Red Ribbon Week

For anyone wishing to take a stand against drugs, this is Red  Ribbon Week. In his research in late 1960s through 1980s, L. Ron Hubbard discovered that drugs are a primary block to spiritual progress.  Scientologists are very active in what is known as "demand reduction"--educating youth on the truth about drugs, so they decide to live drug-free lives. Many American Scientologists are active in Red Ribbon Week.   Here is a brief statement of the history and purpose of the program: Red … [Read more...]

9/11 Tribute Painting

Renowned watercolorist and Scientologist Pomm Hepner was featured on NCB in Los Angeles on September 11.   She was interviewed about her painting called The Story of Unspoken Courage. Her website, http://pommfineart.com, tells of the significance of the painting: “In 2001, Pomm traveled to New York City a week after the September 11 tragedy to assist with the relief efforts and painted a huge, three-panel mural of the American flag. Pomm was inspired by this experience in New York. … [Read more...]

My 9/11 Story

There is something I can always get into a colorful discussion with, with just about anyone — especially other Scientologists, which is the curious question of, “Where were you on September 11th, 2001?” Now that it’s 10 years after these disasters happened in DC and New York, I figured I’d revisit this. Unfortunately for those who were there, it’s generally known to the world as “the day the Twin Towers went down”.  The Pentagon is generally a totally forgotten piece to the … [Read more...]

September 8, International Literacy Day

In honor of the United Nations Literacy Day, September 8, this video of a woman who had all but given up learning to read. In a foreign country, unable to read or write, Kalindi Engle overcame enormous obstacles to her happiness and success. … [Read more...]

Who Are Scientologists?

Scientology helped Phil Hargrow, New York City subway engineer, come to terms with his grief and help others. His profile is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos available on the Scientology website at www.Scientology.org. If you are one of 5 million people who daily ride the New York City subway system, Scientologist Phil Hargrow may be more important to you than you know. A subway engineer for the past 26 years, Hargrow drives the Q train from Coney Island to Prospect Park in … [Read more...]

What do Scientologists say about Scientology?

I'll give you my 2 cents worth and then I'll pass you on to a whole bunch of other people in a short video. The first thing about Scientology that really made an impact on me was when I completed the Communication Course and realized that my shyness had disappeared. To have been extremely shy all my life and then to have it evaporate in just two weeks was rather stunning. As you can imagine, it made a huge difference to me. Just being able to get on a bus, pay my fare and find a seat without … [Read more...]

Brad Symington, Kitesurfer and South African Scientologist

Scientologist Brad Symington has a dream job. Whether skimming the waves or soaring above them the kitesurfing virtuoso has transformed his passion into his profession. His profile is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos on the Scientology website at Scientology.org Symington teaches students ages 12 to 60 to kitesurf, an extreme water sport that combines the speed of surfing with the freedom and exhilaration of paragliding. And it’s as much fun for him as it is for them. “I’ve … [Read more...]

Adrienne Burton Says Life is an Adventure

In a video featured on the new Scientology Video Channel at www.Scientology.org, Adrienne Burton shares her views on helping others and the adventure of creating her own future. The Dallas native, who has lived in Clearwater, Florida, for the past 12 years, says what’s important to her is friends, family, personal integrity, helping people and having fun. Fun includes learning a new language or musical instrument, watching Project Runway orSeinfeld reruns, flying off to Paris, Los Angeles … [Read more...]

Communication Relieves Stress in Dentistry

In a video featured on the new Scientology Video Channel at www.Scientology.org, dentist David Wagner of Clearwater, Florida, tells how communication skill gained through Scientology is vital in his practice.  It is not enough to provide quality dental care—genuine interest and understanding are also important. “People don’t usually like to go to the dentist,” he says, “so I get to know them and treat them as friends.  That makes their treatment go a lot easier.” Dentistry has … [Read more...]

Oscar-Winning Electronics Engineer Credits Scientology with his Career Success

British Scientologist is part of a team that revolutionized filmmaking.  Watch his “Meet a Scientologist” video on the Scientology website. One of a team of four awarded an Academy Award in 1999 for developing equipment and software that revolutionized film making, Assaf Rawner is not a name you’re likely to recognize.  But from Avatar to the latest Harry Potter films, chances are the riveting special effects that enthralled you were made possible by the equipment produced by the … [Read more...]