug-Free Marshals Celebrate the Holiday Season

THUMBNAIL The annual Drug-Free Marshals Christmas Festival, organized by the Church of Scientology of TorontoThe theme of the Drug-Free Marshals Christmas Festival at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto in December 2013 was: “Ask children if they want a drug-free community and they will tell you yes and why!” A grassroots initiative established in 1993, the Drug-Free... | Full Story >>

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Provide Help in Desperate Times

THUMBNAIL New Scientology brochure tells how 600 Scientology Volunteer Ministers who responded to the 2004 tsunami changed the course of the movement.The holiday season conjures up images of home, family and good cheer. But for more than 600 Scientology Volunteer Ministers who responded to the 2004 tsunami, it evokes a time of heartbreak, disaster and bringing... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Pretoria Hosts Human Rights Conference

THUMBNAIL Human rights conference organized by Ogaden Youth and Student Union and Youth for Human Rights November 27 at the Chapel of the Church of Scientology of Pretoria to raise awareness of humanitarian issues affecting the Ogaden people of Ethiopia.The Church of Scientology of Pretoria hosted a human rights conference November 28 to look into claims of human... | Full Story >>

Raising the Quality of Life through Moral Values

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Amsterdam bring The Way to Happiness to the people of their city.Nearly every weekend for the past 12 months, volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Amsterdam have been out in the streets, distributing copies of The Way to Happiness. Their plan: to deliver a copy of the booklet to every household in... | Full Story >>

Scientology Group Commended by Commune of L’Aquila, Italy

THUMBNAIL Scientology disaster response team acknowledged for their unconditional help The city of L’Aquila in central Italy presented the Scientology Volunteer Ministers with a plaque in appreciation for their 18,000 volunteer hours spent helping the city and region recover from the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake.The plaque reads: “For weeks after the earthquake... | Full Story >>

National Scientology Organization of Mexico Holds Drug Education Forum

THUMBNAIL Speakers share ideas/tools to counter drug abuse The Truth About Drugs Forum at the National Scientology Organization of Mexico brought together community groups concerned with tackling drug abuse in Mexico City.The purpose of the program was to raise awareness in the community on the problem of drugs and effective solutions any caring person or group... | Full Story >>

Scientology Cavalcades Bring Effective Solutions to Communities

THUMBNAIL With the motto, “Something can be done about it,” Scientology Volunteer Ministers traveling exhibits or “cavalcades” have been making effective solutions available for a decade.2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Volunteer Ministers Cavalcades, making the help of the Volunteer Minister available to communities the world over.... | Full Story >>

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Help Sardinia Flood Victims

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from Scientology Churches and Missions throughout Italy mobilize to help those left stranded by Sardinia floods Scientology Volunteer Ministers throughout Italy are helping in the wake of Cyclone Cleopatra, which descended on the Italian island of Sardinia November 19, sweeping away cars and bridges, flooding streets and homes, killing 18... | Full Story >>

Scientology Volunteer Minister Philippines Disaster Response

THUMBNAIL Helping the Philippines recover from the typhoon Haiyan A month since Super Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the Philippines, the country is still staggering. The Church of Scientology Mission of Manila immediately activated their Volunteer Ministers to help. They were joined by Volunteer Ministers from abroad who have continued to provide relief to help the... | Full Story >>

Christmas Stories Benefit At-Risk Youth

THUMBNAIL Scientology Celebrity Centre holds 21st annual fundraiser in support of Hollywood Police Athletic League youth development programs HOLLYWOOD—The Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre presented the 21st annual Christmas Stories December 13 and 14, raising funds for Hollywood Police Athletic League youth programs. Church members performed skits and... | Full Story >>

Youth for Human Rights Day Proclaimed in Grantorto, Italy

THUMBNAIL Grantorto officials in acknowledging Youth for Human Rights, the human rights education initiative the Church of Scientology supports. Grantorto Mayor Luciano Gavin proclaimed November 10, 2013, and this date in future years, to be Youth for Human Rights Day for his city. Local teachers, students, friends and family filled the cultural hall adjoining... | Full Story >>

Drug Prevention Groups Team Up to Counter Venezuela Drug Abuse

THUMBNAIL A fun-filled day of activities organized by the Scientology-supported Truth About Drugs initiative and the Vigia Anti-drug Foundation in Merida, VenezuelaYoung athletes from local schools competed in an intramural soccer match in October in the state of Merida, Venezuela. The level of excitement of the players, their friends and families was a living... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology of Pretoria Backs Tswhane Drug Prevention Program

THUMBNAIL Truth About Drugs educational materials provided to community and civic leaders The Church of Scientology of Pretoria was invited to attend the Twshane City Hall Substance Abuse Summit November 14, which drew together civic and community leaders concerned with this important issue. September’s South African Police Service Crime Statistics Overview... | Full Story >>

Sardinia Scientologists Ride for Human Rights for All

THUMBNAIL Cycling for the rights of all, members of the Church of Scientology of Cagliari kick off a month of activities that will culminate on UN Human Rights Day December 10th, the 65th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.Members of the Church of Scientology of Cagliari in Sardinia pedaled their bikes for human rights November... | Full Story >>

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Help Ease Marathon Fatigue

THUMBNAIL Tokyo Scientologists helped runners at the finish line of the Ichikawa MarathonRunners who competed in the October 2013 Ichikawa Marathon benefited from a simple technique that eased the physical stress of the 26-mile race. Scientology Volunteer Ministers from the Church of Scientology of Tokyo set up “recovery stations” at the finish line and helped... | Full Story >>

French Scientologists Say a Moral Life is “Much Cooler”

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from the Churches of Scientology reached out to youth in the Paris suburb of St. Denis November 2 with The Way to Happiness, a nonreligious moral code based entirely on common sense.Volunteers from Scientology Churches of Paris have a message for their city: Life is “much cooler” when it is based on the moral principles expressed in The... | Full Story >>

Scientologists Reach Huixquilucan Youth with Truth About Drugs

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from the National Scientology Organization of Mexico distributed drug education materials in Huixquilucan October 28 as part of an ongoing project to bring the truth about drugs to youth in the area.Volunteers from the National Scientology Organization of Mexico bring the truth about drugs to Huixquilucan, a town of extremes, where lavish,... | Full Story >>

Melbourne Human Rights Advocate Honored at Church of Scientology

THUMBNAIL The Church of Scientology of Melbourne hosted a human rights award event to mark United Nations International Day for the Eradication of PovertyCommunity leaders gathered at the Church of Scientology of Melbourne on United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty in October, to honor an exceptional young human rights advocate, Soreti... | Full Story >>

New Center of Scientology Opens in the North of Israel

THUMBNAIL Hundreds of guests and dignitaries convened in the city of Carmiel to celebrate the opening of the new Scientology Center for the North of Israel. The Center will provide Scientology Life Improvement courses and spiritual counseling and will serve as a hub for the many social betterment and humanitarian programs Scientology supports.Leaders of the Druze... | Full Story >>

Plettenberg Bay’s Men in Blue Bring Happiness to Local Residents

THUMBNAIL Members of the Church of Scientology of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, help bring police and local residents together through a unique booklet.Some 500 households in the village of Wittedrift in the South Africa province of Western Cape were visited by police October 14—but not to investigate a crime or apprehend wrongdoers. Rather, Plettenberg Bay... | Full Story >>

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Goodwill Tour Offers Workshops in Palau

THUMBNAIL Bringing tools for life to the South Pacific The Scientology Volunteer Minister South Pacific Goodwill Tour launched a series of workshops October 11 at the Palau Community College assembly hall in the city of Koror with a grand opening ceremony dedicated by the dean of continuing education of the college. Palau is a nation of 250 islands in the western... | Full Story >>

Online Courses Provide Tools for Life

THUMBNAIL Celebrating three years of free online training in 17 languages through the Scientology website and the Volunteer Ministers website: since launch of the program in October 2010, thousands have improved their lives through these courses.An engineer from the Philippines, Jay had reached a dead end in his career. He had worked hard to earn a degree, but... | Full Story >>

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Mexican Disaster Response

THUMBNAIL Hurricane Raymond swept through areas already flooded by last month’s storms. Volunteer Ministers in Guerrero since tropical storms Manuel now providing relief in wake of latest downpour.The third major storm to hit Mexico this hurricane season has left an already weakened infrastructure reeling. Hurricane Raymond careened toward Mexico’s Pacific... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Pretoria Hosts 3rd Annual African Youth Union Summit

THUMBNAIL Summit urges action to empower the African people. Public officials and NGOs joined African Youth Union (AYU) delegates at the Church of Scientology Pretoria October 17-18 for the 3rd annual African Youth Union Summit. The theme of this year’s program was “On the Road to Action: Moving Beyond Pan-Africanism Rhetoric.”The summit was co-sponsored... | Full Story >>

Fort Harrison Walking Park Newest Contribution to Downtown Beautification

THUMBNAIL The brand new Fort Harrison Walking Park provides an oasis in downtown Clearwater, Florida.The Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization dedicated a new walking park this weekend. Located directly to the south of the Fort Harrison, on the site of a former county service station, the 38,000 square foot urban park connects the Church’s Oak Cove... | Full Story >>

Scientology Drug Prevention Effort Annual Review: Synthetic Drugs an Urgent Issue

THUMBNAIL Church of Scientology adds synthetic drugs component to the drug education initiative it supports.The Church of Scientology International has just completed its annual review of the Truth About Drugs, the drug education and prevention initiative it supports. This review is carried out each October to assess results and pinpoint new issues. These results... | Full Story >>

D.C. Scientologists March Against Slavery

THUMBNAIL Human rights advocates from the Church of Scientology join in a concerted effort to counter human trafficking.There are an estimated 29.6 million caught in the grips of human trafficking in the world today according to Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomas Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Reuters. Villa points out that victims of human trafficking... | Full Story >>

Scientologists Help Youth Get Smart About “Smart Drugs” in Northern Italy

THUMBNAIL Church of Scientology of Pordenone reaching out to youth to proof them up against the flood of new psychoactive substances flooding Italy. Italian youth are exposed to ever-increasing numbers of harmful substances, according to the country’s National Early Warning System (SNAP). In September, Italy’s Department for Anti-Drug Policies (DPA) announced... | Full Story >>

Kern County Kids Learn the Truth About Drugs

THUMBNAIL In October 2013, Kern County volunteers from the Church of Scientology helped youngsters decide to live drug-free lives.Randsburg is a quiet little town in Kern County, at the southern end of California’s Central Valley. The town sprang up and thrived for a few years after gold was discovered nearby in 1895. Tourists seeking a glimpse of the “Old... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Backs Super Bowl Anti-Trafficking Stance

THUMBNAIL Human Rights Summit planned to counter human trafficking at the Super Bowl, which has been described as “the single largest human trafficking incident in the United States”As today’s summit against human trafficking convenes at the War Memorial in Trenton, the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office in Washington, D.C., pledges support for... | Full Story >>

Churches for Peace Promotes Understanding on International Peace Day

THUMBNAIL National Scientology Organization of Mexico joins with other members of Churches for Peace for a 10-day celebration of peace International Peace Day 2013 saw the culmination of “10 Days of Peace and Human Rights”—a series of events organized by Churches for Peace, an association of religions working together for justice and dignity in Mexico.... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Rome Releases New Brochure

THUMBNAIL Releasing a new brochure to promote peace on International Day of Peace. At a conference held at the Church of Scientology of Rome on the International Day of Peace September 21, Director of Special Affairs Fabrizio D'Agostino released a new brochure, Scientology: How We Help—The Way to Happiness, Creating a World of Honesty, Trust & Self-Respect.The... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology of Cincinnati Host Seminar to Counter Human Trafficking

THUMBNAIL Safeguarding the rights of victims of human trafficking The Church of Scientology Greater Cincinnati held a “Human Trafficking 101” seminar September 21 to educate cvthe community on human trafficking—what it is, how to detect it and what the individual can do to help victims of this crime.Speakers were Carol Thornton Gamble, Intake and Outreach... | Full Story >>

Amsterdam Tax Court Recognizes Church of Scientology as a Religion and for Public Benefit

thumb Amsterdam – In a major victory for the Church of Scientology and its parishioners in the Netherlands, the Appeals Tax Court of Amsterdam confirmed today the Church of Scientology Amsterdam is operated exclusively for the public benefit and its activities are religious and ideological in nature and therefore tax exempt. Last year, the court of Haarlem... | Full Story >>

Copenhagen Walks for Peace

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Denmark were among the hundreds of peace-loving Danes who marched in PeaceWalk on International Peace Day. Hundreds filled the streets of Copenhagen September 21 to take part in PeaceWalk, an International Peace Day event organized by Your Global Heart (Tænk Med Hjertet) and Youth for Human Rights, the human... | Full Story >>

Scientologists Celebrate International Peace Day in Budapest

THUMBNAIL On Peace Day, Church of Scientology volunteers reminded people that the rights enshrined in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights are the foundation of peace. Scientologists from Budapest and other nearby cities celebrated International Peace Day September 21 with a human rights march and street demonstration in the center of the... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology London Round Table Promotes Peace

THUMBNAIL The Church of Scientology London marked International Peace Day with a human rights round table to encourage concerted action to bring peace across London.Church of Scientology London celebrated International Peace Day September 17 with a round table featuring UN peace envoy OBE Dr. Iftikhar Ayaz. The event forwarded the UN’s 2013 International Peace... | Full Story >>

Working to Lower Crime Rate through Drug Education

THUMBNAIL The link between drugs and violent crime brings the importance of drug education into focus in light of the September 19 release of South Africa national crime statistics. Church of Scientology Pretoria marches in Women’s Month parade to promote drug prevention. South Africa national crime statistics released September 19 show an increase in violent... | Full Story >>

Italian Scientologists Cycling for a Drug-Free Region

THUMBNAIL Bringing the truth about drugs to the 41st annual Pordenone Pedala bicycle tour Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Pordenone brought the truth about drugs to the 41st annual Pordenone Pedala (Pordenone Rides) bicycle tour in September, a 50-km ride through one of the most beautiful valleys of the Italian Alps. The tour began at Parco Galvani... | Full Story >>

New Zealand Scientologists Mark International Peace Day with Human Rights Education

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from the Church of Scientology Auckland held a human rights awareness event on International Peace DayVolunteers from the Church of Scientology of Auckland celebrated International Peace Day September 21 by introducing people at Mangere Town Center to the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. They chose to mark this day with... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology National Affairs Office Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

THUMBNAIL Members of Congress, ambassadors and hundreds of guests mark the first anniversary of the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office in Washington, D.C.Government officials, diplomats and community leaders joined the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office October 3 to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the dedication of their office at... | Full Story >>

Helping the Next Generation of Taiwan Youth Live Drug-Free Lives

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from Scientology Missions conduct drug education throughout the year in Taiwan public schools Volunteers from the Church of Scientology continued to bring the truth about drugs to youth throughout Taiwan this week, carrying on the community betterment activities that earned the Church its 10th annual Religious Excellence Award September 10... | Full Story >>

Scientologists Bring Drug Education to Nizhny Novgorod

THUMBNAIL Youth at Nizhny Novgorod festival learned the truth abut drugs Hundreds of young men and women in the town of Semyenov in the Nizhny Novgorod region of Russia learned the truth about drugs September 15, when a team of Scientologists was invited to bring their drug education and prevention initiative to a local youth festival. The festival was held to... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Hamburg Promotes Friendship with Inter-cultural Event

THUMBNAIL African Summer Night—a celebration of cultural diversity at the Church of Scientology Hamburg—promotes the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human RightsThe auditorium reverberated to the beat of drums as community leaders, neighbors and friends gathered at the Church of Scientology of Hamburg September 6 for African Summer Night, a celebration... | Full Story >>

Scientology National Affairs Office Concert Features Music of Brotherhood

THUMBNAIL African-Indian fusion reaches across diverse cultures to find common values Leading members of the diplomatic community, including South Africa Ambassador to the U.S. Ebrahim Rasool, federal officials and community leaders, shared an evening of music dedicated to human rights September 13 at the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office in Washington,... | Full Story >>

Marching for a Drug-Free Buffalo

THUMBNAIL Scientologists promoted drug-free living at Buffalo’s 11th annual Puerto Rican and Hispanic Day Parade Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Buffalo joined in the spirit of the city’s 11th annual Puerto Rican and Hispanic Day Parade September 7, marching for a drug-free Buffalo. From its start at City Hall to its end at the waterfront, the... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Melbourne Honors Refugee Advocate

