Church of Scientology Seattle Targets Human Trafficking

Youth for Human Rights educator’s guide makes it easy for teachers to educate youth on their rights.

Youth for Human Rights educator’s guide makes it easy for teachers to educate youth on their rights.

The open house at the Church of Scientology Seattle focused on human rights education as an important element in combatting human trafficking.

The open house at the Church of Scientology Seattle focused on human rights education as an important element in combatting human trafficking.

A special agent from the Seattle FBI Field Office was the featured speaker at the open house.

A special agent from the Seattle FBI Field Office was the featured speaker at the open house.

He emphasized the problem of human trafficking in the area.

He emphasized the problem of human trafficking in the area.

Youth for Human Rights Seattle open house at the Church of Scientology Seattle rallies community to take effective action against human trafficking.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 9, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The local chapter of Youth for Human Rights held an open house at the Church of Scientology of Seattle to blow the whistle on human trafficking in Washington State.

According to Washington’s Office of the Attorney General, the state “is a hotbed for the recruitment, transportation, and sale of people for labor.”

Last March, local media reported that Seattle police rescued 26 women after a three-and-a-half-year human trafficking investigation into massage parlors across the city. After receiving dozens of complaints, police investigated 11 businesses and arrested six people for promoting prostitution and money laundering. The Seattle Police Department was assisted in the investigation by the FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

A special agent of the Seattle FBI Field Office was the featured speaker at the open house. He underscored the problem of human trafficking in the area.

“Youth for Human Rights educates children about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and inspires them to become advocates for tolerance and peace,” said the director of the Seattle chapter of Youth for Human Rights International. “Children of every ethnic and socioeconomic background can be trapped into human trafficking and it is vital that they are educated on human rights so they can protect themselves and their friends from becoming victims.”

The UN’s 90-page “Global Trafficking in Persons” report released earlier this year stressed that human trafficking of girls is on the rise. Youth for Human Rights Seattle responded by ramping up its efforts to reach educators by exhibiting and distributing free materials in conferences in Washington State so that they can reach as many youth as possible with the message of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

In 1969, Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote, “Very few governments have implemented any part of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. These governments have not grasped that their very survival depends utterly upon adopting such reforms and thus giving their peoples a cause, a civilization worth supporting, worth their patriotism.”

The Church of Scientology and Scientologists support Youth for Human Rights and make its educational materials available free of charge. Watch a documentary on the history and activities of Youth for Human Rights International on Voices for Humanity on the Scientology Network.

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Scientology Kansas City Hosts “Solutions to Violence” Open House

Documentary filmmaker Jon Brick briefed those gathered at the Church of Scientology Kansas City on the film "Uncommon Allies" and the need for concerted community action to end the violence.

Documentary filmmaker Jon Brick briefed those gathered at the Church of Scientology Kansas City on the film “Uncommon Allies” and the need for concerted community action to end the violence.

Anyone wishing to end the senseless killings in Kansas City is invited to an open house at the Church of Scientology Kansas City on January 11.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 8, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Church of Scientology of Kansas City is hosting an open house January 11 for anyone wishing to take action to end the senseless killings in the Kansas City metropolitan area. This was inspired by community response to the Church’s screening on December 27 of the documentary “Uncommon Allies” by award-winning local filmmaker Jon Brick.

“Uncommon Allies” is a call to action, and with 148 homicides in Kansas City in 2019, this is a story that needs to be told.

The film tells the story of Rosilyn Temple, who lost her son to gun violence in 2011. Ms. Temple founded Kansas City Mothers In Charge, a group of mothers, grandmothers, aunts and caring community members committed to working to prevent others from having to experience the tragedy of homicide.

The Church screening of the gripping documentary coincided with the film’s premiere on Scientology Network’s Documentary Showcase. Filmmaker Jon Brick was the special guest speaker who shared behind-the-scene stories and answered questions from the audience. The film not only covers the ordeal suffered by Ms. Temple, it also raises awareness of what Kansas City police officers have to face on a daily basis.

At the screening on December 27th, many attending brought up that they want to help end the violence.

“I think community members, every single one of us, owe it to ourselves to do something about this,” said a Christian pastor attending the screening. “Kansas City is at the top of the most dangerous cities in the nation list. There has been a denial or ignoring of the problem. I hope this documentary helps with that.”

