In a blog published on STAND (Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination) Scientologist Pete Sokoloff shares how he cleared up the misconceptions of family members who had been sharing the latest gossip about Scientology with each other for years. Sokoloff describes how open and frank discussion dispelled their concerns. He encourages anyone who knows a Scientologist to talk to them, to ask them about their religion. I come from a large, affectionate family that includes grandparents, parents, sisters, aunts, uncles and… Read more

Poet Mike Graves shares his thoughts about Scientology—the religion he has practiced for more than 40 years. Published courtesy of STAND, Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination. Responsible freedom of choice lies at the heart of the Scientology religion. It’s a theme which runs throughout our sacred literature. Freedom of choice coupled with a prosurvival orientation toward all areas of life determine the actions of an ethical being. In my 40-some years associating with Scientologists, I’ve observed this at every turn. It’s… Read more

Renowned for the digital revolution, the world’s high-tech capital welcomes the evolutionary religious technology of L. Ron Hubbard with the opening of the Church of Scientology Silicon Valley. Capturing the style and culture of the digital world, the Church is a modern, gleaming, two-story, 50,000-square-foot structure, located minutes from the center of the city of Mountain View in the heart of Silicon Valley. To read the article on the grand opening, visit the Scientology Newsroom.   Read more

In the heart of the Rockies, on iconic South Temple Street, the Church of Scientology Salt Lake City opens its doors to all. In a city whose name itself carries for all Americans connotations of religious faith and commitment, the Church of Scientology Salt Lake dedicated its newest addition February 17 to an ever-expanding congregation of churches worldwide. On a balmy Saturday under bright sun—uncommon for midwinter in this picturesque mountain city—the Church was welcomed by civic and religious leaders who… Read more

Here is a selection of several videos from the YouTube Scientology Channel on the subject of love and marriage in celebration of Valentine’s Day. First is a public service announcement from Youth for Human Rights, the human rights education initiative for young people supported by the Church of Scientology. This PSA is on Article 16 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which states: (1) Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or… Read more

This winter I took a trip to Clearwater, Florida, with my family to take Scientology services at the spiritual headquarters of the Scientology religion, known as the Flag Service Organization or simply “Flag.”  I wanted to tell you a bit about the trip itself, as I think it should add a bit of color and insight into the life of a Scientology family.  I’d previously described the trip that we took to Los Angeles so that my wife could partake in Scientology services there. … Read more

Scientologist Martin Landon shares an intimate story of bridging the difference between himself and his Orthodox Jewish father. Published courtesy of STAND, Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination. My father was raised an Orthodox Jew in the early part of the last century, in the same Southwest Washington, D.C., neighborhood that nurtured young Al Jolson. As an Orthodox Jew the most important thing in life was to study the Torah and the wisdom of the rabbis of old, as collected in the Talmud. After… Read more

Scientologist Wil Seabrook shares his thoughts on a recent city council meeting banning prayer from public meetings, published courtesy of STAND, Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination. I don’t believe in God the way many of my Christian, Jewish and Muslim friends do. And of course, their beliefs, while having many fundamentals in common, are as unique as each individual. Religion was on my mind as I recently worked with a music producer in Nashville who is a devout Christian. If… Read more

World Interfaith Harmony Week is an annual event to be observed during the first week of February. The UN General Assembly set this week aside to foster mutual understanding and interreligious dialogue as an important dimension of a culture of peace, and to promote harmony between all people regardless of their faith. Read more

BUDAPEST—On January 20, members of the Church of Scientology, their friends and supporters marched through the streets of Hungary’s capital in protest of anti-religious and discriminatory actions by the national government and to secure religious freedom for all. Scientologists protest in Budapest January 2018 Scientologists from many nations have marched previously in Budapest to draw attention to what they have described as bigoted and reactionary treatment of religions. In this, the third and most recent demonstration in support of religious… Read more

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