THUMBNAIL Mr. Parsu Sharma-Luital is honored for his work on behalf of refugees on World Humanitarian DayAt an International World Humanitarian Day celebration August 14 at the Church of Scientology of Melbourne, parishioners and community leaders gathered to acknowledge Mr. Parsu Sharma-Luital for his work to promote the rights of refugees. Twice recognized... | Full Story >>

10th Annual International Human Rights Summit Promotes Peace through Education

THUMBNAIL Human Rights Office of the Church of Scientology International and Churches of Scientology for Europe cosponsor program to bring together youth from 30 nations in the name of human rights.Forty Youth Delegates filed into Brussels’ International Auditorium with flags held high September 6 for the opening ceremonies of the 10th annual Human Rights Summit... | Full Story >>

Scientologists Bring Truth About Drugs to Youth of Azcapotzalco

THUMBNAIL Mexico Scientologists take every opportunity to reach youth with the truth about drugs.In Mexico City’s northwestern borough of Azcapotzalco, volunteers from the National Scientology Organization of Mexico attended a Mexico City Ministry of Health fair in September to bring factual information about drugs and drug addiction to youth in the area. ... | Full Story >>

Cincinnati Scientologists Kick Off School Year with an Anti-Drug Message

THUMBNAIL Reaching out to parents and students with the truth about drugs Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Cincinnati set up a booth in the heart of the city at Fountain Square to reach returning students and their parents with factual information about drugs and drug abuse.While clips from the award-winning documentary, Truth About Drugs—Real People,... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Portland Hosts Friendship Day Celebration

THUMBNAIL Community leaders gather at new Scientology Church in PortlandThe Church of Scientology of Portland hosted an International Friendship Day forum and open house this summer to forward the purpose set forth by the United Nations in proclaiming this day: “that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and... | Full Story >>

Taiwan Scientologists Reach Out on International Friendship Day

THUMBNAIL Forbes Magazine includes Taiwan in this year’s list of the 20 happiest countries in the world, and happiness was the theme August 3 when young volunteers from the Church of Scientology Mission of Kaohsiung celebrated International Friendship Day.The volunteers decided to distribute copies of The Way to Happiness to forward the purpose of the day.... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Receives 10th Annual Religious Excellence Award

THUMBNAIL Service to the community—a central element of the Scientology religion.The Church of Scientology was among the religious groups recognized September 10 with a Religious Excellence Award from the Minister Interior of Taiwan ROC for outstanding contributions to the society. This is the 10th consecutive year the Ministry of Interior has recognized the... | Full Story >>

Mexico City School Safety Police Reach Out to Youth with The Truth About Drugs

THUMBNAIL The Social Reform Office of the National Scientology Organization of Mexico gives police tools to help youth. A team of officers of the Mexico City School Safety Police decided to reach out to youth during school summer holidays. For two days in July, the team distributed 7,500 copies of The Truth About Drugs drug education booklets at a summer fair... | Full Story >>

Scientology Churches Countering South Africa Drug Crisis

THUMBNAIL More than 400 attend drug prevention specialist seminars in Scientology Churches amid news of escalating drug use in the country.Illegal drugs and drug addiction in South Africa are a scourge West Cape Premier Helen Zille described as “a horrific situation that constitutes one of our greatest social crises.” The problem has escalated to such an... | Full Story >>

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Disaster Response, Born from the Ashes of 9/11

THUMBNAIL In the 12 years since 9/11, the Scientology Volunteer Ministers Disaster Response has grown to one of the world’s largest and most effective independent relief organizations. The more than 800 Volunteer Ministers who served at Ground Zero New York after the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, inspired a movement that now circles the globe with... | Full Story >>

Scientology-Sponsored Human Rights Initiative Featured at Obregon District Festival

THUMBNAIL The atmosphere was festive and the music was full of life this summer at the human rights concert cosponsored by Mexico City and the Mexico City Human Rights Commission last week.The festival was part of a series of programs to uplift the poverty and crime-ridden Mexico City district of Alvaro Obregon. The motto of the event was “to protect your rights,... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Moscow Honors Drug-Free Athletes

THUMBNAIL Athletes acknowledged for a stellar summer of drug prevention activities The athletes who participated in the 5th annual Marathon for a Drug-Free Russia were honored August 20 at the Church of Scientology of Moscow. Unlike a traditional 26-mile/42-km marathon that begins and ends in a single day, the Marathon for a Drug-Free Russia began June 22 and... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Madrid Hosts Congress on Civil Rights

THUMBNAIL Scientology Madrid hosted a five-day Congress on Civil Rights and International Law including a human rights seminar to attendees. Leaders of Spain’s black community organized and held a five-day congress on civil rights and international law August 1-5 at the National Church of Scientology of Spain. The congress brought together scholars and leaders... | Full Story >>

German Scientologists Taking Action Against Drug Abuse

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from German Scientology Churches are making this a summer for drug-free living. German Scientologists, dedicated to eradicating drug abuse through education, are bringing the truth about drugs to their communities. Taking advantage of the summer months to reach as many youth as possible, the “Say No to Drugs, Say Yes to Life” volunteers... | Full Story >>

Cape Town Scientologists Drug Prevention on Mandela Day

THUMBNAIL Joining the international movement to serve the community on Mandela Day, Cape Town Scientologists reached out to youth in their city with the truth about drugs. Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Cape Town honored Nelson Mandela on Mandela Day July 18, by distributing copies of The Truth About Drugs booklets throughout the city. In 2009,... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology New York Celebrates Friendship Day with Human Rights

THUMBNAIL Friendship Day, July 30, 2013, at the Church of Scientology New York. Human Rights was the theme July 30 when the Church of Scientology New York hosted a United Nations Friendship Day celebration for Scientology parishioners and community leaders. International Friendship Day was proclaimed by the UN in the belief that friendship between peoples, countries,... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre Hosts 44th Anniversary Gala

thumbnail On Saturday, August 24, the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International hosted its 44th Anniversary Gala in Hollywood. The black-tie event was attended by more than 1,000 guests including such prominent members of the Church as John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Anne Archer, Jenna Elfman, Nancy Cartwright, Michael Pena, Erika Christensen, Emily... | Full Story >>

Pasadena Scientologists Help Boy Scouts Learn the Truth about Drugs

THUMBNAIL Helping San Gabriel Scouts fulfill their duties at this summer’s San Gabriel Valley Council Boy Scout Expo When the Boy Scout movement began in America in 1910, youth faced a very different set of challenges. Today, drug abuse pervades every community and all levels of society. To help provide Scouts with the information they need to decide to live... | Full Story >>

Scientologists Fight Crime with Drug Prevention at D.C. National Night Out

THUMBNAIL Church of Scientology National Affairs Office promotes drug-free living in Washington, D.C., on National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime.” Volunteers from the Founding Church of Scientology of Washington, D.C., and staff of the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office joined in the celebration August 6 of the 30th annual National... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Los Angeles Hosts Drug Education Workshop

THUMBNAIL Drug counselors, gang interventionists and other community activists learned The Truth About Drugs curriculum at a workshop at the Church of Scientology Los Angeles. The Church of Scientology Los Angeles hosted a drug education workshop July 20 to train drug counselors, gang interventionists, drug rehabilitation specialists and other community activists... | Full Story >>

Cultural Diversity Marked Church of Scientology Hamburg Friendship Day Celebration

THUMBNAIL The Church of Scientology Hamburg hosted a United Nations International Friendship Day celebration and concert July 28 to promote the ideals the day represents.In 2011, the UN proclaimed Friendship Day in the belief that “friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.”... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Sacramento Hosts Day of Friendship Breakfast and Awards Ceremony

THUMBNAIL Second annual International Friendship Day event acknowledges community leaders. Seven Sacramento community and religious leaders were honored July 30 at the second annual United Nations International Friendship Day “Friends of the Community” breakfast and awards ceremony at the Church of Scientology of Sacramento.International Friendship Day was... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Hosts Interreligious Forum in Honor of Friendship Day

THUMBNAIL Nashville Church of Scientology celebrates International Day of Friendship with a forum dedicated to religious tolerance.The Church of Scientology & Celebrity Centre of Nashville hosted an interreligious forum on United Nations International Friendship Day July 30, bringing together leaders from across Tennessee to coordinate actions to raise the... | Full Story >>

Getting the Truth about Drugs to the People of Milan

THUMBNAIL Church of Scientology of Milan volunteers bring drug education to the youth of their city. Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Milan are ensuring that youth in their city learn the truth about drugs this summer.The Church, which supports The Truth About Drugs education and prevention initiative, has been in the forefront of drug education for... | Full Story >>

Helping Township Youth Live Drug-Free Lives

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Pretoria help protect youth in the South Africa township of Shoshunguve from the danger of drugs.Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Pretoria helped organize a park cleanup and drug education seminar July 20 in coordination with the Agape Youth Movement of Soshanguve to provide township youth the... | Full Story >>

Melbourne Oromo Community Sees Human Rights Education as Key to Peaceful Resolution of Conflict

THUMBNAIL The Church of Scientology of Melbourne organized a human rights education workshop for leaders of the Australian Oromo Community. Leaders of the African Oromo Community in Melbourne attended a human rights seminar July 7, 2013, as the first step of a program to bring change and hope to the Oromo people. The training session, organized by the Church... | Full Story >>

Venezuela Scientologists Reach Millions with the Truth About Drugs

THUMBNAIL The Truth About Drugs initiative, supported by the Church of Scientology, works year-round to combat drug abuse and addiction. The Truth About Drugs team of Venezuela pulled out all stops June 26, United National International Day against Drug Abuse and Addiction, to bring the message of drug-free living to people throughout the country.Mario Chirinos,... | Full Story >>

Melbourne Scientologists Kick Off Drug-Free Living

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Melbourne promote drug-free living at Aussie Rules Football game. In the wake of reports of increased use of social drugs like cocaine and methamphetamines among Australian Rules football players, volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Melbourne distributed thousands of copies of The Truth About Drugs... | Full Story >>

Marathon for a Drug-Free Russia 2013

THUMBNAIL Athletes from Scientology Churches, Missions and like-minded groups in the Commonwealth of Independent States ran in the 5th Annual Marathon for a Drug-Free Russia to spread the truth about drugs in towns and cities throughout their country.Launched June 22 in the city of Vladimir, 200 km east of Moscow, and timed to coincide with the United Nations... | Full Story >>

Ending the Cycle of Drug Abuse in Padova

THUMBNAIL Helping young people live drug-free lives with a drug prevention bicycle tour July 24, 2013, organized by the Church of Scientology of Padova. Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Padova organized a sports event 24 July to spread the word on drug-free living.Wearing their signature bright turquoise T-shirts, the team of volunteers from the Church... | Full Story >>

Truth About Drugs Booth at Mexico City Health Conference

THUMBNAIL National Scientology Organization of Mexico volunteers introduced the Truth About Drugs to health officials, parents and community programs. Representatives of the National Scientology Organization of Mexico participated in a July 2013 conference organized by the Secretary of Health of Mexico City, making The Truth About Drugs booklets and audiovisual... | Full Story >>

Bridge Publications Wins 5th Manufacturing Leadership 100 and President’s Circle Award

THUMBNAIL Bridge Publications, publisher and distributor of the Dianetics and Scientology books of L. Ron Hubbard, is honored for setting the standard for the publishing industry. At the Manufacturing Leadership Summit June 3-5 in Palm Beach, Florida, Bridge Publications, Inc. earned its fifth consecutive Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award, an honor that... | Full Story >>

Countering Drug Myths in Seattle

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Seattle bring the truth about drugs to the youth of the city. A team of volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Seattle, concerned by drug abuse trends in their city, have dedicated themselves to providing youth with the information they need to make informed decisions to live drug-free.They observed... | Full Story >>

Canadian Scientologists Warn of Dangers of Synthetic Drugs

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from Scientology Churches in Canada promote drug-free living. Promoting the message of the United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking—“Make health your new ‘high’ not drugs” —volunteers from Scientology Churches across Canada are helping hundreds of young people learn the truth about drugs this... | Full Story >>

Center of Scientology Focuses on Conflict Resolution in Israel

THUMBNAIL Seeking a lasting peace in Israel, the Center of Scientology brings Arabs and Jews together to resolve conflicts.The Center of Scientology of Tel Aviv held the second in a series of conflict resolution seminars 16 July. Their purpose: to ensure a lasting peace for all.“Our aim in Scientology is a better civilization where people can grow and improve... | Full Story >>

Mexico Police Unit Trains on Scientology-supported Drug Education Initiative

THUMBNAIL Scientologists work with Mexican police to help youth live drug-free lives. To ensure youth in Mexico are provided with the information they need to make informed decisions to live drug-free, the Social Reform Office of the National Scientology Organization of Mexico helped organize and conduct a training program July 8-12 for the Mexico City Police... | Full Story >>

Greater Los Angeles Rallies Against Drugs

THUMBNAIL Scientology Churches throughout Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley participated in drug prevention activities on United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.Active in drug education for many years, volunteers from Scientology Churches of Greater Los Angeles observed United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse... | Full Story >>

Scientology National Affairs Office Hosts Forum on Synthetic Drugs

THUMBNAIL On United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office hosted a drug prevention forum focusing on a new breed of dangerous synthetic drugs. Diplomats, federal agency employees, nonprofits, and regional activists gathered at the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office June... | Full Story >>

Forum Caps Scientology Drug Prevention Activities in Mexico

THUMBNAIL Throughout Mexico, Scientology volunteers observed United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking with drug prevention activities.Mexican Scientologists crowned the past year’s drug prevention activities June 26 with a United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking forum. Attended by law enforcement... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Amsterdam Celebrates 150th Anniversary of Abolition of Dutch Slave Trade

THUMBNAIL Marking 150th anniversary of Dutch abolition with human rights education. July 1 marked the 150th anniversary of the abolition of the Dutch slave trade. Each year, the day is celebrated in Amsterdam with a parade and a festival known as “Keti Koti,” which means “cut the shackles” in the native language of Surinam, the former Dutch Guiana.Volunteers... | Full Story >>

United Nations International Day against Drugs on Copenhagen’s Walking Street

THUMBNAIL On one of the longest days of the year, volunteers from Copenhagen Scientology Churches helped local residents and visitors from around the world learn the truth about drugs.All along Copenhagen’s walking street, young people dressed in signature turquoise T-shirts were helping local residents and tourists learn the truth about drugs June 26, United... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Berlin Promotes Drug-Free Living

THUMBNAIL On United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Berlin Scientologists promoted drug-free living through the Truth About Drugs initiative.Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Berlin promoted drug-free living June 26, lending their voices to drug prevention activists around the world on United Nations International... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology National Affairs Office Hosts Mandela Day Tribute

thumb Mandela great-nephew video conferences from South Africa to speak to community leaders observing Mandela Day in Washington, D.C.   Diplomats, leaders and community activists gathered at the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office July 18 in observance of United Nations Nelson Mandela International Day for Freedom Justice and Democracy. Service... | Full Story >>

Colombia Scientologists Promote Drug Awareness

THUMBNAIL On United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Bogotá held a workshop and street events to reach youth with the truth about drugs.In observance of United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, on June 26 volunteers from the Church of Scientology... | Full Story >>

Turin Youth Race Against Drug Abuse

THUMBNAIL Church of Scientology Turin took a leading role in this year’s Festival of San Giovanni with the message of the United Nations International Day against Drug Aguse and Illicit Trafficking. Spirits were high a Piazza Borgo Dora in Turin June 24 when the city turned out to celebrate the festival of San Giovanni with a race against drugs. Organized... | Full Story >>

Padova’s Fifth Annual “Say No to Drugs” Soccer Championship

THUMBNAIL Organized by the Church of Scientology of Padova, the fifth annual “Say No to Drugs” soccer tournament promotes drug-free living to the youth of the region. The Church of Scientology Padova held its fifth annual “Dico No alla Droga” (Say No to Drugs) soccer championship June 23 in observance of the United Nations International Day against Drug-Abuse... | Full Story >>

Greek Scientologists Spread Truth About Drugs

THUMBNAIL A team of volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Athens marked United Nations International Day against Drugs Abuse and Illicit Trafficking with a drug prevention event providing the truth about drugs.The motto of this year’s United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking—“Make health your ‘new high’ in life,... | Full Story >>

Taiwanese Scientologists Reach Out to Youth on Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

THUMBNAIL Determined to counter drug abuse in their country, members of the Church of Scientology Missions of Kaohsiung and Taichung promoted drug-free living on United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.Volunteers of the Church of Scientology Missions of Kaohsiung and Taichung marked United Nations International Day against... | Full Story >>

European Scientology Volunteers Promote Drug-Free Living

THUMBNAIL In observance of United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, volunteers from the Brussels branch of the Churches of Scientology for Europe dedicated a week to drug prevention activities.In the European Union, an estimated 5 percent of youth ages 15-24 have experimented with one or more designer drugs according to the... | Full Story >>

