Religion and Churches News

Religion and Churches News – as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


On Human Rights Day, the Spotlight is on Mexico on the Scientology Network

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Equality,” the theme for Human Rights Day 2021, is a goal that informs the work of Youth for Human Rights Mexico President Raúl Arias and his team of activists. The Church of Scientology International shares his episode of Voices for Humanity on the Scientology Network in honor of the 73rd anniversary of United Nations adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Human Rights Day 2021 and the Role of Education in Achieving Rights for All

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 30, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As Human Rights Day 2021 approaches, the Church of Scientology International shares the work of human rights activists featured on the Scientology Network. Mary Shuttleworth, featured in an episode of “Voices for Humanity,” founded Youth for Human Rights International in 2001.

Church of Scientology Reaches Out to Help End the Drug Overdose Crisis

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 23, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Just last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced more than 100,000 people died of drug overdoses in the United States during the 12-month period ending April 2021. The Church of Scientology International urges concerned parents, educators and community leaders to take action against the “other pandemic” with drug education and prevention.

Join the Church of Scientology in Celebrating World Television Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 16, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Curious about Scientology? Set aside November 21, World Television Day, to explore the Scientology Network, learn about the world’s youngest major religion and answer the question ‘What is Scientology?’ for yourself.

How the Need to Reach Youth with the Truth About Drugs Inspires a Movement

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 9, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Misinformation and ignorance open the door to abuse and addiction according to the United Nations World Drug Report. A drug prevention champion featured on Voices for Humanity on the Scientology Network safeguards youth of the Czech Republic with the Truth About Drugs, an initiative supported by Scientologists and the Church of Scientology International.

Bullying Prevention Month: Tackling Bullying is a Matter of Life and Death

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 21, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bullying is a serious, often life-threatening issue. For Bullying Prevention Month, the Church of Scientology International shares the story of a humanitarian who found a simple way to change the culture of bullying to one of compassion. Rock for Human Rights (R4HR) launched its “30 Days-30 Rights” human rights school concert tour across America.

America’s Crypto Church giving away 1,500 pounds of cannabis to boost membership (where legal)

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 20, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This isn’t your normal church bake sale, more like “Baked Sale.” Temple420.org tries a unique membership drive method. Hoping that people would gravitate towards their message of hope in the End Times and join the organization less than 100 people subscribed to their YouTube channel. The for-profit church has yet to sell many NFTs as hoped. Now, they are trying gifting cannabis to new members.

America’s First Church of Crypto Currency – Temple 420 in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “I think it is the church’s job to look out for our follower’s spiritual and financial well-being during this challenging time of global upheaval and Let’s Go Brandon! Temple 420 shares what we sincerely think and hopefully, the lives of people who listen to us are better for it,” says Temple 420 founder Craig X Rubin.

Temple 420, cannabis sanctuary, censored on social media after Joe Rogan posts Freedom speech to Twitter

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 7, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The only known church Joe Rogan attended as an adult suddenly experienced censorship after he posted a Freedom video to Twitter. “Joe was at the physical Temple twice before attending the very first service with Eddie Bravo and Kevin Booth,” said founder Craig X Rubin. “Having only 23 followers on YouTube we didn’t expect to be censored. We’re not sure if it has something to do with us mentioning Joe, or just a sign of the times.”

European Court of Human Rights Affirms Freedom of Religion or Belief of Russian Scientologist

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has once again affirmed the rights of Scientologists in Russia to practice their religion based on Article 9 of the ECHR Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, announced the Church of Scientology International.

Join the Scientology Network in Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 29, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually September 15-October 15 to honor the history, culture and contribution of American citizens and residents whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. And what better way to do so than with a visit to the Scientology Network on DIRECTV Channel 320, streaming on Scientology.tv, mobile apps and via the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV platforms.

Scientology Network Shares Solutions on International Day of Peace

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 21, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On International Day of Peace, September 21, a full day of programming on the Scientology Network showcases solutions to create a more peaceful world. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights calls on those who cherish freedom to “strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms.”

Scientology Volunteer Ministers: 9/11 Inspired an Unshakable Commitment to Serve

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 11, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The sheer scope and inhumanity of the World Trade Center attack united Scientologists around the world to do everything in their power to create a better world, beginning that very day with New York Scientologists in their signature bright yellow Volunteer Ministers T-shirts immediately heading downtown.

