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Meet a Scientologist Gets Fired up With World Champion Pizza Maker Scot Cosentino

NEW YORK, N.Y. /ScoopCloud/ -- 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 an episode featuring world champion pizza maker Scot Cosentino, on May 21, 2024.

Documentary Showcase Presents ‘Soul on Ice: Past, Present and Future’ – The Unsung Heroes Who Changed Professional Hockey Forever

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- 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 the documentary "Soul On Ice: Past, Present and Future" on May 17, 2024.

Celebrating the Anniversary of ‘Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health,’ the All-Time Bestselling Book on the Human Mind

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Scientologists, neighbors and guests gathered at an outdoor auditorium at the Church of Scientology Los Angeles Saturday, May 11. They filled Scientology Churches up and down L. Ron Hubbard Way in East Hollywood for a dinner and awards ceremony to honor top-producing Dianetics auditors and disseminators, celebrate the 74th anniversary of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, and launch the book's diamond anniversary year.

New South Wales Sikh Motorcycle Club Promotes Peace, Equality and Human Rights at an Annual Festival

COFFS HARBOUR, New South Wales /ScoopCloud/ -- Every April, Sikh communities around the world celebrate the Sikh faith festival of Vaisakhi with a procession known as Nagar Kirtan. The religion holds that everyone is equal in the eyes of God and must be treated with respect and equality. This is why the Singhs Social Motorcycle Club of Australia (Singhs SMC) joined forces with United for Human Rights New South Wales, a human rights campaign supported by the Church of Scientology, to raise awareness of an important human rights issue affecting Australians.

Voices for Humanity Chronicles a Massive Movement Against Drug Abuse Led by Salomon and Lucy Dabbah

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- 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 anti-drug activists Lucy and Salomon Dabbah on May 15, 2024.

Meet a Scientologist Shakes Things Up with Brazilian Belly Dancer Serena Ramzy

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- 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 an episode on classical Egyptian dance performer Serena Ramzy, premiering May 14, 2024. MEET A SCIENTOLOGIST airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Scientology Network.

Home to the Greatest Snow on Earth, Destination: Scientology, Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah /ScoopCloud/ -- Scientology Network's DESTINATION: SCIENTOLOGY, the weekly travelogue series that takes viewers inside Scientology Churches all around the world and discovers what makes each one unique, presents an episode featuring Salt Lake City, Utah on May 13, 2024.

Celebrating the 74th Anniversary of L. Ron Hubbard’s ‘Dianetics’: The Exciting Adventure Continues

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Untold millions have benefited from L. Ron Hubbard's perennially best-selling "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health" since it was first published on May 9, 1950. As the book's diamond jubilee year begins, "Dianetics" is still startling and new to anyone reading and using it for the first time. And the reason is simple. As Mr. Hubbard stated at the beginning of the book, "Dianetics is an adventure. It is an exploration into Terra Incognita, the human mind, that vast hitherto unknown realm half an inch back of our foreheads." And with the Dianetics Seminar available at Scientology Churches and Missions the world over, it is easier than ever before to experience that adventure.

Church of Scientology Hosts Inner City Shakespeare Ensemble: Young Actors Present Blow-Away Performance of Their PG Version of ‘Grease’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- An ensemble of 22 kids proved "Rock and Roll is Here to Stay" with their high-energy rendition of Grease [PG] at the Church of Scientology Los Angeles last week, produced and directed by Inner City Shakespeare Ensemble Founder and Executive Director Dr. Melanie Andrews.

Life Exhibition Celebrates 33 Years of Introducing Visitors to Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard Who Has Touched the Lives of Millions World Over

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Millions from across the country and around the world visit Hollywood each year, and among the district's unique attractions is the L. Ron Hubbard Life Exhibition which celebrated its 33rd anniversary this month. The museum presents the panorama of Mr. Hubbard's extraordinary life. With expertise in so many varied disciplines, he has been described as a man who lived 20 lifetimes in the span of one.