Drug-Free Day on Times Square, New York

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from the Churches of Scientology of New York bring the truth about drugs to Times Square. In honor of United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, on June 29, volunteers from the Church of Scientology of New York distributed thousands of copies of Truth About Drugs educational booklets on Times Square. The... | Full Story >>

Scientologists Raising Awareness of Human Rights in Costa Rica

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from the Church of Scientology Mission of Costa Rica tackle human rights abuses—including human trafficking—through education.Costa Rica is a Central American paradise, known for its lush natural beauty, acknowledged by the United Nations Development Programme for surpassing human development standards compared with countries of the... | Full Story >>

Junior Soccer Match Kicks Off Human Rights Awareness

THUMBNAIL The Youth for Human Rights soccer team competed in a human rights soccer match organized by the Association for Human Rights and Tolerance of Italy. Youth for Human Rights is supported by the Church of Scientology.Students from Monza and Civate in northern Italy are now Junior Ambassadors for Human Rights, an award they earned June 15 after competing... | Full Story >>

Launching a Safe Summer in East Tampa with The Way to Happiness

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from the Church of Scientology are helping make the summer safe for Tampa Bay-area families with The Way to Happiness. Church of Scientology volunteers joined in the spirit of the season June 8 as families enjoyed the annual East Tampa Community Revitalization Partnership “Have a Safe Summer” festival at Alfred “Al” Barnes, Jr. Park.Encouraged... | Full Story >>

Sydney Scientologists Getting Out the Truth About Drugs

THUMBNAIL A team of volunteers from the Church of Scientology Sydney got the jump on United Nations Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking through a street event helping hundreds of people learn the truth about drugs.A week before the June 26 official date of the United Nations Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, a team of volunteers from... | Full Story >>

Training Venezuela Airport Personnel on The Way to Happiness

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from the Church of Scientology train firefighters at Simón Bolívar International Airport in Caracas on The Way to Happiness Volunteers from the Church of Scientology conducted a seminar in June for 50 airport firefighters (bomberos aeronauticos) working at Simón Bolívar International Airport in Caracas, Venezuela, part of an overall initiative... | Full Story >>

Center of Scientology of Tel Aviv Helps Youth in the Game of a Drug-Free Life

THUMBNAIL Israeli Scientologists helping youth live drug-free The Center of Scientology of Tel Aviv organized a special soccer tournament June 16-18 in the northern Israel city of Tamra to promote drug-free living. The tournament, timed to take place at the end of the school year, marked the culmination of a project to provide drug education in all the middle... | Full Story >>

Chef’s Showcase at the Fort Harrison Benefits Local Children

thumb A unique fundraiser at the Church of Scientology Fort Harrison religious retreat was held on behalf of Clearwater Community Volunteers.Five chefs, five courses and five wines: that was the fare enjoyed by the 85 guests June 9 at the Chef’s Showcase, a fundraiser at the Fort Harrison, the Church of Scientology religious retreat.  The event raised... | Full Story >>

Ultramarathoner Braves Toughest Race on Earth for The Way to Happiness

THUMBNAIL Scientologist John Radich competes in marathons and ultramarathons in partnership with The Way to Happiness Foundation. The Way to Happiness, a nonreligious moral code based entirely on common sense, was written by author, humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard. The Church of Scientology supports distribution of The Way to Happiness... | Full Story >>

Scientologists Working to Raise Awareness of Human Rights in Ukraine

THUMBNAIL Erosion of human rights in Ukraine cited by human rights watchdog groups has prompted members of Church of Scientology Mission of Kiev to step up their human rights education activities and awareness-raising initiative.A team of Ukrainian Scientologists have taken on promoting and seeing that human rights is widely taught in their country. Ukraine,... | Full Story >>

Scientology Center of Tel Aviv Promotes Peace in the West Bank

THUMBNAIL To promote peace in the West Bank, one of the world’s most turbulent zones, volunteers from the Center of Scientology of Tel Aviv distribute thousands of copies of The Way to Happiness, the nonreligious, common sense moral code written by author, humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard.To help bridge differences and promote peace,... | Full Story >>

Scientology-supported Human Rights Program Expands into Cameroon

THUMBNAIL The African Human Rights Leadership Campaign, under the banner of Youth for Human Rights, launches in Cameroon to provide young African men and women the training and experience to create and sustain a just and prosperous society.Decades of gruesome civil wars have decimated wide regions of sub-Sahara Africa. Despite their tremendous natural and human... | Full Story >>

Greek Scientologists Bring Hope with The Way to Happiness

THUMBNAIL With uncertainty from the financial crisis affecting families across the country, The Way to Happiness, a commonsense guide to better living, by author, humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, is providing hope and direction to the people of Greece.Austerity measures undertaken to salvage the Greek economy have brought hardship to citizens... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology London Calls for Moral Resurgence

THUMBNAIL Is the UK sinking into moral decline? The Church of Scientology of London rallied London community leaders to discuss the issue and introduce them to The Way to Happiness—a tool to reverse the trend.Community, civic and religious leaders gathered at the Church of Scientology of London for a conference titled, “Is the UK sinking into moral decline?”... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Mission Helps Teachers Tackle Behavior Problems

THUMBNAIL Elementary school teachers in Kaohsiung attended a seminar based on The Way to Happiness, a nonreligious moral code based entirely on common sense, written by author, humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard.Volunteers from the Church of Scientology Mission of Kaohsiung are helping teachers contend with elementary school behavior and... | Full Story >>

Scientologists Introduce Human Rights Education to Ecuador Schools, Police

THUMBNAIL Injecting tolerance and compassion into Ecuadorian society with the human rights initiative supported by the Church of Scientology. Over the past three years, hundreds of thousands of Ecuadorian students have learned the basic principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through a human rights education programs supported by the... | Full Story >>

The Way to Happiness—Targeting Violence in Juarez

THUMBNAIL Juarez, Mexico, was known as the murder capital of the world. But the homicide rate has declined by 45 percent since the broad distribution of The Way to Happiness, a booklet featured in a new brochure published by the Church of Scientology.Twenty-year-old Juan Carlos Martinez looked out across the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and wondered what... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology of Rome Hosts Human Rights Conference

THUMBNAIL The Church of Scientology of Rome and Association for Human Rights and Tolerance of Italy co-hosted a human rights conference and open house May 30, 2013, that spotlighted plight for the people of Tibet.Tibetan exile and human rights advocate Mr. Gelek Yakar, president of the Mandala Project Center, was the special guest speaker at a human rights conference... | Full Story >>

Scientology Volunteers Train Venezuela Educators on The Way to Happiness

THUMBNAIL Venezuela educators gained valuable tools to help their students at the first The Way to Happiness Educators’ Convention in Caracas. More than 400 educators participated in the first The Way to Happiness Educators’ Convention at Santa Maria University in Caracas, Venezuela, June 1, 2013, where they learned to conduct character education classes... | Full Story >>

Human Rights Hero Awarded at Event Hosted by Church of Scientology of Milan

THUMBNAIL The Venerable Tenzin Bagdro, Tibetan monk and champion of Tibetan independence, was recognized with an Association for Human Rights and Tolerance Italy Human Rights Hero Award at a conference hosted by the Church of Scientology of Milan.The Association for Human Rights and Tolerance of Italy held a human rights conference and awards ceremony May 24,... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology of London Combats Drug Abuse

thumb The Church of Scientology of London held a drug education and prevention forum to tackle the epidemic of drug abuse. Representatives from law enforcement, community groups and NGOs gathered in the Chapel of the Church of Scientology of London on May 29 to discuss, coordinate and plan actions to tackle the epidemic of drug abuse.   Through... | Full Story >>

Scientology-supported Human Rights Initiative Bringing Reform to Nepal

THUMBNAIL Youth for Human Rights, a program supported by the Church of Scientology, is bringing human rights awareness to Nepal. Motivated by the May 2012 findings of the U.S. State Department Human Rights Report, over the past year Youth for Human Rights Nepal has introduced human rights education to Nepalese security forces.The State Department report stated... | Full Story >>

The Way to Happiness Helping Prison Inmates Reform

THUMBNAIL A nonreligious moral code that helps prisoners take stock of their lives is the subject of a new brochure published by the Church of Scientology. The average cost of incarcerating one inmate in the United States in 2010 was $31,286. In a study conducted in 40 American states and published by the Center on Sentencing and Corrections, the cost to taxpayers... | Full Story >>

Scientology Center of Tel Aviv Helps Ramla Teens Learn their Rights

THUMBNAIL More than 100 youth attended human rights lectures at the Scientology Center of Tel Aviv. More than 100 teens from the city of Ramla learned of the 30 rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through seminars provided by the Public Affairs Department of the Scientology Center of Tel Aviv.The students watched the documentary The... | Full Story >>

Marathon for a Drug-Free UK Supported by Church of Scientology

THUMBNAIL The Marathon for a Drug-Free UK completed a grueling 26-day, 965 km (600 mile) race from the tip of England to Edinburgh, Scotland, to promote drug-free living in the United Kingdom. A team of runners spent the better part of May 2013 on a 965 km (600 mile) run to promote drug-free living—the Marathon for a Drug-Free UK. The initiative was held under... | Full Story >>

Scientologists Unite to Combat Violence in Venezuela

THUMBNAIL Venezuela violent crime rate prompts massive distribution of The Way to Happiness funded by donations from Scientologists around the world. Over the past 14 years, the Venezuela homicide rate has spiraled out of control, rising from 25 per 100,000 residents in 1999 to a devastating 45.1 per 100,000 in 2011, a matter of great concern to the country’s... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Honors Tibetan Freedom Fighter

THUMBNAIL New brochure, Scientology: How We Help—United for Human Rights, Making Human Rights a Global Reality, released at a conference honoring Tibetan monk the Venerable Tenzin Bagdro, a Tibetal monk and champion of Tibet independence.The Church of Scientology Padova released a new publication, Scientology: How We Help—United for Human Rights, Making Human... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Recognizes Tampa Bay Volunteers

THUMBNAIL Deserving Tampa Bay area volunteers were presented with the President’s Volunteer Service Awards at the National Volunteer Week celebration at the Fort Harrison religious retreat of the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization. In celebration of National Volunteer Week, Tampa Bay volunteers were recognized April 24 at the Fort Harrison religious... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Pasadena Hosts Forum to Tackle Teen Drug Abuse

THUMBNAIL Pasadena leaders at the Truth About Drugs Prevention Forum at the Church of Scientology of Pasadena April 20 joined forces in fight against drug epidemic. More than 80 civic, community and religious leaders representing over a dozen groups and associations attended a Truth About Drugs Prevention Forum April 20 at the Church of Scientology of Pasadena.... | Full Story >>

United for Human Rights Florida Volunteer Earns Presidential Award

THUMBNAIL Gracia Bennish, President of United for Human Rights Florida, is an active proponent of human rights education and the care of victims of human trafficking. Her 640 hours of volunteer service last year earned her a President’s Volunteer Service Award. Gracia Bennish received a well-deserved acknowledgement April 24, 2013, for her 640 hours of volunteer... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology of Pretoria Releases New Drug Prevention Brochure

THUMBNAIL Introducing the Truth About Drugs to government, community, and religious leaders in South Africa’s capital To make effective drug prevention broadly available in every sector of South African society, the Church of Scientology of Pretoria invited government, community and religious leaders to attend an open house and presentation April 13, 2013,... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Padova Holds The Way to Happiness Open House

THUMBNAIL New Scientology Church in Padova, Italy, promotes aligned community action to lower crime and improve moral values At a conference and open house April 27, at the new Church of Scientology of Padova, Italy, Church officials released a new brochure aimed at uplifting the community and lowering crime rates.The brochure, Scientology: How We Help—Creating... | Full Story >>

New Scientology Brochure Features Ukraine Tutoring Program

THUMBNAIL Logos, an Applied Scholastics tutoring program in the Ukraine featured in a new brochure published by the Church of Scientology, raised passing rates on state exams to 94 percent from the previous 40 percent average. The Applied Scholastics Logos program in the Ukraine is featured in a new brochure, Scientology: How We Help—Applied Scholastics, Achieving... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology of Milan Releases New Human Rights Publication

THUMBNAIL The Church of Scientology Milan hosted an open house and conference May 3, 2013, to release a new brochure, Scientology: How We Help—United for Human Rights, Making Human Rights a Global Reality.Officials, NGO representatives and community and religious leaders gathered in the Church Chapel where host Antonella Russo, from the public affairs office... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Hosts Conference on Energy Reform

THUMBNAIL At a conference at the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office in Washington, D.C., solar energy pioneer Dr. Richard Komp described his program for making affordable energy available to impoverished villages in Africa, Latin America, India and the Carribean.Washington, D.C.—Solar energy pioneer Dr. Richard Komp of Skyheat Associates, Harrington,... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Budapest Promotes Literacy

THUMBNAIL The Church of Scientology Budapest and Applied Scholastics of Hungary organized an education round table where they released the new brochure Scientology: How We Help—Applied Scholastics, Achieving Literacy and Education. The Church of Scientology Budapest and Applied Scholastics of Hungary hosted a literacy and education round table April 24, 2013,... | Full Story >>

Scientologists Spreading Human Rights Awareness Throughout Italy

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from the Churches of Scientology of Italy have reached 33,000 students with human rights education. It was no ordinary theater performance that the 400 guests at Naples’ Palapartenope Theater enjoyed May 4, 2013. The show was part of a movement that is gaining momentum throughout Italy, driven by volunteers from the Church of Scientology.... | Full Story >>

Russian Scientologists Strive to Defeat Drug Abuse on Victory Day

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from the St. Petersburg Scientology religious group distribute drug education booklets to conquer drug abuse on Victory Day “Victory Day” is celebrated throughout Russia on May 9 to commemorate the end of World War II. Scientologists from the St. Petersburg Scientology religious group spent the entire week promoting victory of a different... | Full Story >>

Czech Youth Learn the Key to Happiness

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from the Church of Scientology Mission of Prague conduct character education lectures based on The Way to Happiness.More than 100 young men and women attending a business academy and language school in the West Bohemia city of Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic are learning what may be the very "secret" to happiness through lectures on The... | Full Story >>

Artists Focus on Human Rights at Sunscreen Film Festival

THUMBNAIL For the past five years, Youth for Human Rights, supported by the Scientology Churches of the Tampa Bay area, has been one of the sponsors of the Sunscreen Film Festival. Industry professionals see film as the best medium to promote human rights.Once a year, St. Petersburg, Florida, goes “Hollywood” for the Sunscreen Film Festival, now in its 8th... | Full Story >>

Annual International Convention Focuses on Education Quality

THUMBNAIL The annual international convention of a program featured in a new Scientology brochure focused on simple solutions to raise the quality of education. Quality education is essential in our increasingly technological world. And quality education depends on teacher skill. These were the focus of the annual convention in Spanish Lake, Missouri, April... | Full Story >>

Scientologists Add a Touch of Happiness to Hamburg Marathon

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Hamburg distributed thousands of copies of The Way to Happiness at the 2013 Hamburg Marathon.More than 10,000 finished the Hamburg Marathon April 21. Following a minute of silence in honor of the Boston Marathon, which took place exactly one week earlier, runners exploded past the starting line and kept... | Full Story >>

Sacramento Event Targets Traffic Deaths from Drugs and Alcohol

THUMBNAIL Church of Scientology of Sacramento introduces Sacramento religious leaders to the Truth About Drugs education program to help decrease fatalities and serious traffic accidents caused by drug abuse.To counter pro-drug propaganda, the International Faith Based Coalition (IFBC) called on religious leaders to speak out at a rally held to draw attention... | Full Story >>

Human Rights Education Conference at the Moscow Church of Scientology

THUMBNAIL A human rights conference at the Moscow Church of Scientology March 26 introduced educators to the human rights educational resources of Youth for Human Rights.The Moscow Church of Scientology opened its doors March 26 for a special Youth for Human Rights conference to provide Moscow educators with tools to teach the Universal Declaration of Human Rights... | Full Story >>

Convention Highlights Social Change from The Way to Happiness

THUMBNAIL Delegates from 13 nations heard remarkable stories of social change in the wake of the distribution of a simple booklet featured in a new brochure by the Church of Scientology.More than 80 delegates representing 13 nations convened April 26-28 for the second annual convention and awards banquet of The Way to Happiness Foundation in Glendale, California.... | Full Story >>

