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May 6, 2008
Faut-il réhabiliter la Scientologie ? (with unofficial English subtitles) — Canal M6
Apr 17, 2008
Masked activists target NZ Scientology headquarters — New Zealand Herald
Type: Press
Author(s): Kristina Koveshnikova
Source: New Zealand Herald
Masked protesters have begun a campaign against the Auckland headquarters of Scientology New Zealand, as part of a worldwide movement against the church. The protest, called Operation Reconnect, was organised by a global group calling itself Anonymous, which began its internet-based "War on Scientology" in January. It aimed to bring together families it says have been torn apart by the church. The latest protest on Saturday was the third of its kind, held across the road from the church's Panmure headquarters. ...
Item contributed by: Anonymous
Apr 13, 2008
Why I fled Scientology — Sidney Morning Herald (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Maxine Frith
Source: Sidney Morning Herald (Australia)
[Picture / Caption: Science friction ... former high-ranking Scientologist David Graham has gone public with his concerns about the religion and what he considers a denial of human rights Helen Nezdropa Photo: Helen Nezdropa] AN AUSTRALIAN man who was a former high-ranking member of the Church of Scientology is calling for the religion to be "totally dismantled" because of the human rights abuses he says it inflicts on its followers. David Graham has gone public after years of keeping quiet when ...
Feb 15, 2008
Heard of aliens, now meet the Thetans — Daily News & Analysis (India)
Type: Press
Author(s): Anjali Thomas
Source: Daily News & Analysis (India)
The belief system of Tom Cruise is coming to the city.Scientology plans its Mumbai chapter MUMBAI: What do Tom Cruise, businesswoman Priya Kumar, model Sheena Chohan, actor Bunty Grewal and John Travolta have in common? They're all Scientologists, and swear by the teachings of Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, the American sci-fi writer who laid down the principals of what came to be called – in 1954 – the Church of Scientology. Over the years, Priya, who owns and runs a leadership training ...
Feb 15, 2008
The faith business: Scientology in NZ — Sunday Star-Times
Type: Press
Source: Sunday Star-Times
Accountant Andrew Yong was near his office in the Panmure shops in east Auckland when he met a man who would change his life. Andrew Wenborn was from the Church of Scientology, headquartered a few hundred metres away. An Australian on secondment from Sydney, Wenborn persuaded Yong to take a Scientology "stress test", using an electrical device called an "e-meter". Sure enough, Yong was stressed and his health poor, Wenborn told him, and Scientology could help. What's more, said Wenborn, he ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 11, 2008
Masked protesters hike up pressure on Scientologists — The Scotsman (UK)
Jan 18, 2008
Scientologists' tall new home — The Oregonian (Portland)
Dec 10, 2007
Germany Acts to Legally Ban Scientology — Christian Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Ethan Cole
Source: Christian Post
The homeland of legendary church reformer Martin Luther said over the weekend it will seek to ban the Church of Scientology – an organization considered to be in conflict with Germany’s constitution. High level German officials, including all 16 state interior ministers, agreed to give the nation’s domestic intelligence agency the job of preparing necessary information to ban the organization, which is considered by most Christians a cult, according to The Associated Press. The ministers, including federal Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Oct 31, 2007
Church of Scientology expands to Harlem — The Harlem Chronicles
Type: Blog
Author(s): Omar Soliman
Source: The Harlem Chronicles
The six-story building that houses the New York headquarters for the Church of Scientology is located on 227 West 46th St., reserving its place amid an ever-bustling, tourist-laden Times Square.Rendering of the new Scientology complex Inside, over 80 staff members work hard on finalizing community service programs for the Church’s most recent real estate purchase: a 50,000-square-foot property on 125th St. in East Harlem. Valued at more than $13 million, the new property is intended to restore Harlem as a center ...
