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Scientology Assist Team Brings Help to Their Country in Its Time of Need

KARACHI, Pakistan /ScoopCloud/ -- In a country as prone to cataclysm and disaster as Pakistan, some might say there is not much you can count on except bad news. But Perwaiz Hasan and the Scientology Assist Team are the exception to that rule.

Honoring a Scientology Volunteer Minister Who is Changing the Face of Uganda

WANGA PARISH, Uganda /ScoopCloud/ -- International Volunteer Day December 5 was set aside by the United Nations to celebrate positive change through volunteerism. And a stellar example of the change a team of volunteers can achieve is the work of the Volunteer Ministers of Wanga Parish, Uganda, says the Church of Scientology International.

Scientology Churches Organize Volunteers to Clean Up the Hollywood Christmas Parade Route

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Scientology Churches in Los Angeles organize their annual parade route cleanup to make Hollywood shine for the thousands of visitors expected to line the streets of Hollywood for the 90th annual Christmas Parade. Anyone wishing to help make the parade special for paradegoers and those watching on TV is invited to join a team of energetic Angelenos Saturday, November 26.

Celebrate World Television Day With a Visit to the Scientology Network

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Curious about Scientology? In honor of World Television Day November 21, with the UN noting the increasing impact of the medium on the lives of people everywhere, the Church of Scientology welcomes viewers to satisfy their curiosity about Scientology and learn the truth about the world's youngest major religion.

Holiday Magic and Fun at the Church of Scientology Lighting Ceremony

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- The family fun begins on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, when Santa touches down in East Hollywood at the Church of Scientology on L. Ron Hubbard Way. There will be music, food, holiday treats and photos with Santa throughout the holiday season.

Curious About Scientology, Hundreds Learned More on Copenhagen Culture Night

COPENHAGEN, Denmark /ScoopCloud/ -- The Church of Scientology Denmark was packed with visitors wishing to learn more about the Scientology religion at the annual "Kulturnatten." Culture Night in Copenhagen is one of Copenhagen's most well-attended cultural events in a city renowned for its creativity, craftsmanship and culture.

Scientology Church Honors and Celebrates the Indigenous Michoacán Culture

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- East Hollywood's L. Ron Hubbard Way was transformed into a street festival in honor of the Day of the Dead and the traditions and culture of the indigenous people of the Mexican State of Michoacán. More than a thousand guests filled the street for the celebration, a Michoacán tradition that honors the ancestors and all who have passed away.

Join the Drug-Free Heroes and Help Protect Youth from Drug Overdose

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Church of Scientology Los Angeles hosts the second annual National Red Ribbon Week Drug-Free Heroes Awards to help end the deadly crisis that is threatening the lives of L.A. kids. Event keynote speaker and awardee Mr. Henry Lozano is an example of what one man or woman can do to reverse this catastrophe. For decades, countless children's lives have been saved because of his work.

Hurricane Ian is Still a Disaster for Many Florida Families

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- Scientology Volunteer Ministers continue their disaster response in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian where recovery is far from over for many affected by the storm. The devastation they encounter is still so overwhelming that one of the volunteers describes how they have to go about helping those in areas hardest hit by the storm.

Day of the Dead Festival at the Church of Scientology Honors Ancestors

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Members of the Los Angeles Guatemala community gathered at the Church of Scientology Los Angeles this weekend for a ceremony and Fiambre - a 500-year-old Guatemalan custom in which families join in creating a huge platter of food that is then shared by all. It is held each year as part of the observance of the Day of the Dead to remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have passed away.

Halloween Magic and Fun for Local Families at the Church of Scientology

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- A safe and exciting Halloween party for kids of all ages launched the holiday season at the Church of Scientology Los Angeles. Neighbors and friends joined staff and volunteers from the Church of Scientology to make Halloween 2022 a safe and memorable holiday for neighborhood children. More than 2,000 took part in the annual Halloween street fair in East Hollywood October 31 on L. Ron Hubbard Way.

Religious Freedom in the Spotlight at a Peace Day Forum at the Church of Scientology

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Religious leaders discuss the importance of tolerance in today's world at a forum at the Church of Scientology Los Angeles. Freedom of religion or belief is often described as the "canary in the coal mine" -- a metaphor for a social issue that predicts danger or disaster.

Church of Scientology Celebrates Latin Culture and Women’s Empowerment

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- The vibrant strains of Latin Music filled East Hollywood when the Church of Scientology Los Angeles hosted the Miss Hispanidad Festival. It was held during National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), set aside to honor the history, culture and contribution of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Miss Hispanidad Festival promotes women's empowerment and celebrates the Latin culture of the Americas.

Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the Church of Scientology of Dublin

SOUTH DUBLIN, Ireland /ScoopCloud/ -- Old friends and new filled the auditorium of the Church of Scientology Dublin to capacity October 14 to celebrate five years of friendship, outreach and personal and community betterment. Five years ago, the Church of Scientology and Community Centre of Dublin opened its doors.

Church of Scientology and Christian Pastor Unite for a Stronger, More Compassionate Community

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- A new video on the Scientology website shows how the commitment of a Church of Scientology in Los Angeles inspired a Christian pastor to do more. The pandemic created many hardships for houses of worship and parishioners. It was nearly a year before the U.S. Supreme Court lifted California's ban on indoor church services.

New Video on the Scientology Website: How the Church Reaches Out with Help

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- A video on Scientology.org shows why underserved neighborhoods in Los Angeles know they can depend on the Church of Scientology. The service industry was among those hit hardest by the lockdown. Restaurants, movie theatres, shops and other nonessential venues abruptly closed their doors, putting workers out of their jobs for an undetermined amount of time.