‘It Takes a Community to Protect Kids From the Harmful Effects of Drugs,’ Say the Volunteers of Say No to Drugs Puglia

BARLETTA, Italy /ScoopCloud/ -- A group known as Say No to Drugs (Dico No Alla Droga) has been active in drug prevention for more than 15 years throughout Puglia, the region that forms the heel of the boot of Italy. Joined by a corps of volunteers from the Church of Scientology Mission of Barletta, they contacted businesses and briefed individuals on the Truth About Drugs campaign to help kids decide to live an active, drug-free life.

On Volunteer Recognition Day, the Church of Scientology Nashville Thanks Volunteers Everywhere Whose Help Makes Life Better for Us All

NASHVILLE, Tenn. /ScoopCloud/ -- Help is a central concept of the Scientology religion. In a lecture delivered by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard in 1958, he said, "the biggest right there is, is not the right to vote, is not the right to freedom of speech or press or religion or anything else. The biggest right there is in human rights is the right to help."

Citizens Commission on Human Rights Exhibit: Reveals Shocking Abuse and Cold Hard Facts About Psychiatry Today

SYDNEY, Australia /ScoopCloud/ -- The Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Exhibit, produced by Citizens Commission on Human Rights International, was held at Embassy Conference Centre on George Street in Sydney as one of the first phases of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights Psychiatry: An Industry of Death 2024 World Tour. Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is an international mental health watchdog founded in 1969 by psychiatrist Thomas Szasz and the Church of Scientology.

Church of Scientology Seattle Community Open House Looks Into the Fentanyl Crisis: Washington Has the Fastest Rising Overdose Rate in the Country

SEATTLE, Wash., and LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Public Health Seattle King County reports 1,060 overdose deaths involving fentanyl in 2023 - up nearly 50 percent from 2022. For World Health Day 2024, Seattle's Church of Scientology invited a representative of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to shed light on the crisis.

Psychiatry and Human Rights: The Past, Present and Future

FLORENCE, Italy /ScoopCloud/ -- Forced treatment, threats, restraints, crippling sedation: Despite past reforms, the horrors of the past are still stark facts of life for those caught in Italy's mental health system. This was the theme of a demonstration at the 2024 Congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society in Florence. Both events were organized by Citizens Commission on Human Rights, a mental health watchdog founded in 1969 by psychiatrist Thomas Szasz and the Church of Scientology.

An Evening of Joy and Celebration as the Church of Scientology Hosts a Chaand Raat Festival, the ‘Night of the Moon,’ on L. Ron Hubbard Way

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Some 1,500 guests from the Los Angeles Bangladeshi community gathered on L. Ron Hubbard Way for their annual Chaand Raat celebration. On the eve of Eid ul Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, Muslims in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh celebrate Chaand Raat. The term means "The Night of the Moon" in Urdu and it signals the sighting of the crescent moon that ends a month of prayer, fasting and spiritual reflection.

Bringing Solace and Help in the Aftermath of a Violent Act of Terror

MUNICH, Germany /ScoopCloud/ -- In July 2016, an armed shooter killed nine and injured 16, leaving Munich reeling. A team of volunteers from The Way to Happiness Association sponsored by the Church of Scientology of Munich literally took matters into their own hands. They began giving copies of The Way to Happiness to people one-on-one, beginning with those living or working in the district where the shootings took place.

Honoring the 100th Anniversary of L. Ron Hubbard Becoming the Nation’s Youngest Eagle Scout

WASHINGTON, D.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- L. Ron Hubbard joined the Boy Scouts in Tacoma, Washington, in 1923, in the early years of Scouting, a movement founded by Robert Baden-Powell in 1910. By the spring of 1924, Ron had not only earned an impressive 21 badges, he also led Washington, D.C., Troop 10 to victory in the Washington Post-sponsored Scout Advancement Competition and was one of four youths to represent Scouting at President Calvin Coolidge's Presidential Celebration of National Boys' Week. Five days later, two weeks after celebrating his 13th birthday, L. Ron Hubbard became the nation's youngest Eagle Scout.

