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Scientology Volunteers Help Neighbors Battered by Record Italian Floods

SENIGALLIA, Italy, Sept. 29, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Tragedy struck the commune of Senigallia, and local Scientologists responded immediately to help the community recover from the worst floods ever to hit the town. Ever since the eastern coast of Italy was devastated by a flash flood September 16, Scientology Volunteer Ministers have been hard at work providing help.

The Legacy of 9/11 and the Scientology Movement it Inspired

NEW YORK, N.Y. and LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 12, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Out of the smoke and dust that engulfed lower Manhattan 21 years ago rose a humanitarian movement known for its ardent commitment to help: the Scientology Volunteer Ministers-a religious social service of the Church of Scientology.

Danish Volunteers Say Learning About Drug Abuse Can Save Your Life

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Aug. 23, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Denmark share the Truth About Drugs, raising awareness on the danger of drugs including overdose, the subject of International Drug Overdose Awareness Day, August 31.

Scientology Tokyo, Where the Best of Modern Technology and Tradition Meet

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and TOKYO, Japan, Aug. 3, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- "Destination: Scientology" takes viewers to the Land of the Rising Sun, in celebration of the anniversary of the August 8, 2015, dedication of the Church of Scientology Tokyo. Tokyo is a city of contrasts. It combines reverence for ancient traditions with a love of technology in the world's most future-forward metropolis.

Church of Scientology Harlem Celebrates the Culture and Community of its Unique Home

HARLEM, N.Y. and LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 27, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In honor of the anniversary of the opening of the Church of Scientology and Community Center of Harlem, go behind the scenes with 'Destination: Scientology' an original series on the Scientology Network. Harlem has always marched to its own beat - in music, art and fashion - a beat that has reverberated around the world.

Scientologists Salute Their People, Culture and Country on ‘Destination Scientology: Mexico City’

MEXICO CITY, Mexico and LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 19, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Share the energy and spirit of Mexico's premier Church of Scientology as it works with the community to create an even brighter future for all. Mexico City, one of the largest metropolitan areas on Earth, combines ancient traditions, colonial influence and 21st-century cosmopolitan culture in its own unique style.
ULADCD Champions of 2020

University of Los Angeles College of Divinity (ULACD) Makes College Basketball History

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The University of Los Angeles College of Divinity (ULACD) basketball team, led by one of California's most successful high school and college coaches, Michael Miller, posted the second-best record in the nation of any four-year college over the last four years.

This Summer, Walk in L. Ron Hubbard’s Footsteps with ‘Inside Scientology: Saint Hill’

EAST GRINSTEAD, U.K., June 8, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Summer is a magnificent time to visit Saint Hill, L. Ron Hubbard's home in the UK. Share the beauty and history of the quaint Sussex town of East Grinstead through an episode of "Inside Scientology" on the Scientology Network.
Church of Scientology of Copenhagen

Join the Church of Scientology of Copenhagen in a Celebration of the Magic of The City

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Church of Scientology Copenhagen is celebrating its fifth anniversary in its new home in the heart of the city. Meet staff and parishioners in an episode of "Destination: Scientology" and learn what makes their city so special and how these qualities resonate with the city's Scientologists.
Church of Scientology Los Angeles

A Month of Community Celebrations at the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles Wraps up with Memorial Day Event

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With its purpose to serve as a home for the entire community, the Church of Scientology Los Angeles makes holidays special for local families. And May has been no exception. A Memorial Day festival Monday May 30 at the Church will round out a month of special activities.
Meet a Scientologist: Janos Heder

In honor of International Day of Light, the Scientology Network features impact of light on the work of artists featured in...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In honor of International Day of Light, the Scientology Network features the impact of light on the work of artists featured in three episodes of the original series "Meet a Scientologist." UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, sets aside May 16 as International Day of Light.

