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Scientology Volunteer Ministers--A Global Force for Help


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                Scientology Volunteer Ministers--A Global Force for Help
                A third of a century since its creation by L. Ron Hubbard, the Scientology Volunt
                program has indeed become a force for good

                08.05.2009 – The Scientology Volunteer Ministers program was launched in 1976
                with the following challenge by L. Ron Hubbard: "If one does not like the crime,            Twitter Pitc
                cruelty, injustice and violence of this society, he can do something about it. He can       The Scientolo
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                become a Volunteer Minister and help civilize it, bring it conscience and kindness
                and love and freedom from travail by instilling into it trust, decency, honesty and
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                In a third of a century since Mr. Hubbard created this program, the Scientology               Scientology
                Volunteer Ministers have grown to an international force for help.                            grown to an

                There has been remarkable growth of the program in the first decade of the 21st               Today there
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                Century. Today there are 196,000 Scientology Volunteer Ministers worldwide,
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                compared to 45,000 in 2005 and 6,000 in 2001.
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                Volunteer Ministers have helped over 1.4 million people in the last year, a 300
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                percent increase over the 2004 figure of 550,000 people. Volunteer Ministers have             percent incr
                helped 10.8 million people since 9/11.                                                        of 550,000
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                Over 750,000 people have visited the Volunteer Ministers Internet site in the last year       million peopl

                alone, with 149,000 people starting free online Volunteer Minister Courses in the             Over 750,00
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                last seven months alone.
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                18 Continental Volunteer Ministers traveling centers have toured through 116                Resource Li
                countries covering over 300,000 miles (more than 140,000 miles within the past              Scientology
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                The 135 regional Volunteer Ministers traveling centers—the signature yellow tents
                attached to Churches of Scientology in major cultural centers—have toured
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                throughout their cities or towns helping hundreds of thousands yearly.

                Volunteer Ministers have been involved in disaster relief efforts in 126 major disaster
                sites—42 locations in the last year alone.

                Volunteer Ministers have trained and partnered with more than 500 different
                organizations and agencies including the Red Cross, FEMA, National Guard, and
                local police and fire departments.

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About Church of Scientology International
At the top of the ecclesiastical structure of the Scientology religion is the Church of
Scientology International (CSI), the mother church for all Scientology. Located in Los
Angeles, CSI provides overall direction, planning and guidance for the network of
churches, missions, field auditors and volunteer ministers which comprise the
Scientology hierarchy it spans, and ensures these various organizations are all
working effectively together.

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