Church of Scientology International Honors Those Who Served After the 9/11 Terror Attacks

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. The Church of Scientology International honors the rescue workers and the Scientology Volunteer Ministers who served them. The unsung heroes who responded to the attacks at Ground Zero 20 years ago on September 11 brought hope and renewed belief at a time when an affirmation of the basic goodness of Mankind was sorely needed.

Scientology Network Shares Vital Information on International Overdose Awareness Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 31, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On International Overdose Awareness Day, a full day of drug-prevention programming on the Scientology Network provides solutions at the grassroots level. The Church of Scientology International invites parents, educators and civic and community leaders wishing to make a difference about the drug overdose crisis to see how leaders in the field of drug prevention are making an impact on this urgent issue.

Church of Scientology Reaches Out to Help Turn the Tide on Overdose Awareness Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the CDC reporting overdose deaths up 30 percent in 2020, the Church of Scientology International reaches out with vital information anyone may use to take effective action at home and in their communities. Effective drug education is more urgent now than ever. Because the best time to end drug abuse is before it begins.

On World Humanitarian Day, Scientology Salutes Those Who Help in Times of Need

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 19, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — World Humanitarian Day, August 19, “recognizes the efforts of aid workers who put their lives on the line to help affected people during times of global crisis.” With the number and severity of natural disasters escalating and a pandemic that continues to surge, World Humanitarian Day takes on entirely new dimensions. The Church of Scientology International extends thanks to numerous orgs.

Extending the Broad Reach of Scientology-Sponsored Humanitarian Initiatives

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Church of Scientology has long sponsored programs for the betterment of their communities and the world at large. These focus on eradicating social ills: from drug abuse and addiction to rampant violation of human rights and the lack of a moral compass that breeds corruption and crime.

Churches of Scientology Promote Community Partnership on National Night Out

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scientologists across America took a stand against drug abuse and crime August 3 by joining local law enforcement and nonprofit organizations to make National Night Out 2021 special for their communities. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and raises awareness about crime and drug prevention.

For World Friendship Day, the Church of Scientology Shares the Key to Lasting Relationships

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 29, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Church of Scientology International extends an invitation to people of goodwill to join Scientology Churches and Missions in support of International Day of Friendship, a United Nations initiative that promotes “friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals” and seeks to “inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.”

On Mandela Day, Scientology Churches Honor Madiba’s Legacy

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 21, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Protecting the most basic human right of all, the right to life, South Africa’s Scientology Volunteer Ministers continue to serve Mandela’s beloved country. Mandela Day commemorates the birthday of Nelson Mandela “in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom.”

Free Online Scientology Courses in 18 Languages Can Help Mentors Equip Youth for Success

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For UN World Youth Skills Day, celebrated July 15, the Church of Scientology International provides skills training resources for mentors, nonprofits and community programs to help youth improve their ability to learn new skills and survive in today’s competitive and challenging world. These are available free of charge on the Scientology website at Scientology.org/courses.

SoulFest Returns to New Hampshire, Celebrating Faith Through Music – New England’s Premier Christian Music Festival, August 5-7, 2021

GILFORD, N.H., July 7, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Sound Concerts, Inc., a New England based promoter and festival producer, is hosting their 23rd annual Christian music festival, at the Best of NH award-winning Gunstock Mountain Resort. After canceling the 2020 festival due to the pandemic, thousands are ready to gather and celebrate through “Music, Love & Action.”

Celebrating Freedom and the Founding of the Church of Scientology in the Nation’s Capital July 4, 1955

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Established July 4, by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, the Founding Church of Scientology in Washington, D.C., holds a unique place in the history of the Scientology religion. It was inaugurated blocks from the White House and served as the first fully formed center of Scientology training and religious counseling.

Why the Church of Scientology and Scientologists Support Drug Prevention

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 28, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This weekend on International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, and throughout the year, the Church of Scientology International and Scientologists help youth make the self-determined decision to live drug-free. Why? Because drug prevention works. And it saves young lives.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Honored for Their Help at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 23, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mexico Scientologists and their families were honored for their service to Catholic church officials and parishioners with a special Mass at the Iglesia Santa Maria de Guadalupe Capuchinas, part of the complex of the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers: Help to an Island in Need

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For 16 days, a team of Scientology Volunteer Ministers from Florida, arranged by the Freewinds, the Church of Scientology religious retreat, came to the aid of the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Amazon Prime Removes Indie Film About Global Persecution of Christians

TAMPA, Fla., June 3, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For nearly two years, the indie documentary, “Christians in the Mirror,” produced by Joshuacord, Inc. and In Altum Productions, streamed on Amazon Prime before it was removed without warning or explanation. Its producers want to know why.

