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Media Advisory Scientology Christmas

Media Advisory Scientology Christmas

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Press Statement - Church of Scientology International
Press Statement - Church of Scientology International

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December 2010
Scientology Media AdvisoryThe Scientology Religion and the Holiday Season
At this time of year, media often ask how Scientologists observethe holiday season. To answer that question, the Church of ScientologyInternational provides the following:
How do Scientologists celebrate the holiday season?
Observances of the holidays are as diverse as Scientologists are.Because the Scientology religion is practiced in 165 countries andterritories, Scientologists come from a wide variety of faiths andcultural traditions.But no matter what their background, they, like most people, gatherwith loved ones to enjoy the warmth of friends and family andcelebrate the joy of the season.Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard honored the great religiousleaders of the past for the wisdom they brought to the world, writingthat Scientology shares “the goals set for Man by Christ, which arewisdom, good health and  immortality.” It is in this spirit thatScientologists celebrate the holiday season, whether Christmas,Hanukah, Kwanzaa or any other religious or cultural tradition.Scientologists live by a code which includes: "To use the best I know of Scientology to the best of my ability to help my family, friends, groupsand the world." During the holiday season, Scientologists are especiallyactive in this respect, volunteering in a wide range of endeavors to
 
improve the lives of individuals and the community and bring joy tothose who may need assistance.
What do Churches of Scientology do during the holiday season?
In addition to regular Scientology religious services, Churches of Scientology provide many special holiday activities for Scientologistsand open houses and tours for members of the community.Scientology Churches and their parishioners also organize and supportnumerous charitable events during the holidays, such as toy drives,food and clothing collections, and parties for underprivileged children.Scientologists visit nursing homes, orphanages, hospitals andhomeless shelters, bringing holiday cheer through gifts andentertainment.
Christmas Stories
The Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International in Hollywoodproduces
Christmas Stories
, an annual holiday benefit performancepresented in the style of a 1930s radio show with traditional andoriginal stories, songs and skits. (http://www.scientology.cc) This year’scast included Anne Archer, Jennifer Aspen, Eric Balfour, ErikaChristensen, Jason Dohring, Jenna Elfman, Juliette Lewis, MarisolNichols and Ethan Suplee.For nearly two decades, proceeds have benefited the Hollywood PoliceActivities League’s annual Christmas party for underprivileged childrenand PAL’s year-round inner city programs for at-risk youth.

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