JOS, NIGERIA •
Foundation for a Drug-Free World takes action to stem Nigeria’s deadly drug abuse epidemic.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA •
Religious leaders from 12 world faiths join to foster dialogue, understanding and tolerance at a three-part forum at the Church of Scientology Los Angeles. Watch the news today and you will see acts of violence, hate crimes and terrorism, supposedly performed in the name of one religion or another.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK •
Human trafficking, police brutality, bullying, poverty, war and gang violence—these and other violations of human rights can surrender to education, say the delegates to the 13th annual International Human Rights Summit of Youth for Human Rights International.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA •
The grandest of ceremonies heralded a spectacular new Ideal Advanced Organization offering unbridled expansion of spiritual progress for Scientologists across Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
LONDON, ENGLAND •
The public must be informed of the effects of mental health drugs, say experts speaking at the exhibition’s opening. An exhibition exposing the hidden agendas and dangers of the psychiatric industry was opened at the OXO Tower in London.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON •
Volunteer Ministers with Seattle’s Church of Scientology reached out to their community with tools for life during World Humanitarian Day.
HARLEM, NEW YORK •
The new Harlem Scientology Community Center hosted the finale of the 13th annual International Human Rights Summit with a briefing on the civil rights movement and the state of human rights in America today.
AMATICE, ITALY •
Volunteer Ministers bring relief in Central Italy following Wednesday’s deadly earthquake. It was déjà vu for the Italian Volunteer Ministers who sprang into action in the wake of Wednesday’s deadly 6.2 magnitude earthquake that killed some 290 and has caused an estimated $11 billion damage.
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK •
Toronto’s Abeir Liton, high school student and first-generation Canadian, awarded for his human rights advocacy When most other men his age are hard put to name even three of the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Abeir Liton, 17, not only has them down cold, he’s determined to m
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA •
This month’s deluge dumped more than twice the water on Baton Rouge as Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Scientology Volunteer Ministers rushed to the scene to help. More are on the way.
RIO DE JANEIRO •
The 2016 Olympics saw the launch of an unprecedented drug prevention campaign determined to spread the truth about drugs throughout Brazil. The Foundation for a Drug-Free World built a corps of local volunteers passionate about ending the country’s crack epidemic.
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA •
A Johannesburg life coach used The Truth About Drugs to reach a young man who was bent on destroying his future—his addiction to sniffing glue was dominating his life.
RIGA, LATVIA •
Left behind when their parents left the country in search of employment, a generation of Latvian children were growing up without the traditional values they needed to guide them in life, until a teacher discovered The Way to Happiness and began a campaign to reach her country’s youth with this comm
SUVA CITY, FIJI •
A visit to the bright yellow tent of the Volunteer Ministers Goodwill Tour changed the life of a Fiji woman. Life has changed considerably for a mother of three from Suva City, the capital of Fiji.
CLEARWATER, FLORIDA •
CCHR is launching a campaign to help protect the elderly from abuse under the mental health law in Florida. It begins with a workshop titled Advanced Mental Health Directives on Sunday, August 21, at the group ’s center in downtown Clearwater.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA •
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a study calling for “education about the potentially life-threatening consequences of synthetic cannabinoid use.
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA •
South Africa’s Women’s Day honors those who led the fight for freedom and equality 60 years ago and the women of South Africa today who continue to fight for a better life for the people of the nation.
RIMINI, ITALY •
Reaching Italian clubbers with the truth about club drugs The Foundation for a Drug-Free World chapter in the Italian province of Emilia Romagna reaches out to clubgoers in the city of Rimini with information they urgently need to know.
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM •
Brussels drug prevention group joins forces with organizers and athletes of West African football tournament to reach players and fans with the truth about drugs.
TORONTO, CANADA •
Youth for Human Rights Toronto celebrates diversity at the 10th annual Toronto Youth Day Festival.