“We are organizing a response to the violent crime, one that will enlighten and encourage our neighbors in Kansas City to join in a movement to take back our communities,” said Church of Scientology Public Affairs Director Bennette Seaman. “What we are saying with the Solutions to Violence open house on January 11th is that the violence in our city has to change at the individual level. All of us have to want change and push for change together.”

Anyone wishing to learn more about the issue of violent crime or to take action is invited to attend this open house. R.S.V.P. to reserve a seat at the Solutions to Violence open house on Saturday, January 11th, at 1:30 p.m. at the Church of Scientology at 1805 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO, by contacting Angie or Emma at (861) 753-6590.

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Bishop Tracie Williams Dickey Discusses Unique Christmas Customs from Around the World

Bishop Tracie Williams Dickey

PITTSBURGH, PA, UNITED STATES, January 8, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Along with New Years, Christmas is one of the most widely-celebrated holidays around the globe. In addition to the glory of millions of people communing to celebrate the birth of Jesus and the glory of God, Bishop Tracie Williams Dickey says it is delightful to see the ways in which various cultures around the world make Christmas uniquely theirs. An international Bishop who has traveled extensively spreading the gospel, Tracie Williams Dickey shares some such unique traditions and customs from three countries.

3 Countries’ Unique Christmas Traditions

Philippines

The Philippines has the highest Christian population of any country in Asia, with about 80% being Catholics. Christmas festivities can start as early as late September, with decorations popping up in shop windows. On Dec. 16, formal observations commence with the first of nine pre-dawn masses, culminating in Christmas Day mass. Celebrations continue to the first Sunday in January, the Epiphany or Feast of the Three Kings. Christmas customs are a mixture of native Filipino and Western traditions, with Santa Claus and Christmas trees as well as items like the colorful ‘parol,’ a bamboo pole or frame with a star lantern featuring Japanese paper or cellophane.

Germany

Germany is well-known around the world for its delightful Christmas markets and festive celebrations. Many traditions celebrated in the United States originated in Northern Europe, including Germany, so their observances may be quite familiar. However, Germany has some traditions most Americans may not be aware of as well. On Dec. 5, for example, children place a freshly-polished pair of boots in front of their bedroom door, similar to how American kids leave stockings on the mantel on Christmas Eve. For good children, St. Nikolaus will often leave oranges, coins, chocolate, or gummy bears. In Germany and Austria, Santa also has a counterpart, Krampus, who punishes children who have not behaved. Germans also use an advent wreath, lighting a candle each Sunday leading up to Christmas.

Venezuela

In Venezuela, another predominantly Catholic country, nativity scenes are a much bigger deal than Christmas trees. Most homes have them and some communities have competitions for who has the best nacimientos. These go beyond just the Holy Family and can even depict the entirety of Bethlehem. The Baby Jesus is not placed in the nacimiento until Christmas Eve. Venezuelans also incorporate traditional dances into their celebrations, including the Joropo, merengue, and salsa, and traditional foods such as the dulce de colchinito, a slow-cooked brown sugar and papaya dessert. One of the most unique Venezuelan traditions, however, is roller-skating to Christmas Mass, a custom observed in Caracas, where streets are closed to traffic to accommodate skaters.

More on Bishop Tracie Williams Dickey

Bishop Tracie Williams Dickey is a Certified International Conference Speaker, CEO of Destiny Enterprises, and founder and Sr. Pastor of Deliverance Tabernacle Ministries Intl. She invites all to walk with her to achieve self-awareness, faith, and fulfillment in God.

Bishop Tracie Williams Dickey has created a special 5-Fold Ministry which she delivers through her local church as well as international publications and speaking engagements. Just as Bishop Tracie Williams Dickey meets and uplifts people, wherever they are in life, she likewise travels to all corners of the globe to meet congregants on their home turf.

In addition to international speaking events, she shares her wisdom through print and broadcasts including The Power of Deliverance Broadcast, The A.W.A.K.E. Women's Broadcast (Anointed Women Acclaimed For Kingdom Empowerment), and The Men on the Move Men's Broadcast.

Learn more about Bishop Tracie Williams Dickey and her message of hope via her website: https://www.bishoptraciedickey.org/bishop-tracie-dickey/

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Worship Whisperer Sandra Dager to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 8, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — German pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer once said, “Christians only gather together by the permission of Jesus Christ.” The call to worship is therefore an invitation. Motivating people to respond to this invitation is the challenge.

Modern churches face the same internal challenges as any organization, but also some unique ones. Building a healthy, spiritually vibrant congregation that makes a positive an impact requires focus and intention. This transformational task usually rests on the shoulders of a small leadership team.

