Church of Scientology International Public Information Campaign Drives 10 Million Visitors to Scientology.org Site

September 29, 2009 at 4:57 am (Church of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology video, scientology.org, youtube) (, , )

The Church of Scientology “Know Yourself-Know Life,” cross-platform ad campaign, airing on cable TV, satellite TV channels and the Internet, has brought 10 million visitors to Scientology.org.

The Church of Scientology International announced today that since the launch of its new public information campaign four months ago, 10 million people have visited the Scientology site at www.Scientology.org.

“Scientology: Know Yourself-Know Life” consists of three video ads running on 36 TV networks and the Internet.  The messages give viewers a glimpse of what Scientology is and what Scientologists believe. “You are not your name,” one begins. “You’re not your job. You’re not the clothes you wear or the neighborhood you live in.” The ad goes on to tell the viewer, “You are a spirit that will never die” and ends with an invitation to visit the Scientology website and learn the answers Man has sought about himself and life at-large.

This public information campaign, and flash versions of the TV ads which launched simultaneously on the Internet, tell people to visit the Scientology site at www.scientology.org, where visitors can select from more than three hours of video clips to learn the answers to the questions the new ads raise and to learn what Scientology is and what Scientologists believe and do.

The site also features an eight-minute biographical profile of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard and videos about the social betterment and humanitarian programs the Church sponsors.

Among the most popular destinations on http://www.scientology.org are the “Meet a Scientologist” testimonial videos.  In more than 150 30- to 60-second documentary video clips, Scientologists of all ages and walks of life, from countries around the world, tell their stories of why they became Scientologists and how they have used Scientology to improve their lives and accomplish their goals and dreams.

The “Know Yourself-Know Life” messages are running on TV, satellite and cable across the United States throughout the day on MTV, Discovery, ESPN2, The Learning Channel, CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, Fox Sports and others, and will continue on cable and satellite TV channels, and on the Internet, throughout 2009.

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Human rights, my friend!

September 2, 2009 at 2:57 am (Church of Scientology, David Miscavige, Human Rights, Scientology) (, )

Members of Los Angeles-area Scientology Churches launch petition drive for human rights education on International Youth Day

Members of Scientology Churches in greater Los Angeles held a petition drive at the Santa Monica Pier this month on International Youth Day, to raise public awareness of shocking human rights violations involving children, including child labor and sex trafficking.

The group gathered signatures on a petition calling for mandatory human rights education in U.S. schools, and for government and the private sector to work together to ensure that the fundamental freedoms enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are implemented and become a living reality everywhere.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, signed by member nations of the United Nations on December 10, 1948, lists 30 rights that all human beings inherently possess.  Article 4 of the Universal Declaration reads: “No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.” Yet 60 years later:

  • Nearly 250 million children in all parts of the world are exploited as child labor.
  • Many of these young people are injured or exposed to hazardous materials.
  • An estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked internationally each year.
  • Girls as young as 13 years of age, primarily from Asia and Eastern Europe, are trafficked as “mail-order brides.”
  • In several Asian countries, young people constitute over 60 percent of sex workers.
  • Some 10,000 children ages 6 to 14 are enslaved in brothels in Sri Lanka.
  • The estimated 27 million enslaved persons worldwide is more than double the number deported in the 400-year transatlantic slave trade to the Americas.

“We have a responsibility to our youth,” said a Scientologist at the petition drive who has been a middle-school teacher for over 20 years. “If we do not take responsibility, then we will not have human rights. Education about this precious document is vital.”

The Church of Scientology was founded on the principles of human rights. In 1954, when the first Church of Scientology was formed, humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote the Creed of the Church of Scientology, the first point of which is “We of the Church believe that all men of whatever race, color, or creed were created with equal rights.”  Since then, the Church and its members have fought for the human rights of all people in many parts of the world.

For more information on the human rights campaign of the Church of Scientology visit the Scientology web site.


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