David Miscavige - International News

As the driving force behind the worldwide program to expand all of the churches of Scientology to better serve their communities, Mr. David Miscavige has traveled extensively addressing hundreds of thousands of Scientologists and non-Scientologists at international Scientology celebrations and events.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Hosted by Mr. David Miscavige


Scientologists, friends and admirers celebrate the extraordinary life
of international best-selling author and founder of the
Scientology religion, L. Ron Hubbard (1911-1986).

Mr. David Miscavige hosted this annual event honoring Mr. L. Ron Hubbard on the 95th anniversary of his birth. This year more than 5,000 people in Clearwater, Florida and another 6,000 gathered on L. Ron Hubbard Way at the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles to attend the annual tribute to L. Ron Hubbard’s March 13th Birthday.

A best-selling author during his 50-year writing career, Hubbard wrote 19 New York Times bestsellers including Dianetics, which first appeared on the list in 1950 and returned again in 1988. The book has gone on to sell more than 20 million copies and become the most popular self-improvement book in the world. With more than 200 million copies of his works sold in 65 languages, Guinness World Records recently awarded Mr. Hubbard the title of the world’s most translated author.

This year, Mr. David Miscavige presented dozens of filmed accolades for Mr. Hubbard’s humanitarian work from religious leaders and scholars Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, educators, government officials
and civil leaders, in addition to private individuals who knew him during his life of prodigious and influential achievements.


The grand opening of the Church of Scientology of Spain started out with Mr. David Miscavige, a driving force behind the growth of the Church for almost a quarter of a century, speaking of the essential need to recognize the spiritual nature of each person in order to restore vitality and purpose to both individuals and society.

David Miscavige stated “For the people of Spain, this represents a new beginning. We want you to know who we are, what we believe, and all we stand for,” and he continued, “For today, does not signify the opening of ‘our’ new Church. Rather, it represents the opening of the new Church for you. That's why our doors are open, seven days a week. No matter your social standing, your race, or your creed — and whether to just find out the answers to your questions, or to be ‘helped’ for whatever the need, you are welcome. Because, Scientology does have answers. Real answers.”


South African Scientologists were very proud to have Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center,
on the lineup of honored guest speakers, each of whom recognized South Africa’s Scientologists for their indomitable spirit and historical achievements.

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.

“It is my honor to address you, to walk in a land where L. Ron Hubbard laid so many milestones, and on this, your milestone day,” he stated.Mr. David Miscavige recounted that, on September 11, “when the curtain came down, exposing the fragile state of the world,” Scientologists everywhere heard their “wake-up call.”

The urgency of the mission became even clearer and the efforts and dedication have intensified since. That intensity led ultimately to the opening of three new international headquarters for their social betterment organizations, as well as the expansion of churches worldwide.


Mr. David Miscavige, guest speaker, gave his address to thousands of people at the grand opening of a new Church in New York City.

“It is truly my pleasure to join you in the opening of this new Church of Scientology of New York. Because, and let there be no doubt, the significance of this day far transcends what stands before you.”

"And that really is saying something, since what stands before you is nothing short of sensational, representing the decade long dreams of New York Scientologists.”
"Yet, while that alone may be cause for celebration, the importance of this new church — your new church — extends far beyond this structure, or this city. In that regard, today marks a milestone step in our planetary crusade to urgently bring on our help on a global scale — with the importance of today’s occasion extending across the Scientology world. And that is why it is my honor to be here today. For as you will soon hear — this last year has seen us opening new churches, like this one, in every corner of the globe. And in the near future there will be even more. But no matter how many — this one is special. As for why — the answers are many.

"As a first reason — and as you have just heard — nowhere held a more ‘special place’ in the heart of our Founder, than this city. But that doesn’t say it all. After all, there is a reason L. Ron Hubbard called New York ‘home.’

“For when you consider New York is the hub of everything from American Publishing to fashion, the nation’s financial capital and epicenter of global trends, not to mention the international center for entertainment and media, and all in addition to the most diverse culture on Earth, which sets the trends across every generation and spectrum of life — well, what more need be said? New York is the greatest city on Earth.”


Annually, Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center and a founding member of the International Association of Scientologists [IAS], hosts the IAS Anniversary celebration.

In 2005, in welcoming the more than 6,000 event attendees, and tens of thousands more who have since seen the event on video locally around the world, Mr. David Miscavige detailed the massive expansion of the Scientology religion around the world over the last year. He stated, “Take our size, take our expansion, take everything accomplished in the preceding fifty-one years of our existence and double it again and that was our 21st year of the IAS [International Association of Scientologists].”

After presenting Freedom Award medals to Scientologists for their outstanding, selfless work in humanitarian endeavors, Mr. David Miscavige took the audience through a visual tour of expansion plans for Scientology organizations around the world.

As part of the solution to these and many other problems, Mr. Miscavige spoke of the social programs sponsored by every Scientology church.

These are just some of the highlights of the October 2005 anniversary celebration of the International Association of Scientologists held in Saint Hill, England.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Amid a marching band, confetti, balloons and a massive ribbon, Church officials, celebrities as well as local dignitaries opened the Church of Scientology of Buffalo November 16, 2003, with Mayor Anthony Masiello proclaiming “Church of Scientology of Buffalo Day.”

