November 15, 2018

A blog on the STAND (Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination) website on the basic nature of people. The world can be very cruel. Certainly, if you sit back and let mass media and pop culture swamp you, it can seem that way. But look closer. Good people are doing good things all around us. Take, for example, Florida police officer Vicki Thomas. In October 2013, she was called to a Publix supermarket in Miami. Jessica Robles had been apprehended by store… Read more

November 15, 2018

Originally posted on the STAND (Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination) website and republished by its permission. The composition of a society is rooted in the purposes of its individuals. Intertwined, those purposes fuel the dynamic evolution of a culture. They comprise its life-force, establishing, and then reflecting, its mores, values and goals. Take away the creative potential of individual purpose, and a culture devolves into a listless collective, driven forward by the purposes of, and the fear instilled by, its rulers…. Read more

November 15, 2018

Hurricane Michael hit the panhandle of Florida with a sustained wind speed of 155 miles per hour. A hurricane is classified in Category 5 when wind speeds hit 157 miles per hour, and Michael fell just short of this most devastating level of storm. In its wake, I went to Panama City with a group of fellow Scientology Volunteer Ministers to help in any way we could. While this was the third disaster site at which I have volunteered, it… Read more

October 18, 2018

MEET A SCIENTOLOGIST airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Scientology Network. Scientology Network’s MEET A SCIENTOLOGIST, the weekly series spotlighting the everyday lives of Scientologists from around the world and all walks of life, announces a new episode featuring international water polo champion Giulia Bartolini. Giulia Bartolini is an Italian water polo champ, but when she first dived into the sport, coaches told her she wasn’t cut out for the extremely demanding game. They said she was too short and too… Read more

October 17, 2018

Scientology Network’s “VOICES FOR HUMANITY,” the weekly series presenting heroic change-makers from a variety of faiths, cultures, and nations, working to uplift their communities, announces a new episode featuring actress and human rights activist Sheena Chohan, premiering tonight. “VOICES FOR HUMANITY” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Scientology Network. Some of the worst human rights violations take place daily in India and Bangladesh. From rape to domestic violence, acid attacks and even murder in the name of protecting family honor. Women… Read more

October 11, 2018

Scientologist Laurie Bartilson on the differences and similarities between the “God is Dead” era of the 1960s and today, where again, instead of looking to religion and spirituality for guidance, many are foolishly relying on drugs. As a child growing up in the 60s, I heard plenty of chants that “God is dead.” I watched as people around me, wanting to change the world and their place in it, turned to drugs as a solution. Where people had in the… Read more

September 27, 2018

Scientology Newsroom: Bringing human rights to life for the next generation of The Gambia’s leaders. “Making Human Rights a Reality for All in The Gambia” was the motto of a five-day youth camp held at the regional agriculture directorate in the town of Basse in the east of the country. Organized by the human rights nonprofit organization Beakanyang—a Mandinka word meaning “equal opportunities for all”—the 40 young men and women who participated were exposed to social challenges and tools. These included… Read more

September 27, 2018

The Church of Scientology Los Angeles hosted a series of forums featuring representatives of the city’s diverse religious communities. The program was the first of a four-part series of events hosted by the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles to increase understanding and mutual respect among the many religions that call Los Angeles home. For more information visit the Scientology Newsroom. Read more

September 27, 2018

With its mission to bring unconditional help to communities across the nation, the Canadian Continental Volunteer Ministers Cavalcade has been touring through Ontario since March. Founded by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard in the mid 1970s, the Volunteer Minister (VM) program was designed to provide practical Scientology tools and indiscriminate help wherever needed in an often cynical and cruel world. Volunteer Ministers furnish emergency relief when natural and manmade disasters strike. Scientology Churches and Mission VMs reach out throughout their local areas, and Volunteer Ministers Continental… Read more

September 27, 2018

In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the #KNOWYOURRIGHTS Rock for Human Rights 2018 Tour kicks off this weekend in North Hollywood at the Church of Scientology of the Valley. Rock for Human Rights is a nonprofit dedicated to informing kids internationally about human rights. They use engaging videos, live music and lively discussions to inspire and enlighten audiences on their basic human rights. Wil Seabrook and his concert band Rock for… Read more




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