Scientology Church Honored by Kaohsiung Mayor

For the second consecutive year, the Kaohsiung City government recognized the Church of Scientology with its Meritorious Religion Award. Mayor Ju Chen presented the award September 20, with Social Reform Officer Ivan Chuang accepting the plaque on behalf of the Church and its parishioners.“This is an excellent initiative of the Kaohsiung City government to acknowledge good work being done in the community,” said Chuang. “It inspires religious groups such as ours to help society more. We are v … [Read more...]

The Incomparable Chick Corea

An article in the Tampa Bay Times pays fitting tribute to Chick Corea, winner of 22 Grammy Awards, according to the Times' Jay Cridlin, and a Scientologist for more than 40 years.The whole article is worth reading. I'm sharing a section that relates to Chick as a Scientologist:"From his childhood growing up outside Boston, he was a piano prodigy, learning the trade from his father, a Dixieland trumpeter, and later studying, briefly, at Columbia and Juilliard. During the 1960s he s … [Read more...]

Bringing People in from the Margins–What Will it Take?

Today, World Social Justice Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, "With exclusion and inequality on the rise, we must step up efforts to ensure that all people, without discrimination, are able to access opportunities to improve their lives and those of others," and he stressed the need to “build inclusive societies, promote decent work, bolster social protection floors, and bring people in from the margins.”But what will it take to bring that about? Without question, it wi … [Read more...]

Scientology Grammy Awards Ad Spotlights Humanitarian Initiatives

Scientology-supported humanitarian initiatives and social betterment programs are making a difference worldwide at thousands of schools, police forces, halfway houses, and in communities and churches of every denomination. A new ad that aired Monday in key U.S. markets during the Grammy Awards spotlights the record global expansion of Church of Scientology–supported humanitarian and social betterment programs.The Church’s extensive initiatives help communities throughout the world plag … [Read more...]

Building a Drug Education Groundswell to Reduce Crime and Protect South African Youth

Responsible partners attend two-day drug education program at the Church of Scientology of Pretoria to equip them to take on drug prevention in their communities/organizations.South Africa, , February 11, 2016 (Newswire.com) - ​​From Cape Town and throughout Gautengprovince and as far away as Nigeria, teams of concerned representatives of community and church groups and other organizations gathered at the Church of Scientology Pretoria for a two-day drug education and prevention training … [Read more...]

120 South African Christian Ministers Graduate Scientology Volunteer Minister Training

  Courses prepare group for much-needed work in poverty-stricken Vosloorus Township in Gauteng The Volunteer Ministers Africa Continental Cavalcade held a unique and passionate graduation, when 120 Christian ministers serving congregations in the Vosloorus Township were certified as Scientology Volunteer Ministers.Each of the ministers completed all 19 Scientology Volunteer Ministers courses including practical assignments to hone their ability and skills. They resolved conflicts, salvaged m … [Read more...]

Can Common-Sense Values Save Lives in Los Angeles?

The Way to Happiness Foundation, bikers, and lowriders, join forces to end the violence in Los Angeles for United in Peace's January 2016 Peace Ride. Hundreds of bikers and lowriders roared through the streets of South L.A. on their custom Harley-Davidson motorcycles and Corvettes on January 24 for United in Peace’s January 2016 Peace Ride. Founded by the Southern California Cease Fire Committee, United in Peace is a broad coalition of motorcycle and car club members, churches and community g … [Read more...]

Scientology Churches Back U.N. World Interfaith Harmony Week

Amid growing religious hate and violence, Church stands firm in its commitment to foster respect for all religions and the right of people to practice their faiths freely  Scientology Churches around the world are proud to support World Interfaith Harmony Week and pledge continued efforts to strengthen interfaith initiatives in their communities with multi-faith alliances to handle pressing mutual concerns such as drug abuse, immorality, illiteracy and crime.This commitment comes as inc … [Read more...]