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Dec 16, 2009 Church of Scientology hoping South End move will clear up misconceptions — South End News (Massachusetts)
South End News (Massachusetts)
Timeframe of move remains undecided almost a year after sale of Alexandra Hotel
Having spent more than three decades in the heart of the Back Bay, the Church of Scientology is still working on moving its headquarters to the South End. The church plans to renovate space in the Alexandra Hotel building and a neighboring brownstone, thus expanding its base to nearly twice the size of its current 26,000-square-foot location at 448 Beacon Street. The church bought the space in early ...
Sep 27, 2009 Travolta's Scientology turning point? — The Daily Beast
The Daily Beast
The actor’s public acknowledgement that his son, who died in January, was autistic has former Scientologists convinced that he will leave the church—which they say has little tolerance for chronic conditions.
When John Travolta took the witness stand last week and testified that his late son, Jett, was autistic, it came as a grim relief to some former Scientologists.
“Wasn’t that amazing?” said a fallen-away church member after Travolta appeared in an extortion case that followed the death of his 16-year-old ...
Sep 24, 2009 Testimony by John Travolta that son was autistic raises Scientology questions — Wikinews
Sep 7, 2009 Scientology's drugs message after Bray murder — Herald.ie (Ireland)
A Church of Scientology-backed organisation has distributed free DVDs about anti-depressant drugs in the area where killer Shane Clancy lived.
The group, called the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), has given out copies of a documentary to residents in the Dalkey area, just weeks after the tragic murder-suicide in Bray.
Reports have indicated that gardai are investigating whether Shane, who murdered Seb Creane (22) before killing himself, may have misused anti-depressants that had been prescribed for him a week before ...
Aug 12, 2009 Church targets Bendigo — Bendigo Advertiser (Australia)
Bendigo Advertiser (Australia)
BENDIGO is the first area of regional Victoria to be targeted by the Church of Scientology for programs to coincide with the opening of its new Melbourne headquarters.
The controversial church has used print and television advertising to increase awareness of its programs in the past month and will start operating in the region within weeks.
“We’ve got a few different projects happening, and Bendigo is the first country area that’s been chosen,” Melbourne Church of Scientology public relations manager Pauline ...
Aug 6, 2009 Scientology cases Berlin schools for vague project — The Local (Germany)
The Local (Germany)
Published: 6 Aug 09 12:59 CET
The Church of Scientology is targeting Berlin and Brandenburg schools for a vague fact-finding mission, sending more than 500 letters to various institutions in recent weeks, daily Der Tagesspiegel reported on Thursday.
According to the paper, a Scientologist group called the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) has contacted school leaders with questions about things such as how many of their students suffer from reading deficiencies or behavioural issues, or how many psychologists are on ...
Aug 4, 2009 Church of Scientology group warns Illawarra doctors — Illawarra Mercury (Australia)
Illawarra Mercury (Australia)
Illawarra doctors have been warned against prescribing mind-altering drugs, including anti-depressants, in a DVD mass-mailed by a watchdog group founded by the Church of Scientology.
The film, Making a Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging, appears to have been mailed to all doctors listed in the region's Yellow Pages last month.
The DVD claims psychotropic drugs are harmful and includes testimonies from the family members of people who have committed suicide while medicated.
It claims psychiatrists "occupy the lowest rung ...
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