Volunteers Find Their U.N. Happiness Day Plans Could Not Have Been More Appropriate

This year’s World Happiness Report calls for a secular moral code to sustain people in living good livesExactly what The Way to Happiness has to offer.

Volunteers from the Church of Scientology were surprised to find the activity they planned for this year’s U.N. World Happiness Day was the very thing Chapter 3 of this year’s World Happiness Report called for—the need to compensate for the “…global decline in the impact of religious ethics” by providing a nonreligious guide “…to sustain people in living good lives.”

Volunteers at the Scientology Life Improvement Center of the Church of Scientology Seattle
Volunteers at the Scientology Life Improvement Center of the Church of Scientology Seattle

The chapter quotes the Dalai Lama, who stated, “So we need a new ethics which incorporates the best values to be found in all religions, but which is equally convincing to people with no religious faith at all. … We need an approach to ethics that can be equally acceptable to those with religious faith and those without. We need a secular ethics.”

The volunteers planned to introduce neighbors to The Way to Happinessa nonreligious, common sense guide to better living—exactly what the report described.

The Church also held an open house at their Life Improvement Center adjacent to the Pike Place Market Historic District in downtown Seattle, where people were invited to watch public service announcements or the feature length The Way to Happiness book on film in its Public Information Center.

Written by L. Ron Hubbard, The Way to Happiness has been immensely popular since its first publication in 1981, more than 100 million copies have since been distributed in 205 countries and territories, providing a moral compass for all to live by. It holds the Guinness Record as the single most translated non-religious book.

The Scientology religion was founded by author and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in Los Angeles in 1954 and the religion has expanded to more than 11,000 Churches, Missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 167 countries.

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