Sandra Dager is an ordained Lutheran pastor, leadership coach and consultant specializing in facilitating transformation in church leaders and their faith communities. Dager is convinced that the quality of ritual leadership impacts the transformational potential of worship. She helps faith communities and their leaders become the best version of themselves for the sake of God and service to others.

Dager says the purpose of the church and its worship leaders is to “be a voice that communicates God,” but the church is not always effective in doing that.” One reason is that the curriculum that prepares church leaders often does a better job of teaching theology than teaching effective communication. Without effective communication skills, fewer people hear or understand the invitational call to worship which Bonhoeffer describes.

Affectionately dubbed “The Worship Whisperer,” Dager observes churches from the multiple angles—as a pastor, worship leader, musician and congregational member—to identify what is preventing them from thriving and realizing their mission.

“One of the greatest challenges, facing churches is they're not always as clear as they need to be about their purpose and mission,” says Dager. “As a church, what is our core identity and purpose? Why are we here? What is our job? What are our particular talents to grow spiritually and benefit humankind? How can I communicate God’s love in a way that is so compelling that people can’t imagine not being here?”

Dager says that leadership development in many organizations is often approached as a mental exercise from the neck up. Her approach to leadership development includes the whole body, incorporating the Alexander Technique, a psychophysical method of postural education, and research on the impact of kinesthetic energy patterns on worship.

“I am trained to help people identify ways of moving and even thinking more efficiently,” says Dager. “My doctoral work was focused on helping ritual leaders use their whole selves, not just their minds.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Sandra Dager in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on January 10th at 11am EST.

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If you have any questions for our guest, please call (347) 996-3389.

For more information, visit www.sandradager.com

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OCR to Investigate UCLA for Title VI Violations Based on Complaints Filed by StandWithUs and Zachor Legal Institute

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The DoE’s Office for Civil Rights will investigate allegations that UCLA administration failed to prevent a hostile campus environment for its Jewish community.

Thanks to effects of the Executive Order Combating Anti-Semitism and the Office for Civil Rights, the Department of Education has guidance on how to deal with the toxic effects of campus antisemitism.”

— Marc Greendorfer, President of Zachor Legal Institute

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, January 8, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) has notified StandWithUs and Zachor Legal Institute on January 3rd that it has accepted each of their respective complaints alleging that UCLA violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VI”) and has opened the matters for full investigation on the merits. StandWithUs and Zachor Legal Institute both alleged that the UCLA administration repeatedly failed to prevent a hostile campus environment for its Jewish campus community in direct violation of the school's Title VI obligations.

The StandWithUs Saidoff Legal Department and the StandWithUs Center for Combating Antisemitism, together with UCLA senior Shayna Lavi, filed a complaint with OCR alleging that UCLA violated Title VI based primarily on a guest lecture in Lavi’s Anthropology class, during which the speaker, San Francisco State University Professor Rabab Abdulhadi, described the State of Israel as a racist endeavor, denied its right to exist, and characterized Zionists as white supremacists.

After Lavi challenged Abdulhadi during the class, she was verbally harassed by her. In subsequent class sessions, Lavi was also harassed by her professor Kyeyoung Park, who invited the guest lecturer. Lavi informed UCLA administration, which failed to respond adequately or effectively.

“Students should never be subjected to discrimination, harassment or retaliation by their professors after standing up for themselves, their identity, and their community," StandWithUs co-founder and CEO Roz Rothstein said. “For Shayna, as for many Jews, Zionism is an integral part of her Jewish identity, and university administrators should be in the business of protecting students against conduct that marginalizes and demonizes them, not giving such hate a free pass.”

Many of the allegedly egregious statements made during the guest lecture that is the subject of the StandWithUs complaint satisfy the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism. As part of the December 11, 2019 Executive Order on Combating Anti-Semitism, OCR must consider the IHRA definition and accompanying examples of antisemitism when determining whether a Title VI violation has occurred.

Zachor Legal Institute was contacted by a number of UCLA students in 2018 when the terror-connected hate group, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), announced that it had been allowed to host a national conference on the campus of UCLA. Zachor contacted UCLA’s administration to ask, given SJP’s long history of promoting anti-Semitic discrimination and calls to violence on college campuses, how the university could provide student and federally funded resources for a conference that was sure to create a hostile environment for Jewish students.

Though Zachor provided UCLA with extensive documentation of SJP’s history of blatant antisemitism, UCLA chose to allow the hate conference to proceed. Once the conference began and Zachor received numerous reports of discrimination from students at UCLA, Zachor filed a Title VI complaint with the OCR.

