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Earliest ⇓ Jul 5, 2011 Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion — Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Product Description Scientology, created in 1954 by a prolific sci-fi writer named L. Ron Hubbard, claims to be the world’s fastest growing religion, with millions of members around the world and huge financial holdings. Its celebrity believers keep its profile high, and its teams of “volunteer ministers” offer aid at disaster sites such as Haiti and the World Trade Center. But Scientology is also a notably closed faith, harassing journalists and others through litigation and intimidation, even infiltrating the highest levels ...
Oct 15, 2010 Scientologists buy home of founder — The Star
A Los Angeles-based holding corporation has purchased a home at 666 East Ave., here, in which Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard once lived and worked. [...]
Aug 1, 2010 Rev. Jessie Battle earns center director and teacher certification — Kingsville Record and Bishop News
Kingsville Record and Bishop News
A parent workshop will be held Monday at St. Paul AME The Rev. Jessie Battle received a center director and teacher certification from the Applied Scholastics International organization recently. He will hold his first free workshop teaching parents how to teach their children self-regulated learning at 6 p m., Monday, Aug. 2, at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, located at 531 West Warren Ave. in Kingsville. [...]
May 9, 2010 Scientology: Abuse At The Top [book] — Scobee Publishing
["Amy Scobee was a staff member for the Church of Scientology for 27 years. She escalated up the ranks to the top of church management by the time she was twenty, where she remained for two decades. For much of that time, she served as a member of the Watchdog Committee, the highest management body in Scientology, which supervises every sector that makes up the church today. In this book, Amy relates her experiences from her discovery of Scientology as a ...
Feb 11, 2010 Friskoleforældre betaler til Scientology [Danish, unofficial English translation: "Free school parents pay to Scientology"] — Ekstra Bladet (Denmark)
Dec 9, 2009 L. Ron HUBBARD : Portait de l'artiste en paranoïaque : psychose et phénomènes sectaires — Université Paris Diderot
Dec 1, 2009 Il coraggio di parlare. Storie di fuoriusciti da Scientology [Italian] [English: "The Courage to Speak. Stories of defectors from Scientology"] — Paoline Editoriale Libri (Italy)
Nov 12, 2009 E Scientology diffidò Maria Pia Gardini e le Edizioni Paoline [Italian] [English: "And Scientology warned Maria Pia Gardini and Editions Pauline"] — MondoRaro Magazine (UK)
Nov 5, 2009 Blown for Good / Behind the iron curtain of Scientology (book) — BFG Books
Oct 30, 2009 Maria Pia Gardini, in un’intervista esclusiva sull’esperienza in Scientology [Italian] [English: "Maria Pia Gardini, in an exclusive interview on the experience in Scientology"] — MondoRaro Magazine (UK)
Oct 26, 2009 My Billion Year Contract / Memoir of a former Scientologist (book) — CNM Publishing
Sep 29, 2009 The asbestos ship [Unofficial English translation of "La nave del asbesto"] — El Tiempo (Colombia) More: Original Spanish version
El Tiempo (Colombia)
En abril del 2008, el suntuoso buque de pasajeros 'Freewinds' estaba siendo sometido a refacciones en Curazao cuando se descubrió que contenía en su estructura asbesto azul, un peligrosísimo material, vetado en los países del mundo civilizado por ser causante de cáncer. De inmediato, las autoridades portuarias de la isla ordenaron detener las obras, ante el riesgo inminente que existía para 240 trabajadores polacos.
Ya existían voces de alerta respecto al peligro que representaba el buque, utilizado como escuela itinerante por ...
Apr 27, 2009 Departementet om Scientologikirken: - Kan være på kant med loven [Norwegian] — VG Nett (Norway) More: Google translation
VG Nett (Norway)
(VG Nett) Helsedepartementet mener det er på tide at Scientologikirkens aktiviteter blir kontrollert opp mot norsk lov.
Etter å ha besvart 200 spørsmål i Scientologikirkens personlighetstest på internett, gikk tre av VG Netts medarbeidere hver for seg til kirkens lokaler i Karl Johans gate i Oslo.
Journalistene Stian Eisenträger og Marianne Vikås svarte ærlig på spørsmålene ut fra eget ståsted. Begge opplever seg selv som stabile, og fornøyd med livet.
For å finne ut hvilke tilbakemeldinger depressive personer kan få, påtok ...
Apr 23, 2009 Dødsfallet [Norwegian] [Translation: "Death"] — Dagbladet (Norway)
Apr 22, 2009 VG Netts journalister tok scientologi-test [Norwegian] — VG Nett (Norway) More: Google translation, summary in English, discussion in English
VG Nett (Norway)
VG Netts journalister tok scientologi-test
* - Deprimert, tilbaketrukket, uansvarlig
* - På nivå med en gjenstand som ikke lever
* - Undertrykkes av en eller flere personer
* - Må velge mellom kurs eller kjemikalier
* - Kan forbedre livet med 1000 prosent
(VG Nett) Dette var blant tilbakemeldingene VG Netts tre journalister fikk da de tok den omstridte personlighetstesten til Scientologikirken.
Det er denne testen Olav Gunnar Ballo (SV) mener var en utløsende årsak til at datteren Kaja tok ...