Oct 12, 2007
A magnet for Scientologists, Clearwater comes to terms with its status as a mecca — North County Times (California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Mitch Stacy
Source: North County Times (California)
Sure, says Mayor Frank Hibbard. It can be a little unsettling sometimes — throngs of Scientologists wandering Clearwater's streets in their blue or khaki trousers and crisp dress shirts. Sometimes, it makes the neighbors a bit uneasy. "When you come to downtown, no one likes being a minority," Mr. Hibbard said. But mostly, folks in this picturesque Gulf Coast city have come to accept that Clearwater is to Scientologists what Salt Lake City is to Mormons, what Mecca is to Muslims. ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 10, 2007
Accused family killer was 'denied treatment by Scientologist parents' — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Barbara McMahon
Source: The Guardian (UK)
A woman accused of killing her father and sister and injuring her mother was denied psychiatric treatment by her parents who were Scientologists, a court heard yesterday. They declined the treatment after the 25-year-old woman, who cannot be named, was diagnosed with a psychotic illness last year and instead gave her medication they got from America. Dr Mark Cross, consultant psychiatrist and clinical director of the Liverpool and Fairfield Mental Health Services, said it was not "psychiatric in nature". The woman, ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 9, 2007
Religion's rise in the stars — Herald Sun (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Carla Danaher
Source: Herald Sun (Australia)
VICTORIA'S Scientology population has almost doubled in a decade, figures reveal. There are 629 Scientologists in Victoria, compared with 324 in 1996. Census data prepared for the Herald Sun shows that Melbourne's Yarra Ranges and Whitehorse areas are the state's Scientology capitals. Australia-wide, there were 2507 Scientologists in 2006, up from 1489 a decade ago. Experts say the religion's popularity is in line with the growth of other alternative religions and has been boosted significantly by Scientology's celebrity links. High-profile Scientologists ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 1, 2007
Church of Scientology buys site in Center City — Philadelphia Inquirer
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Type: Press
Author(s): Michael Klein
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
It has purchased more spacious quarters on Chestnut Street and plans to expand. Retailers, restaurants and other businesses are flocking to Center City. Now comes another flock. The Church of Scientology last month paid just under $8 million for a vacant 15-story office building and an adjoining one-story former toy store in the heart of downtown: the 1300 block of Chestnut Street — across the street from Macy's and next door to the furniture store Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. The ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 25, 2007
St. Paul / Scientologists plan $7M makeover for new center — St. Paul Twin Cities Pioneer Press
More: rickross.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Gita Sitaramiah
Source: St. Paul Twin Cities Pioneer Press
The former home of the Science Museum of Minnesota in downtown St. Paul will undergo a $7 million makeover and be unveiled next year as among the largest Church of Scientology centers in the world. Only the spiritual headquarters in Clearwater, Fla., and Los Angeles are bigger than the 80,000-square-foot building at Seventh and Exchange streets, said the Rev. Brian Fesler, the church's director of special affairs in the Twin Cities. "We didn't plan it that way, but I'm happy about ...
Jun 20, 2007
Stars in their eyes — Spectator
Type: Press
Author(s): Tessa Mayes
Source: Spectator
Tessa Mayes is the first reporter to have gone undercover in the London Celebrity Centre of the Church of Scientology. It is, she finds, like a pious version of Pop Idol. The adherents want to be celebrities at least as much as Scientologists ‘A culture is only as great as its dreams and its dreams are dreamed by artists,’ wrote L. Ron Hubbard, who founded the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre in 1969, 15 years after he formed the church itself. ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 6, 2007
Scientologists want to raise the roof — Brisbane Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Frank Walker
Source: Brisbane Times
SCIENTOLOGY, the religion of stars such as Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kate Ceberano, is growing so fast the church wants to add four floors to its Sydney headquarters. The Church of Scientology has lodged a development application with City of Sydney Council for a glass-fronted tower on the roof of its heritage building on Castlereagh Street. A giant Scientology cross will top the building, dwarfing the rather run-down, historic sandstone 1859 St George's Presbyterian Church next door. "We have been ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 17, 2007
Scientology center heads downtown / The new site will function as a regional administrative hub for the organization — Kansas City Star
Type: Press
Author(s): Kevin Collison
Source: Kansas City Star
The Church of Scientology is moving its offices and worship center to downtown Kansas City and has purchased a historic former bank building at 1801 Grand Blvd. The church plans to occupy the former City Bank Building later this year and then sell its current facility at 39th and Main streets. The global religious organization was founded in the early 1950s by science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard and includes among its members Hollywood stars Tom Cruise and John Travolta. The ...
Feb 1, 2007
Scientology Moves On Languishing Flagship — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Baird Helgeson
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
Scientology Moves On Languishing Flagship Posted Feb 1, 2007 by Vidisha Priyanka Updated Feb 1, 2007 at 03:37 PM By BAIRD HELGESON The Tampa Tribune CLEARWATER - The Church of Scientology’s mammoth new spiritual shrine has stood vacant and unfinished for years, its dusty Mediterranean-style shell surrounded by patches of scrubby grass and “no trespassing” signs. Now church officials say they are ready to resume work on the building as it has racked up more than $55,000 in fines for not ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jan 12, 2007
Labour given thousands by Scientology charity — Evening Standard (UK)
Type: Press
Source: Evening Standard (UK)
The Labour Party received thousands of pounds from an offshoot of Scientology, it has been revealed. The decision to accept money from a charity linked to the controversial cult was taken at the highest level by members of the National Executive Committee. • 'Senior Blair aides to be interviewed as potential suspects in cash-for-honours probe' • Sign up for our daily interactive homepage email They allowed the charity, the Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE), to take a stall at ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jan 8, 2007
Wed to Scientology / When marriages in this church hit trouble, couples are ministered to with the aid of an E-meter — The Australian
Type: Press
Author(s): Ean Higgins
Source: The Australian
Should media mogul James Packer and fiancee, model Erica Baxter, ever face the strains that occasionally crop up in marriage, their key marital aid may be a device with steel cylinders held in each hand, attached by wires to a screen with dials and meters. It's the electropsychometer, or E-meter, and it's one element of a church with which Packer and Baxter are flirting: Scientology. While he hasn't talked about it much, the man who is inheriting a $7 billion fortune ...
