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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 of Melbourne for the 12th Anniversary of Its New Home

Destination: Scientology Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Australia and LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 31, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the anniversary of the dedication of the new Church of Scientology Melbourne by Scientology ecclesiastical leader Mr. David Miscavige in 2011, all are invited to learn more about the Church, its staff, and the unique character of one of the world’s premiere cities by watching Destination: Scientology–Melbourne on the Scientology Network.

Taiwan Scientologists Celebrate the New Year With a Wish for a Brighter Future for All

Destination: Scientology - Kaohsiung

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan and LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 23, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Church of Scientology of Kaohsiung embarks on the Year of the Rabbit with the wish that the year brings happiness, prosperity, good fortune and peace to all. In an episode of “Destination: Scientology” on the Scientology Network, staff and members of the congregation share their love of the traditions of their country and its values and goals.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Year in Review: Disaster Response Teams Reach Out With Help

Scientology Volunteer Ministers provided relief to victims of Pakistan’s devastating floods

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 14, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For more than 40 years, Scientology Volunteer Ministers have responded to natural and manmade disasters. And this year was no exception. The year had no sooner started than a massive mudslide devastated Quito, Ecuador.

Scientology Tools for Life Empower Leaders to Help Better Life for All

Scientology Tools for Life training graduation at Castle Kyalami

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa and LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 4, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hundreds of committed changemakers see this new year as a turning point for South Africa. Empowered through community and economic development workshops at Castle Kyalami, Scientology headquarters in the country, they know that as they return to their communities and implement what they have learned, the impact will continue to swell, as those they empower reach out to others with the Scientology Tools for Life.

Join the Church of Scientology for a Family-Friendly New Year’s Festival

Church of Scientology Los Angeles for an unforgettable New Year’s Day festival

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 31, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Don’t miss the fun at a New Year’s Day extravaganza the children will never forget. The Church of Scientology Los Angeles hosts a New Year’s Day festival on L. Ron Hubbard Way in East Hollywood. All are invited to launch 2023 with a day filled with fun for the entire family.

In 2023, Can the Scientology Tools for Life Help Resolve Religious Conflict?

Reverend Shadrack Lekoana

GAUTENG, South Africa and LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 28, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Rev. Shadrack Lekoana of the Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa studied the Scientology Tools for Life courses, they rehabilitated his purpose and empowered him to accomplish it. Lekoana teamed up with the Church of Scientology to use these tools to end conflicts and competition among religions, which only distract religious leaders from their true vocation.

Winter Fun in Hollywood, As Snow Arrives at L. Ron Hubbard’s Winter Wonderland

Winter fun at L. Ron Hubbard’s Winter Wonderland

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 21, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On a mild Southern California afternoon, with temperatures in the high 60s, eight tons of real snow appearing on Hollywood Boulevard would be a remarkable phenomenon. But that is exactly what happened at L. Ron Hubbard’s Winter Wonderland, to the delight of local children and those visiting the Hollywood Walk of Fame with their families from out of town.

Church of Scientology Los Angeles Holiday Gift Giveaway and Family Fun Day

Church of Scientology Los Angeles annual toy giveaway

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 20, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It was clear skies and perfect weather for a family outing this Sunday when more than 4,000 Angelenos filled the Church of Scientology Los Angeles and L. Ron Hubbard Way for the Church’s annual toy giveaway. Children left clutching presents after an afternoon of ice skating, donut-eating contests, face painting, and complimentary cocoa, cookies, popcorn and cotton candy.

Holiday Greetings from the Jive Aces on the Scientology Network

The Jive Aces perform Christmas favorites on the Scientology Network

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and EAST GRINSTEAD, U.K., Dec. 19, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Share Christmas favorites with a trio of songs performed by the UK’s own Jive Aces, the first jive and swing band to reach the final round of Britain’s Got Talent. Join them as they unwrap a series of holiday favorites, rolling out a swing version of “Jingle Bells.”

Scientology Taiwan Celebrates Ten Years of Community Partnership for a Brighter Future

Destination Scientology: Kaohsiung

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan and LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 17, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Destination: Scientology–Kaohsiung” shows how the Church of Scientology Taiwan promotes the values and preserves the traditions of Eastern culture for future generations. In an episode of Destination Scientology on the Scientology Network, viewers gain an insight into the values and goals of the people of Taiwan and the staff and parishioners of the Church.

