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Church of Scientology International (CSI), the mother church of the Scientology religion, is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. CSI oversees the ecclesiastical activities of all Scientology Churches, organizations and groups world over and ensures that individual Churches receive guidance in their ministries. CSI also provides the broad planning and direction needed to support the Church’s international growth.

Through CSI’s ecclesiastical management activities, Scientology Churches receive guidance in applying the Scientology scripture both technically and administratively. In addition to providing planning, direction and general support to Churches in the ecclesiastical hierarchy, CSI also provides specialized programs for staff on Scientology Administrative Technology. This training is conducted at the International Training Organization at CSI’s headquarters in Los Angeles.

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Join the Church of Scientology in a Celebration of the Magic of Copenhagen

Scientology Copenhagen celebrates fifth anniversary

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 25, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Church of Scientology Copenhagen is celebrating its fifth anniversary in its new home in the heart of the city. Meet staff and parishioners in an episode of “Destination: Scientology” and learn what makes their city so special and how these qualities resonate with the city’s Scientologists.

A Month of Community Celebrations at the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles

Church of Scientology Los Angeles Cinco de Mayo

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 24, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With its purpose to serve as a home for the entire community, the Church of Scientology Los Angeles makes holidays special for local families. And May has been no exception. A Memorial Day festival Monday May 30 at the Church will round out a month of special activities.

Join Three Scientologists Whose Work Is a Celebration of Light

Meet a Scientologist: Janos Heder

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 18, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In honor of International Day of Light, the Scientology Network features the impact of light on the work of artists featured in three episodes of the original series “Meet a Scientologist.” UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, sets aside May 16 as International Day of Light.

Church of Scientology Portland Celebrates its History and its Future

Church of Scientology Portland

PORTLAND, Ore., May 11, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — May 11 marks the ninth anniversary of the Ideal Church of Scientology of Portland. The Church invites everyone to visit – whether in person or online. The Portland Church of Scientology holds a very special place in the hearts and minds of Scientologists.

Scientology Churches Around the World Celebrate the Anniversary of Dianetics Today

Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 9, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) – Published May 9, 1950, “Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health” burst onto the scene, creating an international phenomenon that continues to this day. And it was only two years later that L. Ron Hubbard founded Scientology, the world’s youngest major religion.

Church of Scientology Celebrates African World Heritage Day by Honoring Changemakers

Rev. Teddy Sichinga is changing lives and ensuring the future

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 5, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The heritage of Africa depends on what we do now to ensure future generations flourish and prosper says the Church of Scientology. In sub-Saharan Africa, 88 percent of children of primary and lower secondary school age (202 million) were reported as not proficient in reading.

On World Press Freedom Day: The Importance of Responsible Coverage of Religion

The Charter on Journalistic Ethics in Relation to Respect for Religion or Belief

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 3, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On World Press Freedom Day May 3, 2022, the Church of Scientology emphasizes that with freedom must come responsibility. The Church of Scientology International publishes a booklet to clarify religious freedom and its ramifications in today’s troubled world.

Join the Church of Scientology Miami as it Celebrates the Fifth Anniversary in its New Home

Destination Miami on the Scientology Network

MIAMI, Fla., April 28, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — April 29, 2022 marks the anniversary of the dedication of the new Church of Scientology Miami by Scientology ecclesiastical leader Mr. David Miscavige. It is located at 2220 South Dixie Highway in Coconut Grove.

Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard and the Magazine Article That Inspired an International Movement

Scene from the film: What is Dianetics

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 27, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 72 years ago, an article in Astounding Science Fiction hit the newsstands in April and set the stage for the explosive launch of “Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health,” which rolled out in May.

For Earth Day, the Church of Scientology Shares the Work of an Ecological Visionary

Scientologist Peter Vajda

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 21, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — An episode of Meet a Scientologist on the Scientology Network documents how Peter Vajda is preserving the Earth’s resources by salvaging barren farmland. Each year on April 22, Earth Day raises awareness of the importance of safeguarding the environment.

Church of Scientology Festival: Fun for Thousands This Easter in East Hollywood

Scientology Los Angeles hosted an Easter celebration

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 19, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Church of Scientology Los Angeles hosted a family fun day April 17 to make the holiday memorable for local families. L. Ron Hubbard Way was filled with music and laughter with some 5,000 guests from across Los Angeles joining parishioners and staff of the Church of Scientology for a joyful Easter celebration.

Drug Prevention Volunteers Say Truth is the Best Answer to Dangerous New Drugs

Scientology Churches promoted drug education on World Health Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 14, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scientology Churches promoted drug education on World Health Day April 7, with seminars, presentations and drug education distribution events to prevent drug abuse and overdose deaths. With a powerful new synthetic opioid known as ISO (isotonitazene) leaving disaster in its wake, the need for effective drug education and prevention has never been greater than now.

