The IAS story plays out in full at the end of each October, when IAS Members from
around the world converge on Saint Hill, the home of
This annual gathering of thousands of Scientologists epitomizes the purpose of the IAS: to unite, advance, support and protect the Scientology religion in all parts of the world, so the Aims of Scientology can be achieved. For it is here, in this historical venue, that the plans for new international campaigns, funded by the IAS, are unveiled and presented to the entire membership — not just to those in attendance at Saint Hill, but to Scientologists all over the world, since the entire proceedings are videoed and exported internationally. This then, is the emanation point of the planetary crusades supported by IAS memberships and donations.
To answer the most widely asked question about Scientology, as the religion rose to prominence in the mid 1990s, the IAS sponsored distribution of the encyclopedic reference book What is Scientology? to world leaders.
Human Rights Headquarters
That second dissemination project was then flanked with a third, the What is Scientology? Exhibitions and Expositions, which have toured hundreds of cities across 23 nations and toured hundreds of thousands of visitors.
And so it was — with the world’s foremost religious leaders joining our crusade — that we moved on to secure the religious rights of Scientologists in nation after nation — from Sweden to South Africa, Taiwan to Tanzania.
With intolerance and threats to religious freedom on the rise, the IAS stepped to the forefront in the name of freedom for every human being, supporting the establishment of a headquarters for human rights in Brussels, in the heart of the new Europe.
The world’s foremost human rights campaign was then launched, beginning with the distribution of publications promoting the importance of human rights and the Universal Declaration.
And to just that end — human rights — the IAS has also sponsored a global program to expose and eradicate the crimes and human rights violations of psychiatry.
Beginning with new headquarters for the Citizens Commission on Human Rights and a state-of-the-art audiovisual museum on psychiatry, the IAS has generated an international informational campaign presenting the truth about this destructive industry, inspiring a legion of “psych-busting” volunteers. To broaden the reach of the campaign, the IAS has funded the production of 11 traveling exhibits — portable versions of the museum — carrying vital information about psychiatric abuses to the heart of government centers in city after city, in nation after nation. And all the while, CCHR has continued to unleash IAS sponsored publications, one after another — by the millions.
Citizens Commission on Human Rights
International in Los Angeles, California
SOCIAL BETTERMENT CAMPAIGNS
At the same time, IAS is sponsoring major social betterment programs to uplift populations from the oblivion of psychiatry’s false solutions — with an arsenal of LRH technology being provided where most needed. First, it was the establishment of Narconon Arrowhead — the largest rehabilitation center on Earth and now spearheading that salvation across a planet-wide network that grows larger each day.
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The Way to Happiness Foundation headquarters grand opening in Los Angeles, California
And while these campaigns culminate in a positive advance toward a new civilization, another vital vector is our crusade of help — now driven forward with an army of Volunteer Ministers answering the call, wherever and whenever — the largest disaster relief organization on Earth. From neighborhood and community level, that grass-roots movement of help is being brought to millions with a global cavalcade — large yellow tents presenting help in abundance and touring destinations as remote as Siberia and the Australian Outback.
The Volunteer Minister Cavalcade in Portland, Oregon
What began with a dedicated few now stands as a monumental force spanning 156 nations. And as we review the recent accomplishments, it is clear that we are larger and more determined than ever to make the Aims of Scientology a global reality. Because, we are the IAS!