"For too long, antisemitic hate groups have been given free rein to create hostile environments on college campuses, often in programs that are federally funded. This type of discrimination has always been contrary to federal civil rights law and thanks to the effects of the recent Executive Order on Combating Anti-Semitism and the Office for Civil Rights, the Department of Education now has clear guidance on how to deal with the toxic effects of all types of campus antisemitism. We are not asking for special treatment; rather, we are simply seeking an equal and consistent application of anti-discrimination provisions of federal law," Zachor Legal Institute’s co- founder and President Marc Greendorfer said.

"We are encouraged by this latest development, as it brings Jewish students and faculty at UCLA one step closer to regaining the confidence that they will be able to participate in all aspects of campus life without fear of being targeted for negative treatment because of how they express their Jewish identities," said Carly Gammill, director, StandWithUs Center for Combating Antisemitism.

About StandWithUs

StandWithUs (SWU) is an eighteen year-old, international, non-profit and non-partisan Israel education organization that works to inspire and educate people of all ages about Israel, as well as challenge misinformation and fight against antisemitism.

Through university fellowships, high school internships, middle school curricula, conferences, materials, social media, educational films and missions to Israel, StandWithUs supports people around the world who want to educate their schools and communities about Israel.

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Los Angeles, the organization has programs on five continents with chapters and offices throughout the U.S., in Israel, the UK, Canada and Brazil.

For the last 7 years, SWU has consistently received the highest possible ratings from Charity Navigator (4 stars) and Guidestar (Platinum) www.standwithus.com and www.facebook.com/standwithus and www.twitter.com/standwithus

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Zachor Legal Institute (www.zachorlegal.org) is an organization using the law to oppose antisemitism and the delegitimization of Israel. Zachor engages in legal scholarship and activism to both commercial and university environments. Our recently released report, The New Anti-Semites, details antisemitism rampant in the BDS Movement.

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END OF A DECADE, BEGINNING OF FOREVER: NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION CAPS HISTORY-DEFINING TEN YEARS FOR SCIENTOLOGY

Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board Religious Technology Center

Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board Religious Technology Center, sets in motion a celebration to cap a breathtaking decade of expansion, setting the course for the next decade—if not the centuries ahead.

2020 New Years crowd at Scientology event

A burst of light and a raucous roar overtake the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium as the 2020 Scientology New Year’s Celebration unfolds. The end-of-decade event marks the culmination of the greatest ten years of growth in Scientology history.

Through milestone after milestone accomplishment, the audience relives a thrilling decade, one which saw greater expansion for the Scientology religion than all previous decades combined.

Through milestone after milestone accomplishment, the audience relives a thrilling decade, one which saw greater expansion for the Scientology religion than all previous decades combined.

A culminating moment in the New Year’s Event is the Grand Opening of a new Scientology organization in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 2, 2019. The occasion brought to life a nationally registered and now fully restored landmark in the Arts District.

Likewise highlighted during the dynamic celebration is the November 9, 2019, dedication of the expansive new Church of Scientology in Columbus. Located right on US Highway 33, it is set to serve communities across Central Ohio.

Thousands congregate in Los Angeles to celebrate the culmination of the greatest period of growth in Scientology history.

Yes, tonight we celebrate the fact we conquered time. Since, how else could anyone accomplish so much in ten fleeting years?”

— Mr. David Miscavige, the ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion.

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, US, January 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — A Golden Age for Scientology.

More than 50 new Churches arising.

Publishing and multimedia facilities taking flight.

And the launch of Scientology Network Television.

That’s just a glimpse of why the 2010s saw greater expansion for the Scientology religion than all previous decades combined.

“Yes, tonight we celebrate the fact we conquered time. Since, how else could anyone accomplish so much in ten fleeting years?” began Mr. David Miscavige, the ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion. “But, either way, our theme tonight is ‘Time.’ Time past, time present and what this decade signified in terms of a future that’s already preordained as glorious. So, lest anybody take it for granted, well, let’s just say, this is not only the best time to be a Scientologist, it’s also the best time to become a Scientologist.”

A DECADE FOR THE AGES

In evidence of an unprecedented ten years for Scientology worldwide, Mr. Miscavige proceeded with a stunning visual presentation highlighting a parade of epic achievements:

• The Golden Age of Knowledge—Accomplished: The completion of a colossal 25-year undertaking—a program to recover and faithfully restore all of L. Ron Hubbard’s recorded lectures—thousands in all—containing the day-by-day discoveries and developments of Dianetics and Scientology, now available to every Scientologist.

