The Components of Understanding

On behalf of anyone who may have had an argument today, or someone who simply can't understand why "they don't get it."And in the interest of preventing all the many social and personal ramifications from misunderstandings, I recommend this simple video.It can work wonders. … [Read more...]

Why Religions Should Work Together

Among the most basic principles of the Church of Scientology are the belief that all men and woman have the right to practice their beliefs as they see fit. It is part of the Creed of the Church of Scientology: "That all men have inalienable rights to their own religious practices and their performance."In "Religious Influence in Society," an essay published in the 1970s, Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote:"Religion is the first sense of community. Your sense of community occurs by … [Read more...]

Brooklyn’s Mt. Pitsgah Baptist Church Senior Pastor Says the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard Ignite the Light of Knowledge

The Scientology Religion website, published two weeks ago, continues to update content daily, with blog posts and new videos from religious scholars, interfaith leaders and those who partner with the Church in its humanitarian activities.One recent entry is an excerpt from the speech of Rev. Johnny Ray Youngblood, Senior Pastor of the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church delivered at the grand opening of the new Church of Scientology and Community Center of Harlem, New York.Born in New Orleans, … [Read more...]

Scientology Church Honored by Kaohsiung Mayor

For the second consecutive year, the Kaohsiung City government recognized the Church of Scientology with its Meritorious Religion Award. Mayor Ju Chen presented the award September 20, with Social Reform Officer Ivan Chuang accepting the plaque on behalf of the Church and its parishioners.“This is an excellent initiative of the Kaohsiung City government to acknowledge good work being done in the community,” said Chuang. “It inspires religious groups such as ours to help society more. We are v … [Read more...]

The Incomparable Chick Corea

An article in the Tampa Bay Times pays fitting tribute to Chick Corea, winner of 22 Grammy Awards, according to the Times' Jay Cridlin, and a Scientologist for more than 40 years.The whole article is worth reading. I'm sharing a section that relates to Chick as a Scientologist:"From his childhood growing up outside Boston, he was a piano prodigy, learning the trade from his father, a Dixieland trumpeter, and later studying, briefly, at Columbia and Juilliard. During the 1960s he s … [Read more...]

Bringing People in from the Margins–What Will it Take?

Today, World Social Justice Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, "With exclusion and inequality on the rise, we must step up efforts to ensure that all people, without discrimination, are able to access opportunities to improve their lives and those of others," and he stressed the need to “build inclusive societies, promote decent work, bolster social protection floors, and bring people in from the margins.”But what will it take to bring that about? Without question, it wi … [Read more...]

Scientology Grammy Awards Ad Spotlights Humanitarian Initiatives

Scientology-supported humanitarian initiatives and social betterment programs are making a difference worldwide at thousands of schools, police forces, halfway houses, and in communities and churches of every denomination. A new ad that aired Monday in key U.S. markets during the Grammy Awards spotlights the record global expansion of Church of Scientology–supported humanitarian and social betterment programs.The Church’s extensive initiatives help communities throughout the world plag … [Read more...]

Building a Drug Education Groundswell to Reduce Crime and Protect South African Youth

Responsible partners attend two-day drug education program at the Church of Scientology of Pretoria to equip them to take on drug prevention in their communities/organizations.South Africa, , February 11, 2016 ( - ​​From Cape Town and throughout Gautengprovince and as far away as Nigeria, teams of concerned representatives of community and church groups and other organizations gathered at the Church of Scientology Pretoria for a two-day drug education and prevention training … [Read more...]