Thoughts about the 4th of July

When you think about what the founding fathers did, theirs was an act of immense courage. They literally risked everything to put forward a principle that had no precedent in modern history--that a government should be "by the people" and "for the people."When governments forget their responsibilities to the people, they fall away from their basic purpose.This video public service announcement on The Way to Hapiness expresses it in an interesting way. … [Read more...]

The Right to Play?

Yes.  According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. … [Read more...]

South African Religions Working Together to End the Drug Epidemic

Drug education and prevention workshops at the Church of Scientology of Johannesburg are providing religious leaders, businessmen and educators with tools they can use to help curb drug abuse.Representing many different denominations and creeds, all share a common belief—that tackling this deadly epidemic is of utmost urgency. They want answers. And that was what they receive.Church public affairs officer Shaleen Worhnitz introduces them to the Truth About Drugs, the drug education initi … [Read more...]

Some Thoughts as we Approach July 4

As we approach July 4, this article by L. Ron Hubbard speaks to a factor that puts our democratic way of life in peril. His article speaks for itself.The major breakdown of Western democracy is its habit of carelessly basing legal actions on false reports.Anyone can say anything about anybody and police powers and courts are liable to act on reports so false that a child could see through the lie.This was the most odious thing about the NAZIS. And this characterizes communist … [Read more...]

Volunteer Ministers returning life to the village

The Scientology Volunteer Ministers Balkans Disaster Response is helping villages recover from the record floods of May 2014.They published this story of a team that helped a farmer salvage his farm.  The blog is posted in several languages including English.>> … [Read more...]

A portrait of VM Disaster Response Team member

Agnes, how did you decide to join Volunteer Ministers Disaster Response Team here in Bosnia?I planned for quite some time to become active as Scientology Volunteer Minister. I was trying to organize my life so I could live up to my dream, but it was taking lot of time and effort. When I heard about those terrible floods in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia I decided it is a time to act and quit waiting for perfect alignment of different factors in my life.What are your … [Read more...]

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

26 June 2014International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit TraffickingIn support of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) International Day Against Drugs, the Church of Scientology's Drug Free Ambassadors are coordinating the distribution of Truth About Drugs booklets around Auckland City, Taranaki and Rotorua.The purpose of the distribution is to raise awareness about the prevalence of drugs in our society and several community groups are taking part. These include … [Read more...]

Scientology Tools Applied to the Bike Racing World

Helping others in need is core to the Scientology religion. Read how a man found answers at the Church of Scientology to help him help others.Nashville, TN, June 26, 2014 --( At the Nashville Church of Scientology, it is routine to see parishioners arrive for spiritual counseling to help them in various areas of life—such as communication, how to resolve problems, how to resolve past upsets and so forth—but what isn’t always publicized are the incredible success stories which follo … [Read more...]