Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Here's an interesting article about helping people. It was written by Rev. Cathy Norman who is the Director of Special Affairs for the Church of Scientology of Texas

Scientology's volunteering can be applied by anyone
By Cathy Norman
Saturday, November 16, 2002

More than 25 years ago, Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard observed that we as a society were faced with rising problems of crime, illiteracy, immorality and drug use. He saw this as the result of a world more and more dominated by materialism and disappearing spiritual values.

His answer to this was the Scientology Volunteer Ministers program, which aims to "restore purpose, truth and spiritual values to the lives of others."

Describing this program, he said: "A Volunteer Minister in Scientology is defined as a person who on a strictly voluntary basis helps out his fellow man by providing simple, basic counseling to people he meets to assist them in overcoming difficulties they may be having in life. A Volunteer Minister understands that something needs to be done about the world and . . . he wants to do what he can to help those around him."

The whole article is online on the Austin Interreligious Ministries web site: Scientology's volunteering can be applied by anyone

There are more articles by the same Scientology minister:
Affinity, Reality and Communication Form a Powerful Tool

Celebrating Hubbard's Message

Use a Map to Find the Path to Happiness

Cuban Family's Quest for Freedom Reminds Us to Cherish Ours

Scientology Gives Believers a Map on the Road to Self-fulfillment"

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