Scientologist Writes about Religious Tolerance in South Africa

STAND member from South African shares his experience of tolerance in post-apartheid South AfricaI guess there is bigotry everywhere, but oddly enough I don’t experience too much of that here in South Africa. If you look for it, you will probably find it, but bigots are no longer welcome here.An American friend who was out in Joburg recently was stunned that race relations in this country were so benign, bearing in mind this is the country which invented apartheid (racial separateness). B … [Read more...]

One Scientologist’s Story of How he Handled Bias in his Own Family

A blog on the STAND website by Roger Clark gives insight into the result of media bigotry on the lives of Scientologists and the simple truth about Scientology that no one can argue with. Republished courtesy of STAND. Don’t Tell Me. SHOW Me. My father was a brilliant man. He held a doctorate in law, was literate in both Spanish and English and, after 20 years as a judge, could whip through a 50-pound legal brief like you and I read text messages. After that he could quote page, paragraph and s … [Read more...]

Scientologist Shares Another Example of how the Press Misrepresents Religions

Scientologist Deanne MacDonald writes about the ethics (or lack of it ) in media's treatment of Islam. Republished courtesy of STAND.Now, why didn’t you hear about this? Muslims speaking out against terrorism. This should be big news. Especially when it is over 30,000 of them. The press has covered much smaller protests. Why not this one?Because we have a press corps that seems intent on spreading terrible things about virtually every religion.Some of the most heinous crimes against h … [Read more...]

Celebrating 30 Years of Service to Baton Rouge, Church of Scientology Dedicates New Louisiana Home

Launching a new era of spiritual freedom in the Bayou State with a stunning Church of Scientology MissionJuly 8 was a red-letter day for Louisiana, as leaders in the state’s capital welcomed the Scientology Mission of Baton Rouge to its new, expanded home.The hot Louisiana sun warmed attendees as hundreds gathered for the grand opening ceremony just blocks from the banks of the mighty Mississippi. Scientologists and their guests were joined by community leaders and dignitaries in ded … [Read more...]

Church of Scientology Harlem on the Eve of its First Anniversary

Opened July 31, 2016,  this has been a tremendous year for the Church of Scientology and Community Center of Harlem.For a flavor of what the Church is like, I invite you to take this video tour.  … [Read more...]

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Help London Rebound

With the country reeling from a series of devastating tragedies, from the Manchester and London terrorist attacks to the Grenfell Towers fire, Scientology Volunteer Ministers are providing succor to rescue workers and victims and helping people move on.An excerpt from an article in the Financial Times gives a man-on-the-street view of their work:A Christian, a Muslim and a Scientologist—all strangers—are riding through west London in a yellow van. It sounds like the set-up to a bad jo … [Read more...]

Partners Work Together to Clean up the Streets of East Hollywood

The California Crusader covers a neighborhood cleanup in East Hollywood, co-organized by Vons, the LAPD, Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell's office and the Way to Happiness Foundation chapter sponsored by the Church of Scientology Los Angeles.Vons Grocery Store on Sunset and Virgil partnered up with the Los Angeles Police Department, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell’s District 13 and The Way to Happiness Los Angeles to clean up their neighborhood last Saturday.Over eighty people arrived at V … [Read more...]

The Freewinds Maiden Voyage Anniversary

This article from the Scientology website describes the 29th annual religious convocation aboard the Scientology religious retreat, the Freewinds motor vessel.The world’s most dedicated Scientologists cast off for a week-long cruise to celebrate successes and set the agenda for an expansive year across the seven seas.In all, the evening encompasses a parade of monumental accomplishment in the name of a better world, courtesy of the IAS.The mighty Freewinds r … [Read more...]