Clearwater Community Volunteers put on Winter Wonderland

Each year since 1993, the Clearwater Community Volunteers put on Winter Wonderland, which is a two to three-week long charity drive in downtown Clearwater whose proceeds benefit the children of Pinellas County. Winter Wonderland is a complete Christmas village with an entertainment stage, photos with Santa, cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus, a hot chocolate shop, a petting zoo, pony rides, playground, a Bouncy House, a Giant Slide and the Holiday Express Train! Entrance to Winter Wonderland … [Read more...]

How do Scientologists celebrate the holiday season?

Observances of the holidays are as diverse as Scientologists are. Because the Scientology religion is practiced in 165 countries and territories, Scientologists come from a wide variety of faiths and cultural traditions. But no matter what their background, they, like most people, gather with loved ones to enjoy the warmth of friends and family and celebrate the joy of the season. Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard honored the great religious leaders of the past for the wisdom they … [Read more...]

Coping with Anger

A young teacher explains how Dianetics helped her cope with anger without getting depressed of upset. … [Read more...]

The Dynamics of Existence

Here is a brief overview of those things that make life worthwhile. … [Read more...]

Giving Thanks

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This Thanksgiving Season, I give thanks for the breadth and depth of life, for the many aspects and dimensions life can take, as expressed in this video. I give thanks for the adventure and opportunity to create each day, for my many good friends, my family and for the future.     … [Read more...]

Reflecting on Our Purpose in the Scheme of Life

With the holiday season, many of us stop to reflect on our purpose on this Earth. … [Read more...]

Church of Scientology Promotes Human Rights Education

How important are human rights? Long before the phrase “human rights” came into existence, men and women fought and died for basic human freedoms. In fact, this struggle has lasted thousands of years and still continues today. Ultimately, human rights are the basis of everything people cherish about their way of life. In their absence, lasting happiness is impossible, because there is no personal security, no freedom and no opportunity. Thus, all peoples have long recognized their … [Read more...]

What are Human Rights?

With Human Rights Day--December 10--right around the corner, here is a video to explain what human rights are and why all of us need to be involved in making them a fact for everyone. … [Read more...]

Scientologists find unlikely home in Harlem

Scientologists interviewed for this story say one of the major misconceptions outsiders have about their faith is that it tries to change your religious beliefs. "We're not trying to change anybody's religion or politics," Phyllis says. "We're just trying to help people to be better." How influential the church is in the black community is not easy to gauge. John Carmichael, president of Church of Scientology in the New York region, says there are no exact breakdowns of church membership … [Read more...]

A New Path? Scientologists Come To Harlem

Written by The Grio on November 19, 2011 3:41 pm Harlem has long been a spiritual patchwork of storefront churches, lofty Christian congregations, mosques, synagogues, Five-Percenter meeting halls, and more. But now New York’s legendary Black neighborhood is home to a new and controversial denomination: Scientology. Terrell Starr reports: When you step inside, it feels more like a bookstore than a place of worship. The walls are lined with books written by church’s founder, the late … [Read more...]