Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Australian Scientology members Fight Human Trafficking

Scientology volunteers demand effective action to knock out modern slave trade. Australia is the destination country for victims trafficked from East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Eastern Europe, says U.S. State Department.

Scientology Volunteers in Sydney circulated a petition at Sydney Town Hall November 16, calling for mandatory human rights education in Australia to eliminate human rights abuses. One of the worst abuses is the criminal practice of human trafficking in the country. As many as 27 million are enslaved in the world today according to the United Nations, earning perpetrators upwards of $34 billion Australian annually. Some estimate half of those trafficked come from Asia-Pacific and that at least half of all victims are children.

According to the US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report for 2009, despite major strides by law enforcement, Australia is the destination country for many of the victims trafficked from East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Eastern Europe, particularly the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, and Thailand.

Members of the Church of Scientology of Sydney held Monday’s petition signing because they believe Australians would never stand for human trafficking and other human rights abuses in their country if they knew of it.

Scientology Churches around the world sponsor the largest non-governmental information campaign the world over, which has made the Universal Declaration of Human Rights known to more than 900,000 people through public service announcements, booklets and petition drives.

For more information about the Church of Scientology human rights initiative visit the Scientology web site at

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Scientology materials

The materials of Dianetics and Scientology comprise more than 35 million spoken and written words of the religion’s founder L. Ron Hubbard. Scientology is an applied religious philosophy and is the spiritual cornerstone for millions of people across all continents. At the heart of this fastest growing religious movement on Earth today is an absolutely unique view of man as an inherently spiritual being — intrinsically good, immortal and omnipotent.

Thousands of new people discover Scientology each week and take their first step toward true spiritual freedom, while hundreds of new Scientology organizations open doors to meet the ever-increasing demand for

Mr. Hubbard’s technologies. Scientology has become the most broadly inclusive movement to emerge in the 20th Century, embracing people from all walks of life, from every denomination and every faith.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Scientology Members in SoMa Gain from Reading Hubbard Books

Eight Years After Tom Cruise, Jenna Elfman and David Miscavige Helped Cut the Ribbon the Scientology Mission of SoMa is Still Thriving

The Scientology Mission sponsored by Jenna Elfman in the SoMa (South of Market) district of San Francisco gained prominence in 2001 when Tom Cruise showed up to help cut the ribbon along with Church leader David Miscavige.

Elfman took on opening the Scientology center to do something effective to counter the fear and despair spawned by the World Trade Center terror attacks.

Eight years later the mission is thriving, with many Scientology members taking courses on L. Ron Hubbard's books and recorded lectures, which they describe as helpful, indispensable, and most revealing, in testimonials on the Scientology SoMa Blog.

One man described how he learned to "accomplish miracles from a seminar on the Dianetics book," and he's looking forward to "easing the troubles of family, friends, and the society at large."

Describing a course on the book The Way to Happiness, a Scientology member wrote: "It made me realize that even though life can get tough, it doesn't mean that when you fall down that's the end of the road. You get up and keep going."

The Scientology Mission of SoMa is located at 566 Folsom Street between 1st and 2nd in San Francisco. It is open 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM Monday through Friday and 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturdays.

For more information call (415) 243-0322 or email