Church of Scientology Moscow Celebrates 21 Years in Service to the Community

February 22, 2015 Church of Scientology of Moscow celebrated 21 years of service to Russian society. Registered as a religious association in 1994, the Church of Scientology of Moscow became the first Church of Scientology in Russia.The Church moved to its premises at Taganka Street in the heart of the city on March 7. 2011.The Church has continued to expand, and now serves more than a thousand parishioners each week.  … [Read more...]

Tribute to African American Women at Church of Scientology

Lizzie Kimbrough performed three theatrical presentations as a tribute to African American Women during Black History Month on Feb. 22nd at the Nashville Church of Scientology. Fifteen-year-old Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) Kimbrough is behind the event “Ain’t I A Woman: A Tribute to African American Women” which took place Feb. 22nd at the Nashville Church of Scientology. The tribute celebrated the history and lives of African American women, including Sojourner Truth, Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni. K … [Read more...]

Human Rights Education

Do you believe education can make a difference when it comes to human rights? Here is a beautiful story of an African minister who does believe it can, and is working to make it happen. … [Read more...]

Modern Day Slavery–too alive and well and living in America

This month's issue of Freedom Magazine contains and interview with the president of FAIR Girls, a nonprofit established to help rescue victims of trafficking and to educate community and government organizations to raise awareness and halt these practices."SLAVERY IS NOT DEAD in America, says Andrea Powell, co-founder and executive director of FAIR Girls (Free, Aware, Inspired, Restored), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that assists survivors of human trafficking through education and … [Read more...]

Social Justice–Ending Human Trafficking and Forced Labor

This year's theme for World Day of Social Justice is ending Human Trafficking and Forced Labor.We're taught in school that slavery was a thing of the past: history.I was shocked to find out that more people are trafficked today than in the height of the slave trade. Yet slavery is considered illegal in all civilized nations today. How can that be? And why?The Church of Scientology sponsors human rights education in the belief that education, knowledge and understanding are key to … [Read more...]

Religious tolerance or respect?

Religion is under fire in the media, with pundits responding with tremendous intensity to President Obama's statements yesterday on Islam vs. extremism.Freedom Magazine's February issue could not be more timely nor more important, as demonstrated by their profile of Chris Seiple, resident of the Institute for Global Engagement:IS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM the ultimate weapon to defeat terrorism and build world peace? Chris Seiple thinks so, as he told Freedom in a January 2015 int … [Read more...]

1st Church of Scientology Founded Today in 1954

Los Angeles was the site of the first Church of Scientology, founded February 18, 1954.Take a video tour of the facility as it is today: … [Read more...]

Why Help?

The Church of Scientology volunteers 50 millions hours of global humanitarian aid, education & disaster relief through volunteer organizations.Why?Help is a basic concept in the Scientology religion.Here is one of the points L. Ron Hubbard makes on the subject: “The greatest ability in the whole human race and all amongst the livingness, is the ability to help. And when you can improve that ability all the way up along the line, you’ve improved about all there is to improve abou … [Read more...]