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of L. Ron Hubbard Way in Los Angeles

25th Anniversary of L. Ron Hubbard Way in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 11, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — State and city officials joined Scientologists, friends and community leaders from across Los Angeles in East Hollywood April 9 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the dedication of L. Ron Hubbard Way, named for the Founder of the Scientology religion. City and state officials who took part in the original dedication were among the crowd celebrating the milestone.

How a Scientology Volunteer Minister from Nepal Brought Help to His Nation

Scientology Volunteer Minister Binod Sharma

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 6, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Seven years ago this month, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal. A Scientology Volunteer Minister led rescue workers, Scouts and volunteers who arrived from across the world on a mission to save lives. Sharma acted as interpreter for Los Topos, the famous Mexican search and rescue team.

Happiness Is Something Worth Sharing Says Madrid-Based Scientology Foundation

Volunteers in Spain share The Way to Happiness

MADRID, Spain, April 5, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Volunteers from the Scientology Churches and Missions of Spain and the nonprofit Fundacion Mejora reach out to their communities with The Way to Happiness to improve the quality of life.

If the Slave Trade Was Abolished, Why Do an Estimated 40 Million Still Live in Slavery?

Voices for Humanity on the Scientology Network

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 31, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — March 25 was International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Churches of Scientology mark this day by raising awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. And with good reason.

How a Scientology Volunteer Minister and a Christian Priest Worked Together to Help Uganda

Rev. Samuel Richard Sembuya and Scientology Volunteer Minister Jan-Maarten Kruijt

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 29, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At an open house at the Church of Scientology Amsterdam earlier this month, held in commemoration of World Civil Defense Day, Volunteer Minister Jan-Maarten Kruijt introduced those attending to the Scientology Volunteer Ministers program. He shared how he and a Christian priest worked together to help Uganda communities overcome challenges and increase sustainability.

Church of Scientology of the Valley Celebrates its 5th Anniversary in its New Home

The Church of Scientology of the Valley

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 21, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With its reputation as a hub for the entire community, the Church of Scientology of the Valley looks forward to helping neighbors turn the post-COVID new normal into “flourish and prosper.” The Church of Scientology of the Valley is featured in an episode of “Destination Scientology.”

This Sunday, Join the Scientology Network for International Day of Happiness

activist Maria Lara - Voices for Humanity

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 19, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The United Nations created International Day of Happiness, March 20, because happiness is a fundamental human goal. But is there something that can help transform the desire for happiness into its accomplishment?

Church of Scientology Tampa Brings the Best of Today and the Past Together Under One Roof

Destination Scientology Tampa

TAMPA, Fla., March 16, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dedicated March 13, 2011, in honor of the birthday of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, the home of the Church of Scientology Tampa is a complex known as Ybor Square. More than a treasured cultural landmark, the building evokes an entire way of life.

Celebrating L. Ron Hubbard’s Birthday and the 70th Anniversary of the Scientology Religion

L. Ron Hubbard demonstrating to students in 1952

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 12, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Millions across the globe celebrate March 13, L. Ron Hubbard’s birthday, to honor the man who has touched their lives in countless ways. This year marks the 70th anniversary of Scientology, the world’s youngest major religion, adding another dimension to the celebration.

Celebrate L. Ron Hubbard’s Birthday by Doing Something Special for You

Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 9, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard once 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.” In honor of L. Ron Hubbard’s birthday, March 13, you are invited to watch a film on the Scientology Network that may very well change your life.

Fearless Women Are Focus of Scientology Network’s International Women’s Day Marathon

Scientology Women's Day Marathon

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 4, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In honor of International Women’s Day, Scientology Network is proud to present a marathon of shows featuring extraordinary women from diverse cultures and nations. First observed in 1911, International Women’s Day is commemorated annually on March 8.

One Reason You May Love to Immerse Yourself in the Scientology Network

Ethereal art of Christy Lee Rogers

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 25, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Featured this week on the Scientology Network, photographer Christy Lee Rogers creates breathtaking photographic works of art using her own unique underwater technique. In a melding of baroque aesthetic with modern technology, Rogers created her own genre.

How a Village Adopts the Scientology Tools for Life to Help People Thrive

Scientology Volunteer Ministers of Wanga Parish, Uganda

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 23, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A family and their friends decided to make Wanga Parish in Eastern Uganda a self-sustaining community with people empowered through Scientology online courses. “It all started when my Aunt Milly gave me a phone call in August last year,” says Arthur Wamatsu. She introduced him to the Scientology Volunteer Ministers program and its 19 online courses.

Share the Excitement of Fashion Week with ‘Meet a Scientologist: George Kalajian’

Meet a Scientologist: George Kalajian

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 15, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — February 11-16 is Fashion Week when the world’s top designers present their new collections in New York. The Scientology Network takes viewers behind the scenes of New York’s frenetic fashion industry as a master craftsman helps designers solve last-minute dilemmas.

