Scientology

Linda Wieland

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Volunteers Form the Backbone of the NorCal Relief Effort

Wildfires continue to ravage California. Of 17 recent fires, 12 are still burning their way through more than 688,000 acres in the state. This has placed a tremendous burden on some 15,000 firefighters, police and more than 2,000 members of the National Guard…

A Simple but Powerful Message: A Drug-Free Day in Bogotá

A citizens’ movement was launched by the people of Colombia July 22 — a movement that is a celebration of life. Hundreds of volunteers, officials and thought leaders came together to forward the message: “Less Drugs = More Life” on…

Reaching Out to Protect Spain's Youth From Drug Abuse

With their motto “I Know the Truth—I Say NO,” volunteers from Andalusia Without Drugs, the local chapter of Foundation for a Drug-Free World, is carrying out a drug education campaign in a region in grave need of change. Drug education and prevention is a priority…

Promoting Drug-Free Living at the Swiss Bike Day

Bright blue balloons decorated many of the bikes on Slow-Up Day, the family bicycle event in the beautiful town of Brennan, Switzerland, on the shores of Lake Lucerne. Swiss Slow-Ups are daylong free bicycle events held all over the country.…

A Warm Slovak Welcome to the Volunteer Ministers Cavalcade

With its mission to bring unconditional help to communities throughout the continent, the European Continental Volunteer Ministers Cavalcade traveled from its headquarters in Denmark to set up its bright yellow pavilion in Bratislava this summer. Local Scientologists joined the tour to provide practical…

Adding a Touch of Happiness to the Sri Lanka Day Festival

The 12th annual Sri Lanka Day Exposition in Pasadena brought the community together to celebrate the island nation and its culture and traditions. The day includes traditional dance, fashion, music, an exotic food festival and the “Pageant of Lanka” parade with floats at…

Celebrating the Indigenous Culture of Australia

The bright yellow tent of the Volunteer Ministers was decorated in black, red and yellow balloons, the traditional colors of the Aboriginal people, in celebration of indigenous culture at the National Aboriginal and Islander Day of Observance Celebration (NAIDOC) in Yarrabah, Queensland. It was…

In the Philippines, Police Now Fight Drug Abuse With Education

The Philippines police have added drug prevention to their overall drug strategy. In a precedent-setting step, the Philippines National Police, Dangerous Drug Board and Drug Enforcement Agency, in partnership with Foundation for a Drug-Free World, are training police officers in drug prevention to…

CCHR Demands Drastic Change From British Psychiatrists

Citizens Commission on Human Rights was on hand at the opening of this year’s Royal College of Psychiatrists International Convention to challenge psychiatrists over their ethics. They are administering dangerous psychotropic drugs to the country’s school children, they say, when there is…

Harlem Applauds Young Activists at the Finale of the Human Rights Summit

Queen Mother Dr. Delois N. Blakely, Honorary Community Mayor of Harlem and founder of New Future Foundation, welcomed 88 young human rights advocates from around the world to Harlem. Hosted by the Church of Scientology Harlem, the celebration was the final…

Globally, Psychiatry Coming Under Fire for Abuse

Psychiatry is under pressure and the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a global psychiatric watchdog headquartered in Los Angeles, warns psychiatrists that the pressure will mount exponentially until the industry is brought under the law and institutes widespread reforms.…

America's Birthday Celebrated With a Drug-Free Pledge

The community of Mountainair, at the foothills of the Manzano Mountains in Torrance County, New Mexico, burst into celebration June 30 at their Firecracker Jubilee. The town hosted a parade, an antique car show and numerous booths offering food, activities,…

Spectacular Human Rights Summit Gets Off to a Great Start

As more than a 100 young men and women filed into the iconic Economic and Social Council Chamber at the United Nations in New York July 5 for the Human Rights Summit of Youth for Human Rights International, dignitaries and guests welcomed them…

Heroin and Meth Abuse Countered by Effective Drug Education

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World brought its drug education booth to the annual Cheyenne Superdays event.  Visitors were relieved to know about the foundation’s program to counter the city’s heroin and methamphetamine problem — fact-based drug education. For the past three…

CCHR Japan Demands an End to Psychiatric Abuse

At the annual conference of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology in Kobe, Japan, Citizens Commission on Human Rights demanded psychiatrists cease the abuses documented in Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Exhibit. “It is time for psychiatrists to learn from their destructive…

Church of Scientology Hosts 'Drug Abuse: Preventing It Together'

​Aiming for an international society free of drug abuse, the United Nations named June 26th as International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. In keeping with the purpose of the day, the Church of Scientology, in partnership with Drug-Free Tennessee, held…

The Freewinds 30th Anniversary Maiden Voyage Celebration Jubilantly Honors 365 Days of Monumental Scientology Achievement

The guests began arriving at the cruise ship port of call in Bridgetown, Barbados on Friday, June 15, where the gleaming white, nine-deck, 440-foot vessel awaited. By 6:00 p.m. the following afternoon, more than 250 of the world’s most dedicated Scientologists were…

Scientologists Launch a Massive Day of Drug Prevention

​​​Last year’s World Drug Report estimated a quarter of a billion people used drugs at least once in 2015. Some 29.5 million were problem users, and globally, there were an estimated 190,900 drug-related deaths. No country is immune to the…

Help Carries on at the Foot of the Fuego Volcano

The Fuego Volcano search and rescue effort ended this week—110 died and 197 are still reported missing. The volcano continues to emit four or five minor explosions daily, shooting columns of ash up to 15,420 feet (4,700 meters) above sea…

16th Annual Cyclo-Run Rolls Through the Czech Republic for a Drug-Free Country

Athletes on the 16th annual Cyclo-run for a Drug-Free Czech Republic, the country’s longest and most enduring drug prevention sports campaign, ride and run throughout the country to reach youth with the truth about drugs.  They travel throughout Czech providing…

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