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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY NATIONAL AFFAIRS OFFICE HOSTS MANDELA DAY TRIBUTE

WASHINGTON, DCSATURDAY, JULY 20, 2013

Mandela great-nephew video conferences from South Africa to speak to community leaders observing Mandela Day in Washington, D.C. Diplomats, leaders and community activists gathered at the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office July 18 in observance of United Nations Nelson Mandela International Day for Freedom Justice and Democracy. Service to others was the keynote of the day.

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COLOMBIA SCIENTOLOGISTS PROMOTE DRUG AWARENESS

BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIAFRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013

On United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Bogotá held a workshop and street events to reach youth with the truth about drugs.

In observance of United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, on June 26 volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Bogotá held a series of events to raise awareness on the consequences of drug use.

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TURIN YOUTH RACE AGAINST DRUG ABUSE

TURIN, ITALYTHURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013

Church of Scientology Turin took a leading role in this year’s Festival of San Giovanni with the message of the United Nations International Day against Drug Aguse and Illicit Trafficking.

Spirits were high a Piazza Borgo Dora in Turin June 24 when the city turned out to celebrate the festival of San Giovanni with a race against drugs.

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PADOVA’S FIFTH ANNUAL “SAY NO TO DRUGS” SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP

PADOVA, ITALYTUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013

Organized by the Church of Scientology of Padova, the fifth annual “Say No to Drugs” soccer tournament promotes drug-free living to the youth of the region.

The Church of Scientology Padova held its fifth annual “Dico No alla Droga” (Say No to Drugs) soccer championship June 23 in observance of the United Nations International Day against Drug-Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

Twelve teams comprising 120 youth competed for the trophy, the Say No to Drugs Cup, which was presented to the winning team by last year’s winners.

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GREEK SCIENTOLOGISTS SPREAD TRUTH ABOUT DRUGS

ATHENS, GREECEMONDAY, JULY 15, 2013

A team of volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Athens marked United Nations International Day against Drugs Abuse and Illicit Trafficking with a drug prevention event providing the truth about drugs.

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TAIWANESE SCIENTOLOGISTS REACH OUT TO YOUTH ON DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING

TAIWANSUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013

Determined to counter drug abuse in their country, members of the Church of Scientology Missions of Kaohsiung and Taichung promoted drug-free living on United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

Volunteers of the Church of Scientology Missions of Kaohsiung and Taichung marked United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking with activities aimed at countering drug abuse by helping youth learn the truth about drugs.

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EUROPEAN SCIENTOLOGY VOLUNTEERS PROMOTE DRUG-FREE LIVING

BRUSSELS, BELGIUMSATURDAY, JULY 13, 2013

In observance of United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, volunteers from the Brussels branch of the Churches of Scientology for Europe dedicated a week to drug prevention activities.

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DRUG-FREE DAY ON TIMES SQUARE, NEW YORK

NEW YORKFRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013

Volunteers from the Churches of Scientology of New York bring the truth about drugs to Times Square.

In honor of United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, on June 29, volunteers from the Church of Scientology of New York distributed thousands of copies of Truth About Drugs educational booklets on Times Square.

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SCIENTOLOGISTS RAISING AWARENESS OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN COSTA RICA

COSTA RICAMONDAY, JULY 8, 2013

Volunteers from the Church of Scientology Mission of Costa Rica tackle human rights abuses—including human trafficking—through education.

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JUNIOR SOCCER MATCH KICKS OFF HUMAN RIGHTS AWARENESS

ITALYSUNDAY, JULY 7, 2013

The Youth for Human Rights soccer team competed in a human rights soccer match organized by the Association for Human Rights and Tolerance of Italy. Youth for Human Rights is supported by the Church of Scientology.

Students from Monza and Civate in northern Italy are now Junior Ambassadors for Human Rights, an award they earned June 15 after competing in a soccer match dedicated to human rights awareness.

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LAUNCHING A SAFE SUMMER IN EAST TAMPA WITH THE WAY TO HAPPINESS

EAST TAMPA, FLORIDASATURDAY, JULY 6, 2013

Volunteers from the Church of Scientology are helping make the summer safe for Tampa Bay-area families with The Way to Happiness.