New Brochure on Applied Scholastics Released in Brussels

THUMBNAIL Overcoming the barriers to study was the focus of an open house and conference April 23, 2013, at the Brussels Branch of the Churches of Scientology of Europe.The Brussels Branch of the Churches of Scientology of Europe brought together students, educators and representatives of NGOs April 23, 2013, to introduce them to Applied Scholastics International... | Full Story >>

Celebrating Youth for Human Rights Day at Scientology National Office

THUMBNAIL Civic, religious and community leaders met at the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office April 5 to celebrate Youth for Human Rights Day. April 5 is Youth for Human Rights Day and no better place to commemorate the occasion than at the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office in Washington, D.C. The Office was opened in September 2012 at... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology of Inglewood Hosts Seminar and Open House

THUMBNAIL Honor students learn how The Way to Happiness has been used to uplift communities and reduce crime.A group of 77 students were guests at a special open house and seminar at the Church of Scientology of Inglewood, California, March 12, 2013.The students are enrolled in a sociology class at City Honors Preparatory High School, a charter school in Inglewood,... | Full Story >>

St. Petersburg Scientologists Combat Racial Discrimination

THUMBNAIL In commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, volunteers from the St. Petersburg Scientology religious group carried out a week of human rights awareness activities. St. Petersburg Scientologists carried out a week of human rights activities to raise awareness of human rights and show support for those who are... | Full Story >>

Scientology, How We Help—Taking Back our Communities with The Way to Happiness

THUMBNAIL Members of the Church of Scientology support MAD DADS in its work to reclaim the neighborhoods of Minneapolis.MAD DADS—Men Against Destruction, Defending Against Drugs and Social Disorder—has added a new weapon in the fight against crime, drugs and violence on the streets of Minneapolis: The Way to Happiness, a common sense guide to better living.... | Full Story >>

Scientology: How We Help—A Brighter Future for Ghana Children

THUMBNAIL The Association for Human Rights and Tolerance and the Church of Scientology of Milan opened the third UNITED for Africa school in Ghana April 13, 2013.Imagine the children of an entire village celebrating because they have a school to attend. Those who live in the remote western Ghana village of Asukese call this the “Magic School” because its... | Full Story >>

Bernard Percy—One of those Teachers you Never Forget

THUMBNAIL Just returned to Los Angeles from Spanish Lake, Missouri, from the annual conference of Applied Scholastics International April 4 - 6, Bernard Percy has been involved for the past four decades in the movement described in a new brochure published by the Church of Scientology.Those of us who are lucky can look back over our schools years and remember... | Full Story >>

Indonesia Embassy Hosts The Way to Happiness Seminar

THUMBNAIL Staff of the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office shared the “secret” of happiness with members of the Indonesian community in Washington, D.C.Head of the Consular Division for the Indonesian Embassy to the United States in Washington, D.C., hosted a seminar April 6 on The Way to Happiness—the nonreligious moral code based entirely on... | Full Story >>

Youth for Human Rights Toronto Promote Tolerance

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Toronto introduced visitors to a unique human rights education program at the York Regional Police 11th annual commemoration of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.The Toronto chapter of Youth for Human Rights International actively supported the York Regional Police 11th annual... | Full Story >>

On World Health Day, Tampa Scientologists Promote Drug-Free Living

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from the Churches of Scientology of the Tampa Bay Area spent World Health Day April 7 helping local residents make healthy choices by providing the truth about drugs. Members of the Churches of Scientology in the Tampa Bay area marked World Health Day April 7 by taking action against drug abuse—a health issue that has become an epidemic.... | Full Story >>

New Scientology Brochure Aims to Raise Education Standards

THUMBNAIL To halt the decline of educational standards, the Church of Scientology has published a new brochure, Scientology: How We Help—Applied Scholastics, Achieving Literacy and Education. There is little doubt that American schools are failing in their duty to provide adequate education to our nation’s youth. It was this fact that led U.S. Secretary of... | Full Story >>

Scientology: How We Help—Bringing Happiness to the Eternal City

THUMBNAIL The Church of Scientology has published a new brochure, Scientology: How We Help—The Way to Happiness, Creating a World of Honesty, Trust & Self-Respect. Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Rome share this “secret” of happiness with their city and visitors from around the world.With all the pomp and ceremony of an ancient Roman circus,... | Full Story >>

Bringing Great Education Home

THUMBNAIL A new brochure released by the Church of Scientology features the Applied Scholastics Online Academy, a fully independent, nondenominational organization that is revolutionizing homeschooling According to the most recent survey by National Household Education Survey Program (NHES), some 1.5 million American students were homeschooled in 2007, a 36 percent... | Full Story >>

Scientologists Make Dream Come True for Ghana Children

THUMBNAIL The Church of Scientology of Milano cosponsors the creation of schools in Ghana villages. Two Scientologists left for Ghana April 7 for the opening of their latest elementary school, making education available for the first time to children of an entire village.With funds raised by the Church of Scientology of Milano and the Association for Human Rights... | Full Story >>

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Multi-Faith Clergy Council and the Church of Scientology International Host Character Education Training for Clergy.

THUMBNAIL The Way to Happiness is the latest in a series of professional enhancement seminars presented to members of the Sheriff’s Multi-Faith Clergy Council, intended to increase understanding and tolerance and reinforce the County’s declining crime rates. One hundred members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Multi-Faith Executive Clergy... | Full Story >>

Scientology: How We Help—Defying the Education Odds

THUMBNAIL Nearly half of all American adults—60 million people—are functionally illiterate. The students of Delphian School in Sheridan, Oregon, are already exceptions to that rule. Eight million students have been labeled as “learning disabled,” with prescription drugs too often the “remedy” rather than the three “Rs.” Standing in sharp contrast... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Counters Racism with Petition Drive

THUMBNAIL Youth for Human Rights volunteers promote human rights education on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.In commemoration of the International Day for the of Elimination of Racial Discrimination, young volunteers from Youth for Human Rights Brussels held a human rights petition drive on a cold and blustery day in the Louise... | Full Story >>

Sydney Scientologists Promote Happiness

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Sydney spent International Happiness Day sharing a book that may very well contain the “secret” of happiness.Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Sydney spent the first International Day of Happiness providing neighbors with The Way to Happiness—a simple gift to guarantee their happiness year-round.... | Full Story >>

Scientology: How We Help—Living Up to the President’s School Standards

THUMBNAIL A new brochure, released by the Church of Scientology in March 2013, features the Delphian program, an educational model that lives up to President Obama’s standards for American schools.In his 2013 State of the Union Address, President Obama called for “modern schools worthy of our children.” Schools like this are too often sadly lacking—witness... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Cambridge Celebrates Diversity

THUMBNAIL In commemoration of United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, volunteers from the new Church of Scientology of Cambridge, Ontario, promoted human rights at Kitchener City Hall.Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Cambridge joined other community groups from the tri-city area March 21 in a celebration of diversity... | Full Story >>

Parents/Educators Praise Study Methods Described in New Brochure

THUMBNAIL A new brochure released by the Church of Scientology, presents Applied Scholastics and Study Technology developed by author, humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard. Parents lucky enough to never need help with their children’s education can afford to ignore the information presented in the new brochure released by the Church of Scientology,... | Full Story >>

Scientology Presents Musical Tribute to Black History Month

The Church of Scientology National Affairs Office in Washington, D.C., commemorated Black History Month with a concert performed in Fraser Mansion’s Chestnut Hall. Those attending the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office Black History Month Concert February 23 enjoyed a celebration of the music and words of African-American and Afro-British... | Full Story >>

Educators Praise Human Rights Educational Materials

THUMBNAIL A new brochure published by the Church of Scientology features human rights education booklets and videos that have been adopted by educators around the world to teach their pupils the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.Although 2013 marks the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the need for its full implementation is as... | Full Story >>

Scientology Brochure Tells What is Behind 50 Percent Drop in Colombia Crime

THUMBNAIL A new brochure released by the Church of Scientology features the remarkable results from permeating an entire nation with The Way to Happiness message.In 2004, the United Nations described the Colombian conflicts as “the worst humanitarian crisis in the Western Hemisphere.” Less than a decade later, crime rates have dropped by 50 percent and Colombian... | Full Story >>

Raising the Bar on Human Rights in India

THUMBNAIL New brochure published by the Church of Scientology features a profile of Youth for Human Rights India and its work to make human rights an everyday reality for all people of the country. India, a nation of more than 1.2 billion and the world’s largest democracy, is a nation struggling with a broad range of human rights issues. Some 30 percent of... | Full Story >>

Scientology Volunteers Address the Cause of Bullying in Japan

THUMBNAIL 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... | Full Story >>

Reversing Attitudes That Lead Students to Drop Out of School

THUMBNAIL A new brochure published by the Church of Scientology features an Applied Scholastics-licensed school that defies national averages when it comes to the attitudes that spell the difference between graduation and dropping out.A survey of students at the Delphian School, conducted by an independent researcher, found student attitudes overwhelmingly positive... | Full Story >>

Booklet an Agent of Peace in Troubled Times

THUMBNAIL The Church of Scientology has published a new brochure that describes the power of The Way to Happiness in reconciling differences and bringing peace.A new brochure published by the Church of Scientology relates instances where the book The Way to Happiness has helped restore calm in times of conflict and crisis.The 21 precepts of The Way to Happiness,... | Full Story >>

Scientology: How We Help—Cape Town, the Final Destination of the 2013 Youth for Human Rights World Tour

THUMBNAIL The commemoration of South Africa Human Rights Day in Cape Town March 21 was a fitting conclusion to the 10th Annual Youth for Human Rights International World Educational Tour.Youth for Human Rights International President Dr. Mary Shuttleworth was the special guest of King Thomas Edgar Brown March 21 at the National Khoisan Kingdom Cultural Event... | Full Story >>

Scientology: How We Help—Africa Human Rights Youth Summit

THUMBNAIL The Church of Scientology of Johannesburg co-organized the Africa Human Rights Youth Summit 2013 and welcomed the 10th annual Youth for Human Rights International World Educational Tour to South Africa.The 10th annual Youth for Human Rights International World Educational Tour arrived in South Africa March 15 to hold the Africa Youth Summit 2013 and... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Celebrates Diversity Through Human Rights

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Melbourne joined in an interfaith celebration of Cultural Diversity Week by promoting human rights awareness.Commuters passing by Victoria’s Flinders Station during Cultural Diversity Week in March were invited to register their support for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Volunteers from the... | Full Story >>

Scientology: How We Help—Empowering Kids with the Gift of Reading

THUMBNAIL A new brochure released by the Church of Scientology in March describes a program tutors like Lynn Malin of La Crosse, Wisconsin, use to introduce kids to the joy of reading.Lynn Malin’s volunteer activities earned her the 2012 Adult-Youth Award from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater La Crosse, Wisconsin. Since 2007, her after-school program has... | Full Story >>

Scientology: How We Help—Turning the Tide on School Bullying in Taiwan

THUMBNAIL New survey shows significant decrease in Taiwan school bullying coinciding with human rights education program by Scientology-supported group.Results of a survey released March 18 indicate a significant decrease in school bullying coincides with educational activities carried out in Taiwan schools by Youth for Human Rights Taiwan since 2004. Supported... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Nashville Moderates Interfaith Panel at Tennessee Capitol

THUMBNAIL Rev. Brian Fesler, Director of Special Affairs of the Church of Scientology Nashville, moderated an interfaith panel at the annual Tennessee House of Representatives Faith Day, March 19, 2013. In a tradition hosted annually by Tennessee State Representative Brenda Gilmore, Faith Day 2013 drew on the experience, concern and insight of leaders of the... | Full Story >>

Is the Applied Scholastics ASAP Program a Cure for Teen Dropouts?

THUMBNAIL President Obama has asked states to raise the school dropout age to 18. But will this generate enough improvement to justify the cost? A brochure published by the Church of Scientology in March 2013 offers a program that just may hold the key to making this strategy work. Over the past month, Kentucky, North Carolina and Minnesota joined the states... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Urges Humane Values to Counter Xenophobia

THUMBNAIL South Africa Human Rights Day marred by distrust of non-South Africans A survey just released by South African research and conference project FutureFact raises the specter of violence fueled by prejudicial attitudes toward foreign nationals living in South Africa.The 2012 survey of 2,946 South Africans age 15 years and over found “eight out of ten... | Full Story >>

Danish Scientologist Believes Anyone Can Learn Math—Fast

THUMBNAIL A new brochure released by the Church of Scientology in March shows how Applied Scholastics programs such as the tutoring center of the Aagard family in Copenhagen, Denmark, are making quality education available in countries around the world.In 1989, on the urging of Ole Hemmingsholt, European Director of Applied Scholastics, Christian Aagaard began... | Full Story >>

Scientology: How We Help—Enabling Teachers and Students to Succeed

THUMBNAIL A new brochure released by the Church of Scientology International in March 2013 spotlights Applied Scholastics and Study Technology, which have bettered the lives of countless teachers and students the world over for more than four decades.Nowhere are the benefits of Study Technology more tangible than in the competent and caring hands of Claudia Garcia... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology in Taiwan Hosts First Asian Human Rights Youth Summit

THUMBNAIL Youth delegates representing 10 nations met with Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou who welcomed the 10th annual Youth for Human Rights International World Educational Tour and first Asian Human Rights Youth Summit to his country. The first Asian Human Rights Youth Summit, cosponsored by the 10th annual Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) World Educational... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Welcomes Drug Prevention Cyclists on Hollywood Stop of Worldwide Tour

Thumb Circling the globe by bike in the name of a drug-free world Reverend Bob Adams of the Church of Scientology International and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president Leron Gubler welcomed two Russian Federation athletes April 1st, who are raising awareness of the need for drug education. The cyclists, Alen Khairullin and Pavel Grachev were in Hollywood... | Full Story >>

Scientology Mexico Holds International Women’s Day Open House

THUMBNAIL Human rights conference and open house at the National Scientology Organization for Mexico commemorated International Women’s Day March 1.Public Affairs Director of the Scientology Organization for Mexico Francis Saucedo hosted a conference and human rights open house March 1 to commemorate United Nations Women’s Day. Director of Community... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Hosts Conference to Reverse Alarming Reading Trends

THUMBNAIL An ad hoc group of Pinellas County, Florida, educators met to discuss the literacy crisis and propose action to reverse plummeting reading scores.The Church of Scientology hosted a conference of professional and volunteer Pinellas County women educators at the Fort Harrison Hotel March 9, to coordinate action to reverse alarming trends in literacy.... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Cambridge Launches Community Outreach Activities

THUMBNAIL The Church of Scientology Cambridge, Ontario, dedicated in February 2013, now holds its first community open house on the theme “Creating a Drug-Free World.”The Church of Scientology Cambridge, Ontario, welcomed parishioners, neighbors and community leaders to its new home at 1305 Bishop St. North, offering its services on drug and alcohol abuse... | Full Story >>

Architect Building a Drug-Free Future for Israeli Youth

THUMBNAIL Center of Scientology for Tel Aviv hosts drug prevention seminar to help youth make informed decisions to live drug free.The 40 high school students and their teachers who attended a three-hour seminar at the Center of Scientology for Tel Aviv last week came away with a conviction to leave harmful substances alone. The seminar was presented by Ayelet... | Full Story >>

New Scientology Brochure Published on International Day of Happiness

THUMBNAIL A new brochure on The Way to Happiness was released by the Church of Scientology on International Happiness Day to help accomplish the goal of this new United Nations Day. In honor of the first International Day of Happiness March 20, 2013, the Church of Scientology has released a new brochure, putting the means to accomplish the goal of the celebration... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Commended by Hawaii House of Representatives

THUMBNAIL A resolution passed by the Hawaii House of Representatives March 14 commended the Church of Scientology “for its humanitarian work and community service around the globe.”The Hawaii House of Representatives awarded Certificates of Commendation to the Church of Scientology and Hawaiian Scientologists March 14, 2013, in recognition of the dedication... | Full Story >>

Scientology: How We Help—Fair-Trade Fashion Show Seeks Broader Participation

THUMB Fair-trade clothing and accessory designers and manufacturers invited to participate in the third annual Colors of the World Fair-Trade Fashion Show.To raise awareness of human trafficking and forced labor in the United States and abroad and to support safe conditions and equitable treatment for those who work in or supply raw materials for the fashion... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology National Affairs Office Hosts National Action Network Tribute to Rosa Parks

THUMB National Action Network Black History Month event held at the Fraser Mansion in Washington, D.C.The National Action Network held a tribute to Rosa Parks February 28, 2013, at the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office in Washington, D.C. Organized by Pastor Lennox Abrigo of the Seventh-Day New Covenant Church, in coordination with National Affairs... | Full Story >>

