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City of Commerce Mayor and Bridge Publications Team Up to Make Thanksgiving Special for Local Seniors

CITY OF COMMERCE, Calif., Nov. 20, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Knowing the loneliness some elderly residents feel as the holidays approach, City of Commerce Mayor Mr. Hugo Argumedo, his wife Jessa, and volunteers from Bridge Publications Inc., publisher of the nonfiction works of author, humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, provided more than 200 Thanksgiving meals to local seniors.

Church of Scientology Los Angeles Launches the Holiday Season with a Turkey Giveaway

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 18, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — To help bring the joy of the season to life, the Church of Scientology is holding a Thanksgiving turkey giveaway again this year. It takes place Sunday, November 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in what has become a tradition over the past few years.

Churches of Scientology Count Down to the 75th Anniversary of an Event that Literally Defined Human Rights

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 18, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As we count down to the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), Scientology Churches and Scientologists gear up to achieving the goal of universal human rights. They are inspired by author, humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard who believed that “human rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream.”

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Reach Out to Flood Victims With Help

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and CAMPI BISENZIO, Italy, Nov. 16, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Responding to a call from the civil protection department in early November, Scientology Volunteer Ministers reached out to the municipality of Campi Bisenzio with help. The Bisenzio River, for which the town is named, had overflowed, wreaking havoc.

Italian Volunteers Say an Active, Creative Lifestyle is a Much Better High Than Drugs

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and LUCCA, Italy, Nov. 15, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Is LSD harmless? Can a single hit of crack hurt you? How addictive is heroin, really? And what about marijuana? “You need to know the truth about drugs,” say the volunteers of Foundation for the Drug-Free World Italy – the drug education and prevention initiative supported by the Church of Scientology.

Publisher of the Works of L. Ron Hubbard Gets a Jump on the Holiday Season by Sharing the ‘Not So Secret’ Secret of Happiness

EAST LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 14, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In “My Philosophy,” one of his most popular essays, author, humanitarian and Scientology Founder 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.”

Can a Pair of New Socks Make a Difference to the Houseless?

SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 13, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Warm, dry socks are essential to anyone living on the streets, according to charities serving the homeless, yet those making donations of clothes and food rarely think of socks as a vital commodity. According to one Seattle nonprofit, “for folks living outside, clean socks are an absolute necessity and a very difficult thing to come by.” So Seattle Scientology Volunteer Ministers marked “Make a Difference Day” by donating socks to the Queen Anne Helpline and Queen Anne Food Bank at Sacred Heart and the Jean Kim Foundation Hygiene Center.

CCHR Demands Psychiatrists Immediately End Cruel and Harmful Practices in the Name of Mental Health

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and VIENNA, Austria, Nov. 11, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) convened its annual congress in Vienna, hundreds of activists from Citizens Commission on Human Rights Austria and chapters across Europe marched through the streets, insisting psychiatrists immediately cease their use of ECT (electroconvulsive treatment) and all coercive and harmful practices in the field of mental health.

Reaching Out on Veterans Day to Help Prevent Suicides

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 11, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This Veterans Day, Citizens Commission on Human Rights, the nonprofit mental health watchdog founded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology, warns veterans and their families of the hidden enemy behind veteran suicides. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs, “Every day, some 17 veterans take their own lives.”

Church of Scientology Mission of Modena Dedicates New Home

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and MODENA, Italy, Nov. 9, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The city of Modena represents the best of the old and new. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its architectural gems and museums displaying some of the best-loved masterpieces of the 16th century, it is also the car capital of Italy. Birthplace of Enzo Ferrari, automobile manufacturing, speed and precision are part of its DNA.

Help in Action: Conference Dedicated to Bettering Migrants’ Lives

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 7, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Church of Scientology Los Angeles hosted a conference where Los Angeles Latinx community and civic leaders reviewed situations affecting migrants and their families. They invited human rights icon Father Alejandro Solalinde Guerra and Mexican state and national officials to brief them on urgent issues affecting the migrant community and recommend policy changes.

Tolerance or Respect? Scientology Church Believes Communication is the Key to Friendship Among Faiths

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and BUDAPEST, Hungary, Nov. 6, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the spirit of interfaith understanding and friendship, the Church of Scientology Budapest invites all to attend an International Day of Tolerance open house and roundtable on the theme Tolerance or Respect? For any group or religion, it is easy to love someone who thinks the way its own members do. The challenge is to love and understand those who think differently.

Gone but Not Forgotten: Church of Scientology Hosts Day of the Dead Festival

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 4, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dia de los Muertos is not a day of sorrow but of joy. The Los Angeles Oaxacan Community honored the departed at the day’s annual celebration at the Church of Scientology Los Angeles. Families celebrate the lives of deceased loved ones, welcoming them back as honored guests, serenading them, dancing traditional dances, and preparing their favorite foods.

