Since the forming of the first Church of Scientology in 1954, the religion has grown to span the globe. Today, more than 11,000 Scientology Churches, missions, related organizations and affiliated groups minister to millions across 167 nations. And those numbers are constantly growing; in fact, Scientology's presence in the world is growing faster now than at any time in its history.
As the only major worldwide religious movement to emerge in the twentieth century, Scientology generates immense public interest.
The questions raised are myriad:
How does Scientology compare with other faiths?
What is its understanding of a Supreme Being and the spiritual aspects of life which transcend the temporal world?
What are the fundamental practices of the religion?
How is the Church of Scientology organized?
Is Scientology open to anyone?
And, above all, what is Scientology?
This website presents the answers to these and other frequently asked questions regarding the Scientology religion, organization, structure of the Church and its role in society. Here, too, one will find responses to rumors and inaccuracies about the religion. This information is intended to provide accurate and relevant information regarding the Church of Scientology and the Scientology religion.