Dr. Jürgen Redhardt, Professor Emeritus of Giessen University: “Applying Scientology in today’s Germany can mean to understand oneself better. It is my conviction that Dianetics and Scientology are able to assist in catapulting people’s awareness into new realms of understanding.”
Scientologists and guests from 31 nations gathered on January 13, 2007, to unveil the new spectacular home of the Church of Scientology Berlin.
A recognized architectural landmark in the city's Charlottenburg District at the corner of Otto-Suhr-Allee and Cauer Street, the six-story glass and steel structure includes an extensive audiovisual public information center on Scientology beliefs and practices, its Founder L. Ron Hubbard and the Church's secular community outreach programs combating drug abuse, illiteracy, criminality, immorality and human rights violations.
Over 5,000 Scientologists and guests, as well as local officials attended the event. Honored speakers included foremost religious scholars Professor Jurgen Redhardt of Giessen University and Dr. Hubertus Mynarek, former dean of theology at the University of Vienna, and renowned proponent of religious rights, Mr. Almog Burstin, a founding member of the European Foundation for Human Rights and Tolerance.
When the ribbon came down, all united in proclaiming a new day for freedom in this former seat of intolerance.