Recent items published by Freedom magazine show that since a former high-ranking Scientologist was removed from the Church of Scientology the Church expansion has gone ballistic.
Makes sense considering the following excerpt from Freedom magazine and the amount of destruction the guy did. Namely:
Summary: By Marty Rathbunâs own calculation on September 29, 2003, the total amount of harm visited upon Scientology due to his âreign of warâ and secret misconduct was $43,799,000.
He was being very conservative and the damage is far higher. For by engaging in his own psychotically motivated war, he also distracted Church leaders who ultimately had to clean up his mess. Then, too, he diverted Church funds from humanitarian programs to help Mankind, not to mention the creation of new Church facilities to service the greater community of Scientologists and the communities in which they work.
Since the discovery and removal of Rathbun, the endless series of âunexplainableâ external battles and legal cases has âmagicallyâ ended. Indeed, the Church has emerged victorious in country after country with religious recognitions as well as precedent-setting decisions in the European Court of Human Rights. Moreover, with the Churchâs resources now dedicated to the religion itself, in five years the size of the Church has doubled what it had achieved in its first 55 years of existence.
Members of Scientology churches and missions throughout France are making human rights a fact.
Scientology churches and missions in France sponsor a human right initiative called Youth for Human Rights (YHRI), to help make human rights known and bring about important human rights reforms.
Last years blockbuster film, Taken brought to light a Paris you
wont find in the tourist brochuresan international hub for sex
Despite freedom from slavery being one of the 30 rights mandated by
the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which was ratified by
the member nations of the UN 60 years ago, an estimated 600,000 to
800,000 men, women, and children are trafficked yearly across
international borders. Of these, 70 percent are female and 50 percent
are children, the majority of whom are forced into the commercial sex
With this in mind, Scientology Churches in France have intensified their work to educate people on the basics of human rights.
The Church of Scientology is founded on the principle of human
rights. In fact, the Creed of the Church of Scientology, written by L. Ron Hubbard
in 1954, begins with the words, We of the Church believe: That all men
of whatever race, color or creed were created with equal rights.
For this reason, the Scientology churches and missions of France
held a weekend-long human rights education and petition drive to inform
people in their communities of their rights and responsibilities,
believing that education in the subject is a vital first step in making
human rights a fact.
In Paris, 24
teenagers and children converged on the Beaubourg Centre in the heart
of Paris and collected 3,000 signatures on a petition mandating human
rights education for all youth in France, and insisting that the French
government fully implement the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights.
Six members of the Church of Scientology Mission of Marseilles set
up a booth at the old harbor. With a large banner telling people,
know your rights, they distributed hundreds of booklets that clearly
present the 30 basic human rights covered in the Universal Declaration.
In the center of Bordeaux, Scientologists set up a display, and
throughout the afternoon they played educational videos produced by the
Church of Scientology that inform people of about Universal
Declaration. In Angers and Vannes, eight Scientologists held their own petition drive collecting more than 400 signatures to support the UDHR.
We believe in our country, and if everyone in France were aware of
human rights and the kinds of violations that occur here and in other
countries, and if we all demanded the implementation of the Universal
Declaration, sexual trafficking and other gross violations would
cease, said Françoise Morel, Scientology Human Rights Director for
France. We simply wouldnt tolerate it.
For more information on the human rights initiatives sponsored by the Church of Scientology visit the Scientology video channel.
the Eiffel Tower marking the spot, Youth for Human Rights International
Paris chapter assembled on Human Rights Square to raise awareness and
understanding of human rights in their city.
On a recent Sunday morning, dozens of
Scientologists who support Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI)
set up booths, a stage for performers, visual and audio displays and
even a youth art center. They then spent the day informing Parisians
about their basic human rights.
Young and old crowded around the displays, enjoyed the entertainment and snatched up copies of the booklet, What Are Human Rights?
Children crowded into the art center while their parents lined up to
sign a petition calling for broader promotion of the Universal
Children expressd their understanding of human rights at the art center.
