Taiwan Scientologists Celebrate the New Year With a Wish for a Brighter Future for All
Join the Church of Scientology of Kaohsiung in a celebration of the New Year. May the Year of the Rabbit bring hope and peace.
The Church of Scientology of Kaohsiung embarks on the Year of the Rabbit with the wish that the year brings happiness, prosperity, good fortune and peace to all.
And they work to accomplish this wish, as they have since the Church’s dedication by Scientology ecclesiastical leader Mr. David Miscavige in December 2013, by seeing to the spiritual growth of their parishioners, honoring Taiwan’s culture, and addressing social issues that impact the lives of the Taiwanese.
In an episode of Destination: Scientology on the Scientology Network, staff and members of the congregation share their love of the traditions of their country and its values and goals.
“Chinese New Year is a time when all family members come together to wish each other good luck,” says one of the staff interviewed in the documentary. And 15 days later they celebrate Lantern Festival, where the lanterns symbolize a new beginning with the hope for a brighter future.
The Church of Scientology of Taiwan embraces its responsibility for preserving the traditional Eastern culture for the next generation while uplifting the family and society in the true spirit of Taiwan.
Scientologists volunteer in schools in Kaohsiung and throughout the island, educating youth on the truth about drugs, raising awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and promoting values and life tools contained in The Way to Happiness, the common-sense guide to better living written by humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard.
Year after year, the Taiwan Ministry of the Interior has acknowledged the work of Taiwan Scientologists by presenting the Church with the annual Meritorious Religious Group Award.
“It’s really about giving back,” says a staff member. “It’s really about what I can bring back to the community, what I can represent for my family. I could say it’s ‘the spirit of Taiwan’—to put that magic touch in everybody’s life.”
Destination: Scientology is an original series airing on the Scientology Network at DIRECTV channel 320 and streaming at www.Scientology.tv, on mobile apps and via the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV platforms. Episodes take viewers inside Scientology Churches across the globe, where they discover what makes each Church unique, the diversity of Scientology Churches, and the cooperation that weaves each into the local community fabric.
The Scientology religion was founded by author and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in Los Angeles in 1954 and the religion has expanded to more than 11,000 Churches, Missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 167 countries.
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