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Breaking the Vicious Pattern of Domestic Violence

Breaking the Vicious Pattern of Domestic Violence

According to a survey conducted by the California Department of Health Care Services and the California Department of Public Health, some 40 percent of California women have experienced domestic violence in their lifetime. Verbal and physical domestic abuse is an illness…

Faith Leaders Thank Volunteers Who Served in the Aftermath of the Camp Fire

Faith Leaders Thank Volunteers Who Served in the Aftermath of the Camp Fire

The memory of the Camp Fire may have faded for some, but not for the volunteers who continue to help or the victims still struggling to put their lives back together. Local religious leaders organized a banquet during Interfaith Harmony…

Sharing the Truth About Drugs at a Sacramento Wellness Expo

Sharing the Truth About Drugs at a Sacramento Wellness Expo

​Volunteers from the Sacramento chapter of Drug-Free World brought their drug education and prevention initiative to the North Sacramento Wellness Expo at Grant High School on January 21, Martin Luther King Day of Service. That same day, local news headlines highlighted the necessity of…

Faith Communities at the Church of Scientology Nashville Hold MLK Service

Faith Communities at the Church of Scientology Nashville Hold MLK Service

“I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood,” said Rev. Dr.…

Kicking Off the Year With a Cleaner Hollywood

Kicking Off the Year With a Cleaner Hollywood

Dozens of volunteers gathered at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre on Jan. 19, and took off—carrying shovels, rakes, brooms and heavy-duty trash bags—for the 11th consecutive monthly “Hollywood Village” cleanup, made more challenging because of a week of heavy rain…

Drug-Free World: In Support of the Drug Prevention Work of Colorado's Sheriff's Department

Drug-Free World: In Support of the Drug Prevention Work of Colorado's Sheriff's Department

Sheriff’s deputies arriving at the County Sheriffs of Colorado 2019 Winter Conference in Loveland, Colorado, January 9 were once more welcomed by Foundation for a Drug-Free World volunteers, whose drug prevention methods were featured there for the third consecutive year.  More overdose deaths were…

Scientology Volunteer Minister Brings New Hope to Kenya Inmates

Scientology Volunteer Minister Brings New Hope to Kenya Inmates

Staff at the Siaya GK (Government of Kenya) Prison swear by the Volunteer Ministers program. Since they began training as Volunteer Ministers, they have seen remarkable change. It began over a year ago when Scientology Volunteer Minister Daniel Okello held…

Volunteer Helps Indonesia Cope With Disaster

Volunteer Helps Indonesia Cope With Disaster

​As 2018 drew to a close, Indonesia was reeling from the last of nearly 2,000 disasters in the previous 12 months. Tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, flooding and mudslides killed thousands and left hundreds of thousands homeless.   Catastrophes are common in this island nation, the…

Winds of Change: Scientology Headquarters for Africa Springs to Life at Majestic Castle Kyalami

Winds of Change: Scientology Headquarters for Africa Springs to Life at Majestic Castle Kyalami

Atop a plateau that Zulu tribal people once called “The Place in Heaven,” the distant beat of djembe drums became a celebratory symphony of rhythm that set a week’s worth of glorious festivities into motion. More than 4,000 guests from…

Church of Scientology: In Support of Interfaith Understanding

Church of Scientology: In Support of Interfaith Understanding

With more than 300 languages spoken in London, the city has tremendous ethnic, religious and cultural diversity. And it was this diversity that was the keynote of an interfaith gathering organized by All Faiths Network and the Church of Scientology London. The celebration was held at Fitzroy…

Activists Protest the Drugging of Japanese Toddlers

Activists Protest the Drugging of Japanese Toddlers

Members of the mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) protested against psychiatrists for administering powerful psychotropic drugs to children.  Dozens of irate protesters took to the streets with bullhorns and banners at the annual congress of the Japanese…

German Scientologists Bring Good Sense to the Fights Against Drugs

German Scientologists Bring Good Sense to the Fights Against Drugs

Germany has the dubious distinction of dominating European rankings on drug use, according to a wastewater analysis study of 56 European cities in 19 countries. Released by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drugs Addiction (EMCDDA), the study found five German cities…

Warning Santa Monica About Psychiatric Abuse

Warning Santa Monica About Psychiatric Abuse

Alarming statistics have surfaced showing the danger of long-term use of psychotropic drugs. According to a survey of 250 long-term users of these drugs, 74 percent wanted to quit because of drug side effects. Of those who tried to quit, 54 percent experienced…

30th Annual Say No to Drugs Holiday Classic

30th Annual Say No to Drugs Holiday Classic

Drug overdoses killed 72,000 Americans last year. And according to the Tampa Bay Times, “the crisis is far worse in Florida than the nation, as fatal overdoses spiked 47 percent from 2015 to 2016, more than double the national rate.” But…

Meet a Scientologist Hits New Heights With Lars Najbjerg

Meet a Scientologist Hits New Heights With Lars Najbjerg

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 award-winning stunt pilot Lars Najbjerg, premiering Jan. 1, 2019. MEET A SCIENTOLOGIST airs Tuesdays at…

Easy Like Water: Bangladesh Floating Schools and Climate Change on Documentary Showcase

Easy Like Water: Bangladesh Floating Schools and Climate Change on Documentary Showcase

Scientology Network’s DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE, the weekly series providing a platform for Independent filmmakers to air films on important social, cultural and environmental issues, presents Easy Like Water, a documentary that examines an immediate solution to the growing problem of education in…

Activists March for Mandatory Human Rights Education

Activists March for Mandatory  Human Rights Education

As the new year approaches, human rights violations are a fact of life internationally: poverty, illiteracy, persecution of populations based on ethnic or religious differences, and more victims of human trafficking than during the peak of the slave trade of…

Celebrating Drug-Free Holidays for 30 Years

Celebrating Drug-Free Holidays for 30 Years

For three decades, Drug-Free Marshals have been setting an example for Ontario youth and this year was no exception. The group held its annual Christmas festival—a fun-filled afternoon of games and entertainment. This year’s festival included music, hot chocolate, arts and…

Monthly Cleanups Continue Making Hollywood a Better Place to Live

Monthly Cleanups Continue Making Hollywood a Better Place to Live

By actual survey, two main concerns of residents of Hollywood are the plight of the homeless and keeping Hollywood clean and safe. To tackle this problem from a new perspective, a partnership has developed between the Church of Scientology, The…

Human Rights Day Conference to Achieve the Goals of the UDHR

Human Rights Day Conference to Achieve the Goals of the UDHR

On the 70th anniversary of the UN’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), some 120 representatives of NGOs and religious groups filled Room VII of the Palais des Nations, once home to the League of Nations and…

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