A central Scientology belief, as expressed in the Creed of the Church of Scientology by L. Ron Hubbard,
is that "all men of whatever race, color, or creed were created with
equal rights." To bring about real human rights reform, the Church
created educational materials including the What are Human Rights?
booklet and a series of 30 short public service films that illustrate
the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Church
provides these materials to Youth for Human Rights International, an
independent non-profit corporation. Any group or individual wanting to
distribute these educational materials can order them free of charge
online at the web site of Youth for Human Rights International.
People signed a petition calling for broad education on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Over the last five years, Youth for Human
Rights volunteers in France have passed out hundreds of thousands of
booklets to educate their communities on the subject of human rights
and to make human rights a reality in their country.
In July 2007 all fundamental books and lectures of L. Ron Hubbard had been re-released in a high quality form. I got a set and very soon, had a great win, on page 14 of the Dianetics book (DMSMH), where Ron is talking about perceptions.
I have been Clear for many years. When I read again about the perceptions being the comm lines with the universe, a little bit of invalidation I had picked up from others blew off and I had a great resurgence in certainty that my perceptions are right! And that any invalidation of them has come from the cases of others! Another part of this was reading that "the actual computing ability of Man is never in error..." any person computes perfectly on the data stored and perceived. I never realized how profound this is!
Nationality: United States Executive summary: Leader of the Church of Scientology
Chairman of the Board of the Religious Technology Center, the effective
head of the Church of Scientology, at age 26. Responsible for the
organization receiving a religious tax exemption from the IRS in 1993.
Father: Ronald Thomas Miscavige, Sr. (staff musician for Scientology) Mother: Loretta Miscavige (accountant for Greta Van Susteren's law firm) Sister: Denise Miscavige Licciardi Sister: Lori Miscavige Vernuelle Brother: Ronald Thomas Miscavige, Jr. Wife: Michele Diane Miscavige (known as Shelly)
Human Rights Conference Hosted by the Church of Scientology of Spain
When it comes to human rights, Scientologists in Spain are translating their beliefs into action.
Joaquin Antuja, President and Founder of the Foundation for Peace and
Cooperation thanked the Scientologists present and the Church in Madrid
for the work they do to promote understanding and peace.
The Scientology Creed
begins with the statement, "We of the Church believe that all men or
whatever race, color or creed were created with equal rights." And it
was in that spirit that the Church of Scientology of Spain
hosted a human rights forum at its Madrid headquarters last month to
accomplish these ideals by providing some of most prominent figures in
the field the opportunity to share their ideas and coordinate their
Mr. Joaquin Antuja, President and Founder
of the Foundation for Peace and Cooperation, thanked the Scientologists
present and the Church in Madrid for the work they do to promote
understanding and peace. Mr. Antuja, who was also a guest speaker at
the inauguration of the new Church in September 2004, was referring to the Church's support of Youth for Human Rights
(YHRI), a program of the International Foundation for Human Rights and
Tolerance, established to educate people in the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights so they become valuable advocates for tolerance and
peace. Last year the Church of Scientology International
produced a series of human rights public service announcements (PSAs)
for YHRI and the Foundation for Peace and Cooperation has adopted this
The rector of the Society of
International Studies, a personal advisor to the King of Spain on human
rights matters, took up the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in
his presentation, stating that governments, organizations and
individuals must insist that these rights are upheld for all men and
women. He emphasized the first five articles of the Universal
Declaration: the recognition that all human beings are born free and
equal in dignity and rights, the right to life, and the right to
freedom from discrimination, slavery and torture.
Mr. Raul Vaquero of the Foundation for
Sciences of Documentation praised the quality of the YHRI PSAs. Since
he published the 30 PSAs on his foundation's web site there has been a
surge in new visitors 2,000,000 from all over the world.
Mr. Raul Vaquero of the Foundation for Sciences of Documentation
praised the quality of these PSAs, which his foundation has published
on their web site.
Speakers also included the president of ARI
Peru (Association for Refugees and Immigrants of Peru in Spain), and a
professor from San Pablo Ceu University.
"This forum was a great success," said
the President of the Church of Scientology of Spain. "There are many
people in our country committed to these goals. By working together we
can accomplish what L. Ron Hubbard meant when he said, 'human rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream.'"