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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.
Truth About Drugs

This Holiday Season, Church of Scientology Reaches Out to Help End the Drug Overdose Crisis

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Just last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced more than 100,000 people died of drug overdoses in the United States during the 12-month period ending April 2021. The Church of Scientology International urges concerned parents, educators and community leaders to take action against the "other pandemic" with drug education and prevention.
Inside Scientology

To learn more, the Church of Scientology invites the curious to celebrate World Television Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Curious about Scientology? Set aside November 21, World Television Day, to explore the Scientology Network, learn about the world's youngest major religion and answer the question 'What is Scientology?' for yourself.
Vlastimil Spalek

How the Need to Reach Youth of the Czech Republic with the Truth About Drugs Inspires a Movement

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Misinformation and ignorance open the door to abuse and addiction according to the United Nations World Drug Report. A drug prevention champion featured on Voices for Humanity on the Scientology Network safeguards youth of the Czech Republic with the Truth About Drugs, an initiative supported by Scientologists and the Church of Scientology International.
Rock for Human Rights band

Bullying Prevention Month 2021: Rock for Human Rights (R4HR) Says Tackling Bullying is a Matter of Life and Death

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bullying is a serious, often life-threatening issue. For Bullying Prevention Month, the Church of Scientology International shares the story of a humanitarian who found a simple way to change the culture of bullying to one of compassion. Rock for Human Rights (R4HR) launched its "30 Days-30 Rights" human rights school concert tour across America.
Temple420 NFT

California Crypto Church giving away 1,500 lbs. of cannabis HEMP to boost membership and launch ART NFTs

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This isn't your normal church bake sale, more like "Baked Sale." Temple420.org tries a unique membership drive method. Hoping that people would gravitate towards their message of hope in the End Times and join the organization less than 100 people subscribed to their YouTube channel. The for-profit church has yet to sell many NFTs as hoped. Now, they are trying gifting cannabis to new members.
Temple 420 is selling 3 humorous NFTs

America’s First Church of Crypto Currency Launches Religious NFTs – Temple 420 in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- "I think it is the church's job to look out for our follower's spiritual and financial well-being during this challenging time of global upheaval and Let's Go Brandon! Temple 420 shares what we sincerely think and hopefully, the lives of people who listen to us are better for it," says Temple 420 founder Craig X Rubin.
Temple 420 -Tucker Carlson

Temple 420, a cannabis sanctuary, allegedly censored on social media after Joe Rogan posts Freedom speech to Twitter

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The only known church Joe Rogan attended as an adult suddenly experienced censorship after he posted a Freedom video to Twitter. "Joe was at the physical Temple twice before attending the very first service with Eddie Bravo and Kevin Booth," said founder Craig X Rubin. "Having only 23 followers on YouTube we didn't expect to be censored. We're not sure if it has something to do with us mentioning Joe, or just a sign of the times."
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European Court of Human Rights Affirms Freedom of Religion for Russian Scientologist

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has once again affirmed the rights of Scientologists in Russia to practice their religion based on Article 9 of the ECHR Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, announced the Church of Scientology International.
Scientology Network - Destination Miami

Scientology Network Invites Everyone to Celebrate 2021 Hispanic Heritage Month

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually September 15-October 15 to honor the history, culture and contribution of American citizens and residents whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. And what better way to do so than with a visit to the Scientology Network on DIRECTV Channel 320, streaming on Scientology.tv, mobile apps and via the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV platforms.
International Day of Peace

Scientology Network Shares Solutions on 2021 International Day of Peace

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On International Day of Peace, September 21, a full day of programming on the Scientology Network showcases solutions to create a more peaceful world. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights calls on those who cherish freedom to "strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms."

Scientology Volunteer Ministers: 9/11 Inspired an Unshakable Commitment to Serve

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 11, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The sheer scope and inhumanity of the World Trade Center attack united Scientologists around the world to do everything in their power to create a better world, beginning that very day with New York Scientologists in their signature bright yellow Volunteer Ministers T-shirts immediately heading downtown.

