Scientology And Me

July 21, 2009

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Training Assists Maharashtra Civil Defense Department

Scientology Volunteer Ministers train Maaharashtra Civil Defense Trainers.

Scientology volunteers, who helped in the wake of the Mumbai terror attack, trained those who train the state’s Civil Defense force and Home Guard

The Scientology Volunteer Ministers India Goodwill Tour is working with the Maharashtra State Civil Defense and Home Guard to equip them with skills they need cope with disaster.

Mumbai is the capital of the State of Maharashtra.  With an estimated 13,500,000 people living there, it is the largest city in India by population and the 6th largest in the world.

Last November’s Mumbai terrorist attacks, with coordinated shooting and bombings throughout the city, brought to light the urgent need for increased disaster preparedness.

Among the first groups that rushed to the disaster site were members of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers India Goodwill Tour. They worked directly with the victims at Sir JJ Hospital.  They used Scientology Assists, procedures developed by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard that greatly increase the speed of healing by addressing the emotional and spiritual factors in illness and injuries.

Helping a child injured in the terrorist attack

The Scientology volunteers trained the families of the victims and nursing staff and once most of those who had been admitted to the hospital were discharged they reached out with their training to local colleges and Mumbai University to help people become more effective when a crisis occurs.

The Maharashtra State Civil Defense Training College heard what the Scientology volunteers were doing, and the effectiveness of their Disaster Relief Training and they were immediately interested. This is the facility that trains the Home Guard—civilians who serve as auxiliary to the police and help maintain internal security. By improving the skill of the Civil Defense Trainers, who train 15,000 civilians a year on civil defense techniques, they would be able to greatly increase the level of security for the state.  They arranged for the Scientology Volunteer Ministers to put all the Civil Defense Trainers through a rigorous training program.
The training was carried out by the director of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers Tour
The program was carried out by the Director of the Goodwill Tour and included training in the technology of study, communication, bringing order to confused situations and assist technology. At their graduation ceremony, many of the students stepped up to the podium to share their views of the program, and gave glowing reports about what they had gained from it.   These trainers are now using what they learned to raise the standard of training and skill of the Home Guard so they can better serve the people of Maharashtra.

For more information on the Goodwill Tours, visit the Scientology Volunteer Ministers web site or the Scientology site.

July 17, 2009

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Trans-Siberian Goodwill Tour

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Trans-Siberian Tour members deliver workshops on the many subjects covered in the Scientology Handbook, including how to cope with problems at work, how to improve relationships, raise happy children and achieve one’s goals in life.

The Scientology Volunteer Ministers Trans-Siberian Goodwill Tour has completed it’s stay in Ulan-Ude, the capital of the Buryat Republic in south-central Siberia. For several months the tour has been providing workshops, seminars and one-on-one help in the region as part of its work to widely restore purpose, truth and spiritual values to everyday living.

One workshop on Study Technology presented to secondary school teachers and was deemed of wide value to the community and not only for the classroom. Covering fundamental laws on learning researched and discovered by L. Ron Hubbard who also developed effective methods of study, one teacher remarked on how it applied to her students ability to perform music. Another teacher said the information would improve her students performance and that she was grateful it was being made broadly accessible through the work of the Goodwill Tour.

The Trans-Siberian Goodwill Tour is one of ten Volunteer Minister Goodwill Tours dedicated to helping people in remote areas spread trust, decency and tolerance in their communities. For more information visit the Scientology Volunteer Ministers web site.

July 13, 2009

Church of Scientology Sponsored Group in Markham, Canada Fights Drugs

A Scientology-sponsored drug education group called the Drug-Free Marshals rallied community and civic leaders to take a stand against drug abuse and addiction.

A Scientology-sponsored youth group rallied local community and civic leaders to back drug education and prevention in commemoration of last week’s United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

The campaign message this year, from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), was “Do drugs control your life? Your life. Your community. No place for drugs.” The slogan conveys the concept that drugs concern everyone as their use harms individuals, families and society at large.

The Drug-Free Marshals is an international grass-roots drug education and prevention program.  The Church of Scientology of Toronto sponsors a chapter, membership of which is open to all children who want to be drug-free.

To get across the UN’s anti-drug message, the youngsters worked with local officials who are committed to handling the drug problem in their area.

They contacted the Markham Town Council, which unanimously proclaimed June 26th as the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in the Town of Markham. The Mayor presented the Drug-Free Marshals with the proclamation at the Taste of Asia Festival, where Drug-Free Marshal, Sophie Pateropoulos, led all those attending in a pledge to be drug-free.

Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote, “Save the child and you save the nation,” and the Church of Scientology of Toronto, committed to saving kids from the tragedy of drug abuse and addiction, has been active in drug education and prevention for more than 2 decades.

For more information on what the Church of Scientology is doing to counter drug-abuse and promote drug-free living visit the web site of the Church of Scientology of Toronto or the Scientology video channel.

July 7, 2009

Scientology Promotes Human Rights in Taiwan

Scientology missions throughout Taiwan conduct human rights education programs in local schools.

As Scientology churches and missions are committed to human rights, staff and volunteers throughout Taiwan are carrying out a human rights education campaign so children and teenagers learn what human rights are and what they can do to ensure these rights exist for everyone.

Although the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed and adopted more than 60 years ago by all member nations of the United Nations, human rights abuses abound in countries throughout the world.

The first step in eradicating abuses in human rights is education in what these rights are, as it is impossible to enforce these rights without knowing what they are.

Using a series of short films that convey the essence of each of the articles of the Universal Declaration, these volunteers bring human rights to life to children throughout the nation.

The work they did in just one recent week shows how determined Taiwanese Scientologists are to bring about human rights reforms.

One volunteer held a petition-signing event in the area around the Taichung Primary School, where 107 students signed a petition to support the implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

That same week, another volunteer held a workshop at the Zing-Mei Elementary school where she trained 15 teachers on how to teach their students about human rights.

Yet another Scientologist gave a human rights lecture at the Shia-Ying Junior High School to 600 students. The mother of a student at the Wen-Fu Elementary school lectured 27 students on the subject and a Scientology staff member lectures 123 students at the Chong-Yi Elementary school on the 30 rights laid out by the Universal Declaration.

The work of these Taiwanese Scientologists is part of an international human rights education campaign. Scientology founder, L. Ron Hubbard wrote, “Human rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream,” and Scientologists in Taiwan and in countries around the world are working to make this dream come true.

For more information on the work Scientology is doing to promote human rights visit the Scientology video channel.

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