Scientology presentation at Chautauqua Institution

Space and freedom, both iconic of the American West, are the pillars of the Church of Scientology, said Sylvia Stanard, deputy director of the Church of Scientology’s National Affairs Office.

Stanard described how the West influenced the birth of Scientology in the 20th century and gave Chautauquans a snapshot of what is one of the world’s newest religious expressions. Her 2 p.m. Interfaith Lecture Friday in the Hall of Philosophy, “Scientology’s Place in the American Religious Landscape,” concluded Week Five’s theme, “The American West: Religious Evolution and Innovations. >>


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