Church of Scientology International Honors Those Who Served After the 9/11 Terror Attacks

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. The Church of Scientology International honors the rescue workers and the Scientology Volunteer Ministers who served them. The unsung heroes who responded to the attacks at Ground Zero 20 years ago on September 11 brought hope and renewed belief at a time when an affirmation of the basic goodness of Mankind was sorely needed.
International Overdose Awareness Day

Scientology Network Shares Vital Info on 2021 International Overdose Awareness Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On International Overdose Awareness Day, a full day of drug-prevention programming on the Scientology Network provides solutions at the grassroots level. The Church of Scientology International invites parents, educators and civic and community leaders wishing to make a difference about the drug overdose crisis to see how leaders in the field of drug prevention are making an impact on this urgent issue.
Truth About Drugs initiative

Church of Scientology Reaches Out to Help Turn the Tide on 2021 ‘Overdose Awareness Day’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With the CDC reporting overdose deaths up 30 percent in 2020, the Church of Scientology International reaches out with vital information anyone may use to take effective action at home and in their communities. Effective drug education is more urgent now than ever. Because the best time to end drug abuse is before it begins.
Scientology Volunteer Ministers work with local fire departments

For World Humanitarian Day 2021, Scientology Salutes Those Who Help in Times of Need

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- World Humanitarian Day, August 19, "recognizes the efforts of aid workers who put their lives on the line to help affected people during times of global crisis." With the number and severity of natural disasters escalating and a pandemic that continues to surge, World Humanitarian Day takes on entirely new dimensions. The Church of Scientology International extends thanks to numerous orgs.
Scientology International Dissemination and Distribution Center

For the Betterment of Their Communities, Extending the Broad Reach of Scientology-Sponsored Humanitarian Initiatives

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Church of Scientology has long sponsored programs for the betterment of their communities and the world at large. These focus on eradicating social ills: from drug abuse and addiction to rampant violation of human rights and the lack of a moral compass that breeds corruption and crime.
National Night Out event at the Church of Scientology Los Angeles

Church of Scientology Promotes Community Partnership on National Night Out 2021 in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Scientologists across America took a stand against drug abuse and crime August 3 by joining local law enforcement and nonprofit organizations to make National Night Out 2021 special for their communities. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and raises awareness about crime and drug prevention.
Scientology Churches hold open house events

For World Friendship Day 2021, the Church of Scientology Shares the Key to Lasting Relationships

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Church of Scientology International extends an invitation to people of goodwill to join Scientology Churches and Missions in support of International Day of Friendship, a United Nations initiative that promotes "friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals" and seeks to "inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities."
Scientology Volunteer Ministers of South Africa have provided more than 1.1 million hours of service

On Mandela Day 2021, the Scientology Churches Honor Madiba’s Legacy

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Protecting the most basic human right of all, the right to life, South Africa's Scientology Volunteer Ministers continue to serve Mandela's beloved country. Mandela Day commemorates the birthday of Nelson Mandela "in recognition of the former South African President's contribution to the culture of peace and freedom."
UN World Youth Skills Day

For UN World Youth Skills Day, Free Online Courses in 18 Languages Can Help Mentors Equip Youth for Success

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- For UN World Youth Skills Day, celebrated July 15, the Church of Scientology International provides skills training resources for mentors, nonprofits and community programs to help youth improve their ability to learn new skills and survive in today's competitive and challenging world. These are available free of charge on the Scientology website at Scientology.org/courses.
Founding Church of Scientology, Washington, D.C.

Church of Scientology Celebrates Freedom and the Founding in the Nation’s Capital July 4, 1955

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Established July 4, by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, the Founding Church of Scientology in Washington, D.C., holds a unique place in the history of the Scientology religion. It was inaugurated blocks from the White House and served as the first fully formed center of Scientology training and religious counseling.
Scientologists Support Drug Prevention

Living Drug Free: Why the Church of Scientology and Scientologists Support Drug Prevention

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This weekend on International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, and throughout the year, the Church of Scientology International and Scientologists help youth make the self-determined decision to live drug-free. Why? Because drug prevention works. And it saves young lives.
Scientology Volunteer Ministers honored

Scientology Volunteer Ministers in Mexico Honored for Their Help at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mexico Scientologists and their families were honored for their service to Catholic church officials and parishioners with a special Mass at the Iglesia Santa Maria de Guadalupe Capuchinas, part of the complex of the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.
Scientology Volunteer Ministers distribute urgently needed supplies

Scientology Volunteer Ministers provide Help to the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, an Island in Need

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- For 16 days, a team of Scientology Volunteer Ministers from Florida, arranged by the Freewinds, the Church of Scientology religious retreat, came to the aid of the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Scientologist Peter Vajda