• Creating a Publications Power Plant: The establishment of Bridge and New Era Publications, exclusively dedicated to printing and manufacturing the written and spoken words of L. Ron Hubbard. The only facilities of their kind and capable of producing more than 250,000 books and nearly 1 million CDs per week, they allow the Church to keep pace with the ever-increasing demand for Dianetics and Scientology across six continents.

• Building a Global Distribution Center: A state-of-the-art facility for the manufacture and distribution of educational materials and resources driving Scientology-sponsored humanitarian programs. This multifaceted printing and production center both fulfills requests and disseminates materials for social betterment across more than 190 nations.

• The Release of Golden Age of Tech Phase II: Comprising the completion of yet another monumental project delineated by L. Ron Hubbard for the exact codification of every breakthrough spiritual counseling process he developed over a quarter of a century, providing the certainty that all Scientologists can reach Total Freedom.

• Erecting a 21st-Century Flag Cathedral: Coinciding with the release of Golden Age of Tech Phase II came the completion and Grand Opening of the Flag Building—Scientology’s spiritual headquarters in Clearwater, Florida. An architectural and technical triumph that provides Scientology spiritual counseling and training to thousands at a time.

• Forging New Millennium Ideal Organizations: Scientology congregations embarked upon a relentless drive to build new Churches, exactly as envisioned by L. Ron Hubbard. This decade of unprecedented growth saw Churches of Scientology shed inaugural ribbons across 12 time zones and 22 nations, including the 2019 Grand Opening of the Advanced Organization and Saint Hill Africa—marking the realization of Mr. Hubbard’s vision of unbounded spiritual freedom for Africa.

• In the wake of new Church openings, the Church attained landmark victories and recognitions in multiple countries, including a watershed Supreme Court decision in the United Kingdom.

• Flipping the Switch on a Multimedia Broadcast Center: The decade saw the creation of Scientology Media Productions, a multimedia communications center for the Scientology religion. Spanning a five-acre historic complex in Hollywood, the facility’s production embraces magazines, internet, special events and TV broadcast—virtually every 21st-century medium to carry Scientology’s message planetwide.

• And so came the historic launch of the Scientology Network, bringing the voice of Scientology to the world across satellite television and live streaming platforms in 17 languages—setting a new standard for religious programming and already earning more than 50 industry awards for innovation and excellence.

A MONUMENTAL DECADE IN REVIEW

Further highlighting the end-of-decade celebration were presentations to honor L. Ron Hubbard’s technology in application across every sector of society in the name of a better world.

• Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE), bringing to bear programs to counteract drug abuse, illiteracy, immorality and criminality:

• In Lima, Peru, a 41-year police veteran became an emissary of L. Ron Hubbard’s nonreligious moral code The Way to Happiness. There, he partnered with over 200 civic organizations to reach more than a million citizens, ultimately helping cut crime rates in metropolitan Lima by 20 percent. Moreover, and internationally, The Way to Happiness booklet has been translated in 117 languages, with 40 million copies of the booklet distributed this decade alone.

• In the Pacific island of Samoa, the Ministry of Education implemented L. Ron Hubbard’s Study Technology through the nation’s teacher network, reaching over 60 percent of the student population and thereby raising comprehension as much as 90 percent. Similar scenarios play out wherever Study Tech is in application, with educators regularly reporting an increase in student learning rates, up to 15-fold in a single semester.

• And, marking a new era for Narconon, L. Ron Hubbard’s drug rehabilitation program, this decade saw the inauguration of Continental Training Facilities in Mexico, the United Kingdom and Denmark, as well as Model Centers across the United States and as far away as Nepal. All told, the global network saves a new life every four hours and has earned better than 150 awards and recognitions for salvaging individuals from addiction. Furthermore, as this decade comes to a close, Narconon’s worldwide success rate stands at the pinnacle of the drug rehab field.

• World Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE), disseminating L. Ron Hubbard’s Administrative Technology (Admin Tech) to bring sanity and prosperity to the workaday world.

• In Hungary, an agriculturalist determined to reverse soil depletion from modern chemical-heavy farming techniques. Wielding a revolutionary bio-fertilizer yielding 25 percent increases in crop production, this engineer implemented Mr. Hubbard’s administrative tools to bring his products to farms across Central and Eastern Europe. In consequence, he earned Hungary’s National Quality Grand Prize for outstanding innovation.