Church of Scientology Portland Celebrates its History and its Future

PORTLAND, Ore., May 11, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- May 11 marks the ninth anniversary of the Ideal Church of Scientology of Portland. The Church invites everyone to visit - whether in person or online. The Portland Church of Scientology holds a very special place in the hearts and minds of Scientologists.
Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health

Scientology Churches Celebrate the Anniversary of Dianetics on May 9

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Published May 9, 1950, "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health" burst onto the scene, creating an international phenomenon that continues to this day. And it was only two years later that L. Ron Hubbard founded Scientology, the world's youngest major religion.
Rev. Teddy Sichinga

Church of Scientology Celebrates African World Heritage Day on May 5 by Honoring Changemakers

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The heritage of Africa depends on what we do now to ensure future generations flourish and prosper says the Church of Scientology. In sub-Saharan Africa, 88 percent of children of primary and lower secondary school age (202 million) were reported as not proficient in reading.
The Charter on Journalistic Ethics

World Press Freedom Day 2022: The Importance of Responsible Coverage of Religion

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On World Press Freedom Day May 3, the Church of Scientology emphasizes that with freedom must come responsibility. The Church of Scientology International publishes a booklet to clarify religious freedom and its ramifications in today's troubled world.

Join the Church of Scientology Miami as it Celebrates the Fifth Anniversary in its New Home

MIAMI, Fla., April 28, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- April 29, 2022 marks the anniversary of the dedication of the new Church of Scientology Miami by Scientology ecclesiastical leader Mr. David Miscavige. It is located at 2220 South Dixie Highway in Coconut Grove.
What is Dianetics

72 Years Ago: Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard and the Magazine Article That Inspired International Movement

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 72 years ago, an article in Astounding Science Fiction hit the newsstands in April and set the stage for the explosive launch of "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health," which rolled out in May.
Scientology L.A. hosted an Easter celebration

Church of Scientology Los Angeles Festival: Fun for Thousands This Easter in East Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Church of Scientology Los Angeles hosted a family fun day April 17 to make the holiday memorable for local families. L. Ron Hubbard Way was filled with music and laughter with some 5,000 guests from across Los Angeles joining parishioners and staff of the Church of Scientology for a joyful Easter celebration.
25th Anniversary of L. Ron Hubbard Way

City and State Officials join Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of L. Ron Hubbard Way in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- State and city officials joined Scientologists, friends and community leaders from across Los Angeles in East Hollywood April 9 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the dedication of L. Ron Hubbard Way, named for the Founder of the Scientology religion. City and state officials who took part in the original dedication were among the crowd celebrating the milestone.

Happiness Is Something Worth Sharing Says Madrid-Based Scientology Foundation

MADRID, Spain, April 5, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Volunteers from the Scientology Churches and Missions of Spain and the nonprofit Fundacion Mejora reach out to their communities with The Way to Happiness to improve the quality of life.
Voices for Humanity

Voices of Humanity: If the Slave Trade Was Abolished, Why Do an Estimated 40 Million Still Live in Slavery?

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- March 25 was International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Churches of Scientology mark this day by raising awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. And with good reason.
Rev. Samuel Richard Sembuya and Scientology Volunteer Minister Jan-Maarten Kruijt

How a Scientology Volunteer Minister Jan-Maarten Kruij and a Christian Priest Worked Together to Help Uganda

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- At an open house at the Church of Scientology Amsterdam earlier this month, held in commemoration of World Civil Defense Day, Volunteer Minister Jan-Maarten Kruijt introduced those attending to the Scientology Volunteer Ministers program. He shared how he and a Christian priest worked together to help Uganda communities overcome challenges and increase sustainability.
Church of Scientology of the Valley

The Church of Scientology of the Valley Celebrates its 5th Anniversary in 2022 at its New Home

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With its reputation as a hub for the entire community, the Church of Scientology of the Valley looks forward to helping neighbors turn the post-COVID new normal into "flourish and prosper." The Church of Scientology of the Valley is featured in an episode of "Destination Scientology."

Church of Scientology Tampa Brings the Best of Today and the Past Together Under One Roof

TAMPA, Fla., March 16, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Dedicated March 13, 2011, in honor of the birthday of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, the home of the Church of Scientology Tampa is a complex known as Ybor Square. More than a treasured cultural landmark, the building evokes an entire way of life.
Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard

Scientologists Suggest Celebrating L. Ron Hubbard’s Birthday by Doing Something Special for You

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard once wrote, "I like to help others and count it as my greatest pleasure in life to see a person free himself of the shadows which darken his days." In honor of L. Ron Hubbard's birthday, March 13, you are invited to watch a film on the Scientology Network that may very well change your life.
Scientology Women's Day Marathon

Brave Women Are The Focus of Scientology Network’s International Women’s Day Marathon

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In honor of International Women's Day, Scientology Network is proud to present a marathon of shows featuring extraordinary women from diverse cultures and nations. First observed in 1911, International Women's Day is commemorated annually on March 8.
Photographer Christy Lee Rogers