Jan 7, 2007
Revealed: how Scientologists infiltrated Britain's schools / Insight: Drugs charity is front for ‘dangerous’ organisation — The Sunday Times (UK)
Dec 10, 2006
Scientologists get £270,000 subsidy — The Telegraph (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Adam Lusher
Source: The Telegraph (UK)
The controversial Church of Scientology has been granted a subsidy of more than £270,000 a year in public money, The Sunday Telegraph can reveal. Scientology's lawyers used European rulings and Government equality regulations to force the City of London corporation to grant an 80 per cent rates discount for its new centre near St Paul's Cathedral. The "church", it is believed, is now pressing to pay nothing at all. The corporation confirmed that this discount was on the basis that Scientology ...
Dec 1, 2006
How many members do they really have? — Church Times (UK)
Nov 18, 2006
Sun, surf and Scientology? — Seattle Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Amy Green
Source: Seattle Times
Scientology is perhaps best-known for its most famous practitioner, Tom Cruise. But in this beachy Tampa suburb, Scientologists are neighbors... CLEARWATER, Fla. — Scientology is perhaps best-known for its most famous practitioner, Tom Cruise. But in this beachy Tampa suburb, Scientologists are neighbors, business owners, real-estate investors — and a growing force that makes some uncomfortable. The Church of Scientology, despite its official status as a tax-exempt religious organization, is nonetheless the largest taxpayer in downtown Clearwater, home to its worldwide ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Oct 23, 2006
Tom's aliens target City's 'planetary rulers' — Evening Standard (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): David Cohen
Source: Evening Standard (UK)
DEREK perches on his seat among the VIPs, eyes blazing rapturously. "Do you have any idea how huge this is for Scientology?" he says, reading the sign over the garlanded new £ 40million headquarters of the "church of Scientology London" in the heart of the Square Mile. "For how long have we dreamed of this! It's like the tipping point. With this base, we'll be recruiting the people who control the planet!" Behind him, beaming ecstatically despite the driving rain, an ...
Aug 24, 2006
Tom Cruise's behavior and Scientology: A link? // The debate continues as the controversial religion thrives — ABC News
Type: Press
Author(s): Bill Blakemore
Source: ABC News
"In my opinion," says Rick Ross, who has spent years studying cults and religious groups, "(Tom Cruise's) meltdown is likely attributable to Scientology. He's made some bad career choices lately. He's damaged goods. How do you go from the world's biggest movie star to someone Viacom dumps?" The New York Times this morning said simply that Cruise has gone "into full Scientology mode." Indeed, his recent responses to Matt Lauer, inveighing against modern psychiatric care, reflect Scientology's claim that its own ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 23, 2006
Scientology 101 // Definitions and facts about Scientology — ABC News
Type: Press
Source: ABC News
A definition of Scientology is hard to pin down. Basically, it's a system of beliefs, teachings and rituals originally established as a secular philosophy by L. Ron Hubbard. His 1950 book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, provided the core principles of what would later become Scientology. Scientologists regard the publication of the book as a seminal event, and celebrate its publication date — May 9, 1950 — as a religious holiday. A central belief of Scientology is that a ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 9, 2006
Scientologists spreading into Plant City, beyond — Tampa Bay Tribune (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Baird Helgeson, Ray Reyes
Source: Tampa Bay Tribune (Florida)
Scientologists describe their religion as a cathartic journey toward happiness and clarity of mind. Church of Scientology critics call it kooky science fiction disguised as religion. Whatever you believe, the church says it is growing. Although the church's membership remains a much-debated mystery, its land holdings tell the story of a robust organization in the midst of a new chapter of growth. Worldwide, Scientologists say they have bought 21 buildings they plan to turn into churches. Still, some former Scientologists and ...
Jun 28, 2006
Troubled Scientology Church in Ireland is now €1m in red — Independent.ie
Type: Press
Author(s): Tom Lyons
Source: Independent.ie
INTEREST-FREE loans from abroad are propping up the troubled Irish branch of the controversial Church of Scientology. Financial documents seen by the Irish Independent reveal that the church is more than €1m in the red after running up huge legal bills in an epic eight-year battle brought by a disgruntled former member. As a result, members of the mega-rich Church of Scientology in the United States have had to cough up almost €400,000 just to keep the Dublin arm afloat. The ...
Apr 13, 2006
Church of Scientology to buy Santa Ana landmark building — Orange County Register
Type: Press
Author(s): Marlo Jo Fisher, Amy Taxin
Source: Orange County Register
The Church of Scientology is buying Santa Ana's former Masonic Temple. SANTA ANA - Developer Mike Harrah is selling Santa Ana's historic downtown Masonic Temple, which he spent millions restoring as a performing-arts center, to the Church of Scientology. The sale has drawn the ire of some historic preservationists. The building is one of four that Harrah said he's selling to raise money to build his high-rise tower downtown. Church spokeswoman Marie Murillo said the building is being purchased for an ...
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