Jan 1, 2009 Surveillance in a New Religious Movement: Scientology as a Case Study — Religious Studies and Theology
Aug 6, 2008 Anonymous versus Scientology — The Boar (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Apr 19, 2008 Rekrutterer unge til Scientologi med stress-test [Norwegian] — VG Nett (Norway) More: Google translation
VG Nett (Norway)
[Picture of Scientology stress-test table]STRESS-TESTES: Mange barn syns det er morsomt med stress-testen på Karl Johan. Kirken avviser at de forsøker å verve barna. - Vi lar dem prøve for moro skyld, sier pressetalsmann Matthias Fosse. Foto: Roar Dalmo Moltubak
KARL JOHAN (VG Nett) Fra denne standen på Karl Johan i Oslo forsøker Scientologi-kirken å verve nye medlemmer med en egenkomponert stress-test.
Lørdag formiddag stoppet et titalls forbipasserende, deriblant flere barn og unge, og tok plass på stolene foran standen for ...
Feb 19, 2008 What Really Happened at Scientology’s secret INCOMM facility
Jun 21, 2007 Scientologists find home at former science museum in St. Paul — Finance and Commerce Daily (Minnesota)
Finance and Commerce Daily (Minnesota)
The building at 505 N. Wabasha St. in downtown St. Paul isn't your average piece of property. Most buildings don't come complete with a 300-seat theater – the former Omni Theater, a forerunner of today's IMAX theaters. When it opened in 1977, the building was the new home of the Science Museum of Minnesota. After the Science Museum moved to its new home along Kellogg Boulevard in 1999, the Minnesota Business Academy took up residence in the building. The academy closed ...
Dec 28, 2006 Church has big to-do list before making its move: For Scientologists, fixing up the historic Ramona building for a new headquarters is next year's priority — Sacramento Bee (California)
Sacramento Bee (California)
Dec. 28–The Church of Scientology is eager to move to a new Sacramento address.
But 14 months after buying the downtown Ramona building for $4.75 million, with plans of converting it into its new local headquarters, the church has yet to call the movers.
"Many things need to get done" before the 77-year-old Ramona is ready to physically accommodate its new owner, church spokesman Mike Klagenberg said last week.
The list includes: getting City Hall's permission to begin a planned $3 ...
Jun 1, 2006 Fair Game: Secrecy, Security, and the Church of Scientology in Cold War America — Journal of the American Academy of Religion
Hugh B. Urban
Journal of the American Academy of Religion
Hugh B. Urban is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the Department of Comparative Studies, Ohio State University, 431 Hagerty Hall, Columbus, OH 43210. From Tom Cruise’s wedding to South Park’s scathing cartoon parody, the Church of Scientology has emerged as one of the wealthiest, most powerful but also most controversial new religious movements of the last fifty years. Remarkably, however, it has rarely been subjected to serious, critical study by historians of religions, in large part because of the ...
Dec 29, 2005 Restaurateur seeks new spot / Church of Scientology, owner of historic Ramona building, negotiates to move tenants — Sacramento Bee (California)
Sacramento Bee (California)
A year ago, Luis Leyva Jr. opened Luis Jr.'s Mexican Food Restaurant in downtown Sacramento.
Housed in what used to be a Japanese eatery, Luis Jr.'s is in the Ramona building, a former hotel at Sixth and J streets.
"This is my dream," Leyva said last week during an interview at the place bearing his name. "This is what I've always wanted - my own restaurant downtown."
But Leyva may soon
Aug 14, 2003 Frank Hoeffer III [Obituary] — Reporter (Vacaville, California)
Reporter (Vacaville, California)
A funeral service for Frank Hoeffer III, 57, of San Francisco will be private. Disposition will also be private. Mr. Hoeffer died July 23, 2003, in San Francisco following a bout with cancer. Born July 15, 1946, in San Diego, he resided in Vacaville from 1954 to 1969 before moving to San Francisco. He was self-employed. He was a member of the Church of Scientology and enjoyed computers. A graduate of Vacaville Union High School in 1964, he earned an associate ...
Jun 15, 2003 The Reliable Source // Leave no movie star behind — Washington Post
[...] Leave no movie star behind: Church of Scientology cause celeb Tom Cruise slipped into town this week for private meetings with senior Bush administration officials at the Department of Education and the White House. On Thursday, Education Secretary Rod Paige hosted a lunch for Cruise – a conspicuous supporter of Bill Clinton before President Bush took office – so the actor could gab with education officials in the secretary's dining room. "He wanted to learn more about the president's 'no ...
Jan 20, 2003 Real Estate Transactions — Buffalo News
Dec 22, 2002 Scientologists plan Move to Main street building — Buffalo News
Scientologists Plan Move To Main Street Building
Buffalo News - Financial Edition
December 22, 2002
A historic building in the 800 block of Main Street, which began its life as a religious gathering place, is about to become the new home of Buffalo's Church of Scientology.
The Scientologists will move into the former Buffalo Catholic Institute building, at 836 Main St. on the southwest corner of Main and Virginia streets, early next year when they move from their current location at ...
Sep 16, 1998 Boston U.'s Scientology connection — Boston Globe More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Boston University has the faculty, staff, and financial resources to become one of the nation's great research institutions. One obstacle in that path has always been the unpredictable behavior of John Silber, a master builder whose norms of academic freedom are not universally accepted. It is also hard to take seriously a university where the president, Jon Westling, lacks the basic teaching credential — a doctoral degree — required of assistant professors nationwide. It is not widely known that the man ...
Jan 1, 1998 La Secte / Secte armée pour la guerre — Albans Éditions
Feb 24, 1997 Letters / Re: Scientology disagreement downplayed — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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