2001-2011: The Volunteer Ministers Movement—10 Years of Indiscriminate Help

Over the past 10 years the Scientology Volunteer Ministers movement has become the world’s largest independent relief force.The 800 Scientology Volunteer Ministers who served at Ground Zero in helping New York recover from  the terrorist attacks of 9/11 have inspired the growth of a movement that now spans the globe. In September 2001 there were 6,000 Volunteer Ministers—with more than 200,000 today, it is the largest independent relief force in the world.In creating the Volunteer Mini … [Read more...]

Another Voice from Japan–with a Decidedly Aussie Accent

Australian Scientologist Peter Dunn has served as a Scientology Volunteer Minister in Haiti, Queensland, and JapanAt 4 a.m. on March 11, 2011, the shock wave from the magnitude 9 earthquake that triggered a 30-foot tsunami off the northeast coast of Japan reached Australia—not as a physical blast but rather as a summons for Scientologist Peter Dunn to return to Japan and help in her time of need.Dunn, a native of Adelaide who lives in Sydney, had spent the last few months volunteering in the … [Read more...]

Japan Disaster Relief

Although the world has moved on, and one rarely hears of the Japan tsunami in today's news, many thousands are still in shelters in the Northeast Japanese prefecture of  Miyagi.One Scientology Volunteer Minister shares her story of how helping others in the disaster zone helped her resolve an issue that had bothered her for her entire life:One volunteer speaks of her experience on the Ishinomaki Volunteer Ministers Team and the effect it has had on her life.It has been six months since I … [Read more...]

Volunteer Minister–Paying Back a Debt of Honor

New Yorker and Scientology Volunteer Minister Ayal Lindeman is committed to repaying the help given New York after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  Shown here in Japan in the wake of the April 2011 tsunami.Scientology Volunteer Minister Ayal Lindeman, 54, from Rockland County, New York, is serving in Japan as part of the Scientology Disaster Response Team to help the country deal with the devastating effects of the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami.“The world came to New York after 9/11,” sa … [Read more...]


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