Access Hollywood Interview With Scientologist Tom Cruise
I just found this great interview with Tom Cruise where he discusses Scientology and his stand against the over-medication of children.
The human rights music video UNITED now has its own website: United Music Video. On the site you can find out about the video, how it was produced, how teachers can use it in lesson plans and you can download a special edition of the What are Human Rights booklet which teaches kids the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The new website was announce by the Church of Scientology just a few days ago.
The Church of Scientology is a big supporter of efforts to forward human rights in all parts of the world. Last weekend an event was held at the Church of Scientology of New York where teens in dozens of countries were honored by Imaculee Ilibigaze of the UN Development Program: Rwandan Genocide Survivor Commends Human Rights Education Effort
Here is a piece about Tom Cruise and his success with the Study Technology developed by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard: Cruise credits Scientology for his success
Just to clarify a couple of things from the article: a) the Study Technology is secular, it is not religious in nature. b) the "having an object you are studying" described in the article is only one small part of the Study Technology. For more details check out this description on the Applied Scholastics website: What is Study Technology?
Alissa Sears just returned from 4 months in the tsunami disaster area working as a Scientology Volunteer Minister. Here she tells her story: Sri Lanka volunteer returns from four months abroad
With so much in the news about Tom Cruise and his religion, Scientology, I thought I'd provide some links that might give you more information.
Well I hope that is all helpful
Tom Cruise is an amazing guy. The amount of positive press he generates about Scientology is phenomenal. Here is a piece from an Indian paper: Cruise thanks Scientology for IQ
I can personally say that he is absolutely right. Scientology does provide the tools one needs to improve your conditions in life. In fact there is even a course on it: How to improve Conditions in Life Course. I did this course a few years ago and have found what I learned invaluable.
Throughout the years, Tom Cruise has been very open about his criticism of the German Government's violations of the human rights of Scientologists in that country as reported in this article from the BBC: Cruise lobbies over Scientology
The truth of his assertions has been bourne out by the Higher Administrative Court of the German State of Saarland, which just ruled that the state intelligence services are no longer permitted to intrude on and monitor the activities of the Church of Scientology and individual Scientologists in Saarland.
Human Rights Leadership Award recipients for 2005 join Freedom Magazine in calling for less sensationalism on behalf of vested interests and more investigative journalism in the public interest. I think we can all get behind that.
You'd think that with its horrendous human rights record of the last century, the German government would respect the rights of its citizens to believe as they choose. After all, Germany is a signatory of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But no. The German government still insists on discriminating against and demonizing minority religions. So it takes the likes of Tom Cruise to stand up and take action as the article below shows.
I just found the site of the L. Ron Hubbard Foundation. It develops and supports programs aimed at creating a safer environment within today's culture through such things as developing and supporting organizations that help handle the major social ills faced by mankind.
The site is quite large, so I've not had a chance to check it all out, but it looks fascinating: ePolitix.com - Hubbard Foundation
Scientology Assists are techniques developed by L. Ron Hubbard. They operate on the principle that one tends to withdraw mentally or spiritually from an injured area. Only by restoring communication with this area can one bring the spiritual element into healing, thereby greatly speeding the healing process. Assists are used to alleviate stress and physical aches and pains, or to orient a confused or distraught individual to his present environment. The article below is about how Tom Cruise made such assists available to the crew on the set of his latest movie "War of the Worlds"