Archives for October 2011

How to find your greatness

by Nick Broadhurst People may think that greatness comes from waging a war or ending the existence of one’s foes. That simply is not true. Greatness is that compassion which stems from inside you. It is not about how well, or how many, people you have vanquished.L. Ron Hubbard wrote a message decades ago called What Is Greatness? It is a lesson for Scientologists and non-Scientologists alike. This is my review of it.People get attacked and hurt for no apparent reason often enough. People are … [Read more...]


Tim Bowles is another IAS Freedom Medalist:As you read this page, untold millions on five continents are attempting to scratch out a subsistence living, many unsuccessfully, deprived of their basic human rights.A trip to Africa in 2005 changed Tim Bowles’ life.“When I arrived in Ghana, it was like coming home,” he says. “I knew I had to do something to help.”Bowles, an attorney specializing in constitutional law, was in Africa to assist with the Youth for Human Rights International World … [Read more...]

Mohammad Khalil Ullah — Freedom Medalist

In honor of the anniversary of the IAS, to be celebrated this weekend in the UK, here is a story about one of last year's freedom medalists. Fighting For The Rights Of India’s Most Neglected And Vulnerable For those living in Calcutta, capital city of the West Indian state of Bengal, life presents a steady diet of human degradation.Inspired by Calcutta icon Mother Theresa, Mohammad Khalil Ullah wanted to give the forgotten children of this city a chance for a better life. He was drawn in p … [Read more...]

International Association of Scientologist Freedom Medal

Part of  the yearly celebration  of  the anniversary of the IAS is the awarding of the Freedom Medal to deserving persons for their humanitarian activities.According to the book What is Scientology?: Each year since 1985, the IAS has recognized individuals who have defended the cause of religious freedom by awarding them the Freedom Medal at its anniversary celebration every October. This medal acknowledges exemplary courage and determination of these members for bringing greater freedom to … [Read more...]


On the eve of the celebration of the anniversary of the International Association of Scientologists, here is the story of the IAS:Without fireworks, without cheering crowds, but with pure unadulterated dedication, a small group of Scientologists determined to see to the security and dissemination of the Scientology religion formed the International Association of Scientologists (IAS).All new movements have at one time been faced with persecution and misunderstanding, and all great movements … [Read more...]

What qualities define a leader?

by Nick BroadhurstMessage to Garcia is an extraordinarily inspirational read with leadership qualities woven all through its text.Ever wondered what it takes to get someone working? Ever wondered what motivates a person do something? Every wondered by the lack of competence in personnel to get the work done? Well, so have I, and until I read Message To Garcia I wondered just what it was about others and myself that I was hitting up against.Here is an essay that captured great attention. It … [Read more...]

Reflections of Columbus

When I was going to school we celebrated holidays when they occurred, not when they created three-day-weekends.And one of those holidays was Columbus Day---October 12.Columbus now affords us an extra day off school, a day when the post office and other government buildings are closed, a day of respite for jurors.According to the Christian Science Monitor, President Franklin Roosevelt designated Oct. 12 as Columbus Day, and in 1971, President Richard Nixon declared Columbus Day a federal … [Read more...]

Steve Jobs: 1955-2011

I can't think of a better tribute to Steve Jobs than to share the video of his 2005 Stanford Commencement Address. … [Read more...]