Something is seriously wrong. The question remains—what lies behind this increase in violence? Among the factors to be considered are a decline in spiritual values and, conversely, an increase in psychiatric domination of mental health “counseling” and “treatment” that denies the existence of the human spirit.
The annual convention of the Religion Communicators Council (RCC), held in Atlanta last month, was attended by communication professionals from a broad range of religious organizations, including the International Director of STAND, Edward Parkin.
Edward Parkin, the International Director of Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination (STAND), will soon be headed for this year’s Religion Communicators Council (RCC) convention in Atlanta, Georgia.
Sam Brownback was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Religious Freedom by Vice President Mike Pence on February 1, filling an important position that has been vacant since Rabbi David Saperstein left the office in January 2017.
At a conference in Geneva, an international law expert and several NGOs called upon French President Emmanuel Macron and his Prime Minister to cease the financing of FECRIS (European Federation of Centers of Research and Information on Cults and Sects) and its member organizations based on the destruction they have caused.
The following is a letter from STAND member and President of the Church of Scientology Utah Sandra Lucas on the occasion of the passing of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Thomas Monson. We publish it here as it expresses the feelings of STAND members everywhere.