Meet a Scientologist: ‘Restore Our Earth’ is the Theme of Earth Day 2021 and the Passion and Way of Life of...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Scientology Network's "Meet a Scientologist" television series celebrates the work of agricultural engineer Peter Vajda, the Church of Scientology International announced today. For Vajda, this year's Earth Day theme, "Restore Our Earth," is a passion and way of life as it focuses attention on regenerating the world's ecosystems through natural processes, emerging green technologies and innovative thinking.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Selects Sports Connect to Advance the Growth of Faith-Based Athletics

PLANO, Texas, March 3, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Stack Sports today announced that the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) - an organization dedicated to helping athletes unite their two passions, faith, and athletics, to impact the world for Jesus Christ - has selected Sports Connect, powered by Stack Sports, to provide its organization with real-time membership insights, better communications tools and an enhanced registration process for local clubs and leagues.

New Book Helps People to Deal with Loss During the Pandemic

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Jan. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- When Gina Marie Mordecki's daughter was raped and murdered, she prayed that her death would not be in vain. Her new book, "God's Amazing Intimacy in Grief" (ISBN: 979-8578563751), is the answer to that prayer. Mordecki's book is written to help heal the hearts of others who have experienced the tragic loss of a loved one.

Four Thousand Recovered Members of Shincheonji Church of Jesus Donate Plasma for the Third Time to Combat COVID-19

DAEGU, South Korea, Nov. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 4,000 members from Shincheonji Church of Jesus are planned to participate in the group's third plasma donation drive, starting from November 16, 2020. Shincheonji Church of Jesus (SCJ), is an organization established in South Korea with branches across the globe.

Episcopal Diocese of New York receives $1 Million from Lilly Endowment to launch ‘Episcopal Futures: An Initiative for Collaborative Transformation’

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Episcopal Diocese of New York is pleased to announce that it has received a grant of $1 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help establish "Episcopal Futures: An Initiative for Collaborative Transformation."
Christ Lutheran Church Launches Updated Website

Christ Lutheran Church in Santa Clarita CA Launches Updated Website to Increase Accessibility

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Christ Lutheran Church, located in Santa Clarita, California, has launched an updated website to increase their reach and accessibility in the community while adhering to social distancing guidelines.

Salathiel Records Releases Two New Singles by Worship Artist Bill Moss, Jr.

DETROIT, Mich., Aug. 13, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Salathiel Records is saturating the market with two new dynamic releases by Billboard charting artist and worship leader Bill Moss Jr., "Testimony of Praise" and "Brand New Day." Both new singles are available now on all digital music outlets.

Labouré Announces its First-ever Virtual Gala, an Evening of Joy, Hope, and Inspiration in Celebration of New Catholic Vocations!

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., July 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- These are challenging times for the Catholic Church, says Labouré, but amidst declining vocation numbers, aging clergy and religious, and reduced church attendance due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are reasons for hope.
Danville Congregational Church

Danville Congregational Church Chosen Best Place of Worship 2020 by East Bay Times Reader’s Choice Awards

DANVILLE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Danville Congregational Church (DCC) today announced that it was named "Best Place of Worship" for 2020-2021 by the East Bay Times Reader's Choice Awards. The church also received that honor from East Bay Times readers for 2019-2020. This latest recognition will appear in a supplement to be published with the Sunday, June 28 edition of the East Bay Times.
The Chaplaincy Institute

The Chaplaincy Institute announces Interfaith Chaplains Training for the Work of Racial Justice

BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Responding to the recent murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Reverend Ineda Adesanya, CEO, announced that the Chaplaincy Institute ("ChI") is committing to training student chaplains and equipping current chaplains with new tools for spiritual care of those harmed by injustice.
Pastor Klann Retreat setting in Laguna Hills

‘Real Power Today’ led by Pastor Arnie Klann kicks off his 2020 Spiritual Warfare Retreats in California

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Pastor Arnie Klann, "Real Power Today" announced. Pastor Klann is thrilled to have the opportunity to kick off ministry "that speaks to the unusual and trying times of today, that can lead to strong spiritual interface."
Rev. Lorenzo Lebrija

TryTank Experimental Lab launches ‘Dial-A-Priest’ hotline providing hospitals with Episcopal clergy for Ministration at the Time of Death

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- TryTank Experimental Lab is making Dial-A-Priest available to hospitals around the country starting Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Dial-A-Priest is a free service that connects callers to an Episcopal clergyperson who can offer the "Ministration at the Time of Death" from the Book of Common Prayer by telephone to hospital patients.

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