Photographer Christy Lee Rogers is One Reason You May Love to Immerse Yourself in the Scientology Network

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Featured this week on the Scientology Network, photographer Christy Lee Rogers creates breathtaking photographic works of art using her own unique underwater technique. In a melding of baroque aesthetic with modern technology, Rogers created her own genre.
Scientology Volunteer Ministers of Wanga Parish

How a Village in Eastern Uganda Adopts the Scientology Tools for Life to Help People Thrive

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A family and their friends decided to make Wanga Parish in Eastern Uganda a self-sustaining community with people empowered through Scientology online courses. "It all started when my Aunt Milly gave me a phone call in August last year," says Arthur Wamatsu. She introduced him to the Scientology Volunteer Ministers program and its 19 online courses.

Share the Excitement of Fashion Week with ‘Meet a Scientologist: George Kalajian’

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 15, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- February 11-16 is Fashion Week when the world's top designers present their new collections in New York. The Scientology Network takes viewers behind the scenes of New York's frenetic fashion industry as a master craftsman helps designers solve last-minute dilemmas.
Volunteer Ministers of Quito, Ecuador

Ecuador’s Scientology Disaster Response Team Helps Quito Dig Out After Devastating Landslide

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Scientology Volunteer Ministers from Ecuador are working with rescue workers and cleanup crews to help the city recover. The worst downpour in nearly two decades unleashed a landslide on Quito's La Gasca and La Comuna neighborhoods January 31 to February 1.
Scientology Volunteer Ministers of South Africa

For World Interfaith Harmony Week, Scientologists Support Human Fraternity This Week and Throughout the Year

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Scientology Churches are active and committed supporters of interfaith action and the right of all people to practice their own religious beliefs. This week is World Interfaith Harmony Week and the 2nd anniversary of International Day of Human Fraternity.
Shincheonji Church Holds Press Conference for America

Shincheonji Church Holds Press Conference for American Viewers Addressing New Bible Seminar

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Last weekend, Shincheonji Church of Jesus (SCJ) hosted a virtual "Shincheonji Americas Press Conference" as a response to the growing interest of pastors and religious communities regarding their recently successful seminars. For the past few months, Shincheonji Church has produced Bible seminars surrounding the book of Revelation titled, "The Testimony on the Prophecy and Fulfillment of Revelation."
Rev. Frederick Shaw

Scientology Network Features Rev. Fred Shaw on Psychiatry’s Abuse of the African-American Community

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- An episode of "Voices for Humanity" on the Scientology Network documents the work of Rev. Fred Shaw, international spokesperson for Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) and vice president of the Inglewood/South Bay chapter of NAACP.
THE RESCUERS

On Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022, Honor Those Who Risked Their Lives to Save Others, with Two Great Documentary Films

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Each year, the United Nations sets aside January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This day marks the liberation in 1945 of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps where between 1.1 and 1.5 million people died, most of them Jews. But while we remember those who perished in the Holocaust, let us also honor those who put their own lives on the line to rescue thousands destined for that fate.

How One Man is Helping Youth Avoid the Tragedy of Human Trafficking

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 26, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month and the Scientology Network invites viewers to watch an episode of "Voices for Humanity" featuring a Tampa Bay Area entrepreneur who is dedicated to saving kids from modern-day slavery.

For International Day of Education, Scientology Network Shares Help to Overcome Learning Disabilities

MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 24, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Each year, the United Nations sets aside January 24 as International Day of Education. Among this year's goals: "unlocking the potential in every person." The episode "Help for Miami," of the "Voices for Humanity" series on the Scientology Network takes viewers inside an innovative program that is shattering the glass ceiling for those labeled with learning disabilities.
Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child

Two Films in Honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day Featured by Scientology Network

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Scientology Network's Documentary Showcase marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day by airing "Big Sonia" and "Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child." The UN set aside January 27, the anniversary of the 1945 liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Braulio Vargas is fighting for the rights of his people

Scientology Network: How One Man Helps Imbue His Country of Costa Rica with a Culture of Human Rights

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In an episode of "Voices for Humanity" on the Scientology Network, Braulio Vargas exposes a hidden side of Costa Rica with an eye-opening account of the problems plaguing many of its citizens - from human trafficking to homelessness. His work is raising awareness of human rights and creating change across the nation.
festival at the Church of Scientology in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Branch of Church of Scientology Kicked off the New Year with a Winter Street Fair

