ROME, ITALY •
Volunteers from the Churches of Scientology across Italy reach out this summer to create a drug-free country.
Millions of tourists from around the world vacation in Italy each summer. In Rome alone, a city of over 3 million, the population swells by more than three times with visitors each year. As the last of the tourists return home, the Church of Scientology’s “Say ‘No’ to Drugs, Say ‘Yes’ to Life” teams caps this summer’s drug-education and prevention activities, bringing their drug-free message to local residents and tourists alike.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA •
On World Humanitarian Day August 19, the Church of Scientology International honors the many thousands of Scientology Volunteer Ministers and those with whom they partner to bring help in desperate times across 120 nations.
The United Nations designates August 19 as World Humanitarian Day—“a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity to help others” and “to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe.”
DETROIT, MICHIGAN •
In commemoration of World Humanitarian Day, the Church of Scientology honors civil rights attorney Allison Folmar, who is defending the rights of parents to protect their children from harmful psychiatric drugs.
In honor of World Humanitarian Day, the Church of Scientology published a video August 17, featuring Constitutional and civil rights attorney Allison Folmar who practices in the Greater Detroit metropolitan area.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA •
In commemoration of World Humanitarian Day, the Church of Scientology is honoring men and women whose work makes a difference.
The Church of Scientology International is releasing a series of videos on the Scientology Video Channel in commemoration of World Humanitarian day. These video presentations honor men and women who are improving the lives of those in desperate need of help.
The first, published on August 15, features John Redman, Executive Director of Californians for Drug-Free Youth.
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA •
On the evening of Saturday, August 9, the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre hosted more than 1,000 Scientologists and their guests at the Church’s annual gala dinner commemorating its 45th Anniversary. The Centre was established in 1969 in the spirit of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard’s writings that the artist plays “an enormous role in the enhancement of today’s and the creation of tomorrow’s reality…
VANCOUVER, CANADA •
Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Vancouver are taking advantage of the summer months—when Vancouver shines—to promote drug-free living.
At today’s Sun Festival in Tsawwassen, British Columbia, and every chance they get, Vancouver Scientologists are distributing copies of The Truth About Drugs booklets to youth, parents, teachers, counselors and law enforcement officers, inviting one and all to pledge to live drug-free.
HAMBURG, GERMANY •
This summer, volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Hamburg have accelerated their efforts to reach teens with the truth about drugs, to reverse alarming drug abuse trends.
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA •
Thousands of homes, destroyed by recent floods, are earmarked for demolition. Scientology Volunteer Ministers invite others to join them in their work to help villagers salvage raw materials so they can rebuild their homes.
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK •
Danish Scientologists raise awareness on drugs
Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Denmark have joined forces to counter drug abuse this summer with massive distribution of Truth About Drugs education booklets.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA •
As wintertime plays out down under, Volunteers from the new Ideal Church of Scientology of Sydney are bringing the truth about drugs to communities throughout the city.
Winter is here down under, and it seemed like just any other Thursday afternoon in Sydney’s central business district. That is, until a troop of men and women in traditional Maori costume transformed the otherwise ordinary day into a celebration—a celebration of drug-free living.
CLEARWATER, FLORIDA •
Nine professional chefs and a score of assistants helped make the Second Annual Chefs’ Showcase at the Church of Scientology Fort Harrison Hotel a tour do force.
A team of nine of Tampa Bay’s most accomplished chefs delighted guests at Clearwater’s Fort Harrison in June at the second annual Chefs Showcase, co-hosted by Tampa Bay Magazine.
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA •
The Church of Scientology Community Center in South Los Angeles closed out the school year with the Stepping Stone Awards Banquet to honor 27 young men and women for their outstanding leadership and character.
KOPANICA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA •
In June 2014, Scientology Volunteer Ministers Balkans Disaster Response Team in the Bosnia and Herzegovina village of Kopanica help a man salvage his farm after May’s devastating floods.
The damage caused by the May 2014 floods has been estimated at €1.3 billion in Bosnia and Herzegovina—more than the entire cost to that country by the 1990’s war. But to someone like Vlado, a man from the village of Kopanica, those figures were irrelevant—he was at risk of losing everything.
CLEARWATER, FLORIDA •
More than 4,000 Scientologists gathered in downtown Clearwater, Florida, on Sunday, June 29, to mark the dedication of the landmark Coachman Building. The historic structure now stands transformed as the religious training and counseling center for more than 2,000 members comprising the ecclesiastical ministry of the Flag Land Base, the international spiritual headquarters of Scientology.
CARIBBEAN ISLANDS •
On the evening of Saturday June 14, fireworks fell above St. Kitts Bay as the Scientology Motor Vessel Freewinds launched on her Silver Anniversary Cruise. In celebration of her 25 years at sea, a weeklong convocation convened aboard the religious retreat, attended by more than 200 advanced Scientologists from Churches around the world.
VANCOUVER, CANADA •
Scientology Volunteer Ministers of Vancouver man water stations at the 2014 BMO Bank of Montreal Vancouver International Marathon
Despite the downpour that marked this year’s Vancouver International Marathon, the Volunteer Ministers of the Church of Scientology of Vancouver provided volunteer manpower to help make the event a success.
More than 16,000 runners turned out this year for the 43rd running of the race, which has been recognized by Forbes as one of the top 10 marathons of the world.
LOS ANGELES, CA •
Meet Carol and Mark Loweree—Scientologists committed to helping youth avoid the tragedy of drug-abuse.
Through their drug education and prevention work, Scientologists Mark and Carol Loweree of Sun Valley, California, are making a positive impact on the lives of thousands of youth in the San Fernando Valley—youth who might otherwise fall prey to drug abuse.
Several years ago Mark and Carol were approached by a police captain who was looking for a way to combat the serious problem of drug abuse among children and teens.
Churches of Scientology for Europe celebrate freedom of expression by hosting an exhibit of paintings, sculpture and other creative visual arts throughout April 2014 in honor of the 2nd annual World Art Day.
Works of art graced the hallways and staircases of the Brussels branch of the Churches of Scientology for Europe at Boulevard de Waterloo 100-103 this April, in a month-long tribute to creativity.
MODENA, ITALY •
The Church of Scientology Mission of Modena organized and produced a United for Africa Concert at the Teatro Michelangelo in Modena, Italy, May 9 to raise funds for construction of new schools in Ghana.
The Church of Scientology Mission of Modena and the Association for Human Rights and Tolerance held a United for Africa benefit concert May 9 at Teatro Michelangelo to raise funds to build schools for African children who would otherwise be denied the right to education.
NEW YORK •
A miracle story continues—Scientology Volunteer Minister Ayal Lindeman proudly looked on as Ralph Mary Gedeon graduated community college May 18, 2014.
It’s a miracle that Ralph Mary Gedeon was able to walk onto the stage at Rockland Community College May 18 to accept his diploma—a miracle that began four years ago in the rubble of Port-au-Prince.