Neighborhood Fun on L. Ron Hubbard Way for the Annual Halloween Festival

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 4, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — More than 3,000 filled L. Ron Hubbard Way in East Hollywood this week at a Halloween festival hosted by the Church of Scientology Los Angeles. As with all the street fairs the Church organizes, it was designed for maximum fun and admission was free.

Holiday Magic on L. Ron Hubbard Way Begins November 19

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 2, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Save the date and bring the whole family to the annual holiday lighting ceremony in East Hollywood, Sunday, November 19, 2023. And be prepared for a day full of fun. Church of Scientology Los Angeles promises another memorable holiday lighting ceremony. All are invited to share in the fun.

Drug-Free Heroes Honored at the Church of Scientology Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 2, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Each year, as part of their celebration of Red Ribbon Week, the Church of Scientology Los Angeles and local chapter of Foundation for a Drug-Free World hold the annual Drug-Free Heroes Gala Awards. This year’s gala, Saturday, October 28, in the atrium of the Church of Scientology Advanced Organization on L. Ron Hubbard Way, honored L.A. drug prevention activists from across the Southland.

Help Counter Bullying with Compassion and The Way to Happiness

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 1, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to a survey conducted by the Boys & Girls Club of America, 40 percent of U.S. children and teens say they were bullied at school this past year and 18 percent were bullied online. Is there something those wishing to help with this vital issue can do? The answer is yes, according to humanitarians featured on the Scientology Network. And not only is it effective, it is also easy to do.

Halloween-Themed Event Helps Bring the Truth About Drugs to At-Risk Youth

EAST LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 31, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Volunteers from Bridge Publications, Inc., publishers of the nonfiction works of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, joined the nonprofit Soledad Enrichment Action at a Halloween resource fair to reach at-risk youth and their families. They used the Truth About Drugs, the initiative of Foundation for a Drug-Free World, a nonprofit, international drug-education and prevention program supported by the Church of Scientology and Scientologists.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Study Skills Seminar Empowers People to Succeed

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 31, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In today’s ever-changing technological landscape, the key to success is the ability to learn. Those who can quickly master new skills can stay ahead of the curve. Those who cannot-can’t. In seeking to empower people with the spiritual technology he developed, Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard discovered the laws on which learning any subject or skill is based and developed workable methods anyone can use to improve their lives. He called this subject “Study Technology.”

Humanitarians With a Passion to Help Featured on the Scientology Network

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 30, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Aims of Scientology, as established by the religion’s Founder L. Ron Hubbard are: “A civilization without insanity, without criminals and without war, where the able can prosper and honest beings can have rights, and where Man is free to rise to greater heights.”

Drug-Free Heroes Gala at the Church of Scientology to Honor Those Helping Youth

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 25, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With fentanyl responsible for one in five youth deaths in California, experimenting with drugs is like playing Russian Roulette. That’s why the Church of Scientology Los Angeles promotes drug education and prevention. And it is why the Church is hosting the annual Red Ribbon Week Drug-Free Heroes Gala Saturday, October 28, from 5 to 9 p.m.

Culture Night at the Church of Scientology Helps the Curious Find Out More

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Oct. 25, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Church of Scientology set out a red carpet for Kulturnatten (Culture Night), welcoming hundreds to their home in the heart of Copenhagen. Scientologists were on hand to answer questions and refer visitors to Mr. Hubbard’s books and courses where they could gain more in-depth information.

London is a World-Class City and Scientology is a Perfect Fit

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and LONDON, England, Oct. 24, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — London is vibrant, alive, unique. It is a city where people can express themselves and be who they are. And no matter where in the world they are from or what language they speak, they are welcome. Just so, the Church of Scientology and Scientologists embrace the diversity that is the hallmark of their city, as viewers quickly learn when they watch Destination: Scientology-London on the Scientology Network.

Publisher Helps Fight Crime With the Truth About Drugs

COMMERCE, Calif., Oct. 24, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — City of Commerce and East Los Angeles businesses and entrepreneurs are concerned about crime. That’s one reason that City of Commerce-based Bridge Publications Inc., publisher of the nonfiction works of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, shares the Truth About Drugs with the community. Truth About Drugs is a drug education and prevention campaign supported by the Church of Scientology.

Scientology Tools for Life Help Better the Chances for Youth to Succeed

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Oct. 23, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Once faced with a bleak future, members of the graduating class of Makgongoana Secondary School in Mankweng, Limpopo, stand with the doors to higher education and opportunity now open. The school, once known as the institution with the lowest passing rate in the district, is now the best. And its graduates have the skills they need to achieve their dreams, thanks to a seminar organized by the Scientology Volunteer Ministers.

The Scientology Network Shares Tools to Help Deal with Bullying

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 18, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 5 high school students reported being bullied on school property last year. Bullying can be traumatic to both victims and bystanders. Friends and families, aware of the problem, often feel powerless to help. But using human rights educational initiatives supported by the Church of Scientology, they can transform a culture of bullying and intimidation into one of mutual support and respect.