Scientology Disaster Response Team Helps Quito Dig Out After Devastating Landslide

Scientology Volunteer Ministers of Quito, Ecuador

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 8, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scientology Volunteer Ministers from Ecuador are working with rescue workers and cleanup crews to help the city recover. The worst downpour in nearly two decades unleashed a landslide on Quito’s La Gasca and La Comuna neighborhoods January 31 to February 1.

Scientologists Support Human Fraternity This Week and Throughout the Year

Scientology Volunteer Ministers of South Africa have sanitized more than 68,000 buildings

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 7, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scientology Churches are active and committed supporters of interfaith action and the right of all people to practice their own religious beliefs. This week is World Interfaith Harmony Week and the 2nd anniversary of International Day of Human Fraternity.

Church of Scientology of Los Angeles Launches a Massive Drug Prevention Campaign

Volunteers of all ages gather at the Church of Scientology Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 3, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With overdose deaths spiking in Los Angeles County during the pandemic, Foundation for a Drug-Free World volunteers mobilize from the Church of Scientology Los Angeles to reach out with a drug education and prevention drive.

Scientology Network Reveals Psychiatry’s Abuse of the African-American Community

Voices for Humanity - Rev. Frederick Shaw

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 3, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — An episode of “Voices for Humanity” on the Scientology Network documents the work of Rev. Fred Shaw, international spokesperson for Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) and vice president of the Inglewood/South Bay chapter of NAACP.

On Holocaust Remembrance Day Let Us Honor Those Who Risked Their Lives to Save Others

Documentary Showcase: THE RESCUERS

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 27, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Each year, the United Nations sets aside January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This day marks the liberation in 1945 of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps where between 1.1 and 1.5 million people died, most of them Jews. But while we remember those who perished in the Holocaust, let us also honor those who put their own lives on the line to rescue thousands destined for that fate. Scientology Network’s “Documentary Showcase” features two films that pay tribute to unsung heroes who saved thousands from dying in Nazi death camps.

How One Man is Helping Youth Avoid the Tragedy of Human Trafficking

Christopher King, who educates kids on their human rights

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 26, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month and the Scientology Network invites viewers to watch an episode of “Voices for Humanity” featuring a Tampa Bay Area entrepreneur who is dedicated to saving kids from modern-day slavery.

For International Day of Education, Scientology Network Shares Help to Overcome Learning Disabilities

HELP Miami is featured in an episode of Voices for Humanity

MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 24, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Each year, the United Nations sets aside January 24 as International Day of Education. Among this year’s goals: “unlocking the potential in every person.” The episode “Help for Miami,” of the “Voices for Humanity” series on the Scientology Network takes viewers inside an innovative program that is shattering the glass ceiling for those labeled with learning disabilities.

Scientology Network: Two Films in Honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 17, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scientology Network’s Documentary Showcase marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day by airing “Big Sonia” and “Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child.” The UN set aside January 27, the anniversary of the 1945 liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Scientology Network: How One Man Helps Imbue His Country with a Culture of Human Rights

Braulio Vargas is fighting for the rights of his people. Watch his episode of Voices for Humanity

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 13, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In an episode of “Voices for Humanity” on the Scientology Network, Braulio Vargas exposes a hidden side of Costa Rica with an eye-opening account of the problems plaguing many of its citizens – from human trafficking to homelessness. His work is raising awareness of human rights and creating change across the nation.

Church of Scientology Kicked off the New Year with a Winter Street Fair

New Year’s festival at the Church of Scientology in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 6, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This New Year’s Day, L. Ron Hubbard Way was the place to be when the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles wrapped up the holiday season by hosting its first annual Winter Street Festival. Hundreds of East Hollywood families came to share the fun.

In the Fight Against Drugs, Education is the Most Effective Weapon

Drug-Free World volunteers in Italy

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 5, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Foundation for a Drug-Free World volunteers from Scientology Churches and Missions across Italy provide fact-based drug education to help stem the damage caused by drug abuse and addiction.

Starting the Year Right With a Book to Help Bring Happiness

The Way to Happiness - by L. Ron Hubbard

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 4, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Avoid the pitfalls that can derail those New Year’s resolutions by adopting the common-sense moral code contained in “The Way to Happiness.” Watch “The Way to Happiness” book-on-film on the Scientology Network.

A Holiday Celebration at the Church of Scientology Honoring the Diversity of Los Angeles

Church of Scientology Los Angeles hosted a celebration of La Posada

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 30, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A popular holiday celebration dating to 16th century Mexico graced the streets of East Hollywood for the first time this year. The music and traditional costumes of Oaxaca transformed L. Ron Hubbard Way in East Hollywood in a procession that was a melding of two cultures.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Share What It Was Like to Help in Mayfield on Christmas Day

Santa and friend at the Scientology Volunteer Ministers tent in Mayfield, Kentucky

MAYFIELD, Ky., Dec. 28, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scientology Volunteer Ministers came from across the country to help a town destroyed by the 10 December tornado celebrate the holiday. Santa, who drove to Mayfield from the Church of Scientology of Nashville, was not prepared for the kind of reactions he got.