Scientology Community Activities

Possessed of technology, techniques and practical solutions and a desire to help, Scientologists around the world are involved in programs to improve society. Among the  humanitarian and community outreach programs Churches of Scientology sponsor are a global network of literacy and learning centers; worldwide drug education, prevention and rehabilitation; equally far-ranging human rights initiatives; and the Scientology Volunteer Minister program  to help when help is needed fast, as … [Read more...]

In Honor of Cinco de Mayo

To me, Cinco de Mayo has always represented the right to live free.  So I thought I'd post a video that expresses that concept far better than I could blog about it. … [Read more...]

Scientologists Mobilize in Support of Un International Day Against Racial Discrimination

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In cities around the world today, Scientologists organize or participate in round tables, petition drives, seminars and marches in support of the United Nations International Day against Racial Discrimination. The UN General Assembly selected March 21 to commemorate the day in 1960 in Sharpeville, South Africa, when police opened fire on thousands peacefully demonstrating against apartheid, killing 69. The first article of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirms: … [Read more...]

Why I am Proud to Support the International Association of Scientologists

“WHAT IS THE IAS?”     There’s a question I get asked quite often when I’m wearing my shirts that state I’m a member of the International Association of Scientologists, one I’m bound to get asked all the more often now that my family are all Patrons of the Association. “What’s that?” One fellow that I did web engineering with saw me wearing a shirt with a torch on it that said, “Crusader” and said, “Crusader – I think I’ve heard of those … [Read more...]

Church of Scientology Advances Human Rights Education in Tennessee

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The United for Human Rights materials provide educators, government and community groups with effective education tools. Nashville, TN, December 28, 2011 --(PR.com)-- It is time human rights be made a fact. An estimated 27 million people are held in slavery worldwide today, according to the United Nations. After drug trafficking, human trafficking is tied with the illegal arms trade as the second largest criminal industry in the world, and it is the fastest growing. Of those trafficked, 80 … [Read more...]

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 … [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 … [Read more...]

Church of Scientology Promotes Human Rights Education

How important are human rights? Long before the phrase “human rights” came into existence, men and women fought and died for basic human freedoms. In fact, this struggle has lasted thousands of years and still continues today. Ultimately, human rights are the basis of everything people cherish about their way of life. In their absence, lasting happiness is impossible, because there is no personal security, no freedom and no opportunity. Thus, all peoples have long recognized their … [Read more...]

What are Human Rights?

With Human Rights Day--December 10--right around the corner, here is a video to explain what human rights are and why all of us need to be involved in making them a fact for everyone. … [Read more...]

IAS Freedom Medal Winner–Mary Shuttleworth

Another winner of the IAS Freedom Medal, in 2007, was Mary Shuttleworth.  Here is an article on her work: Meet a Scientologist—Mary Shuttleworth, Opening the Door to Opportunity for an Entire Generation of Youth Overcoming her own study difficulties through L. Ron Hubbard Study Technology, Dr. Mary Shuttleworth became an educator and touched the lives of millions of youth with her human rights education initiative. How many bright, creative children give up on their goals, frustrated with … [Read more...]