This week millions of people in over 167 countries celebrate the 65th Anniversary of the starting of the Church of Scientology. Currently thriving on 6 continents, the Scientology religion is experiencing greater expansion than in any time in its history, and so are its efforts to promote, defend and protect freedom of religion or believe for all citizens in the world. The Church has recently joined the Faith and Freedom Summit NGO Coalition in Europe becoming an important stakeholder on the subject, and is actively participating at the Geneva UN NGO Committee on FoRB and the Washington International Religious Freedom Roundtable.
“You are a spirit,” wrote L. Ron Hubbard in 1954. “You are your own soul. You are not mortal. You can be free.”
Less than 4 years after the release of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, a group of Scientologists in Los Angeles incorporated the very first Church of Scientology when it was clear to them that this new subject to them was most definitely a religion.
In the last chapter of the book Dianetics, released in May 1950, Mr. Hubbard set 2 goals: “further research into life force” and “an effort to discover a higher echelon of universal origin and destination.”
By Feb. 18, 1954, he had actually accomplished these objectives as well as registered his route of study and research as well as discovery through 450 recorded conferences and also 7 new books.
What he had actually accomplished led the subject directly into the world of faith, religion and spirituality. By establishing processes that could make exteriorization happen — the separation of the spirit from the body– he verified that the Human Beings are actually immortal spiritual beings.
Through the continuation of his task, he supplied a total record of his research into the enigma of existence, the puzzle of death and his mapping of a path to spiritual freedom– all of it fully preserved now for every future generations.
For 65 years since that day, the church has continued to expand throughout the globe. The founder’s publications are now readily available in 50 languages and some of them in more. Scientology has now millions of members as well as churches, missions and groups in 167 nations.
Since almost one year now, March 2018, the church launched the Scientology Network making the religion available to any person, anywhere, causing more people beginning their travel in Scientology than at any previous time since the founding of the movement.
In the past few years, the church has opened 70 new churches from Los Angeles to London, Bogotá to Berlin and Tel Aviv to Tokyo , and counts with an almost 8000 square meters church in the capitals of Europe, Brussels, from where its social campaigns are coordinated in the continent through its Public Affairs and Human Rights Office.
It is under the care and leadership of Mr. David Miscavige, ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion, that the church has actually experienced bigger growth in the last decade than in the previous half a century altogether.
Ivan Arjona-Pelado, President of the European Office of the Church of Scientology for Public Affairs and Human Rights, which is included in the Transparency Registry of the European Union, congratulates “all Scientologists around the world and specially the ones Europe” for “the dedication through generations of ensuring the existence of Scientology into its current state”, so that all citizens can now “benefit from the workable solutions and programs that the Church is carrying out in Europe to help having a more moral, united, civic, educated, healthy and free society”.
“For countless ages, a goal of religion has been the salvage of the human soul,” wrote L. Ron Hubbard in Phoenix in 1954. “Man can save his soul. Like the bright cool dawn after a night of prison and of thunder, Man can taste that freedom sought so long … We are extending to you the precious gift of freedom and immortality — factually, honestly. You are a spirit, You are your own soul. You are not mortal. You can be free.”