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daily record (scotland, uk) • death • flo conway • fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentation • il coraggio di parlare. storie di fuoriusciti da scientology (the courage to speak out - stories of ex-scientologists) (book) • james "jim" siegelman • john travolta • l. ron hubbard's credentials • lawsuit • legal • maria pia gardini • narconon (aka scientology drug rehab) • norway • oxford capacity analysis (aka, "free scientology personality test" aka "u-test" aka "pape test") • publisher's weekly • real estate • recruitment • sacramento bee (california) • security check ("sec check") • silencing criticism, censorship • snapping: america's epidemic of sudden personality change (book) • tax matter • united kingdom (uk) • vg nett (norway) • workplace recruitment
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Jul 5, 2011
Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion — Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Type: Book
Author(s): Janet Reitman
Source: 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
Type: Press
Source: 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
Type: Press
Source: 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
Type: Book
Author(s): Amy Scobee
Source: 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
Type: Press
Author(s): Ernesto McCausland
Source: 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
Type: Press
Source: 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
Type: Press
Source: 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
Type: Press
Source: 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)
Type: Press
Author(s): Burl Gilyard
Source: 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)
Type: Press
Author(s): Edgar Sanchez
Source: 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
Type: Research
Author(s): Hugh B. Urban
Source: 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)
Type: Press
Source: 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)
Type: Press
Source: 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
Type: Press
Author(s): Lloyd Grove
Source: 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
Type: Press
Author(s): Sharon Linstedt
Source: 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
Type: Press
Author(s): Alex Beam
Source: Boston Globe
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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