L. Ron Hubbard Life Exhibition Announces a New Display of the Royal Bestowal for Mr. Hubbard From His Royal Highness Sultan Tomas Cabili Jr.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- L. Ron Hubbard Life Exhibition in Hollywood, California, proudly announces a new permanent display featuring the royal bestowal of Datu and a Kris sword, presented by HRH Sultan Tomas Cabili Jr. and HRH Sultana Remedios Pastor of Mindanao, Philippines, on the anniversary of Mr. Hubbard's birthday.

Scientology Empowerment Seminar Ignites Passion in the Hearts of South African Educators

MIDRAND, South Africa /ScoopCloud/ -- In South Africa, a country where effective education is key to reversing centuries of neglect and oppression, Scientology Volunteer Ministers Educator Empowerment Seminars aim to create significant change.

Thousands Gather for Easter Extravaganza at Church of Scientology in East Grinstead

SAINT HILL, U.K. /ScoopCloud/ -- Some 3,000 children, parents, and grandparents gathered at Saint Hill, the Church of Scientology estate in East Grinstead, for an enormously "egg-citing" Easter Egg Hunt. Families traveled from throughout Sussex, Surrey, and Kent for the fun-filled afternoon. Greeting the children, the Easter Bunny was joined by popular children's book, cartoon, and film characters.

Record Crowd Celebrates Easter at Church of Scientology Los Angeles with a 25,000-Egg Hunt

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Despite predictions of rain over Easter weekend, Sunday's annual Easter Egg Hunt on March 31 proceeded undeterred. Staff and volunteers from the Church of Scientology Los Angeles were prepared no matter the weather, with tents erected in case of a storm. But the afternoon was blessed with blue skies when nearly 7,000 neighbors joined the fun on L. Ron Hubbard Way for the annual Church of Scientology Easter celebration.

Church of Scientology Vienna’s ‘Say No to Drugs’ Volunteers Spread Easter Cheer With Their Drug Prevention Initiative

VIENNA, Austria /ScoopCloud/ -- This Easter, the Say No to Drugs volunteers of Vienna extend their wish for a bright, healthy future for local children. They've packed their Easter baskets with copies of The Truth About Drugs booklets to give youngsters the information they need to decide for themselves to live drug-free.

Citizens Commission on Human Rights Exposes Dangerous Facts About Psychiatry’s New Celebrity Fad: Ketamine ‘Therapy’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- In the wake of the untimely passing of beloved actor Matthew Perry, whose toxicology report revealed elevated levels of ketamine, the Church of Scientology Los Angeles and the Los Angeles chapter of Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) hosted a forum and open house to raise awareness of the dangers of so-called ketamine infusion therapy. Hosting the event was Erin Godley from the Los Angeles chapter of CCHR.

Young UK Scientologists Brave the Storm Clouds To Share the Truth About Drugs Rain or Shine

EAST GRINSTEAD, UK /ScoopCloud/ -- Despite forecasters predicting rain, young Scientologists gathered at Saint Hill in East Grinstead, slipped on their signature teal Foundation for a Drug-Free World T-shirts over hoodies, unfurled their "brollies," and took off for the nearby town of Crawley to share the truth about drugs with local families. They handed out youth-friendly Truth About Drugs booklets to help other kids make the self-determined decision to live drug-free.

Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard Honored: His Life, His Legacy and His Many Contributions

MEXICO CITY, Mexico /ScoopCloud/ -- Members of the Commission of Culture of the LXV House of Representatives of the National Congress of Mexico paid tribute to the enduring legacy of L. Ron Hubbard by presenting a proclamation to the Friends of L. Ron Hubbard Foundation and representatives of the Church of Scientology of Western United States.