‘Restore Our Earth’ is the Theme of Earth Day 2021 and the Passion and Way of Life of Scientologist Peter Vajda

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 21, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scientology Network’s “Meet a Scientologist” television series celebrates the work of agricultural engineer Peter Vajda, the Church of Scientology International announced today. For Vajda, this year’s Earth Day theme, “Restore Our Earth,” is a passion and way of life as it focuses attention on regenerating the world’s ecosystems through natural processes, emerging green technologies and innovative thinking.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Selects Sports Connect to Advance the Growth of Faith-Based Athletics

PLANO, Texas, March 3, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stack Sports today announced that the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) – an organization dedicated to helping athletes unite their two passions, faith, and athletics, to impact the world for Jesus Christ – has selected Sports Connect, powered by Stack Sports, to provide its organization with real-time membership insights, better communications tools and an enhanced registration process for local clubs and leagues.

New Book Helps People to Deal with Loss During the Pandemic

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Jan. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Gina Marie Mordecki’s daughter was raped and murdered, she prayed that her death would not be in vain. Her new book, “God’s Amazing Intimacy in Grief” (ISBN: 979-8578563751), is the answer to that prayer. Mordecki’s book is written to help heal the hearts of others who have experienced the tragic loss of a loved one.

Four Thousand Recovered Members of Shincheonji Church of Jesus Donate Plasma for the Third Time to Combat COVID-19

DAEGU, South Korea, Nov. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 4,000 members from Shincheonji Church of Jesus are planned to participate in the group’s third plasma donation drive, starting from November 16, 2020. Shincheonji Church of Jesus (SCJ), is an organization established in South Korea with branches across the globe.

Episcopal Diocese of New York receives $1 Million from Lilly Endowment to launch ‘Episcopal Futures: An Initiative for Collaborative Transformation’

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Episcopal Diocese of New York is pleased to announce that it has received a grant of $1 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help establish “Episcopal Futures: An Initiative for Collaborative Transformation.”

Christ Lutheran Church Launches Updated Website to Increase Accessibility

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 30, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Christ Lutheran Church, located in Santa Clarita, California, has launched an updated website to increase their reach and accessibility in the community while adhering to social distancing guidelines.

Salathiel Records Releases Two New Singles by Worship Artist Bill Moss, Jr.

DETROIT, Mich., Aug. 13, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Salathiel Records is saturating the market with two new dynamic releases by Billboard charting artist and worship leader Bill Moss Jr., “Testimony of Praise” and “Brand New Day.” Both new singles are available now on all digital music outlets.

Labouré Announces its First-ever Virtual Gala, an Evening of Joy, Hope, and Inspiration in Celebration of New Catholic Vocations!

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., July 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — These are challenging times for the Catholic Church, says Labouré, but amidst declining vocation numbers, aging clergy and religious, and reduced church attendance due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are reasons for hope.

Danville Congregational Church Chosen Best Place of Worship by East Bay Times Reader’s Choice Awards

DANVILLE, Calif., June 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Danville Congregational Church (DCC) today announced that it was named “Best Place of Worship” for 2020-2021 by the East Bay Times Reader’s Choice Awards. The church also received that honor from East Bay Times readers for 2019-2020. This latest recognition will appear in a supplement to be published with the Sunday, June 28 edition of the East Bay Times.

Interfaith Chaplains Training for the Work of Racial Justice

BERKELEY, Calif., June 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Responding to the recent murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Reverend Ineda Adesanya, CEO, announced that the Chaplaincy Institute (“ChI”) is committing to training student chaplains and equipping current chaplains with new tools for spiritual care of those harmed by injustice.

‘Real Power Today,’ led by Pastor Arnie Klann kicks off his 2020 Spiritual Warfare Retreats in Laguna Hills, CA

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., June 1, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pastor Arnie Klann, “Real Power Today” announced. Pastor Klann is thrilled to have the opportunity to kick off ministry “that speaks to the unusual and trying times of today, that can lead to strong spiritual interface.”

TryTank Experimental Lab launches ‘Dial-A-Priest’

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., April 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TryTank Experimental Lab is making Dial-A-Priest available to hospitals around the country starting Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Dial-A-Priest is a free service that connects callers to an Episcopal clergyperson who can offer the “Ministration at the Time of Death” from the Book of Common Prayer by telephone to hospital patients.