• An entrepreneur out of Dallas, Texas, used L. Ron Hubbard’s Admin Tech to thrive in a highly competitive restaurant business, where 8 out of 10 establishments shutter their doors in the first five years. Specializing in a signature pizza style, the restaurateur swelled locations to more than 40 throughout the Lone Star State and beyond.

• And in the Czech Republic, where, following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the country took an ice-water dip from a command economy to the free market—all without adequate know-how and procedures for administrative stability and success. In reply, a WISE member formed a consultancy firm that has equipped business owners and managers with Admin Tech through more than 4,000 seminars and so empowered more than 80,000 professionals, with no less than half a dozen firms then recognized on the Best of Czech 100 list.

• International Hubbard Ecclesiastical League of Pastors (I HELP) and Scientology Missions International (SMI), the pioneer movement opening Groups and Missions to provide Scientology introductory services to communities all over the world.

• In Croatia, where an I HELP group collectively traversed more than 250,000 miles throughout the deeply traumatized states of former Yugoslavia in the wake of the Balkan conflicts. Delivering nearly 150 seminars and providing spiritual counseling across the region, they earned international recognition for helping to “unite the people of the Balkans.”

• In Costa Rica, a relatively stable nation in a region of intensely violent Central American countries, where her people are threatened by encroaching insecurity and crime. In reply, a Scientology mission in the capital of San José took it upon themselves to saturate communities throughout the country with social betterment campaigns for human rights and morality.

• And so the Scientology Missions International success story continued, with six new Scientology Missions dedicated in the past year: Just beyond the beachfront of Florida’s Gulf Coast community for Belleair; amid Houston’s Midwest “Super-Neighborhood” in the Capital of America’s Sunbelt; in the heart of Hungary’s “Steel City” of Miskolc; at the center of Panama, in the city’s bustling downtown; along England’s southern coastline on a Dorset County High Street; and another still in Johannesburg’s emerging district of Edenvale.

Bringing the night to an inevitable climax were the Grand Opening presentations of the very newest Scientology Ideal Organizations for 2019, including:

• The November 2nd ribbon-cutting of the Church of Scientology Kansas City, in a fully restored, nationally registered Missouri landmark on 18th Street and Grand Boulevard in the city’s renowned Crossroads Arts District.

• And the November 9th dedication of the Church of Scientology Central Ohio, in the state capital of Columbus and accessible to all on US Highway 33.

Whereupon, as thunderous applause reverberated in the packed-to-capacity Shrine Auditorium, the night’s celebration transcended to a tone of triumph. So it was, as the concluding moments of the Church’s most momentous decade drew near, Mr. Miscavige left one and all with a final word:

“With that, we arrive at the close of this evening’s event, and a moment to contemplate the next ten years. And the next, and the next and the next after that, until time runs its course and what L. Ron Hubbard told us is indeed fulfilled: That time is not behind us; it lies ahead in eternity; and we shall find ourselves in it, irrevocably. But either way, what is absolutely manifest destiny is all of us together for the next ten years. And in anticipation of which, I say: Happy New Year and Godspeed into eternity!”

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Attorney Mike Brandner Holds Louisiana Contest Seeking New Jingle for 2020

Mike Brandner Jingle Contest

Enter to Win Cash in the Mike Brandner Jingle Contest

Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys invites Louisiana residents to sing their hearts out for a chance to win $2500 in jingle contest.

What better way to start a new year in a new decade than with a new jingle.”

— Mike Brandner, ESQ.

NEW ORLEANS, LA, USA, January 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Personal injury attorney Mike Brandner issued an open invite to Louisiana residents to enter his law firm’s jingle contest. Contestants are encouraged to come up with their own version of a tastefully clean, legal, creative, and original “Mike Brandner” style jingle. The top three winning entrants will be awarded a 1st ($2,500), 2nd ($1,500), or 3rd ($1,000) place cash prize, bragging rights, and the chance to have their jingle used in local TV and radio advertisements.

Mike Brandner Jingle Contest entries must be submitted by February 25, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. (midnight). Voting will begin on February 27, 2020. The official rules and regulations may be viewed online by clicking the “jingle contest” link provided in the top main menu at mikebrandner.com.

“What better way to start a new year in a new decade than with a new jingle. I look forward to hearing the different entries and watching as the favorites emerge once voting begins,” shared Mike Brandner, ESQ.

About Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys

Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys has successfully represented victims from a variety of backgrounds with lawsuits against large insurance companies, Fortune 500 companies, large corporations, condominium associations, labor unions, and more. Many of these cases involve injuries related to traffic accidents, defective products, workplace accidents, maritime accidents, railroad accidents (FELA), and other accidents. Find out more about Mike Brandner and his team of New Orleans injury attorneys online at MikeBrandner.com or by calling (504) 345-1111. You can also interact with the law firm by connecting with them on Twitter and Facebook.

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The Volunteer Ministers’ Bright Yellow Tent in the Beautiful City of Antwerp

The Scientology Volunteer Ministers’ bright yellow pavilion in the heart of the Belgian city of Antwerp.

The Scientology Volunteer Ministers’ bright yellow pavilion in the heart of the Belgian city of Antwerp.

Inside the tent, visitors were introduced to the practical technology of the Volunteer Minister.

Inside the tent, visitors were introduced to the practical technology of the Volunteer Minister.

They were welcomed to the city by a prominent religious scholar.

They were welcomed to the city by a prominent religious scholar.

Antwerp welcomed the Scientology Volunteer Ministers’ European Continental Cavalcade and the many services it offers to improve the quality of life.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 6, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — A center of trade and fashion, known as the diamond capital of the world, the city of Antwerp welcomed the Scientology Volunteer Ministers European Cavalcade, which set up its bright yellow pavilion in the heart of the city keeping with its mission to bring the unconditional help of the Volunteer Ministers to cultural capitals throughout its continental zone.

This city is a bustling port—as vibrant today as it was when its ornate baroque cathedrals were new. Explorers of the 16th and 17th centuries strolled down these streets as the works of Antwerp’s Peter Paul Rubens transformed what it meant to be an artist.

Yet, as in any city in the 21st century, those living in Antwerp face new challenges to their happiness and peace of mind, making the skills of the Scientology Volunteer Minister as important here as they are anywhere else on Earth.

In the mid-1970s, in response to spiraling crime rates, corruption and other social ills, Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard launched the Volunteer Ministers movement with the motto that no matter how serious the problem, “something can be done about it.”

“If one does not like the crime, cruelty, injustice and violence of this society, he can do something about it.” he wrote. “He can become a Volunteer Minister and help civilize it, bring it conscience and kindness and love and freedom from travail by instilling into it trust, decency, honesty and tolerance.

“Briefly, a Volunteer Minister fulfills the definition of religion in this increasingly cynical and hopeless world.”

Inside the bright yellow tent, the Scientology Volunteer Ministers offer seminars and courses in the 19 subjects of The Scientology Handbook, including how to improve relationships, salvage marriages, free people from drug addiction, handle the ups and downs of life, improve one’s ability to study and to control his or her own destiny.

The tour was welcomed to the city by Dr. Chris Vonck, Founder and Secretary of World Congress of Faiths Belgium, Inc. (WCF) and rector of the Faculty for Comparative Study of Religions (FVG) in Wilrijk, Antwerp, who explained that Scientology “stresses our own acts and the way to be ourselves.”

Professor Vonck then drew the parallel between the Scientology Volunteer Ministers and the beliefs of Christian theologian Emanuel Swedenborg who said, “Love is the center of our life. It delivers warmth and when it is not present we experience cold. When love is completely absent we die spiritually.”

He welcomed everyone to step into the bright yellow tent.

The Church of Scientology Volunteers Minister program is a religious social service created in the mid-1970s. Anyone of any culture or creed may train as a Volunteer Minister and use these tools to help their families and communities. The Church provides free online training on the Volunteer Ministers website.

Watch films based on the tools of the Volunteer Minister on the Scientology Network.

For more information, visit the Scientology Newsroom.

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Chris David Muggler and the Purpose of Prayer

Chris David Muggler

Chris David Muggler explores the numerous benefits of prayer.

INDIAN TRAIL, NC, UNITED STATES, January 6, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Prayer is one of the holiest experiences one can experience on a daily basis: prayer is not simply asking for something from a divine source or repetition of phrases meant to make us feel better. Prayer, Chris David Muggler explains, is a conversation with God; a special, personal communication between a true believer and their Creator.

