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Taiwan Scientologists Reach Out on International Friendship Day

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.

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The volunteers decided to distribute copies of The Way to Happiness to forward the purpose of the day. The Way to Happiness is a nonreligious moral code based entirely on common sense, written by author, philosopher and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard. It contains 21 basic principles that guide the individual to a better, happier life.

The United Nations established International Friendship Day in the belief that “friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts,” and serve as “an opportunity to build bridges between communities, honoring cultural diversity.” In this year’s International Friendship Day message, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, “…let us cultivate warm ties that strengthen our common humanity and promote the well-being of the human family.”

This too was the goal of the Kaohsiung Scientologists who see The Way to Happiness as the way to promote these ideals with a code of conduct containing precepts anyone can follow, no matter their race, ethnicity or creed—precepts that, applied, restore the bonds that unite humankind.

Immensely popular since its first publication, more than 100 million copies of The Way to Happiness have been distributed in 110 languages in 205 countries and territories.

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The Church of Scientology and its members are proud to share the tools for happier living contained in The Way to Happiness with all who work to build a better world. For more information, visit the Scientology website at www.Scientology.org/thewaytohappiness.

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Scientology: How We Help—The Way to Happiness, Creating a World of Honesty, Trust & Self-Respect is one of a series of brochures presented by the Church of Scientology International to meet requests for more information about the Scientology religion and its support of global humanitarian initiatives and social betterment programs.

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