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This New Year's Day, L. Ron Hubbard Way was the place to be when the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles wrapped up the holiday season by hosting its first annual Winter Street Festival. Hundreds of East Hollywood families came to share the fun.
Drug-Free World volunteers in Italy

Drug-Free World volunteers in Italy: In the Fight Against Drugs, Education is the Most Effective Weapon

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Foundation for a Drug-Free World volunteers from Scientology Churches and Missions across Italy provide fact-based drug education to help stem the damage caused by drug abuse and addiction.
The Way to Happiness

Starting the Year Right With a Book to Help Bring Happiness: watch book-on-film on the Scientology Network

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Avoid the pitfalls that can derail those New Year's resolutions by adopting the common-sense moral code contained in "The Way to Happiness." Watch "The Way to Happiness" book-on-film on the Scientology Network.
Scientology Los Angeles hosted a celebration of La Posada

A Holiday Celebration in Los Angeles at the Church of Scientology Honoring the Diversity of L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A popular holiday celebration dating to 16th century Mexico graced the streets of East Hollywood for the first time this year. The music and traditional costumes of Oaxaca transformed L. Ron Hubbard Way in East Hollywood in a procession that was a melding of two cultures.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Share What It Was Like to Help in Mayfield on Christmas Day

MAYFIELD, Ky., Dec. 28, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Scientology Volunteer Ministers came from across the country to help a town destroyed by the 10 December tornado celebrate the holiday. Santa, who drove to Mayfield from the Church of Scientology of Nashville, was not prepared for the kind of reactions he got.

Scientology Disaster Response: Help to Victims in Towns Destroyed by Last Week’s Tornadoes

MAYFIELD, Ky., Dec. 20, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Scientology Volunteer Ministers headquarters in Los Angeles encourages trained Volunteer Ministers to respond to one of the most devastating U.S. tornado outbreaks on record. Entire towns were all but wiped off the map leaving thousands homeless.
Fireworks over Saint Hill Castle

Share the Joy of The Holidays As They Arrive at Scientology Headquarters in the UK

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As 100,000 lights mark another holiday season and transform Saint Hill Castle and grounds into an enchanted kingdom, the Church of Scientology invites one and all to experience the magic of Saint hill in an episode of "Inside Scientology" on the Scientology Network.

Join the Magical Holiday Season: It’s all Happening in Clearwater – for the 28th Year

CLEARWATER, Fla., Dec. 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Winter Wonderland has returned to downtown Clearwater, complete with Santa, rides, elves, and best of all, SNOW. The Church of Scientology invites visitors, no matter how far away, to experience the joy of the season on the Scientology Network with an episode on the woman who makes it all possible year after year in "Meet a Scientologist Pam Ryan-Anderson."
Sandra and Felipe Poveda with Youth for Human Rights

Celebrate Human Rights Day 2021 as The Scientology Network Features Human Rights Heroes

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In celebration of Human Rights Day 2021, the Church of Scientology International shares the story of brother and sister team Sandra and Felipe Poveda who inspired a culture of human rights in one of the most violent regions on Earth. Their story unfolds on "Voices for Humanity," featured on the Scientology Network.
Human rights activist Nfamara Jawneh

Equality for All’s Nfamara Jawneh is featured in an episode of Voices for Humanity on the Scientology Network

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Church of Scientology International shares the story of how Nfamara Jawneh and his nonprofit Equality for All ("Beakangyan" in the local language) helped end two decades of tyranny by raising awareness of human rights. His story is featured in an episode of Voices for Humanity on the Scientology Network.
Voices for Humanity

On Human Rights Day 2021, the spotlight shines on Mexico on the Scientology Network

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- "Equality," the theme for Human Rights Day 2021, is a goal that informs the work of Youth for Human Rights Mexico President Raúl Arias and his team of activists. The Church of Scientology International shares his episode of Voices for Humanity on the Scientology Network in honor of the 73rd anniversary of United Nations adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Mary Shuttleworth, founder of Youth for Human Rights International

Human Rights Day 2021 and the Role of Education in Achieving Rights for Everyone

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As Human Rights Day 2021 approaches, the Church of Scientology International shares the work of human rights activists featured on the Scientology Network. Mary Shuttleworth, featured in an episode of "Voices for Humanity," founded Youth for Human Rights International in 2001.

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