Scientology Volunteers Clean Up Kaohsiung’s Popular Cijin Beach
The Kaohsiung chapter of The Way to Happiness Foundation puts the precept “Safeguard and Improve Your Environment” into practical terms with a cleanup of Cijin Beach.
Taking a tip from The Way to Happiness, a group of volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Kaohsiung spent a recent afternoon cleaning up a section of the city’s famous Cijin Beach.
Just off the coast of Kaohsiung, Cijin Island is a popular destination where tourists and local residents enjoy the swimming, the beautiful sandy beach, the expansive view, and what has been described as the best fresh seafood in the city.
Like many Scientology Churches around the world, the Church of Scientology Kaohsiung sponsors a chapter of The Way to Happiness Foundation, where members adopt areas around their city to help keep them clean and beautiful.
One of the precepts of this common sense moral code includes taking care of the environment:
“Care of the planet begins in one’s own front yard. It extends through the area one travels to get to school or work. It covers such places as where one picnics or goes on vacation. The litter which messes up the terrain and water supply, the dead brush which invites fire, these are things one need not contribute to and which, in otherwise idle moments, one can do something about.”
The Church of Scientology Kaohsiung, an Ideal Scientology Organization (Org), opened in December 2013. For the past 12 years the Scientology Church and Missions of Taiwan have been awarded the Ministry of Interior’s Excellent Religious Group Award for their volunteer activities that include cleanups such as this, and their extensive drug prevention and human rights education initiatives. The Church’s team of Scientology Volunteer Ministers respond to natural and manmade disasters and provide one-on-one help to anyone in need.
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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