L. Ron Hubbard Way, in Los Angeles

July 20, 2009 at 11:30 pm (Church of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, L. Ron Hubbard Way, Religion, Scientology, Scientology Religion, Scientology video, scientology.org) (, , , )

This seems to be sourced from Freedom Magazine. I didn’t know that L. Ron Hubbard Way exists already since 13 years, but I have always liked the way this street was build. You can see and feel the enthusiasm that went into building this street by the hundreds of volunteers involved in the project. You can also see the care that goes into it to keep it nice and presentable. Enough talk, here is the article:

13 years ago: Scientology leader David Miscavige and others open L. Ron Hubbard Way in Los Angeles

More than 7,000 came together in Los Angeles to celebrate the grand opening of L. Ron Hubbard Way, a tribute to a man who is considered a true friend by millions across the globe. Describing the celebration as “The historic recognition of a man who, in all he accomplished, was a profound inspiration to people in this city – and to people everywhere,” was the President of the Church of Scientology International, Rev. Heber Jentzsch. Sharing the stage with Rev. Jentzsch were John Travolta, Kirstie Alley and officials representing the City Council, Mayor and the Governor of California. The ecclesiastical leader of the Church of Scientology, Mr. David Miscavige, should later assist in opening the new street that has been built by the hands of hundreds of Scientology members and neighbors in one big community effort.

An inaugural walk down L. Ron Hubbard Way: from left, Los Angeles City Council Member Richard Alatorre and City Council President John Ferraro, actor John Travolta, Church of Scientology International President Rev. Heber Jentzsch, Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan’s representative Chelsea Cochrane, and David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board Religious Technology Center.

And for those of you who are not familiar with Los Angeles, this slick map generator should show you L. Ron Hubbard Way:


(Thanks to Patricia for her great Google Maps/Wordpress tutorial!)

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Scientology Church Helps 100 Tokyo Youth Learn the Truth About Drugs

July 17, 2009 at 7:53 pm (anti-drug, Church of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology, Scientology Religion, Scientology video, scientology.org) (, , , )

The Church of Scientology of Tokyo promotes drug-free living

The Church of Scientology of Tokyo held a presentation for Tokyo youth on the dangers of drug abuse and addiction.  On a sunny afternoon in Arakawa, Tokyo, the Church helped 100 students learned the truth about drugs.

“The problem of drugs is no longer ’somebody else’s’ problem,” said the Public Affairs Director of the Church of Scientology of Tokyo.  “Everyone knows someone with a drug issue.”

Japan has long held a hard line on drug abuse.  But over the past ten years international drug trends have impinged to a greater and greater extent and their influence on Japanese youth has not been positive.  As pointed out by an editorial in the Japan Times, “Until recently, Japan has not needed much of a drug policy, but recent headlines about ‘university pot busts’ indicate one is overdue.” The editorial goes on to say, “there will be no way to restrict Japanese students from reading about marijuana on the Internet and becoming curious. Many students encounter marijuana when traveling or studying abroad. Still, the use of marijuana inside a country with strict intolerance to drug use is a sign of incredibly bad judgment, at best, and remains a crime with real consequences.”

According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), “drug use prevention programs are effective when they respond to the needs of a community, involve all the relevant sectors and are based on evidence.”  UNODC further points out that “such programs are also cost effective. It has been shown that, for every dollar spent, good programs for the prevention of drug use among youth can save up to 9 dollars! If other costs to society were to be counted, such as the costs resulting from crime, unemployment and ill-health, the cost effectiveness of good drug use prevention programs is likely to be even greater.”

Churches of Scientology around the world, committed to helping youth live drug-free lives, work with students to provide them with facts about the harmful effect of drugs using the Truth about Drugs series of drug education booklets and other educational materials

For more information on the drug education and prevention activities of the Church of Scientology visit the Scientology web site.

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Church of Scientology Sponsored Group in Markham, Canada Fights Drugs

July 7, 2009 at 5:15 pm (Church of Scientology, drug-free marshals, Scientology, scientology.org) (, , , , , , )

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.

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