Bridge Publications Helps Truckers Stay Safe

COMMERCE, Calif., Oct. 16, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Volunteers from Bridge Publications Inc. are extending their drug education and prevention outreach to the city’s truck drivers – the men and women who support the economy of the city with their work. Bridge is doing so with the Truth About Drugs, the drug education initiative supported by the Church of Scientology.

Church of Scientology Honors World Day of Peace With Interfaith Gathering

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 13, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As part of its purpose to bring the community together in the name of a better life for all, the Church of Scientology Los Angeles marked International Day of Peace with an open house and forum. In coordination with the L.A. chapter of Youth for Human Rights International, they invited members of many faith traditions for an evening of interfaith dialogue.

Therapy or Torture? The Truth About Electroshock Airs on World Mental Health Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 10, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It hits the head with the force of a 40-pound cinder block dropped seven and a half feet. It’s been described by patients as a grenade going off in your body. It’s called electroconvulsive therapy. And the truth of this violent practice is revealed in the original documentary Therapy or Torture: The Truth About Electroshock, featured on World Mental Health Day, October 10, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the Scientology Network.

On World Mental Health Day Meet a Texas Hero Who is Helping Protect Victims of Psychiatry

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 10, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Psychiatry is a system that all too often works on the weakest, most vulnerable people,” says Lee Spiller, Executive Director of Citizens Commission on Human Rights Texas. “It is a bullying system, and I just don’t like bullies.” Spiller is featured October 10 on the Scientology Network’s World Mental Health Day marathon television event in an episode of Voices for Humanity.

Call for Action Against Psychiatric Abuse on World Mental Health Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 9, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In observance of World Mental Health Day on October 10, Scientology Network will present a marathon television event featuring the work of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights and its partners to expose psychiatric abuse.

Scientologists Celebrate 50 Years in Europe’s ‘Gateway to the World’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and HAMBURG, Germany, Oct. 4, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In 1970, a student from the University of Hamburg traveled to Canada, where she learned of the book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health by L. Ron Hubbard. Returning to the city, she shared it with friends, and they set up a study group in one of their homes to learn about Dianetics and other Scientology books. This led to the establishment of the Church of Scientology in Hamburg.

The Rich Culture of South Africa Celebrated at Scientology Headquarters

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Oct. 3, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Church of Scientology hosted officials, religious and community leaders, and other stakeholders for a Heritage Day celebration at Castle Kyalami, Church of Scientology headquarters for Africa. The beloved Rev. Desmond Tutu was the first to call South Africa the Rainbow Nation.

Scientology Publishing House Recognized as a ‘Good Corporate Citizen’

COMMERCE, Calif., Oct. 2, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In its annual review of corporate environmental standards, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts recognized Bridge Publications, publisher of the nonfiction works of Scientology Founder and bestselling author L. Ron Hubbard, as a “good corporate citizen” for the sixth year running.

Scientology Volunteers Promote Responsibility and Care for the Environment Through Art

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 27, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Each month, the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre in Los Angeles organizes a neighborhood cleanup. By survey, this is a high priority for local residents and businesses. And with the increase in crime and homelessness in the city, it is even more important today than when the initiative began. A partnership between the Church of Scientology, The Way to Happiness Foundation and the LAPD known as “Hollywood Village,” the program has the purpose: to keep Hollywood beautiful, safe and clean.

Dreams Come True on This Week’s Episode of Voices for Humanity

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 26, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A petite Malaysian-American entrepreneur, Kim Bey was vexed by the soaring crime rate in Washington, D.C. She decided to do something about it. And she did. See how she created change in the nation’s capital in this week’s featured episode of Voices for Humanity on the Scientology Network.

Scientology Network Marathon Promotes Peace Through the Power of Human Rights

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 21, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Scientology Network commemorates International Day of Peace on September 21 with a marathon television event showcasing the power of human rights education to create a more peaceful world.

Faith Leaders Learn to Help Others with Scientology Tools for Life

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and CAMBRIDGE, Ontario, Sept. 21, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Volunteer Ministers Canadian Continental Cavalcade and the Church of Scientology of Cambridge, Ontario, hosted an interfaith forum with members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community. Those attending were introduced to the Volunteer Ministers program and the 19 Scientology Tools for Life.

On the Scientology Network: Helping Bring Human Rights to Life in Nepal

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and KATHMANDU, Nepal, Sept. 20, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Born and raised during Nepal’s 10-year civil war, Rahul KC grew up surrounded by violence. By the time the war ended in 2006, 19,000 had died and 3,000 men, women and children disappeared, never to be found, according to Rahul’s Voices for Humanity episode on the Scientology Network.

Scientology Kansas City, a Compassionate Presence in the Heart of America

KANSAS CITY, Mo. and LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 18, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Kansas City is the heart of the United States. It’s the focal point, the epicenter,” says Deshaun, an executive at the Church of Scientology. “With the flow of energy that comes through this city, it is one of those spots where you can go, ‘You know what? This is the heart of America. I can put myself there and make a difference.'”