Scientology Headquarters in the UK Opens Holiday Ice Rink for the Community

An article on the Scientology Newsroom features a new addition to the holiday for the town of East Grinstead, which has served as the headquarters for Scientology in the UK since 1959.As part of their holiday festival, they opened an ice rink, open to the public every day but Christmas until January 2."When Town Mayor Councilor Bob Mainstone pulled the switch December 3, transforming Saint Hill by setting 30,000 lights aglow and lighting 15 illuminated reindeer and a 31-foot Christmas … [Read more...]

Scientology-Supported Drug Prevention Program the Backbone of Community Action

A record number of Hispanic parents and teens attended the 14th Annual Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Education Conference last month at the Encinitas Senior and Community Center. The program was hosted by Ms. Beatriz Villarreal, winner of the University of San Diego Remarkable Leaders in Education Award and founder of the Mano a Mano Foundation, a program that empowers Latino parents to help their teenage children succeed by steering clear of drugs and gangs.The annual conference empowers … [Read more...]

Special Edition of Freedom Magazine on Clearwater, Florida

The special Clearwater, Florida, edition of Freedom Magazine shows a community aligned to tackle its issues, working together in the spirit of cooperation.The editorial sets the tone by beginning:IF SOMEONE WERE TO DRAW A DIAGRAM OF what a day looks like at Flag—the Scientology religion’s spiritual headquarters in Clearwater, Florida—it would show a lot of arrows indicating people. Arrows flowing into Flag, arrows heading out. If you color-coded arrows for Scientologists or non-S … [Read more...]

How L. Ron Hubbard Came to Found the Scientology Religion

The Scientology website shares this account of the beginning of the Scientology religion--how L. Ron Hubbard came to discover the technology that led to its establishment.L. Ron Hubbard began his studies of the mind and spirit in 1923, resulting in a manuscript entitled “Excalibur” in 1938. It was in this unpublished work that the word Scientology first appeared to describe what Mr. Hubbard termed “the study of knowing how to know.” He decided against publishing the book for the fact, “‘Excal … [Read more...]

Celebrating 40 Years of Unconditional Help—the Scientology Volunteer Minister

L. Ron Hubbard created the Volunteer Ministers program in 1976 on observing the deterioration of values and resultant spike in crime, cruelty, injustice and violence of the society. If one does not like these things, “he can do something about it,” he wrote. “He can become a Volunteer Minister and help civilize it, bring it conscience and kindness and love and freedom from travail by instilling into it trust, decency, honesty and tolerance.”Mr. Hubbard further defined a Volunteer Minister as … [Read more...]

Israeli Druze Expresses Deep Appreciation for Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard

The head trustee of Israel’s Druze community, Sheikh Abu-Rukun describes L. Ron Hubbard as “a world giant of spirituality, of philosophy.”His video, available at www.scientologyreligion.org  and on the Scientology YouTube channel expresses a deep appreciation of Mr. Hubbard and his legacy, describing him as "a man who can be viewed as a symbol, as someone to emulate, by anyone who strives to succeed in life. As all the failures people have had—if they take the route of reason, or the route of … [Read more...]

What is it Like to Be a Scientologist?

There is an excellent article on World Religion News on what it's like to be a Scientologist.It also appears on the Scientology Parent website and was written by  that parent, Tad Reeves.Tad threw it open to other Scientologists to answer a question submitted by a student:In your personal opinion, how do you think Scientology is different from other religions ex: Christianity, Catholic[ism], Islam, when it comes to day to day living?The article on World Religion News takes ex … [Read more...]

A LIFETIME OF CHRISTMASES HAS DEEPENED ONE SCIENTOLOGIST’S HOPE

In an article on World Religion News, Scientologist David Aden says:"Although the meaning of Christmas has changed for me over the years, in some ways my understanding of it has deepened. It is infused with hope and the promise of a better life and I understand now, better than ever, that such hope and promise are at the core of religious faith and practice."I have come to see that all of us, whether Scientologist or Christian, Muslim, Buddhist or Jew, are bound by our shared … [Read more...]