Seminar Launches Program to Improve D.C. Education/Literacy

THUMBNAIL The Church of Scientology National Affairs Office released a new brochure March 6 at a Study Technology seminar for D.C. community activists, officials and educators.The literacy crisis in Washington, D.C., was the focus of concern to the community activists, officials and educators attending a seminar at the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office... | Full Story >>

Scientology: How We Help—Study Technology Changes Life of a New Jersey Man

THUMBNAIL A new brochure released in March 2013 spotlights Applied Scholastics. Lars Risdal is an example of why the Church of Scientology supports the program.Lars Risdal, 28, is a confident, extroverted redhead—in a wheelchair. “I was born like that,” he says. “People ask me about my wheelchair or my disability. To me, it’s not really a big deal.”... | Full Story >>

Scientology: How We Help—Opening Opportunity to Haitian Children

THUMBNAIL Released in March 2013 by the Church of Scientology, the brochure Scientology: How We Help—Applied Scholastics: Achieving Literacy and Education describes Applied Scholastics at work to provide quality education to underserved children. This is the story of Susi Tschupp and 150 children in Haiti.Today, in Cap Haitien, Haiti, 150 children attend classes... | Full Story >>

Scientology: How We Help—Making Learning Disabilities Vanish

THUMBNAIL A new brochure was released by the Church of Scientology in March 2013 on the subject of Applied Scholastics. The parents of Amanda Barefoot’s students can testify to the value of the program. Amanda Barefoot, 28, didn’t always live in Honolulu—but she always wanted to be a teacher. She grew up 5,000 miles from Hawaii in Meadow, North Carolina,... | Full Story >>

Scientology: How We Help—Supporting Human Rights in South Asia

THUMBNAIL The first annual South Asia Regional Human Rights Summit has launched teams of young human rights advocates back to their homes in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka empowered with the knowledge and resources to raise awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.Youth delegates and their mentors from countries... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology National Affairs Office Introduces Drug Prevention Program to Maryland Nonprofits

THUMBNAIL A corps of leaders committed to empowering the community and providing opportunity to at-risk youth learned of a program that can keep kids off drugs. Community leaders, officials and mentors at the fourth annual Community Day Breakfast of the Maryland-based nonprofit Men Aiming Higher came away from the February 16 event with tools to fight teen drug... | Full Story >>

Celebration of Scientology Founder’s Birthday Marks Another Year of Unprecedented Growth

thumb More than 4,500 Scientologists from 40 nations gathered for the annual gala celebration of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard’s birthday (March 13) held in Clearwater, Florida, home to the Church of Scientology’s spiritual headquarters. The weekend of events commemorated Mr. Hubbard’s enduring legacy in an era of unprecedented growth for the... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology St. Petersburg Hosts Human Rights World Tour

THUMBNAIL The 10th annual Youth for Human Rights International World Educational Tour returns to Russia. St. Petersburg, Russia, hosted the fourth stage of the 10th annual Youth for Human Rights International World Educational Tour February 20-25, 2013. The Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) team, led by the group’s president Dr. Mary Shuttleworth,... | Full Story >>

New Scientology Brochure Spotlights Increased Student Performance

THUMBNAIL In the brochure released in March 2013, the Church of Scientology features the work of an educator from Nepal who increased passing averages from 30 percent to 80 percent by implementing the technology of study developed by L. Ron Hubbard. In testament to the difference one individual can make, a new brochure, Scientology, How We Help: Applied... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology National Affairs Office Hosts Drug Prevention Cyclists

THUMBNAIL Circling the globe by bike in the name of a drug-free world The Church of Scientology National Affairs Office in Washington, D.C., hosted two Russian athletes February 11 who are raising awareness of the need for drug education. The cyclists, Alen Khairullin, 26, and Pavel Grachev, 47, have already cycled for 4,660 miles and are circling the globe... | Full Story >>

Scientology: How We Help—Jamaican Expat Brings Human Rights Home

THUMBNAIL David Chen returned to visit his native Jamaica from London in February 2013 with a burning desire to empower his countrymen by educating them on the importance of preserving and protecting human rights. Chen arrived to join the 10th annual Youth for Human Rights International World Educational Tour. Chen has been living in the United Kingdom and his... | Full Story >>

Scientology: How We Help—Human Rights World Tour in Geneva

THUMBNAIL As home to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland, is a fitting venue for the 10th Annual Youth for Human Rights International World Educational Tour. For a week in mid February, Dr. Mary Shuttleworth, President of Youth for Human Rights International, and volunteers of the Youth for Human Rights Geneva... | Full Story >>

Scientology: How We Help—New Poll Shows Need for Drug Prevention

THUMBNAIL 75 percent of Japanese schoolchildren oppose use or possession of quasi-legal drugs A poll conducted and released February 19 by Japanese news agency Kyodo Tsushin reported more than 75 percent of Japanese junior high school and high school students feel possession or use of “dappo habu” (quasi-legal drugs) is bad, while the remaining students... | Full Story >>

Scientology: How We Help—New Hope for Mongolia

THUMBNAIL A new brochure, Scientology: How We Help—Achieving Literacy and Education, describes a worldwide movement to revert the educational decline through the technology of study. The brochure Scientology, How We Help: Applied Scholastics, Achieving Literacy and Education, was released in March 2013, to describe the tools to make quality education available... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Nashville Hosts Black History Month Program

THUMBNAIL In honor of Black History Month, the Church of Scientology Nashville hosted a program on the roll of Black athletes from the early years of basketball, and launched a new community initiative—City Hoops—aimed at engaging youth through sports. The Church of Scientology of Nashville and the Black Legends of Professional Basketball Foundation co-organized... | Full Story >>

New Scientology Brochure Promotes Literacy & Education

THUMBNAIL The Church of Scientology spotlights Applied Scholastics in a new publication. Applied Scholastics provides tools to reverse declining educational trends through the technology of study developed by L. Ron Hubbard. In March 2013 the Church of Scientology released a new brochure—Scientology, How We Help: Applied Scholastics, Achieving Literacy... | Full Story >>

Czech Study Methods Featured in New Scientology Brochure

THUMBNAIL Helping to raise standards of education and literacy throughout the Czech Republic through Study Technology Released March 2013, the brochure Scientology, How We Help: Applied Scholastics, Achieving Literacy and Education features the Czech Republic, where the Ministry of Education has officially accredited The Basic Study Manual, a text published... | Full Story >>

Scientology: How We Help—Buenos Aires Volunteers Spread the Truth About Drugs

THUMBNAIL In Argentina and in countries around the world, volunteers from Scientology Churches use The Truth About Drugs program to educate youth so they can make informed decisions not to take drugs. February is summertime in Argentina, and volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Buenos Aires are out on the street, letting youth know the truth about drugs.... | Full Story >>

Brussels Branch of the Churches of Scientology for Europe Hosts Human Rights Events

THUMBNAIL Belgian Scientologists promote human rights awareness on the 64th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights The Brussels Branch of the Churches of Scientology for Europe hosted a human rights gala and concert featuring Russian coloratura soprano Evgenia Laguna and a presentation by Raul Arias Perez, Executive Director of Youth for Human... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Forwards the Right to Education for Hillsborough County Youth

THUMBNAIL The Right to Education was the focus of a fundraiser hosted by the Church of Scientology January 13 at the Fort Harrison Hotel in Clearwater, Florida. The Church of Scientology hosted a benefit concert on behalf of Men of Vision, an organization of some 100 young men in the Hillsborough County school system grades 6-12. Men of Vision was founded by... | Full Story >>

Scientology: How We Help—The Jive Aces, a Prescription to Feeling Good Without Drugs

THUMBNAIL The Jive Aces, UK’s number one Jive and Swing Band, are leading proponents of The Truth About Drugs—the drug education program supported by the Church of Scientology. The Jive Aces were recently featured in the London Evening Standard as the cure for the blues. “A video of a London swing band performing ‘Bring Me Sunshine’ is so catchy and... | Full Story >>

Scientology: How We Help—What One Mother Can Do to Help Keep Kids Drug-Free

THUMBNAIL Scientologist Paula Cacossa discovered the Truth About Drugs program through the Church of Scientology. It gave her the drug prevention tools she needed to take aim at teen drug abuse. Paola Cacossa dropped in to a local police department this week. But it wasn’t to report a crime—it was to prevent one. Drug abuse is a serious problem in Cook and... | Full Story >>

Scientology: How We Help—Mobilizing Against Drugs in St. Petersburg, Russia

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of St. Petersburg bring the truth about drugs to the youth of the city. Each month, Truth About Drugs volunteers of the Church of Scientology of St. Petersburg conduct lectures in schools, hold scores of street events and distribute thousands of booklets and flyers to reach the youth of their city with factual... | Full Story >>

Scientology: How We Help—Countering Pro-Drug Propaganda in Holland

THUMBNAIL Merel Remmerswaal is determined that all Dutch youth learn the truth about drugs. Although it is only February, Merel Remmerswaal, Public Affairs Officer of the Church of Scientology of Amsterdam, is already planning this summer’s annual Truth About Drugs Marathon. She and her team of runners are working over the route to make sure they make the... | Full Story >>

Scientology: How We Help—Scientologists Honored as Volunteers of the Year

THUMBNAIL Working to clean up the environment and help the community live drug-free Scientologists Dick and Diane Hilly were honored in January 2013 as Volunteers of the Year by the Tahoe Truckee Future Without Drug Dependence coalition for their work to counter prescription drug abuse. “Disposing of prescription drugs is a serious problem,” says Diane,... | Full Story >>

Scientology: How We Help—Strengthening Human Rights Alliances in Mexico

THUMBNAIL Youth for Human Rights International began its 10th annual human rights world educational tour with a week of meetings, training sessions and conferences, coordinating with human rights advocates in Mexico to tackle that nation’s major issues. The Youth for Human Rights initiative is supported by the Church of Scientology The 10th annual Youth... | Full Story >>

Scientology: How We Help—Reaching Millions with Human Rights Message

THUMBNAIL The tally is in—youth in 31 countries participated in the fourth annual International Walk for Human Rights December 10, a project conceived and nurtured for the past four years by singer/songwriter Dustin McGahee, president of Youth for Human Rights Florida. On the fourth anniversary of the International Walk for Human Rights December 10, Dustin... | Full Story >>

Venezuela Scientologist Promotes Human Rights through Art

THUMBNAIL A human rights art exhibit in December, organized by Scientologist Heidi Fajardo of Valencia, Venezuela, raise awareness of human rights through art In observance of the 64th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in December, the Venezuela Youth for Human Rights Foundation held an art competition and exhibit.... | Full Story >>

Israeli Scientologists Host Human Rights Forum

THUMBNAIL Civic, cultural and religious leaders cooperate in the name of peace at the Center for Scientology in Israel More than 100 guests representing a broad panorama of civic, community and religious groups filled the Alhambra Auditorium at the Center of Scientology in Tel Aviv-Jaffa December 20 for a forum held in observance of Human Rights Day. The forum... | Full Story >>

French Scientologists Walk for Human Rights and Peace

THUMBNAIL A team of Scientologists took to the streets December 10 in support of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. French Scientologists took heed of the motto the United Nations selected for Human Rights Day—“My voice counts”—and the message of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: “Everyone has the right to be heard and to shape... | Full Story >>

Scientologists Take Action to Advance Human Rights

THUMBNAIL Scientologist Nicole Crellin, Coordinator for United for Human Rights Toronto, organized a Human Rights Day celebration to raise awareness on human rights. The Toronto chapter of United for Human Rights and Youth for Human Rights observed International Human Rights Day at an event at the Ontario Science Centre December... | Full Story >>

Scientologists for Human Rights Down Under

THUMBNAIL Teams of Australian Scientologists took to the streets December 10 in support of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In cities around Australia, Scientologists mobilized in support of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, Human Rights Day—the 64th anniversary of its adoption by the United Nations General... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology of Orange County Hosts Award-Winning Golden Age Theater

THUMBNAIL The Golden Age Theater delivered a special evening of entertainment with a Latin beat. The Church of Scientology of Orange County hosted a unique presentation January 26—a performance of One Was Stubborn by the Golden Age Theater of Hollywood. The show featured actor Gino Montesinos, who has guest-starred on CSI:NY, 24 and ER and has appeared in... | Full Story >>

Scientology Hosts Launch of Human Rights World Tour

THUMBNAIL Tenth Annual Youth for Human Rights World Educational Tour to visit +seven countries to promote human rights More than 200 people gathered at the pavilion of the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International in Hollywood, California, January 28 to launch the 10th Annual Youth for Human Rights International World Educational Tour. Dr. Mary Shuttleworth,... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Inglewood Hosts Truth About Drugs Seminar

THUMBNAIL Young Latino community leaders were empowered to help their community through the Truth About Drugs education and prevention program supported by the Church of Scientology. The Church of Scientology Inglewood hosted a Truth About Drugs seminar for Latino youths January 26. Organized by Dr. Manuel Tigerino, President of the Latin University of Theology... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Milan United for Human Rights in Africa

THUMBNAIL The Church of Scientology of Milan, Italy, co-hosted its annual human rights concert to raise funds for education in Togo. The Church of Scientology of Milan and the Association for Human Rights and Tolerance presented their 11th annual human rights benefit concert December 7.  Held at the historic Teatro Carcano in the Porta Romana district... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Holds Kaohsiung Human Rights Walk

THUMBNAIL The Church of Scientology organized Human Rights Day activities in Kaohsiung to raise human rights awareness. Scientologists in Kaohsiung organized human rights activities in December in observance of the 64th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The programs were co-sponsored by the Church of Scientology and the... | Full Story >>

D.C. Scientologists Raise Human Rights Awareness on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

THUMBNAIL Washington, D.C. Scientologists marked Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service by organizing a daylong project to promote human rights awareness. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is set aside, not as a “day off” but as a day “on” in service to the community, and D.C. Scientologists and friends joined forces to forward Dr. King’s vision... | Full Story >>

Scientologists Cycle and Run for a Drug-Free Czech Republic

THUMBNAIL For the past 10 years, Scientologists in an annual Drug-Free “Cyclorun” have run and bicycled for a drug-free Czech Republic. For two weeks each summer, volunteers from Scientology Missions in the Czech Republic crisscross the country in the Drug-Free Czech Republic “Cyclorun” to promote drug-free living. The athletes meet with officials to... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Sacramento Helps Launch Interfaith Coalition

t Scientology helps forge a partnership between religious leaders and law enforcement to combine forces against substance abuse and other pressing community concerns Religious leaders well know the toll drug abuse exacts on Sacramento families as represented by these statistics:  Of all males arrested in Sacramento last year, 81 percent tested... | Full Story >>

Scientology-Supported Drug Prevention Program Helps East Cape Teens

t A community services director from Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, is using The Truth About Drugs to help tackle drug abuse in local schools. A community services director from Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, found the Truth About Drugs program online, printed off copies of the downloadable drug education booklets and conducted drug education... | Full Story >>

Seattle Scientologists Forge Alliances to Curtail Drug Abuse

THUMBNAIL Again this year, the Church of Scientology of Seattle served as hub of community drug prevention2012 was a year of collaborative community efforts to tackle drug abuse throughout Seattle, with drug prevention open houses at the Church of Scientology providing a forum for those involved in drug prevention to network and coordinate action. Church volunteers... | Full Story >>

Scientologist Edith Reuveni, 2012 Northeast Division Community Police Advisory Board Member of the Year

THUMBNAIL Edith Reuveni, President of the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles, working to make Los Angeles County Drug-FreeFor her work to better the community, Edith Reuveni, President of the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles, was honored by Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck as the 2012 Northeast Division Community Police Advisory Board Member of the... | Full Story >>

Scientologists Forge Alliances to Quell Drug-Related Violence

thumb Mexican Scientologists, active in drug prevention for more than 25 years, are gearing up for 2013, creating public- and private-sector alliances through the Truth About Drugs program to raise the bar on drug education. In 2012, Scientologists joined forces with law enforcement, educational institutions and community leaders in Mexico to make inroads... | Full Story >>

Scientologists and Maori Wardens Drug Prevention Partnership for 2013

THUMBNAIL The Church of Scientology and the Mangere Maori Wardens begin 2013 by reaffirming their goal of a drug-free New Zealand The Church of Scientology and the Mangere Maori Wardens reaffirmed their goals for a drug-free New Zealand and laid plans for the new year at a gathering at the Nga the Whare Waatea Marae—a gathering place for the community where... | Full Story >>

Scientologists Step Up the Fight Against Drugs in Tennessee

THUMBNAIL Two Scientologists have spent the last three years spreading drug education throughout Tennessee Anne and Marc Vallieres set out to create a drug-free Tennessee after they began to notice heavy drug abuse in their own small town of Woodbury. “It was awful to see so many young people using meth and cocaine in our town—and we have a very small community.... | Full Story >>

