GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN INITIATIVES & AFFILIATED SOCIAL BETTERMENT PROGRAMS SPONSORED BY THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY
The global devastation and human misery wrought by drug abuse, illiteracy and moral decay—to say nothing of natural and man-made disasters—is unmistakable. They threaten to rip the social fabric to shreds and in many parts of the world these societal ills have already caused irreparable damage.
What is conspicuously lacking in combating these virtually apocalyptic scenarios are effective solutions. To that end, in the course of his decades of research into the mind and spirit, L. Ron Hubbard developed methods by which to address the crises that threaten our world.
While to bring those solutions to bear, the Church sponsorship of permanent centers to act as “generation plants,” which thereby set in motion broad-scale movements in the name of morality, literacy, drug prevention and rehabilitation.
Further, and to realize Scientology’s greater humanitarian objective, the Church has made readily available, easily assimilated and rapidly distributable multimedia tools to raise awareness, educate and activate millions.
The result: the Church of Scientology’s revolutionary social betterment and humanitarian programs. They are utterly unique, indisputably cutting edge and most importantly—effective.
The largest nongovernmental drug information and prevention campaign is educating youth about drug abuse in 180 countries, used by over a thousand governmental, law enforcement and community organizations.
UHR is making human rights a global reality by teaching the importance of those rights to 100 million people annually across some 190 nations, with its publications, audiovisual presentations and Youth for Human Rights World Tour.
Providing indiscriminate help all over the world, this international corps of volunteers works alongside rescue workers and global volunteer agencies at major disaster sites, helping over 2 million people each year.
Working closely with schools, businesses and governments, the Foundation is raising moral standards worldwide with widespread distribution of The Way to Happiness. The result: calmer, safer communities.
Working with educators to conquer illiteracy and raise education standards worldwide, Applied Scholastics provides effective learning tools based on a revolutionary technology of study—tools employed in over 4,000 schools.
As part of their religious Code, Scientologists pledge “to expose and help abolish any and all physically damaging practices in the field of mental health,” and thereby bring about an atmosphere of safety and security to mental healing.
Three decades of growth in America’s prison population has brought the nation to a sobering threshold: one in every 100 adults in the United States is now confined behind bars. The total prison population is now 2.3 million, the highest number in the world, followed by the much more populous nation of China with 1.5 million.
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