Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Scientologists in South Africa

According to

...the Church of Scientology of Johannesburg opened the doors of its new headquarters in Kensington, the hub of Scientology activity in South Africa. More then 1,400 guests and well-wishers — government and religious leaders, human rights champions, celebrities and professionals, church members and friends — came from all over Africa and from many countries to celebrate the landmark dedication.

The event was capped by the appearance of senior Scientology executive Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of Religious Technology Center, custodian of the religious scriptures of Scientology.

Mr. David Miscavige’s presence to dedicate and open the new church was significant, both for him, personally, as a first-time visitor to the country, as well as for the parishioners of the 45-year-old Johannesburg church.

Through the years of apartheid Scientologists worked to overcome the oppression of the existing regime, even exposing psychiatric concentration camps where political dissidents and other "undesirables" were shipped after being labeled mentally ill and where they were tortured and made to work with no compensation.

And with the fall of apartheid, Scientologists have continued working throughout the country to bring L. Ron Hubbard's technology to civil and community leaders, doing everything they can to fulfill Mr. Hubbard's vision that:

"From Southern Africa will spring the next great civilization on this planet...." L. Ron Hubbard

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