Scientologists Sponsor 24th Annual “Say No To Drugs” Holiday Classic Race

thumb The Church of Scientology in Clearwater promotes drug-free living through annual race More than 1,550 runners competed in the 24th Annual “Say No to Drugs” Holiday Classic sponsored by the Church of Scientology in Clearwater December 15. “We were pleased to see so many fine athletes come out again this year to compete in the ‘Say No To Drugs’... | Full Story >>

Scientologist Spearheads Youth Group Human Rights Documentary Project

thumb The premiere of a new documentary produced by a team of San Gabriel high school students was the culmination of a project conceived and launched by Tim Bowles, Human Rights Director of the Church of Scientology Pasadena. A yearlong human rights project culminated December 8 with the premiere of Finding Our Voice, a 20-minute film documenting the work... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Denmark Supports Danish Youth for Human Rights Walk

thumb In observance of United Nations Human Rights Day, hundreds of students marched through Copenhagen in the name of human rights for all More than 200 students braved inclement weather December 10 to walk 2.6 km through snow-filled Copenhagen streets for the city’s fourth annual Youth for Human Rights Walk in observance of the anniversary of the United... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Launches New ‘Knowledge’ Video Ad on YouTube & Scientology.org

thumb Visitors to the YouTube.com/ChurchOfScientology video channel which has served 8.6 million views to date, can now watch the new Scientology “Knowledge” ad in 17 languages. With “What is Scientology?” one of the most frequently asked questions on the Internet year after year, the Church of Scientology has just launched a new video ad, ‘Knowledge,... | Full Story >>

New Scientology Ad Airs on Times Square

THUMBNAIL Visitors to Times Square can now watch the new Scientology “Knowledge” ad, airing on the "Spectacolor HD" digital billboard at 47th and Broadway The new Scientology ad, “Knowledge,” has begun airing 16 times an hour on the "Spectacolor HD" digital billboard on Times Square.  The ad is visible to the estimated 370,000 pedestrians and... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Releases New Brochure to Spearhead Human Rights Awareness and Reform

THUMBNAIL New brochure extends the help of Scientology Churches globally in the name of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights In commemoration of UN Human Rights Day December 10 and the 64th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the Church of Scientology International has released a new brochure,... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology National Affairs Office Hosts Human Rights Day Forum and Awards Ceremony

THUMBNAIL Church of Scientology National Affairs Office in Washington, D.C., hosted the Youth for Human Rights International Human Rights Forum and released the new publication, Scientology: How We Help—United for Human Rights: Making Human Rights a Global Reality. In observance of UN Human Rights Day December 10 and the 64th anniversary of the adoption of... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Counters Taiwan Drug Trends

thumbnail Church of Scientology steps up drug education to counter drug trends announced by Taiwan FDA To take action against the most frequently abused substances in Taiwan, the Church of Scientology is making drug education available through the Scientology website at Scientology.org.tw. The Taiwan FDA announced December 14 that for the sixth consecutive... | Full Story >>

Scientologists Tell Story Behind The Truth About Drugs—Real People, Real Stories Documentary

thumbnail The Truth About Drugs—Real People, Real Stories, an award-winning feature-length documentary, is a hard-hitting, no-holds-barred film used to educate young people in 114 countries about the dangers of drug abuse. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently labeled prescription drug abuse an epidemic. Director Gary Ravenscroft and writer... | Full Story >>

Scientology Kids Celebrate Drug-Free Christmas in Toronto

thumbnail Scientology-sponsored Drug-Free Marshals of Toronto held 24th annual Christmas Festival It looked a lot like Christmas at Dundas Square in downtown Toronto last Sunday, when more than 2,000 attended the 24th Annual Drug-Free Christmas Festival, organized and co-sponsored by the Church of Scientology of Toronto. Superintendent David McCormack of the... | Full Story >>

Another Reason Scientology Supports the Truth About Drugs Education Program

thumbnail Released on December 7, 2012, the new Truth About Drugs App for iPad, iPhone and iTouch brings effective drug education to hundreds of millions With the December 7, 2102 release of the Truth About Drugs App for iPad, iPhone and iTouch, effective drug education is now available to millions around the globe. The App brings every aspect of the... | Full Story >>

Scientologists Provide Winter Wonderland for Pinellas County Kids

thumbnail Clearwater Community Volunteers host the 20th Annual Winter Wonderland celebration to bring holiday cheer to Pinellas County children. The Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) are hosting the 20th Annual Winter Wonderland in downtown Clearwater, Florida—a  month of holiday cheer and activities for Tampa Bay children. Every weekend... | Full Story >>

Tennessee Scientologist Takes on Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis

thumbnail With Tennessee’s drug abuse problem at a crisis stage, Scientologist Julie Brinker is ramping up a grassroots movement to stem drug abuse before it begins Tennessee is facing a crisis—drug abuse.Julie Brinker, Public Affairs Director of the Church of Scientology and Celebrity Centre of Nashville who coordinates the Church–supported Truth... | Full Story >>

Scientologist, Dr. Joel Benk, DDS, Combats Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

thumbnail Scientologist and dentist Joel Benk is a drug prevention activist helping to curb soaring prescription drug abuse by making the Truth About Drugs available to colleagues, educators and law enforcement professionals It was no surprise to Dr. Joel Benk, DDS, that the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy is calling prescription drug abuse... | Full Story >>

Scientologist Shows the Difference One Person Can Make with the Truth About Drugs

thumbnail Scientologist Maxine Chapman became a drug prevention activist after The Truth About Drugs gave her daughter the tools to help a friend Scientologist Maxine Chapman first noticed the impact of the Truth About Drugs education and prevention initiative when she watched The Truth About Drugs—Real People, Real Stories documentary with her 11-year-old... | Full Story >>

Scientology Volunteers Helping Stem Tampa Bay’s Teen Prescription Drug Abuse Problem

thumbnail Scientologist Julieta Gil Santagostino and 30 volunteers work year-round to educate Tampa Bay teens about the horrors of prescription drug addiction With teen prescription drug abuse reaching crisis levels in the Tampa Bay Area, volunteers from local Scientology Churches have now expanded their community outreach through the Truth About Drugs... | Full Story >>

Scientology-Supported Drug Education Booklet Featured at Los Angeles Holiday Race

thumbnail Launching a drug-free holiday season, volunteers from Scientology Churches in greater Los Angeles brought the Truth About Drugs to the 12th annual Say No to Drugs Holiday Classic. More than 3,000 athletes competed in the 12th annual Say No to Drugs Holiday Classic Race at Universal Studios last week and came home with a complimentary copy of The... | Full Story >>

French Scientologists Mobilize Against Rising Drug Abuse

thumbnail For more than 20 years, Scientologists have spearheaded drug education and prevention in France Last week, thousands of fans attending a techno concert in Marseilles came away with something they would never expect to get there—a lesson in the dangers of drug abuse. Robert Galibert, Scientologist and president of the Say No To Drugs, Say Yes... | Full Story >>

This Holiday Season, Inspire a Drug-Free Life

thumbnail This year, giving the Truth About Drugs to children and teens could be the best gift ever As parents prepare for the holidays this year, offering the truth about drugs to the children, teens, and young adults in their family could be that gift that keeps on giving year-round and in the years to come. The holidays are a time of joy—but not for... | Full Story >>

Bringing Millions of Teens and Young Adults the Truth About Drugs

thumbnail With a recent survey by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA Columbia) showing 44 percent of high school students say drugs are sold at their schools, public service announcements of Scientology-supported drug education and prevention campaign take on even greater relevance. According to a recent survey... | Full Story >>

Drug Fight Reaches Critical Stage as Teen Painkiller Abuse Soars

thumbnail With 10 percent of teens surveyed admitting they abuse over the counter medications, the Truth About Drugs program, supported by the Church of Scientology, offers hope to stem problem According to a recent University of Michigan nationwide survey of 138,000 adolescents, one in every 30 teens uses painkillers to get high.  Painkillers are covered... | Full Story >>

French and Belgian Scientologists Cycle for Drug Education

thumbnail With recent European financial cutbacks threatening to impact drug prevention in Europe, Scientologists found a creative way to effectively draw attention to the dangers of abuse To promote drug education, Scientologists from France and Belgium joined forces in June 2012 in a transnational bicycle race in observance of the United Nations International... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Helps Halfway House Restore Faith and Self-Respect

thumbnail Rev. Nicholas Benson uses the Truth About Drugs to help “shadow people” recover from the slavery of addiction. Residents of a halfway house in Pasadena, California, are making important strides toward recovery, thanks to Rev. Nicholas Benson and the Truth About Drugs drug education and prevention initiative. Rev. Benson, senior pastor of the... | Full Story >>

Center of Scientology of Israel Focuses on Drug Prevention on UN Universal Children’s Day

thumbnail The Center of Scientology of Israel spotlights drug prevention as an urgent priority The Center of Scientology of Israel held an event on United Nations Universal Children’s Day where it released a new brochure, Scientology: How We Help, The Truth About Drug—Creating a Drug-Free World. City and national officials, community leaders and youth... | Full Story >>

Helping Reverse Drug Abuse in Taiwan Before it Begins

thumbnail With youth the target of Taiwan drug dealers, local Scientologists bring the Truth About Drugs educational initiative to schools throughout the country. A review by the Ministry of Interior of Taiwan of illicit drug use points to “large-scale assaults by well-organized drug traders.” To develop their market, drug dealers have targeted the nation’s... | Full Story >>

Even Japan, Where Abuse Is Low, Needs the Truth About Drugs

thumbnail Concerns about rising drug use prompt Japanese Scientologists to double their drug education and prevention efforts According to this year’s World Drug Report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Japan has fewer drug users than most other countries. But Japanese officials and national police are still concerned. In August, Naoto... | Full Story >>

Scientology Fort Harrison Gingerbread House Brings Holiday Cheer

thumbnail The Church of Scientology celebrates the season with a four-foot gingerbread replica of the historic Fort HarrisonClearwater, Florida, boasts one of Pinellas County’s largest gingerbread houses, now open for viewing at the historic Fort Harrison.  A month in the making, the gingerbread house is a scale replica of the fully restored 1926 iconic... | Full Story >>

Mark Pinchin—Knowing and Sharing the Truth About Drugs

thumbnail With world attention on London Olympics, Scientologist leverages spotlight to focus attention on narcotics fight by distributing one million anti-drug booklets Mark Pinchin, Director of Public Affairs at the Church of Scientology London, is a driving force behind the Church-supported drug education campaign that distributed of one million copies... | Full Story >>

Helping Reverse Russia’s Runaway Drug Epidemic

thumb Scientologists promote drug-free living to help keep Russia’s next generation from falling into the trap of drug addictionIn a November 2012 interview, Viktor Ivanov, Head of Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service, said that more than 100,000 people aged 15-35 died of drug abuse in Russia in 2011. An estimated 1.8 million Russian users inject drugs—the... | Full Story >>

Documentary Takes Aim at Growing Prescription Drug Abuse

thumbnail With painkiller abuse at epidemic levels, Truth About Drugs targets audiences with blunt messages about dangers of prescription drugs In November 2011, the Centers for Disease Control Director Thomas Frieden told media: “Overdoses involving prescription painkillers are at epidemic levels and now kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined.” ... | Full Story >>

Truth About Drugs Empowers Venezuelans to Fight Narcotics Scourge

thumbnail Scientologists spread drug education and prevention throughout the country based on the Truth About Drugs, described in new publication released November 13 by Church of Scientology and Scientologists The Venezuela drug scene has senior citizens worried.  According to the World Health Organization, drug abuse in the country has escalating by 30... | Full Story >>

Washington, D.C. Activists Acquire Drug Prevention Skills

thumb Community workers in nation’s capital attend Truth About Drugs seminar at Church of Scientology National Affairs Office. Religious leaders and directors of community betterment foundations immersed themselves in drug prevention training in November at the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office in the newly restored Fraser Mansion in... | Full Story >>

Mother of Two Launches Grassroots Fight Against Teen Drug Abuse

thumbnail Inspired by tragedy, Scientologist tackles problem using hard-hitting Truth About Drugs curriculum featured in newly released brochure. Kolaleh (Koko) Tabibzadeh and her husband chose Glendale, California, as a friendly, safe community in which to raise their family. In 2012, a newsflash changed her life. Local radio reported the death of a Glendale... | Full Story >>

Entrepreneur Invests in Community with Truth About Drugs

thumb New publication released November 13 describes drug education initiative supported by Church of Scientology and Scientologists such as Jim Mathers of Clearwater, Florida  Determined to put an end to drug abuse, Scientologist Jim Mathers is leveraging his personal and company resources to bring the truth about drugs to the community.A licensed engineer,... | Full Story >>

Pastor Infuses Latino Community with Truth About Drugs

thumbnail Rev. Roberto Recillas reaches Southern California barrios with fact-based drug education Rev. Roberto Recillas of Downey, California, knows the value of effective drug education.  Founder and executive director of the I Believe in my Future initiative, he is dedicated to educating and inspiring children, parents and families to make a difference... | Full Story >>

Getting Results Fighting Drug Use in New Zealand

thumb The Church of Scientology partners with the Maori Wardens of New Zealand to help slash drug use and possession offenses as much as 22 percent over two years.   Alarmed by soaring drug use in New Zealand, Rita Peters, Public Affairs Officer of the Church of Scientology of Auckland and coordinator of the Truth About Drugs drug education initiative,... | Full Story >>

The Truth About Alcohol Can Save Young Lives

thumbnail Reacting to recent binge drinking incident that nearly took the lives of two boys, the Brussels branch of the Churches of Scientology for Europe mobilized volunteers, using drug education materials described in new publication released November 13. “Say No to Drugs” volunteers from the Churches of Scientology of Europe in Brussels were quick... | Full Story >>

Truth About Drugs Keep Ocala Football Player in the Lineup

thumbnail Released November 13, 2012, a new brochure, Scientology: How We Help—the Truth About Drugs, Creating a Drug Free World, describes the inroads made daily against drug abuse and addiction in cities around the world.  This story of how the program helped a Florida high school student is typical of the program’s effectiveness. Corporal Walter... | Full Story >>

British Scientologists “Gold Medal” in Drug Education and Prevention

thumbnail Featured in the newly released brochure, British Scientologists carried out the largest anti-drug operation in history, organizing the distribution of one million Truth About Drugs booklets during the London 2012 Olympics. If there were an Olympic event in drug education and prevention, London Scientologists would have taken gold. As people flocked... | Full Story >>

Bringing the Truth About Drugs to South Los Angeles

thumbnail Church of Scientology Community Center commemorates its one-year anniversary November 5 with renewed commitment to create a Drug-Free South L.A. Once known as South Central, and made famous by the lyrics of gangsta rap, South Los Angeles has risen from the ashes of the 1992 riots—determined, stronger, and committed to positive change.  But... | Full Story >>

World Champion Martial Artist Takes Drugs to the Mat

thumbnail A new Scientology publication, Scientology: How We Help—The Truth About Drugs, Creating a Drug-Free World, was released November 13, 2012 to make stories like those of Dr. Alf Garbutt commonplace the world over. Winner of 19 world martial arts titles, Dr. Alf Garbutt had met his match. The La Crescenta, California, chiropractor and sports medicine... | Full Story >>

Effective Drug Education Essential in Reducing Prison Populations

thumb Church of Scientology working with inmates at Victorville Prison to reduce prison population through effective drug education Effective drug education is critical if society is to reduce its prison population, representatives of the Church of Scientology stressed at the third annual reentry summit at the Victorville Federal Prison Complex in California.... | Full Story >>

Reaching Out to Neighborhood Kids with the Truth About Drugs

thumbnail Gail Carroll’s education and prevention efforts shows the commitment of those spreading the truth about drugs during National Substance Abuse Prevention Month In declaring October National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, President Obama wrote, “Every day, far too many Americans are hurt by alcohol and drug abuse.” He paid tribute to “all those... | Full Story >>

Scientologists Bring Truth About Drugs to KwaZulu-Natal Schools

thumbnail A Scientology publication released November 13, 2012 describes grass-roots action against cannabis in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, where alarming levels of student use of the drug prompted Scientologists to take action. An account of the work of volunteers in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, in Scientology: How We Help—The Truth About... | Full Story >>

Scientology Steps up Fight Against Drugs and Crime in Los Angeles

thumbnail Released November 13, “Scientology: How We Help—The Truth About Drugs, Creating a Drug-Free World,” details how Los Angeles County law enforcement uses the Church of Scientology’s Truth About Drugs program to fight addiction scourge. Through Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies, more than 2,000 at-risk youth have completed... | Full Story >>

Scientologists and Druze Leaders Join Hands to Combat Drug Abuse and Addiction

thumbnail Every week, in cities around the world, Scientologists work in their communities to bring about a drug-free world, as described in the brochure released November 13, 2012, Scientology: How We Help—The Truth About Drugs, Creating a Drug-Free World A recent wave of arrests of youth caught smuggling drugs in the region prompted a search for solutions... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Inglewood First Anniversary Gala

thumbnail The new Church of Scientology Inglewood and its Community Center celebrate first anniversary with gala awards event The Church of Scientology of Inglewood and the Scientology Community Center of South Los Angeles marked the anniversary of their first year of service to parishioners and the local community with a gala celebration November 10. Hosted... | Full Story >>

Scientology Brochure Highlights Programs that Reduce Drug Abuse

thumbnail Released November 13, 2012, the brochure, Scientology: How We Help—The Truth About Drugs, Creating a Drug-Free World, features a drug education and prevention campaign that was instrumental in causing a 25 percent decrease in drug use in Italy. The message of the first brochure in the Scientology: How We Help  series—The Truth About Drugs,... | Full Story >>

Veteran Brings Truth About Drugs to the Community

thumbnail Released November 13, 2012, the brochure, Scientology: How We Help—The Truth About Drugs, Creating a Drug-Free World, features a drug education and prevention campaign that gave former addict and veteran the tools to give back to the community. Roger Davis is an expert on drugs. Using them, selling them—and getting people off them. Founder of an... | Full Story >>

New Publication Provides the Key to Creating a Drug-Free World

Anti-Drug Brochure The Truth About Drugs initiative, supported by the Church of Scientology, makes highly effective drug education and prevention available to communities everywhere. The Church of Scientology International announced the next phase of its decades-long anti-drug campaign to launch Tuesday, November 13, 2012.  Already one of the world’s largest and... | Full Story >>

Groundbreaking Book-on-Film Answers the Question “What is Scientology?”