Church of Scientology volunteers joined in the spirit of the season June 8 as families enjoyed the annual East Tampa Community Revitalization Partnership “Have a Safe Summer” festival at Alfred “Al” Barnes, Jr. Park.

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SYDNEY SCIENTOLOGISTS GETTING OUT THE TRUTH ABOUT DRUGS

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIAFRIDAY, JULY 5, 2013

A team of volunteers from the Church of Scientology Sydney got the jump on United Nations Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking through a street event helping hundreds of people learn the truth about drugs.

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TRAINING VENEZUELA AIRPORT PERSONNEL ON THE WAY TO HAPPINESS

CARACAS, VENEZUELATHURSDAY, JULY 4, 2013

Volunteers from the Church of Scientology train firefighters at Simón Bolívar International Airport in Caracas on The Way to Happiness

Volunteers from the Church of Scientology conducted a seminar in June for 50 airport firefighters (bomberos aeronauticos) working at Simón Bolívar International Airport in Caracas, Venezuela, part of an overall initiative to train personnel and security staff of the airport on The Way to Happiness, a nonreligious commonsense moral code written by author, humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard.

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CENTER OF SCIENTOLOGY OF TEL AVIV HELPS YOUTH IN THE GAME OF A DRUG-FREE LIFE

TAMRA, ISRAELMONDAY, JULY 1, 2013

Israeli Scientologists helping youth live drug-free

The Center of Scientology of Tel Aviv organized a special soccer tournament June 16-18 in the northern Israel city of Tamra to promote drug-free living.

The tournament, timed to take place at the end of the school year, marked the culmination of a project to provide drug education in all the middle schools and two elementary schools in the city.

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CHEF’S SHOWCASE AT THE FORT HARRISON BENEFITS LOCAL CHILDREN

UNITED STATES SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2013

A unique fundraiser at the Church of Scientology Fort Harrison religious retreat was held on behalf of Clearwater Community Volunteers.

Five chefs, five courses and five wines: that was the fare enjoyed by the 85 guests June 9 at the Chef’s Showcase, a fundraiser at the Fort Harrison, the Church of Scientology religious retreat. The event raised $7,000 for Clearwater Community Volunteers.

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ULTRAMARATHONER BRAVES TOUGHEST RACE ON EARTH FOR THE WAY TO HAPPINESS

UNITED STATES SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2013

Scientologist John Radich competes in marathons and ultramarathons in partnership with The Way to Happiness Foundation. The Way to Happiness, a nonreligious moral code based entirely on common sense, was written by author, humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard. The Church of Scientology supports distribution of The Way to Happiness in communities around the world.

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SCIENTOLOGISTS WORKING TO RAISE AWARENESS OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN UKRAINE

UKRAINEFRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013

Erosion of human rights in Ukraine cited by human rights watchdog groups has prompted members of Church of Scientology Mission of Kiev to step up their human rights education activities and awareness-raising initiative.

A team of Ukrainian Scientologists have taken on promoting and seeing that human rights is widely taught in their country.

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SCIENTOLOGY-SUPPORTED HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAM EXPANDS INTO CAMEROON

CAMEROON, AFRICAWEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013

The African Human Rights Leadership Campaign, under the banner of Youth for Human Rights, launches in Cameroon to provide young African men and women the training and experience to create and sustain a just and prosperous society.

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GREEK SCIENTOLOGISTS BRING HOPE WITH THE WAY TO HAPPINESS

ATHENS, GREECETUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013

With uncertainty from the financial crisis affecting families across the country, The Way to Happiness, a commonsense guide to better living, by author, humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, is providing hope and direction to the people of Greece.

Austerity measures undertaken to salvage the Greek economy have brought hardship to citizens throughout the country. Protests and strikes rock the nation, unemployment has risen to a staggering 26.8 percent, 77.4 percent among those 20-24, and tens of thousands are homeless.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY LONDON CALLS FOR MORAL RESURGENCE

LONDON, ENGLANDMONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013

Is the UK sinking into moral decline? The Church of Scientology of London rallied London community leaders to discuss the issue and introduce them to The Way to Happiness—a tool to reverse the trend.

Community, civic and religious leaders gathered at the Church of Scientology of London for a conference titled, “Is the UK sinking into moral decline?”

President of the Church of Scientology London Mark Pinchin opened the conference by asking attendees to define for themselves what morals are and what they would consider a moral decline to be.

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