Italian Scientology member receives international award

June 29, 2009 at 3:07 pm (Church of Scientology, Religion, Scientology) (, , , )

In Italian the award is called “Chimera d’Argento”. If you speak the language or know how to use the Google translate button, check this.

Scientologist recognized for outstanding contribution to the culture with the Silver Chimera Award for 2009

Scientology Public Affairs Director for the Church of Scientology of Catania, Italy, Ms. Itria Leone, was awarded the 2009 Silver Chimera Award for the impact she has made on the community through her work as coordinator of the Church’s social reform programs.

The 8th annual International Silver Chimera Awards ceremony was organized by dell’Arte Etrusca to raise awareness of social issues and recognize those who have distinguished themselves through contribution that improves the quality of life. With the theme, “Peace in the World,” the ceremony was held this year at the Museo Castello Ursino in Catania, in Sicily.

Ms. Leone, a native of Sicily, has been coordinating the social reform activities of the Church of Scientology of Catania since 2005. At a grassroots level, she has been working to educate children and teenagers on the effects of drugs, to help them make educated choices and avoid the tragedy of addiction. She also coordinates a chapter of Youth for Human Rights International, through which young people learn their rights and help educate their friends and community on the basic rights to which every individual is entitled.

In accepting her award, Ms. Leone acknowledged L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Scientology religion, for inspiring her to dedicate her life to helping others.

Other recipients of this year’s Silver Chimera Award were: in literature, Dr Sandro Distefano; in medicine, Dr. Ennio Roman; in civil service Dr. Domenico Pinzello, chief representative of the Minister of Interior for the province of Catania, for his many years of effectively combating organized crime, professor Giuseppe Adernò, who has distinguished himself an entrepreneur and cultural leader and Concetta Bufardeci, who has carried on a centuries-long family tradition of representing the country of Spain to Sicily.


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Take On The Truth About Scientology

June 22, 2009 at 9:36 pm (Church of Scientology, David Miscavige, Dianetics, Human Rights, L. Ron Hubbard, Religion, Scientology, Scientology video, (, , , )

Since the Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige launched its video channel on late 2008, scores of individual videos have been added, most remarkably a section called “Meet a Scientologist” with testimonials of Scientology members that are medical doctors, bus drivers, baseball coaches, run art galleries or work as photographer or fitness trainer.

Worth checking out. It doesn’t hurt to see and listen to actual Scientologists.

“The Scientology Video Channel provides a comprehensive overview of the basic beliefs and practices of the religion while answering the question “What is Scientology?,” as well as information on the many humanitarian programs sponsored by the Church—programs addressing drug abuse, illiteracy, human rights and disaster relief.”

“The video channel contains hundreds of broadcast-quality videos, comprising almost 4 hours of content. These videos have previously been available for viewing by the general public in Church exhibitions around the world.”

Almost 300 videos.

“By making the Scientology Video Channel available on the Church’s website, the Church is able to provide far more expansive and enlightening information to those who have questions about the religion. Visitors to the Scientology Video Channel wondering just “what is Scientology?” can request a free book entitled “A Description of the Scientology Religion” or obtain other basic books about Scientology or Dianetics.

As Scientologists number in the millions and come from all walks of life, included in the online content are statements from Scientology parishioners themselves expressing why Scientology is their chosen faith.

The Church of Scientology has always considered the Internet a resource for disseminating accurate information about the religion—concentrating on using the Internet to promote its message and mission in the world. Since 1996, Church sites have provided hundreds of thousands of individual pages of material and images on the religion. These sites are available in most major languages and are visited by tens of millions each year.

The Church firmly believes that understanding is achieved through knowledge and information. It is in this spirit that the Church is putting this special video channel online, designed to answer the question most often asked: What is Scientology?

The Church of Scientology encourages anyone desiring information about the Scientology religion to visit the Church video channel at


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Scientology: Know Yourself Know Life – Scientology Ads Drive Tenthousands to Website

June 19, 2009 at 6:55 pm (Church of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, Religion, Scientology, Scientology Religion, Scientology video,

Scientology Know Yourself, Know Life ( ads, launched May 18th, by the Church of Scientology’s International office have been running in the US and Canada on MTV, Discovery, The Learning Channel, CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, ESPN, Fox News and Fox Sports. The Know Yourself, Know Life ads have been driving tenthousands to the referenced website to find out about Scientology. The current Know Yourself Know Life ads will air daily until the end of 2009.

Additionally, the video channel website features a new section called “Meet a Scientologist” with videos of 100 Scientologists from all walks of life – bus driver, artists, inventor, doctor, professionals, race car driver, equestrian, housewife, and others – in their life situations. Visitors can learn why these people chose Scientology as their religion.

The Church’s website explains that Scientology is an applied religious philosophy and features visual depictions of some of the Church’s core principles. The website also details four of The Church of Scientology’s worldwide campaigns – anti-drugs, human rights, volunteer ministers and The Way to Happiness (a common sense moral code) as well as data on the secular programs of Narconon and Applied Scholastics – programs that address drug addiction and literacy.

The word Scientology literally means “the study of truth.” It comes from the Latin word “scio” meaning “knowing in the fullest sense of the word” and the Greek word “logos” meaning “study of.” Scientology is the study and handling of the spirit in relationship to itself, others and all of life.

The Scientology religious philosophy was founded by L. Ron Hubbard. Mr. Hubbard is a 3-time Guinness Book of World Records holder of the most published works by a single author, most audio book titles on Earth and most translated author.

The “Know Yourself Know Life” ( ads are sponsored by the Church of Scientology which was formed in Los Angeles in 1954 by a group of Scientologists, and within a few year churches were formed across the country and around the world. Today there are 8,000 churches, missions and related organizations in 164 countries. For more information you can also visit

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