To address unprecedented worldwide demand, Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought, L. Ron Hubbard’s first book on the theory and practice of Scientology, is now available as a groundbreaking 90-minute book-on-film. The film was produced and released in response to the overwhelming interest in Scientology, manifested by the more than 160... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Sponsors Red Ribbon Week Forum on Strategies to Reduce Drug Demand

Jesse Morrow, Social Reform Director, Church of Scientology National Office Honoring Red Ribbon Week and its message of prevention and education, The Church of Scientology National Affairs Office in Washington, D.C. co-hosted the first annual anti-drug forum of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World on October 22.Held in Chestnut Hall in the new National Affairs Office in Fraser Mansion at Dupont Circle, the forum focused... | Full Story >>

16th Annual Church of Scientology Charity Concert - Raises £50,000 To Aid Royal National Lifeboat Institution

thumbnail Sunday October 21st, an audience of over 1500, including mayors, dignitaries and other special guests, attended a musical spectacular hosted by the Church of Scientology at Saint Hill Manor. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution, a charitable institution founded in 1824 to save lives at sea, was the beneficiary of this 16th annual Gala Charity Concert... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology International Co-Sponsors 9th Annual Human Rights Youth Summit

thumbnail The Human Rights Office of the Church of Scientology International co-sponsored the annual human rights summit of Youth for Human Rights International, providing youth the opportunity to assume their roles as human rights leaders of tomorrow. Brussels—The Human Rights Office of the Church of Scientology International co-sponsored the 9th Annual International... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International 
Celebrates 43rd Anniversary

thumbnail The Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre hosted its 43rd Anniversary Gala in Hollywood on Saturday, August 25th. More than a thousand Scientologists and guests attended including many of the Church’s well-known members, among them John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Pena, Anne Archer, Jenna Elfman, Danny... | Full Story >>

Bridge Publications Wins Top Honors in 2012 Premier Print Awards

thumbnail Publisher of the works of L. Ron Hubbard acknowledged as industry leaderBridge Publications Inc., publisher of the works of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, has been awarded the “Benny Award” and seven certificates of merit in the 2012 Premier Print Awards. The publishing house won for the Basics Books and Lectures of L. Ron Hubbard... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Amsterdam Sponsors 2nd Annual Anti-Drug Marathon

thumbnail Former drug addicts carry out 350 km (217 mile) run to raise awareness on the danger of drugs Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Amsterdam joined former addicts in a two-week 350 km (217 mile) anti-drug marathon through Holland to raise awareness of the dangers of drugs. The team kicked off their cross-country journey August 2 in the... | Full Story >>

Singing and Dancing for a Drug-Free World at the London Olympics

thumbnail The Jive Aces, Britain’s No. 1 Jive and Swing Band, welcome visitors in London for the Olympics with a fun-loving drug-free message. Olympics fans from around the world danced in the streets of London during the Olympic as the Jive Aces serenaded the city from the Drug-Free World double-decker bus, spreading the word that life is much more fun... | Full Story >>

Tampa Leaders Honored at Scientology Open House

thumbnail The Church of Scientology of Tampa honored five civic leaders August 4 at a special open house held in honor of International Day of Friendship. The Church presented awards to Shannon Edge, Maria Asuncion Lopez, Sam Mobley, Dr. Wallace Reyes, and Pastor Essie Sims for their work to make a difference in the Tampa Bay community.Shannon Edge has served... | Full Story >>

Russian Scientologists Dedicated Month to Human Rights

THUMBNAIL In honor of the 10th anniversary of their annual Human Rights Marathon, Scientology Churches and Missions throughout the Commonwealth of Independent States have dedicated the entire month from July 5 to August 4 to human rights awareness activities.Major events were staged in cities throughout the CIS. The month’s activities began July 5 in Kiev with... | Full Story >>

Dutch Scientologists Tell the Truth about Drugs

THUMBNAIL This summer, volunteers from the Church of Scientology are taking aim against drugs in the Waterland and Zaan region of the Netherlands, where teen drug abuse runs well above national averages. In this area, one in five youths ages 13 – 17 have used drugs—one in 11 in the past month alone.“Simply telling teenagers not to use drugs doesn’t work,”... | Full Story >>

Scientology Added to the Dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy

thumbnail For the first time, the Scientology religion is included in the Diccionario de la Lengua Española de la Real Academia Española (Dictionary of the Spanish Language of the Royal Academy of Spain) or DRAE, the most authoritative dictionary of the Spanish language. Produced, edited, and published by the Royal Spanish Academy since 1780 and now in... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Community Center Hosts Classical Concert

thumbnail The Church of Scientology Community Center of South Los Angeles hosted a special performance June 24, the fifth annual concert of “Love-in-Music,” a nonprofit organization that introduces underserved children of the Los Angeles area to the joys of classical music. The concert, held in the Community Center’s L. Ron Hubbard Auditorium, featured... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Backs UN Drug Demand Reduction Strategy

thumbnail Active in drug education and prevention throughout the year, Scientologists around the world participated in United Nations Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking According to this year’s United Nations World Drug Report, drug-abuse kills some 200,000 each year and creates a “heavy financial burden” internationally. In a concerted effort... | Full Story >>

Scientology Disaster Response Specialists Graduation in Tanzania

thumbnail Students at the Lord Baden Powell Memorial School in Dar es Salaam earn certificates from the Scientology Volunteer Ministers Africa Goodwill TourA special graduation June 13 at the Lord Baden Powell Memorial School in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, acknowledged students who completed Disaster Response Specialist Training through the Scientology Volunteer... | Full Story >>

Pinellas County Centennial Celebrated With An Evening Of Jazz

thumbnail In celebration of Pinellas County’s centennial, Tampa Bay residents gathered at the Church of Scientology’s Fort Harrison on June 2nd for an Evening of Jazz, featuring jazz legend Chick Corea. CLEARWATER: 350 guests from all over the Tampa Bay area enjoyed a special evening of jazz to celebrate the centennial of Pinellas County, Florida, which... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Moscow Introduces Legislators and Community Leaders to the Legacy of L. Ron Hubbard

thumbnail At a round table at the Church of Scientology Moscow May 29 Church staff introduced legislators, community and civic leaders to the life and work of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard through the pages of a new 16-volume biographical encyclopedia. The L. Ron Hubbard Series, released March 13, 2012, provides the first definitive, in-depth account... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology London Holds Open House in Honor of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

thumbnail Visitors to London for the June 3 Thames Jubilee Pageant honoring the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee found hospitality, refreshments and respite from the driving rain and unseasonably cold temperatures at the daylong open house at the 146 Queen Victoria Street home of the Church of Scientology London. The Church is located just blocks from the Thames... | Full Story >>

Bridge Publications Wins Top Honors in Manufacturing Leadership Awards

Bridge Publications, publisher of the works of L. Ron Hubbard Bridge Publications, publisher of the religious works of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, has been awarded top honors in the Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards of 2012. At the May 3 award ceremony, at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida, the accomplishment was described in these terms: “When Bridge Publications decided to move production... | Full Story >>

Scientology Volunteer Minister Teams up with Archangel Airborne to Provide Emergency Medical Training in Haiti

Ayal Lindeman (center), delivering a seminar on community health and first-aid Scientology Volunteer Minister Ayal Lindeman is carrying out his 6th humanitarian mission to Haiti since the January 2010 earthquake.  Since arriving May 14, he has trained more than 1,100 community health personnel, families and first-responders in simple skills that save lives. Lindeman, a 20-year veteran emergency medical technician and licensed... | Full Story >>

Scientology Volunteer Ministers South Pacific Goodwill Tour Tackles Solomon Islands Literacy

thumbnail The Scientology Volunteer Ministers South Pacific Goodwill Tour has completed a series of seminars on Study Technology developed by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard. Delivering to teachers and students from 31 schools in Guadalcanal, the volunteers addressed education as the key issue to improve conditions for the island. The Solomon Islands... | Full Story >>

The Anniversary of Dianetics, the Best Selling Self-Help Book of All Time by L. Ron Hubbard

thumbnail The Adventure of Dianetics began 62 years ago today. On May 9, 1950, a movement was launched with these words by L. Ron Hubbard: “Dianetics is an adventure. It is an exploration into Terra Incognita, the human mind, that vast and hitherto unknown realm half an inch back of our foreheads.” He further invited readers to “Treat it as an adventure.... | Full Story >>

Scientology Disaster Response in the Wake of Fiji Floods

thumbnail Scientology Volunteer Ministers, mobilized in the wake of recent floods, are providing relief and helping in the cleanup operation in Vita Levu, the main island of Fiji. The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) estimates the flooding of early April 2012, the worst in decades, caused $71.3 million in damage. And... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Nashville Celebrates Third Anniversary in New Home

thumbnail The Church of Scientology & Celebrity Centre Nashville celebrated the third anniversary in its new home, a restored historical landmark at 8th Avenue South. The Church of Scientology & Celebrity Centre Nashville held a festive celebration for parishioners and distinguished guests at the historic Fall School Building at 8th Avenue South,... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Recognized with DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards of Excellence

thumbnail The Religion Communicators Council (RCC) honored the Church of Scientology with two DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards of Excellence at the Council’s 2012 convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The first award went to the Scientology website, www.Scientology.org. Online since 1996 in the early days of the World Wide Web, the site has... | Full Story >>

The First Annual Multi-Marathon for a Drug-Free United Kingdom

thumbnail Scientologists Run to Promote Drug-Free Living in England A team of runners carried out a week-long 130-mile (209 km) multi-marathon through southern England to promote drug education and prevention as a primary solution to drug abuse. The UK Drug-Free Multi-Marathon began April 14 on the steps of Lambeth Town Hall in the south of London.... | Full Story >>

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Provide Free Seminars in Guadalcanal

thumbnail The official launch of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers Goodwill Tour in Honiara, capital of Guadalcanal Province of the Solomon Islands, signals the launch of a month of free seminars on the 19 subjects of the Scientology Handbook. At the opening ceremony April 21 of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers Goodwill Tour in Honiara, capital of Guadalcanal... | Full Story >>

Philanthropist Brings Scientology Volunteer Ministers Program to Democratic Republic of Congo

thumbnail Thousands lined the streets and filled Stadium de L’Espoir (Stadium of Hope) in Kananga, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to welcome the team of Scientology Volunteer Ministers who arrived this week from Uganda, Québec and Brussels to implement Volunteer Minister training for 2,000 Congolese Organized by a local philanthropist... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology of London Holds Human Rights Open House

thumbnail An open house at the Church of Scientology of London presented an overview of the Church’s work in support of human rights. Civic and religious leaders and representatives of nongovernmental organizations were also introduced to the human rights education initiative the Church sponsors. Tracey Colman, Public Affairs Director of the Church,... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Johannesburg Introduces Gauteng Provincial Police to Human Rights Education Program

thumbnail In response to a request from the Guateng Provincial Police Social Crime Prevention Program, Shaleen Worhnitz, Director of Public Affairs of the Church of Scientology of Johannesburg, presented an overview of the human rights education initiative the Church sponsors. Worhnitz’s presentation covered the various components of the Youth for Human... | Full Story >>

Scientology Volunteer Ministers of Mexico Complete Search and Rescue Training

thumbnail A team of Scientology Volunteer Ministers returned to Mexico City this week after completing a rigorous course of training in disaster search and rescue in various locales around Mexico.  The training was supervised by Los Topos, the renowned Mexican search and rescue team featured in a National Geographic documentary on the Japan tsunami of 2011,... | Full Story >>

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Honored in the Place that Time Forgot

thumbnail The Savulei Paramount Council of Chiefs of the Solomon Islands endorsed the Scientology Volunteer Ministers program in March 2012 and welcomed the volunteers to the island in a traditional ceremony that dates back from the dawn of time. Lambi is home to Paramount Chief Savulei whose authority extends over the 56 chiefs of the Savulei Council of Chiefs. ... | Full Story >>

Australian Scientologists Mark Two Decades of Effective Drug Education

The Church of Scientology in Australia conducts drug education activities to help the community. According to the most recent Australia Crime Commission Illicit Drugs Report, clandestine drug laboratory detections in the country have risen by 245 percent in the last decade.  The urgency of dealing with the drug problem was brought to the fore... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International Hosts Forum on Human Trafficking

Tracie Parker, Human Rights Youth Coordinator of the Church of Scientology Inter The Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International hosted a forum and fundraiser March 31 to increase awareness of human trafficking and its consequences in Southern California.  Funds raised will go to support human rights education. Virginia Isaias, whose Foundation of Survivors of Human Trafficking (Fundacion de Sobrevivientes de Trafico... | Full Story >>

Solomon Islands Schools Teaching Teachers How To Teach

A Scientology Volunteer Minister conducting a workshop in Study Technology at th Scientology Volunteer Ministers bring seminars to Solomon Islands schools. The Scientology Volunteer Ministers have begun delivery of workshops to educators throughout the island of Guadalcanal at the request of the Chief Education Officer of the Guadalcanal Education Authority, following the success of training provided to executives and staff of... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Hosts Finale of International Human Rights World Tour

The Church of Scientology hosted closing ceremonies March 23 The Church of Scientology hosted closing ceremonies March 23 for the 9th annual Youth for Human Rights International World Tour at the L. Ron Hubbard Auditorium of the Scientology Community Center at 8039 S. Vermont Avenue in South Los Angeles. The ceremony capped the human rights group’s five-week 28,000-mile journey through seven nations. Youth... | Full Story >>

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Welcomed by Tribal Leaders in Southern Africa

Traditional African kings and chiefs watched the event from the Volunteer Minist Paramount King Molefe of South Africa introduced Scientology Volunteer Ministers and their program to more than 100 tribal kings and chiefs on Mampuru Day, an annual celebration of freedom. Paramount King Molefe, traditional king of the Batlokwa Nation, introduced the Scientology Volunteer Ministers program to scores of chiefs and kings and some 5,000... | Full Story >>

Scientology Open House Promotes Peace

Guests contribute their ideas and experience An interfaith forum at the Public Information Center of the Church of Scientology of Berlin at Otto-Suhr-Allee 30-34 brought members of diverse religions together in one common endeavor: to promote peace in the Middle East through communication and cooperation.  The tone was set with a viewing of the video “Respect the religious beliefs of others,”... | Full Story >>

Scientologists Mobilize in Support of UN International Day against Racial Discrimination

Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Johannesburg, South Africa, train h In cities around the world today, Scientologists organize or participate in round tables, petition drives, seminars and marches in support of the United Nations International Day against Racial Discrimination.The UN General Assembly selected March 21 to commemorate the day in 1960 in Sharpeville, South Africa, when police opened fire on thousands peacefully... | Full Story >>

