In What Way Does Scientology Differ From Other Religions?

While Scientology shares much in common with other religions as regards basic religious concepts and a mandate to improve society, the most valuable asset Scientology offers is an actual technology for achieving greater spiritual awareness.Moreover, while many religions promise salvation in the hereafter, Scientology offers certainty of eternal salvation now.Then, too, Scientology makes it possible for any religion to attain its goals and is therefore a religion of religions.  … [Read more...]

What do Churches of Scientology do during the holiday seaso

In addition to regular Scientology religious services, Churches of Scientology provide many special holiday activities for Scientologists and open houses and tours for the community at large.Scientology Churches and their parishioners also organize and support numerous charitable events during the holidays, such as toy drives, food and clothing collections, and parties for underprivileged children. Scientologists visit nursing homes, orphanages, hospitals and homeless shelters, bringing … [Read more...]

Scientologists still drawing up building plans

This  article on the upcoming Church of Scientology of Plymouth appeared in the Plymouth Herald.SCIENTOLOGISTS are still working on plans for Devonport's iconic Royal Fleet Hotel claiming it is important to get the scheme "just right".The Church of Scientology bought the historic building for about £1million in June 2010 and revealed plans to spend £2.5million on renovating it to house a library, chapel, information centre, book store, course and lecture rooms, offices and a ca … [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...]

Scientology Anti-Drug Initiative

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The Church published a year-in-review story on the Scientology anti-drug campaign.  It bears repeating.  It is such a serious issue, but the good news is it can be addressed effectively.Scientology Churches joined forces with like-minded groups and individuals in 2011, reaching more than 100 million people with factual information on drugs.The need for effective drug prevention has never been more urgent. Some 210 million people internationally consume illegal drugs—more than the pop … [Read more...]

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...]

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Human Rights Day 2011: Church of Scientology Spearheading Human Rights Education.

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On the 63rd anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Church of Scientology urges mandatory human rights education as the key to its full implementation of the Declaration.Human rights are the rights that belong to everyone without exception—to people of any color, creed, age, ethnicity or gender. But as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon pointed out in his Human Rights Day message this year, “…unless we know them, unless we demand they be re … [Read more...]

Human rights activist to launch Duarte youth program

Scientologist Tim Bowles was featured in an article in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune about the human rights initiative he is launching in Southern California.  Mr. Bowles, an attorney, is founder of the African Human Rights Leadership Campaign and heads up the Human Rights Office of the  Church of  Scientology of Pasadena. --------- As director for international development of Youth for Human Rights, Timothy Bowles has helped empower and educate youth in impoverished and war-torn African co … [Read more...]


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