The Bible has many things to say about prayer, and some of it can be tough to navigate without additional explanation from someone versed in the teachings of Christ. Chris David Muggler wants to help all those who wish to honor the Lord feel confident in their prayers.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 states: “Pray without ceasing.” Obviously, this doesn’t mean you should be constantly praying every second of every day. So, what does it mean? Chris David Muggler explains: prayer should be a consistent, constant part of your life. Do not feel hesitant in the least about praying before any major or minor event in your life: receiving strength and wisdom from the Lord can be affirming in a way that helps you traverse even the most dreadful of situations.

Chris David Muggler points out: the Bible also tells us “And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of others. Assuredly I say to you, they have their reward.” (Matthew 6:5).

How can this passage be applied to the manner in which you pray? Chris David Muggler wants you to understand that this passage does not mean you should hide your prayers: indeed, you should not be ashamed in the least about your faith and the glory it brings to your life. The purpose of this passage, Chris David Muggler explains, is to condemn the act of praying for the purpose of performance. Vanity is a sin, and praying for the sole purpose of attracting attention to one’s self is a particularly blasphemous example of vanity.

So, what should we be praying for? Chris David Muggler advises that we should only be asking God for things that we ourselves can not do for ourselves. To ask God for holy protection or divine insight into something beyond the purview on man is one thing—to petition our Lord and Savior to help you find the television remote is another thing entirely.

There are other things you can try if you feel as though your prayers have been lacking in substance, suggests Chris David Muggler. For example, if you usually pray silently, you can try praying out loud. While praying silently is absolutely OK—God will hear your prayer no matter how you communicate with Him—praying out loud can help you retain focus. You can also find a prayer partner. While you should absolutely be having one-on-one time God, it can be a good experience to share your prayer with another who will rejoice in Christ with you.

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International Bishop Tracie Williams Dickey Explains 3 Benefits of Short-Term Missions

Bishop Tracie Williams Dickey

PITTSBURGH, PA, UNITED STATES, January 6, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — An international bishop who has traveled the world spreading the word and love of God, Bishop Tracie Williams Dickey knows a thing or two about the value of mission trips. Known as the “Voice With a Vision,” Bishop Tracie Williams Dickey is renowned in Pittsburgh and beyond for her thought-provoking ministeries which inspire and empower listeners from all walks of life. Here, the esteemed leader, teacher, and mentor explains three prominent reasons to consider embarking on a short-term mission trip.

3 Benefits of Short-Term Mission Trips

1. Broadening Perspectives

Teens today have the advantage of the World Wide Web which allows them to connect with and learn about people from all corners of the globe. However, reading news stories, seeing Instagram posts, or watching documentaries and YouTube videos is not at all the same as an in-person experience. When people step outside of their comfort zone to walk a mile in another person’s shoes, it broadens their perspective and enhances their world view. This is particularly useful for teens who may be wrapped up in their daily lives and not recognize the enormity of the world and its vast diversity.

2. Empowerment

Mission trips empower people to do God’s work on earth, Bishop Tracie Williams Dickey said. In addition to broadening horizons, mission trips can improve missionaries’ confidence in their ability to make a difference in the world. It can also help improve their sense of ownership and initiative in doing good deeds and helping others. Bishop Tracie Williams Dickey said many missionaries are inspired and enlightened through service.

3. Reinforces Faith

Mission trips can reinforce faith in a few ways. For one, missions provide an opportunity to connect with fellow Christians who share your beliefs, with whom you can have thoughtful discussions on God and His ways and teachings. Furthermore, mission trips provide an opportunity to see how God’s teachings can change lives. And finally, immersed in environments where life may be significantly more challenging than what you’re accustomed to, you may have the opportunity to witness a miracle or example of God’s light in the darkest places.

More on Bishop Tracie Williams Dickey

Bishop Tracie Williams Dickey is a Certified International Conference Speaker, CEO of Destiny Enterprises, and founder and Sr. Pastor of Deliverance Tabernacle Ministries Intl. She invites all to walk with her to achieve self-awareness, faith, and fulfillment in God.

Bishop Tracie Williams Dickey has created a special 5-Fold Ministry which she delivers through her local church as well as international publications and speaking engagements. Just as Tracie Williams Dickey meets and uplifts people, wherever they are in life, she likewise travels to all corners of the globe to meet congregants on their home turf.

In addition to international speaking events, she shares her wisdom through print and broadcasts including The Power of Deliverance Broadcast, The A.W.A.K.E. Women's Broadcast (Anointed Women Acclaimed For Kingdom Empowerment), and The Men on the Move Men's Broadcast.

Learn more about Bishop Tracie Williams Dickey and her message of hope via her website: https://www.bishoptraciedickey.org/bishop-tracie-dickey/

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