New Biographical Volume on Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard Now Presented in its Entirety Online

The Church of Scientology International today announced the online edition of the new, biographical overview of the life and legacy of Scientology’s Founder, L. Ron Hubbard: A Profile. The work is the all-encompassing overview of The L. Ron Hubbard Series, the monumental 16-volume hardback biographical encyclopedia released on... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Hamburg Celebrating Cultural Diversity

thumbnail Musicians representing five diverse cultures perform a concert in the new chapel of the Church of Scientology of Hamburg The Church of Scientology Hamburg hosted a Concert for Diversity in their new chapel March 9, featuring artists from five different nations. The eclectic mix of genre and style spanned the cultural landscape from Iran to... | Full Story >>

The Jive Aces, Singing for a Drug-Free Life

thumbnail In the town of Solihull, some nine miles southeast of Birmingham, England, live swing music set toes atapping in the village square last Friday when the Jive Aces—the UK’s Number One Jive and Swing Band—played and sang for drug-free living. The Jive Aces support the Church of Scientology “Say No To Drugs, Say Yes To Life” campaign. ... | Full Story >>

Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard Centennial Celebrated with Release of Complete Biographical Encyclopedia

thumbnail Crowning a yearlong Centennial Celebration of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, the Church of Scientology released the monumental, 16-volume complete biographical encyclopedia, The L. Ron Hubbard Series. The series was presented before an audience of 6,500 Scientologists gathered in Clearwater, Florida, for the annual celebration... | Full Story >>

Core Scientology Scripture Released in Chinese for the First Time

thumbnail The Church of Scientology announced the milestone completion and release of the Chinese translation of core Scientology Scripture. The accomplishment marks the first time all of the fundamental works of Founder L. Ron Hubbard, comprising 18 books and 284 recorded lectures, have been accessible to the world’s Chinese speaking population.... | Full Story >>

March 13 Designated L. Ron Hubbard Day in Inglewood, California

thumbnail Special Commendation presented to Church of Scientology Inglewood in honor of 101st anniversary of the birth of Dianetics and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard Inglewood, California—In commemoration of the birth of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard in his centennial year, Inglewood, California, has designated March 13 as L. Ron Hubbard Day.... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology of Moscow Drug Education and Prevention—a Year-Round Activity

thumbnail No matter the weather, Moscow Scientologists carry out drug education and prevention to help counter drug abuse trends in their city. Despite frigid conditions, volunteers from the Church of Scientology took their drug education and prevention activities to the streets of Moscow this week, distributing 2,600 fliers and collecting 2,000 signatures... | Full Story >>

Scientology Volunteer Ministers at Ybor, Florida Fiesta Day

thumbnail Volunteer Ministers of the Church of Scientology of Tampa participated in the 65th annual Fiesta Day Celebration in Ybor City, Florida, a historic neighborhood in Tampa northeast of downtown.Seventh Avenue was closed to traffic and booths and kiosks lined both sides of the street.Volunteer Ministers pitched their bright yellow tent and helped visitors... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Moscow Celebrates First Anniversary

thumbnail The Church of Scientology of Moscow marked a stellar year of service to parishioners and the community, commemorating the one-year anniversary of the dedication of their new Church on Taganskaya Street with an open house and dinner for parishioners and the community. The new Church, just a mile from Red Square, was dedicated February 26, 2011.... | Full Story >>

Scientologists Take to the Paris Streets Against Drugs

thumbnail With the weatherman finally announcing a break in record low temperatures, ”No to Drugs, Yes to Life” Association volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Paris braved the weather Sunday—still unseasonably cold—to distribute more than 2,000 drug education and prevention booklets in the 17th arrondissement. According to the Inter-departmental... | Full Story >>

Scientology Harlem Public Affairs Director Ordained

thumbnail Verlene Cheeseboro, Director of Public Affairs of the Church of Scientology Harlem, is now the first Scientology minister ordained at the Church of Scientology of Harlem. Executive Director of the Harlem Church, Rev. Phyllis Mack, conducted the ceremony.In performing the ordination, Rev. Mack acknowledged Cheeseboro’s completion of the required... | Full Story >>

Evangelical and Scientology Ministers Team Up to Combat Drugs

thumbnail A drug education seminar was held for a team of Christian ministers at the Evangelical Christian Church on the Hill in Redlands, California, February 21. Rev. Edith Reuveni, President of the Church of Scientology Los Angeles, trained the ministers to conduct The Truth About Drugs drug education lessons to help young people in Riverside County and... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology of Spain Hosts The Way to Happiness Seminar Featuring Ruddy Rodriguez

banner=0 Venezuelan actress, model and businesswoman Ruddy Rodriguez was guest speaker at the Church of Scientology of Spain in Madrid. The subject of her presentation: The Way to Happiness, an entirely nonreligious, common-sense moral code that can be followed by anyone of any race, culture or creed.  Authored by L. Ron Hubbard to fill the moral void... | Full Story >>

Churches of Scientology for Europe Celebrates Second Anniversary

thumbnail Religious leaders, community officials, representatives of nongovernment organizations and scholars joined Scientologists from throughout Europe to celebrate the second anniversary of the dedication and opening of Churches of Scientology for Europe in Brussels, Belgium. This unique Scientology Church caters to the spiritual needs of Scientologists... | Full Story >>

Scientologist Receives Pasadena Models of Unity Award

thumbnail The City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Commission for Human Relations presented the “Models of Unity” award to Scientologist Tim Bowles and Youth for Human Rights International in council chambers January 30, “In recognition of a group that fosters collaboration in the areas of programs and resources while connecting individuals... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Nashville Launches its 2012 Seminar Program

thumbnail The Church of Scientology & Celebrity Centre Nashville opens its new industry seminar series this weekend, with Tony Harnell presenting an inside look into lasting success in entertainment. The seminar will take place January 28 at the Church—1130 8th Avenue South.Harnell, a recording artist, songwriter and producer, best known as front... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Community Center of South Los Angeles Hosts World Literacy Crusade 20th Anniversary Event

thumbnail Community and religious leaders gathered at the Church of Scientology Community Center at 81st and Vermont in South L.A. January 21 to pay tribute to Rev. Martin Luther King and commemorate the 20th anniversary of the World Literacy Crusade. Held in the Community Center’s L. Ron Hubbard Auditorium, the event, which included live performances... | Full Story >>

Scientology Volunteer Ministers of Tampa Bay at the Manatee County Fair January 12-22

thumbnail This year, thousands who came to the Manatee County Fair for the food and the fun came home with something more—practical solutions to brighten their days year-round, thanks to the Tampa Bay Scientology Volunteer Ministers. The fair was an unqualified success with more than 50 rides in the midway, a petting zoo and pig races, Cajun catfish, Texas... | Full Story >>

Scientology Volunteer Ministers of Inglewood March in Support of Martin Luther King Day of Service

Church of Scientology Inglewood Volunteer Ministers In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy, Volunteer Ministers of the Church of Scientology of Inglewood marched on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Los Angeles January 16, in observation of Martin Luther King Day of Service 2012. Brass bands, cheerleaders, drill teams, gang intervention groups, law enforcement officers and government officials... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Nashville Launches The Way to Happiness Campaign

Church of Scientology Nashville 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... | Full Story >>

2011: Scientology Greatly Expanded Its Internet Presence

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... | Full Story >>

New Scientology Film and Courses Extend Help Virtually Everywhere

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. With this year’s release of the 2 1/2-hour Scientology Handbook—Tools for Life film and 19 related free online courses... | Full Story >>

2001-2011: The Volunteer Ministers Movement—10 Years of Indiscriminate Help

feature 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... | Full Story >>

Scientology Media Advisory: The Scientology Religion and the Holiday Season

thumb 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... | Full Story >>

2011 Year in Review – Scientology Anti-Drug Initiative: Scientologists Spearhead Actions to Eradicate Global Drug Abuse

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. The need for effective drug prevention has never been more urgent. Some 210 million people... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Pasadena Hosts Forum Terrorism and Civil Liberties in the Post 9/11 World

thumbnail 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. The Church of Scientology of Pasadena hosted a human rights forum on December 10, 2011, “Terrorism and Civil Liberties, Defining Freedom in... | Full Story >>

Human Rights Day 2011: Church of Scientology Spearheading Human Rights Education

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. Human rights are the rights that belong to everyone without exception—to people of any color, creed, age, ethnicity or gender. But as United... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Community Center in South L.A. welcomed by City Officials at Inaugural Open House

Scientology Community Center 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. The 28,000-square-foot Community Center is located on 81st and Vermont Blvd. in South Los Angeles. L.A. City Council Member Bernard Parks welcomed the Center to his... | Full Story >>

Scientology Concert Raises Funds for Sussex Air Ambulance Charity

Scientology 15th Annual Charity Concert at Saint  Hill, East Grinstead, Sussex, Scientology 15th Annual Charity Concert at the Church’s UK Headquarters Benefits Sussex Air Ambulance EAST GRINSTEAD, SUSSEX—Funds raised by Scientologists at the 15th annual Gala Charity Concert at the UK headquarters of the Church of Scientology this month purchased two urgently needed fast response vehicles for Sussex Air Ambulance. The organization... | Full Story >>

CADFY and the Foundation for a Drug-Free World Co-Sponsor Red Ribbon Week 25th Anniversary Awards Ceremony

Mr. John Redman, Executive Director of CADFY 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. Californians for Drug-Free Youth [CADFY] and the Foundation for a Drug-Free World commemorated the 25th anniversary of Red Ribbon... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Pasadena Hosts Anti-Drug Symposium

PASADENA—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... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology of Spain Celebrates Three Decades of Service

The Executive Director of the National Church of Scientology of Spain 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... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology International Co-Sponsors 8th Annual Human Rights Youth Summit

8th Annual Human Rights Youth Summit 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. Geneva—The Human Rights Office of the Church of Scientology International was... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Disaster Response Hosts Alabama Disaster Volunteer Appreciation Day

Scientology Volunteer Ministers in Alabama 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... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology of Johannesburg Dedicates New Three-Story Wing to Greatly Expand Service to the Community

Grand Opening 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.This is the latest... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International Hosts 42nd Annual Anniversary Gala

Gala 2011 Celebrity Centre International 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... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology of Pasadena and Youth for Human Rights International Cosponsor Forum on Hunger

Church of Scientology of Pasadena July 30, 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... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology of Pasadena—A Year of Contribution to the Community

Church of Scientology Pasadena 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... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology and Celebrity Centre Nashville Hosts Artist Seminars

Church of Scientology & Celebrity Centre of  Nashville, Tennessee To help artists prosper despite the economy, this unique Nashville Church opens its doors with seminars from successful industry professionals. Since its grand opening two years ago, the Church of Scientology & Celebrity Centre of Nashville has hosted a series of seminars at its new home at 1130 8th Avenue South to help aspiring artists survive... | Full Story >>

Spring Valley Mayor Declares July 12 Ralph Mary Gedeon Day

Spring Valley, New York, Mayor Noramie Jasmin  (center) awards Ralph Mary Gedeon 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... | Full Story >>

The Problems of Work on DVD Earns Telly Award

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... | Full Story >>

Dianetics Film Honored in 32nd Telly Awards

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. This is the second... | Full Story >>

Golden Era Productions Earns Indie Fest Award of Merit for The Problems of Work Movie on DVD

Problems of Work - DVD 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... | Full Story >>

Dianetics Movie Receives Indie Fest Award of Excellence

thumb 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. How to Use Dianetics was honored Wednesday, June 1, with an Indie Fest Award of Excellence for educational and instructional films. The film... | Full Story >>

Los Angeles Clergy Join Forces with Sheriff’s Department to Fight Drug Abuse and Addiction

Some of more than 100 members of the clergy of Los Angeles Country who were cert 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... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology of Pasadena Recognized for Historic Preservation

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... | Full Story >>

Dianetics Anniversary – the Best Selling Self-Help Book of All Time by L. Ron Hubbard

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... | Full Story >>

Summary: Scientology Volunteer Ministers Provide Disaster Relief to Earthquake and Tsunami Victims in Japan

For the past two months, hundreds of Scientology Volunteer Ministers have served in Japan in the wake of the magnitude 9 earthquake and 30-foot tsunami. Several hundred more are now en route to continue their work in Tokyo, Onagawa, Kesennuma and Ishinomaki.Within 24 hours of the disaster, Volunteer Ministers assessment teams arrived in the areas... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Acquires Hollywood Studio Facility

noshow 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... | Full Story >>

2010: Scientology Volunteer Ministers Provide Aid World Over in the Wake Of Disaster

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.... | Full Story >>

L. Ron Hubbard’s Books now Available in Lending Libraries Across 192 Lands

thumb 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... | Full Story >>

New L. Ron Hubbard Book-On-Film The Problems Of Work: Scientology Applied to the Workaday World

thumb 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;... | Full Story >>

Free Online Scientology Volunteer Ministers Courses Now Available On Mobile Devices

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.... | Full Story >>

Scientology Silent Birth Media Advisory

thumb In view of recent incorrect media reports about “Silent Birth” the Church of Scientology International advises the media about the background and meaning of “Quiet” or “Silent Birth”. WHAT IS SILENT BIRTH? Silent birth is all about providing the best possible environment for the birthing mother and her new baby. Its origins can be found... | Full Story >>

Scientology Media Advisory: The Scientology Religion and the Holiday Season

thumb 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... | Full Story >>

Scientology Churches call for end to discrimination on Human Rights Day

thumb 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... | Full Story >>

Celebrities Tell ‘Christmas Stories’ To Benefit Underprivileged Children

thumb Scientology Celebrity Centre stages its 18th annual fund-raiser for the Hollywood Police Activities League youth programs. HOLLYWOOD - The Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre presented "Christmas Stories XVIII" on December 3rd and 4th.  Members including Anne Archer, Jennifer Aspen, Eric Balfour, Erika Christensen, Jason Dohring, Jenna... | Full Story >>

Petition targets Human Rights education

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... | Full Story >>

More than 1,400 attend Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre 41st Anniversary Gala

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, Leah Remini, Anne Archer, Erika Christensen, Nancy Cartwright (voice of Bart Simpson) and Jenna Elfman.The... | Full Story >>

Scientology Churches Celebrate Dianetics 60th Anniversary

banner=0 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... | Full Story >>

New Church of Scientology of Pasadena Brings in the Decade with Renovation of New Headquarters

New Church of Scientology of Pasadena 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... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Announces Biggest Expansion in Scientology History

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... | Full Story >>

Frankfurt Book Fair: Scientology and Dianetics Publisher Announces Books Now in 50 Languages

banner=0 Frankfurt, Germany, October 2009—Bridge Publications dominates its category at the Frankfurt Book Fair opening Oct. 14, as it releases eight popular non-fiction titles by L. Ron Hubbard in 50 languages.  Los Angeles-based Bridge Publications Inc. is the publishing arm of the Scientology religion and one of the world’s largest all-digital printers. ... | Full Story >>

Public Information Campaign Brings 10 Million Visitors to Scientology.org Site

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. The "Scientology: Know Yourself-Know Life" ad series includes three video ads running on 36 TV networks and the Internet.  The messages... | Full Story >>

Scientology Expands Testimonial Video Series on YouTube

The Church of Scientology YouTube Channel adds 10 new documentary video clips to its series of personal stories from Scientologists around the world. The Church of Scientology International has expanded the “Meet a Scientologist” testimonial video series on its YouTube Channel with 10 new documentary videos featuring Scientologists from a wide range... | Full Story >>

Scientology YouTube Channel 'Meet a Scientologist' Videos Reach 100

The Church of Scientology YouTube Channel has broadened its "Meet a Scientologist" mini-documentaries online, with 40 new videos bringing the total number to 100.In the documentary video clips, members of the Church of Scientology from across the United States and cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, London, Berlin, Milano, Budapest, Cape Town, Johannesburg,... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology International Launches “Know Yourself, Know Life” Ad Campaign

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,... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology International Recognized as Anti-Drug Leader

The Church of Scientology International has been awarded a Certificate of Recognition by California State Assemblyman for its "leadership and dedication in drug prevention and education, including the production of 16 groundbreaking public service films that are raising awareness of drug abuse internationally."The Church of Scientology sponsored and... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Honors Los Angeles Volunteers at Disaster Response Conference

THUMBNAIL Volunteers from across Los Angeles County met today at the Los Angeles headquarters of the Church of Scientology for a disaster response event in honor of National Volunteer Week. They were briefed by leaders in the Los Angeles disaster response community on disaster preparedness.Tracie Parker, Humanitarian Programs Director of the Church of Scientology... | Full Story >>