Arizona Interfaith Movement Honors Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard in Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Church of Scientology

PHOENIX, Ariz. /ScoopCloud/ -- 2024 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Church of Scientology, the world's youngest major religion, and Phoenix played a pivotal role. Celebrating this historic occasion were Arizona Interfaith Movement (AZIFM) Executive Director Dr. Albert Celoza; President Rev. Rock Fremont, spiritual director of the Shephard of the Hills United Church of Christ; AZIFM Administrative Assistant Anne Taylor; and members of many Phoenix faiths.

The Scientology Network’s International Day of Happiness Marathon Features an Array of Changemakers Raising the Quality of Life in Their Communities

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Scientology Network is celebrating International Day of Happiness with an all-day marathon featuring "The Way to Happiness" - the common-sense moral code written by L. Ron Hubbard - and its positive impact across the globe. The marathon event includes the two-hour The Way to Happiness book-on-film and features episodes of Voices for Humanity showcasing the movement in action.

Scientology Tools for Life: Empowering South African Officials to Make a Difference at the Grassroots Level

GAUTENG, South Africa /ScoopCloud/ -- Councillor Sibongile Soxuza, deeply troubled by the pervasive issues of domestic abuse, drug addiction, poverty, corruption and crime within her communities, recognized the urgent need for action. As speaker of the council, responsible for nearly a million residents, she took a personal stand to effect change. Seeking a program that could deliver tangible results, she turned to the Scientology Volunteer Ministers life skills training program.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers of Vienna Marked World Civil Defense Day by Sharing Their Unique Disaster Response Program With the Community

VIENNA, Austria /ScoopCloud/ -- Civil Defense Day is marked every year on March 1st. It is a time to share information that can help shield individuals and property from natural disasters, accidents, and other crises. Trained in technology developed by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology Volunteer Ministers have helped countless victims recover from the emotional and spiritual stress and trauma of disaster.

A Tip From the Church of Scientology to Help Make International Happiness Day Something to Celebrate

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- According to a February 2024 Gallup Poll, fewer than 50 percent of Americans are "very satisfied" with how things are going in their personal lives. With the International Day of Happiness approaching, Scientology Churches everywhere are opening their doors to the community to share The Way to Happiness, a booklet that can spell the difference between happiness and despair.

March 13, the Birthday of Author, Humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- While Scientologists across the globe celebrate L Ron Hubbard's birthday today, they are joined by millions more who honor him for the humanitarian activities he inspired and his impact on their lives. In his famous essay, "My Philosophy," L. Ron Hubbard wrote "I like to help others and count it as my greatest pleasure in life to see a person free himself of the shadows which darken his days."

Scientology Volunteer Ministers: Helping First Responders Deal With the ‘Human Factor’ in Times of Disaster

MIAMI, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- America's emergency response personnel are heroes. They are dedicated to saving property and lives. But there is another factor in disaster relief: the ongoing spiritual and emotional consequences of disasters to both first responders and victims. Scientology Volunteer Ministers reached out at Disasters Expo USA 2024 in Miami March 6 and 7 to share simple techniques anyone may learn to help with this "human factor" that is so crucial to the quality of life.

Church of Scientology in Sydney Hosts a Multicultural Festival Honoring Those Who Serve the Community

SYDNEY, Australia /ScoopCloud/ -- The Church of Scientology Advanced Organization in Sydney, Australia, hosted the "Thanking Festival" of the Australian Multicultural Arts & Values (AMAV) that honored 48 community groups for their outstanding service to the community. In addition to the awards presentation, guests learned to apply first aid skills such as CPR and the care of injuries.

Volunteers From the Church of Scientology Ask, Do You Know Your Rights?

CANBERRA, Australian Capital Territory /ScoopCloud/ -- Australia's 26th annual Canberra National Multicultural Festival brought together more than 170 diverse communities to share their customs, history, and heritage through food, art, song and dance. But while Australians today pride themselves on diversity and inclusion, this was not always the case. And ingrained bias and prejudice can die hard. This is why volunteers from the Church of Scientology brought their human rights education initiative to the festival.