Religious Influence in Society

This article by L. Ron Hubbard launched the Scientology Volunteer Minister program in the mid-1970s. Declining church membership demonstrates his views on religion are even more pertinent today.We are today at a watershed of history and our actions today will decide whether the world goes up from here or continues to slide into some new dark age.It is important to understand bad conditions don’t just happen. The cultural decay we see around us isn’t haphazard. It was caused. Unless on … [Read more...]

A portrait of VM Disaster Response Team member

Agnes, how did you decide to join Volunteer Ministers Disaster Response Team here in Bosnia?I planned for quite some time to become active as Scientology Volunteer Minister. I was trying to organize my life so I could live up to my dream, but it was taking lot of time and effort. When I heard about those terrible floods in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia I decided it is a time to act and quit waiting for perfect alignment of different factors in my life.What are your … [Read more...]

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

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...]

Who are the Scientology Volunteer Ministers?

The Volunteer Minister (VM) program was launched more than thirty years ago, in response to an appeal by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard.Noting a tremendous downturn in the level of ethics and morality in society, and a consequent increase in drugs and crime, Mr. Hubbard wrote, “If one does not like the crime, cruelty, injustice and violence of this society, he can do something about it. He can become a VOLUNTEER MINISTER and help civilize it, bring it conscience and kindness and love and fr … [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...]