Human Rights Round Table at the Church of Scientology Moscow

A round table titled  "How education in human rights can create a foundation for peace and harmony in the society" was held at the Church of Scientology of Moscow as part of a month-long human rights “marathon” sponsored and by Scientology Churches and Missions throughout the Commonwealth of Independent States. The event was organized by the Youth for Human Rights International to promote human rights awareness. In her opening speech, Natalia Alexeeva, director of public relations … [Read more...]

Scientologists in Spain, Committed to Social Wellbeing

In his article in La Noticia Imparcial, Ivan Arjona, president of the National Church of Scientology of Spain, describes the contribution of Scientologists in Spain to the betterment of the country. The activities Scientologists carry out in Spain include drug prevention, human rights education, raising awareness on commonsense moral values, drug rehabilitation and criminal rehabilitation, reform, reintegration and crime prevention. Last year alone, Scientologists in Spain performed more … [Read more...]

The Other Believers: Patricia Gore, a black Scientologist

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/01/2012 The Other Believers: Patricia Gore, a black Scientologist By Erin Williams  (reproduced from the Washington Post) What is it like to be an African American who doesn’t praise Jesus Christ or Allah? Or one who doesn’t ascribe to a denomination of Christianity, such as Baptist, Methodist or Pentecostal, that’s part of a historically black church? Patricia Gore applies Scientology teachings to her daily life. (Marlon Correa - WASHINGTON … [Read more...]

Scientology Answers

In this  1966 article, L. Ron Hubbard  presents a vista of freedom quite beyond what philosophers of old imagined possible. Man has asked a great many questions about himself. Such questions are “Who am I?” “Where do I come from?” “What is Death?” “Is there a Hereafter?” Any child asks these questions, yet Man has never had answers that long satisfied him. Religions have various answers to these questions and they belong in fact in the field of religious philosophy, … [Read more...]

The Refinishing Touch recognizes 29 companies with sustainability awards

[excerpted from an article released last week acknowledging the Church of Scientology Los Gatos for its commitment to environmentally-friendly practices] September 19, 2012 ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Refinishing Touch, a world leader in on‐site environmentally safe and sustainable furniture asset management services, has honored 29 businesses with Sustainability Awards. The awards recognize eco-conscious companies within the hospitality industry that have successfully implemented furniture … [Read more...]

Respect the Religious Beliefs of Others

A good time to reflect on this precept: … [Read more...]

Philosophy Wins after 2,000 Years

The following essay, written by L. Ron Hubbard in  late February 1966, is an acknowledgment to those he viewed as legitimate predecessors of Dianetics and Scientology, in particular Greek philosophers Aristotle, Socrates, Plato and Euclid. Philosophy did not die with Ancient Greece. Out of the Natural Philosophy of those times came science. The wonders of chrome and metal, cars, planes, the atom bomb and even the satellites have their roots in the firm base of Greek Philosophy. But … [Read more...]

What is Greatness by L. Ron Hubbard

What is Greatness by L. Ron Hubbard

In his essay titled "What is Greatness," L. Ron Hubbard put forward his belief that "To love in spite of all is the secret of greatness. And may very well be the greatest secret in this universe." The full essay, which is included in the book Scientology: A New Slant on Life is available, along with a beautifully illustrated video, on the L. Ron Hubbard website, which features the essay as recorded for the audio book of the same title.   … [Read more...]

Church of Scientology Nashville Representatives Visit New National Office

The Church of Scientology opened its new National Affairs Office Wednesday, with guests coming from churches all across the nation to gather in celebration. Among the attendees were representatives of the Church of Scientology & Celebrity Centre Nashville. On Wednesday, September 12, the grand opening of the Church of Scientology’s National Affairs Office was held in Washington, D.C. The Pastor and the Community Affairs Director of the Nashville Church attended and assisted with the … [Read more...]

L. Ron Hubbard’s Philosophy

In an essay entitled "My Philosophy," L. Ron Hubbard details his own fundamental beliefs.  In many respects, these are the guiding principles of the Scientology religion, for example, this section of the essay: "I like to help others and count it as my greatest pleasure in life to see a person free himself of the shadows which darken his days. "These shadows look so thick to him and weigh him down so that when he finds they are shadows and that he can see through them, walk through … [Read more...]