Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Truth about Drugs

There is a real hard-hitting video on the real affects of drugs on the Scientology web site. It's called Real People, Real Stories.

If I'd watched these videos before I went to college I'd have saved myself mucho trouble.

The Church of Scientology has been involved in drug prevention since about 1980, but even more so since 2004, when David Miscavige announced the strategy to build Ideal Scientology Churches, the Church of Scientology has become more and more involved in outreach actions for broader impact on drug prevention.

Official Scientology News: ScientologyNews.org

Monday, June 28, 2010

Scientology Volunteer Minister helps Haitian Survivor get new leg

In the New Haven Register today is a story of Scientology Volunteer Minister, Ayal Lindeman, and the Haitian earthquake survivor whose life he saved.

Official Scientology News: ScientologyNews.org

Monday, June 21, 2010

Scientology presence grows in Mexico

De10.com.mx published an article on a new Scientology church opening in Mexico City. The new Mexico Church is one of three set to open over the coming weeks, the next stage of a project launched by David Miscavige in 2003 to create Ideal Scientology Organizations in every major city on Earth, beginning first with those where there are already Scientology congregations.

Scientology Presence Grows in Mexico

Open to the public in July its first national headquarters. The building, six floors, was built in seven years on the street corner Balderas Juarez, in Mexico City

Open to the public in July the first Mexican headquarters of Scientology, a system of beliefs and teachings, originally proposed as a secular philosophy in 1952, by L. Ron Hubbard.

The building has six floors and was built over seven years. Located on the corner of Balderas street Avenida Juarez, in Mexico City.


Seven years to finish the building at the corner of Avenida Juarez Balderas in the Federal District. The building was built in what once were the offices of a bank that changed its address to Paseo de la Reforma. The six-story building, includes an exhibition with displays on various aspects of Scientology, a chapel for 250 people, 18 training rooms, cafeteria, rooms for personal counseling and seminar areas.

"This project was carried out with funds from the donations of parishioners across the world. The building has the same status as headquarters in Berlin, Madrid, Brussels, South Africa, London, Toronto and New York," said Jonathan Marduk Rico, spokesman for Scientology in Mexico.

Official Scientology News: ScientologyNews.org

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New Church of Scientology in Burmingham

The building here is the new Church of Scientology of Birmingham, as shown on the Scientology web site.

Described in the news this week as:

THE Church of Scientology is set to open its new multi-million pound Midland headquarters in Moseley within weeks.

The well-known Grade II-listed Pitmaston building, in Moor Green Lane, was snapped up by the church for £4.25 million two years ago.

The whole concept of creating these beautiful, Ideal Scientology Churches comes from a directive issued by L. Ron Hubbard in the 1970s and taken up in 2004 by David Miscavige to really make Scientology services available at the correct order of magnitude. The photo comes from a video on the Scientology website. You can watch the whole presentation at http://www.scientology.org/churches/churches-of-scientology.html where you can also see videos on lots of other upcoming Ideal Scientology Churches.

News about Scientology Churches can be found at Scientology Today web site.
Official Scientology News: ScientologyNews.org

Friday, June 11, 2010

Nashville religion writers tour Church of Scientology

(reprinted from the Religion Communicators Council [RCC] website)

Members of RCC's Nashville Chapter toured the Church of Scientology and Celebrity Centre May 19. The church recently moved into the historic Falls School Building on Eighth Avenue South.

Religion communicators saw the public information center and two rooms devoted to educating people in Middle Tennessee about church practices. The Rev. Brian Fesler, RCC member and tour leader, said that Scientology was open to everyone regardless of race, color or creed.

People don't necessarily "convert" to Scientology, Fesler said. Some consider Scientology their only religion. Others attend a different service on their sabbath and come to the Church of Scientology for courses during the week to improve their spirituality and happiness. >>

The church was dedicated in April 2009 by Scientology ecclesiastical leader, David Miscavige. They have an active Scientology Volunteer Ministers program that has been helping in the cleanup after the Nashville floods.

Official Scientology News: ScientologyNews.org

Monday, June 07, 2010

Profile: L. Ron Hubbard - Scientology founder

L. Ron Hubbard [March 13, 1911 - January 14, 1986] lived an extraordinary and adventurous life. Although best known as the founder of the Scientology religion, he was also a Master Mariner, Pilot, Photographer, Musician, Author, Explorer, Philosopher and much more besides.

He lived at Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, between 1959 and 1967 during which time he greatly contributed to the local community. He was the East Grinstead Road Safety Committee organiser, an East Grinstead Parade Marshal and he sponsored children's cycling competitions.

He was Vice President of the East Grinstead Horticultural Society and carried out revolutionary horticultural experiments at Saint Hill. He was also involved with and contributed to numerous community events and local organizations such as the St Johns Ambulance brigade and the Adeline Genee Theatre to which he was an original donor.

The East Grinstead community has profited enormously from Mr. Hubbard's decision to make East Grinstead the place to further his research on the mind and life. Countless visitors have come from all over the world to study his discoveries here since 1959 when Saint Hill was Mr. Hubbard's home.

A brief summary of his life reads as follows:

  • At the age of 13 years he became America's youngest Eagle Scout.
  • At George Washington University Hubbard studied Engineering, Atomic and Molecular Physics.
  • In 1933, Hubbard led the West Indies Mineralogical Expedition which completed the first mineralogical survey of Puerto Rico.
  • Hubbard's first fiction publication was in 1934 and in the next six years he completed 138 novels and short stories plus he wrote extensively for Hollywood.
  • In 1940 he was elected a member of the prestigious Explorers Club.
  • In 1941 he was awarded Master of Sail license for "Any Ocean''.
  • During WWII, he took command of convoy escort vessels in the Atlantic and then submarine hunters in the Pacific. He received over 20 decorations during his military career. He had been injured in the war and his earlier discoveries helped him to cure his disabilities.
  • In 1947-1948 Hubbard served as a Special Police Officer with the L.A. Police Department which gave him the opportunity to study the criminal mind. This led to the development of Criminon, the prison inmate rehabilitation programme, which is in use in over 750 prisons and has the support of Judges, Parole Officers and other penal system professionals.
  • In 1950, he published "Dianetics, The Modern Science of Mental Health ", now the biggest selling self-help book of all time, with well over 17 million copies sold. Further research led him to the development of the Scientology religion.
  • Hubbard's researches in the spiritual technology of the Scientology religion comprises over 500,000 pages, more than 3,000 recorded audio lectures and in excess of 100 films.
  • As an author Hubbard has sold over 120 million copies of his works and is one of the greats of the Golden Age of science fiction. He was equally prolific as an author of western, adventure, romance and mystery.
  • He developed a system of administration, which is used in over 35,000 companies world-wide
  • He developed the techniques used by the Narconon drug rehab programme which has helped over 100,000 people to kick the habit in 37 residential centres across the globe.
  • Hubbard developed a methodology of study, which is now in use by millions of school children in numerous countries with remarkable success.

Posthumously, Hubbard has been awarded numerous accolades such as:

  • Los Angeles City Council have renamed a street in his honour "L. Ron Hubbard Way''
  • The National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People has awarded Hubbard its highest honours
  • Over 150 United States Mayors and Governors proclaim March 13 as "L. Ron Hubbard Day"


Official Scientology News: ScientologyNews.org