Scientology Disaster Response Team: ‘Florida Storm Victims Still Need Help’

CLEARWATER, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- Scientology Volunteer Ministers continue their response in Southwest Florida to help those still struggling to recover from the worst storm to hit the area since 1935. When Hurricane Ian rampaged through Southwest Florida with 155 mph winds, it left devastation in its wake, killing at least 102 and creating economic havoc.

Community Comes Together in Support of the LAPD and a Cleaner and Safer Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- With violent crime on the rise in Los Angeles, more than 50 local businesses, nonprofits and faith-based organizations joined the LAPD in a community coalition on Faith & Blue Weekend to reclaim the streets of Hollywood with a neighborhood cleanup launched by the Hollywood Community Police Station and co-organized by the Church of Scientology.

The Church of Scientology, Uplifting, Inspiring and Changing the World

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- A new interactive timeline on the Scientology website provides a glimpse into why so many people count on the Church of Scientology for help in Los Angeles and around the world. From the 101 to Sunset Boulevard and all over the Southland, Los Angeles Scientology Churches serve as hubs for religious organizations, like-minded groups and community leaders.

Church of Scientology Weekly Food Giveaways Help People Cope with Food Insecurity

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- For the past 63 weeks, Volunteer Ministers of the Church of Scientology Los Angeles have been making life less challenging for East Hollywood families and individuals trying to cope with food insecurity.

Scientology Volunteers Help Neighbors Battered by Record Italian Floods

SENIGALLIA, Italy /ScoopCloud/ -- Tragedy struck the commune of Senigallia, and local Scientologists responded immediately to help the community recover from the worst floods ever to hit the town. Ever since the eastern coast of Italy was devastated by a flash flood September 16, Scientology Volunteer Ministers have been hard at work providing help.

Uganda’s Scientology Volunteer Ministers Reach Out With Help

WANGA PARISH, Uganda /ScoopCloud/ -- Scientology Tools for Life are transforming communities in the hands of a dedicated team of local leaders and the Scientology Volunteer Ministers of Wanga Parish, Uganda. The Volunteer Ministers raised funds to establish a medical clinic with a Volunteer Minister-trained nurse.

Scientologists Say Knowing the Truth About Fentanyl Can Save Lives

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Fentanyl is a classic case of "what you don't know can kill you." Drug education and prevention have never been more important. Learn the truth about the deadly opioid fentanyl. And learn what you can do about it on the Scientology Network.

Scientology Assist Team Helps Pakistan Flood Victims in Need of Care

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- In response to unprecedented flooding in Pakistan, described by the UN as a climate catastrophe, Scientology volunteers continue providing urgently needed supplies and health care in their outreach to affected communities.

The Legacy of 9/11 and the Scientology Movement it Inspired

NEW YORK, N.Y. /ScoopCloud/ -- Out of the smoke and dust that engulfed lower Manhattan 21 years ago rose a humanitarian movement known for its ardent commitment to help: the Scientology Volunteer Ministers-a religious social service of the Church of Scientology.

Scientology Assist Team Provides Help and Medical Care to Pakistan Flood Victims

KARACHI, Pakistan /ScoopCloud/ -- Responding to catastrophic floods that have left a third of the country submerged, a team of Scientology volunteers including doctors and other medical personnel are providing relief.

How Can the Truth About Drugs Help End the Drug Overdose Epidemic?

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Scientology Churches provide tools anyone can use to help end the overdose crisis. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 105,000 lives were lost due to overdose in 2021. There are five simple things anyone can do to take effective action against overdose deaths.

Scientologists Say the Truth Can Help Protect Youth from Drug Overdose

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Volunteers from Scientology Churches, Missions and groups fight drug overdose during Overdose Awareness Week and throughout the year with the truth - The Truth About Drugs initiative of Foundation for a Drug-Free World.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Reach Out Once Again with Help

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Volunteer Ministers from Scientology Churches in Florida returned to The Bahamas as promised to provide training to help local communities become self-sufficient in times of disaster. The Volunteer Ministers provided a series of seminars in Lewis Yard, a community in West End Grand Bahama that was devastated by Hurricane Dorian.

Danish Volunteers Say Learning About Drug Abuse Can Save Your Life

COPENHAGEN, Denmark /ScoopCloud/ -- Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Denmark share the Truth About Drugs, raising awareness on the danger of drugs including overdose, the subject of International Drug Overdose Awareness Day, August 31.

Scientology Churches Urge Action to Save Lives from Drug Overdose

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Scientology Churches and Scientologists mark International Drug Overdose Awareness Day by bringing the truth about drugs to bear against the deadly pandemic of overdose deaths. Drug overdose doesn't discriminate. It honors no borders.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Honored for Their Service to South Africa

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- For World Humanitarian Day, celebrated annually on August 19, the Church of Scientology honors the Volunteer Ministers of South Africa. Volunteer Ministers contributed more than a million hours assisting the government and private sector to care for the most vulnerable.

Human Rights Initiative Empowers Youth to Become Advocates for Tolerance and Peace

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- On International Youth Day 2022, the Scientology Network features Youth for Human Rights International in episodes of "Voices for Humanity." Youth for Human Rights has inspired an entire generation of human rights activists to create change in their communities and countries.

How Secular Programs Supported by the Church of Scientology Help and Empower Youth

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- In honor of International Youth Day, August 12, the Church of Scientology shares humanitarian initiatives to help young people set a positive course for their lives and thrive.

Scientology Tokyo, Where the Best of Modern Technology and Tradition Meet

TOKYO, Japan /ScoopCloud/ -- "Destination: Scientology" takes viewers to the Land of the Rising Sun, in celebration of the anniversary of the August 8, 2015, dedication of the Church of Scientology Tokyo. Tokyo is a city of contrasts. It combines reverence for ancient traditions with a love of technology in the world's most future-forward metropolis.