VOICE FOR HUMANITY
Real Help • Real Results
In recognition of the vital necessity to stem the downward spiral, the Church of Scientology and its members sponsor secular education programs that effectively curb drug abuse, instill tolerance, raise awareness of human rights and uplift morality across whole populations.
The goal is at once bold and ambitious: to resolve broad planetary ills and arrest a creeping cultural decline, all while uplifting society by instilling commonly shared values. Based on decades of experience, the programs contribute to positive change for individuals, communities and indeed, whole nations. Whether through grassroots initiative or official implementation, these programs measurably improve conditions, hence demand grows exponentially.
Each campaign is founded on the proposition that education is the cornerstone of change. They acknowledge that only when truly informed can individuals make lasting and transformative decisions to live drug-free, ethical, respectful lives in harmony with their loved ones and neighbors.
Inspired by the words of L. Ron Hubbard, Founder of the Scientology Religion, that “a being is only as valuable as he can serve others,” Scientologists assume responsibility not only for self and family, but also for the larger community. They wholeheartedly support these programs to make them broadly available. This publication provides an overview that pays testament to the effectiveness of the programs, as expressed by a wide range of individuals and institutions that have significantly benefited from the results.
Participation and collaboration in these initiatives is invited and welcome from all who seek to improve conditions for themselves and others, with the intent and vision that the resultant impact will reach every corner of Earth—and a new day will dawn for cultures the world over.
CREATING A DRUG-FREE WORLD
In response, the Church of Scientology and Scientologists sponsor the Truth About Drugs program, one of the world’s largest nongovernmental drug education and prevention initiatives. To popularize drug-free living, a broad spectrum of fact-filled, high-impact educational materials are distributed by the millions by the nonprofit, public benefit Foundation for a Drug-Free World to schools, community groups and governmental institutions worldwide. Drawing on decades of experience in drug education and prevention, the Truth About Drugs program effectively communicates the reality of drug abuse individually and through mass communication.
MAKING HUMAN RIGHTS A GLOBAL REALITY
In a world where people are barraged constantly by troubling media reports of human rights violations—ranging from deadly poison gas attacks to human trafficking, poverty and man-made famine—few understand their rights and even fewer know how to exercise them.
In its longstanding tradition of championing the cause of freedom for all, the Church of Scientology and its members seek remedies through sponsorship of one of the world’s broadest human rights education and public information initiatives, United for Human Rights, and its program for young people, Youth for Human Rights.
BRINGING REFORM TO MENTAL HEALTH
Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a nonprofit charitable mental health watchdog organization established by the Church of Scientology in 1969, is dedicated to eradicating psychiatric abuses and ensuring patient protections. CCHR has supported enactment of more than 160 laws protecting individuals from abusive or coercive psychiatric practices, requiring informed consent for psychiatric treatment, ending enforced drugging and electroshocking of children, and mandating severe penalties for sexual abuse of patients by psychiatrists and psychologists.
CREATING A WORLD OF HONESTY, TRUST AND SELF-RESPECT
A stunning two-thirds of the world’s governments are riddled with serious corruption. Almost a quarter of today’s emerging leaders are convinced they need to behave unethically to get ahead.
To reverse this decline and restore fundamental morals and values, L. Ron Hubbard wrote The Way to Happiness: A Common Sense Guide to Better Living. Entirely nonreligious, its 21 precepts may be used by anyone regardless of race, culture or creed to foster kindness, honesty and the basic skills of living.
SOMETHING CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT
Whether serving in their own communities or on the other side of the world, the motto of the Scientology Volunteer Minister is “Something can be done about it.” The program, created in the mid 1970s by L. Ron Hubbard and sponsored by the Church of Scientology International as a religious social service today constitutes one of the largest and most visible international independent relief forces.