The Church purchased the new building, the former Buffalo Catholic Institute at Virginia and Main streets, in December 2002. After 50,000 volunteer hours from parishioners from Buffalo and other states and countries it was opened in grand style. One guest at the opening described it as “truly a showplace of the practical, spiritual methods you have to offer.”

The ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion, David Miscavige, addressed the assembly, noting that the true significance is not the “monument” but its key duty: “to bring the help this world so desperately needs.”

Also, attending the ceremony were 1,400 well-wishers, including City Council members who praised the Church’s social betterment programs, preservationists pleased that the Church had breathed life into not just the building but also the neighborhood, and celebrities Billy Sheehan, renowned rock bassist and Buffalo native, and TV and film actress Jenna Elfman.
The Scientology religion was founded by American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard.
The first Church of Scientology was established in Los Angeles in 1954. The international religion has since grown from that one church to more than 3,000 churches, missions and groups in 154 countries.

Mr. Hubbard’s research into the mind as laid out in his 1950 bestseller Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, led to development of the Scientology religion, a precise path for individuals to explore and know their own spiritual nature and to improve conditions in their lives.

The Church provides auditing and training, the two core religious practices in Scientology. Auditing (from “audire,” to listen) is one-on-one religious counseling. Training is the study of the tenets of the religion.

Monday, April 03, 2006

~ PART I ~

On August 7, 2004, Mr. David Miscavige presented a global overview of the Scientology religion to over 2,000 leaders in the fields of the arts, entertainment, commerce and government.

The events of September 11th served as a wake-up call for all of us. When one must worry, in today’s modern world, about the safety of its citizens, when one’s solutions are limited to the use of military might, it is obvious that the problems we face run much deeper.

It’s a situation none of us can ignore. They are conditions we all must face. They are problems we all must be responsible for helping to resolve.

Yet look around the world today — what will you hear? “What can I do about it?” “I’m just me.” And therein lies the real problem. For the truth of the matter is that just “me” and “we” are the most powerful force on this Earth.

And no, I am not merely speaking of the daily headlines of international warfare and conflict. The fact is, that’s only but the latest chapter in the drama that has continued to unfold for the past several millennia. War — man against man — nation against nation. And if today it is different, that’s only because the weapons are larger. It’s a long way from sticks and stones, to laser-guided missiles.

But here’s the real point. While we are hit with the daily headlines, the Code Orange terror alerts, and all else, it obscures the deeper, more serious problem that underlies it all. Man himself.

Today we live in a world increasingly obsessed with science. Yes — we can send man to the Moon, explore the surface of Mars, and even survey the galaxy with NASA probes. With advanced computer technology, and satellites circling the globe, we can communicate to anyone, anywhere on Earth, and in an instant.

Yet with all of that — everything science has brought us — there is a void. In fact, it’s a chasm. And at the bottom of that chasm are the humanities. So, it shouldn’t surprise any of us that with all the high technology of this 21st century, science can’t yet prevent war.

What about the terror alerts that are a part of everyday existence? The upsets at home that are so common it’s considered part of the daily grind called life? That’s a Code Orange taking place in millions of households every day. Or what about raising a child today? If it’s not the drugs, then it’s the all too common worry that they’ll actually get an education. That’s the real terror alert and it’s at Code Red.

Mr. David Miscavige’s address is continued in the next posting.

Sunday, April 02, 2006


Mr. Miscavige’s address continued…

The answer to this planet’s problems will not be found in the “material.” Of this there can be no question. For if those solutions can’t prevent war nation to nation, how then can it be expected to answer questions like “love,” “happiness” or “peace of mind?” So, we can’t expect the answer to be found in chemicals. Not unless one buys into a synthesized utopia, or a “Brave New World,” with a perfect pleasure drug.

Yet that is precisely what we see in the world today, with multi-million dollar conglomerates providing a cornucopia of new pills as a panacea to all ills — making the pharmaceutical industry the most profitable business on the planet — more than banking, high finance, oil or computers. Common sense tells us it’s the wrong answer.

After all, it isn’t just mere coincidence that the arrival of those new drugs always coincide with the expiration of the last one’s patent. That’s a fact.

And when the success of the latest “feel good” pill is judged by profit, well don’t be surprised when happiness isn’t the result. After all, what then would happen with all those blue chip stocks?
As any businessman knows — good marketing strategy requires the constant outflow of new product. And besides, the statistics say it all — those pills are not working.

So, do we think new answers are needed?

Yes, we do.

Do people, at times, suspect offers of “help”?

Unfortunately, they do. And it’s not surprising. Because too many times that help has failed.

What people need are real solutions, real tools to deal with and effectively overcome human problems. Every one of us has experienced it.

Think back yourself and you’ll remember when you tried to help a grieving loved one, a struggling child, a friend overcome by addiction. And where you have failed, it’s only because you lacked the tools to effectively accomplish what you desired. That is what Scientology offers. Help.

The Aims of Scientology are a world without insanity, without criminals, without war, where the able can prosper and where Man is free to rise to greater heights. Also inherent in Scientology itself, is that one take responsibility, not only for himself, but the world at large. And absolutely no part of those efforts have anything to do with mere “belief” or “blind faith” in a doctrine. Rather, we use what we know to help others, and we couldn't care less about their race, creed, color or religion.

To see more from the excerpt of this speech go to Mr David Miscavige Presents “This is Scientology” or a full audio-visual presentation of the entirety of this 48 minute address can be obtained from the Materials and Services Catalog.