Wishing Happiness to All, at the Hollywood Christmas Parade

Actor Jason Dohring on The Way to Happiness float in the 90th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Dec. 15, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Once again this year, The Way to Happiness Foundation and the Los Angeles Churches of Scientology extend a wish for happiness to everyone watching the Hollywood Christmas Parade. The two-hour special on the 90th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade airs on The CW Network Friday, December 16, 2022, at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific and 7 p.m. Central.

The Holidays Have Arrived in Hollywood With the Opening of Winter Wonderland

Jason Dohring cuts the ribbon for the annual Winter Wonderland

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Dec. 14, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Actor Jason Dohring, best known for his role in Veronica Mars, joined Santa and his elves for the opening of L. Ron Hubbard’s Winter Wonderland on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Winter Wonderland has welcomed generations of children annually since 1983.

Scientology Joins the UN in Promoting Human Rights Day

Human Rights Youth Summit at the UN in New York, co-organized by Youth for Human Rights International

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 10, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scientology Churches and Scientologists join the United Nations in the year-long campaign just launched to promote the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This UN campaign culminates on Human Rights Day, December 10, 2023, on the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Meet a Scientologist Who Brings Christmas Magic to Downtown Clearwater

Scientologist Pam Ryan-Anderson and her team of Clearwater volunteers bring a Winter Wonderland

CLEARWATER, Fla. and LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 9, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Once more, Santa and his elves have arrived in Clearwater for the opening of Winter Wonderland downtown. Modern-day Santa’s helper Pam Ryan-Anderson, featured on Meet a Scientologist on the Scientology network, creates holiday memories for children of all ages.

Help and Empowerment: The Scientology Volunteer Ministers of South Africa

Recent graduates of the Scientology Tools for Life program at Castle Kyalami

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa and LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 6, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The winds of change are blowing through South Africa, with thousands trained as Volunteer Ministers through the Scientology Tools for Life courses. They are applying these tools and reaching out with help in greater and greater numbers. On International Volunteer Day, we honor these volunteers as a living example of positive change through volunteerism.

Family Fun at the Holiday Lights Festival at the Church of Scientology

Hundreds of families help the Church of Scientology launch its annual lighting ceremony

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Dec. 5, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hundreds of families headed to the Church of Scientology for an afternoon and evening of family fun. The annual Holiday Lights Festival included a special appearance of Santa and his elves. The deputy fire chief inaugurated the L.A. Alliance’s annual toy drive.

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

When floods inundated a third of Pakistan, the Scientology Assist Team immediately traveled to remote areas to help

KARACHI, Pakistan and LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 30, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

Martin Wamatsu and the Scientology Tools for Life

WANGA PARISH, Uganda and LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 29, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

Volunteers cleaning up Hollywood for Christmas parade

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 22, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

Scientology Network

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 21, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

Holiday Lighting Ceremony at Church of Scientology Los Angeles

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 16, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

The Church of Scientology Denmark

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Nov. 15, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

Church of Scientology hosted Dia de Los Muertos festival for the Michoacan Community

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 14, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

Drug-Free Heroes Awards Gala 2022

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 9, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

Scientology Volunteer Ministers continues its disaster response

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla., Nov. 8, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

Guatemalan community gathers at the Church of Scientology Los Angeles

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 4, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

Family-friendly Halloween at the Church of Scientology Los Angeles

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 2, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

Religious Freedom forum at the Church of Scientology Los Angeles

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 27, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

Peruvian dancers at the Miss Hispanidad Festival hosted by the Church of Scientology Los Angeles

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 26, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

Church of Scientology and Community Centre of Dublin

SOUTH DUBLIN, Ireland, Oct. 25, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

Church of Scientology Community Center in South Los Angeles

INGLEWOOD and SOUTH LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 20, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

Food drive at the Church of Scientology Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 18, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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’

Scientology Disaster Response Teams providing relief from Hurricane Ian

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 13, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

LAPD officers took the stage October 8 to thank the volunteers for supporting this community initiative

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 12, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

Scientology: We're here for you in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 11, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

Church of Scientology Los Angeles has organized food giveaways for those experiencing food insecurity

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 5, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

Volunteer Ministers from the Church of Scientology Mission of Senigallia

SENIGALLIA, Italy, Sept. 29, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Wanga Parish

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and WANGA PARISH, Uganda, Sept. 21, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

youth sign a pledge to live drug-free

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 20, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

Doctor on the Scientology Assist Team provides care in a flood-damaged region of Pakistan

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and HYDERABAD, Pakistan, Sept. 15, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.