Scientologists from 50 Nations Gather to Celebrate a Year of Humanitarian Accomplishment

The 28th anniversary celebration of the International Association of Scientologists

| EAST GRINSTEAD, UNITED KINGDOM • OCTOBER 28, 2012 |Marking a year of unprecedented accomplishments, the 28th anniversary of the International Association of Scientologists was a celebration of the many humanitarian and life-changing achievements of the Church worldwide.An overflow crowd of more than 7,000 Scientologists from 50 countries gathered on the grounds of Saint Hill Manor in the town of East Grinstead, England, to commemorate the 28th anniversary of the International As … [Read more...]

Groundbreaking Book-on-Film Answers the Question “What is Scientology?”

Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought film, on Blu-ray and DVD.

| LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA • OCTOBER 25, 2012 |To address unprecedented worldwide demand, Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought, L. Ron Hubbard’s first book on the theory and practice of Scientology, is now available as a groundbreaking 90-minute book-on-film. The film was produced and released in response to the overwhelming interest in Scientology, manifested by the more than 160 million visitors to the Church’s official Internet site asking the question: “What is Scientology?” The film, … [Read more...]

On Earth Day–In Memory of Lawrence Anthony

Lawrence Anthony, who passed away a month ago, was an icon in the environmentalist movement.  He was also in the forefront of the movement to create a humane South Africa and helped to bridge the transition after Apartheid.For this work, he was awarded the International Association of Scientologists Freedom Medal.  One of his legacies is the Earth Organization, a non-profit, non-partisan, issue-oriented organization comprised of members from all walks of life,  cultures, races and religious b … [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 guys.”  – thinking it was a vend … [Read more...]

Meet a Scientologist—Acknowledging a Quarter of a Century of Committed Service

ayal-training

Scientology Volunteer Minister, LPN and EMT Ayal Lindeman earned the 2011 Freedom Medal through his exemplary service to mankind.At the 27th anniversary of the International Association of Scientologists in October 2011, Ayal Lindeman was awarded the IAS Freedom Medal for his humanitarian work as a Scientology Volunteer Minister.He began serving the community as a teenager, training in Red Cross advanced first aid.  Five years later, in 1976, when the Scientology Volunteer Ministers … [Read more...]

From the Ruins: African Human Rights Leadership

Here is a video about the African Human Rights Leadership Campaign created by IAS Freedom Medal Winner Tim BowlesFrom the Ruins introduces the African Human Rights Leadership Campaign, an initiative inspiring and equipping young people to create positive futures for their communities and countries. Since its inception in 2006, the Campaign has trained hundreds of youth and reached thousands more in post-conflict Liberia and Sierra Leone as well as in Ghana, Togo and Ethiopia.>> … [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 le … [Read more...]

International Association of Scientologist Freedom Medal

Part of  the yearly celebration  of  the anniversary of the IAS is the awarding of the Freedom Medal to deserving persons for their humanitarian activities.According to the book What is Scientology?: Each year since 1985, the IAS has recognized individuals who have defended the cause of religious freedom by awarding them the Freedom Medal at its anniversary celebration every October. This medal acknowledges exemplary courage and determination of these members for bringing greater freedom to … [Read more...]


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