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.


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