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Local High-School Class Visits The Scientology Information Center

CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Friday, February 19th, twenty-five students from a local private school visited the Scientology Information Center to learn more about Scientology.

While the Scientology Information Center has hosted close to 7,000 visitors including those from various schools for religious studies classes since opening on July 11th 2015, this was its first high-school class visit.

The students watched videos covering, “Inside a Church of Scientology”, “The Eight-Dynamics (parts of life)”, the meaning of the Scientology Cross, and other basic symbols and concepts. A few of those questions were, “Does someone have to be a Scientologist to study or use Scientology?” and “Does Scientology offer confessionals?”

“Like any religion, Scientology has fundamental beliefs, its own theology, and the members are looking to understand life, their own spirituality and increase their understanding of their relationship with the Creator,” stated Amber Skjelset, Manager of the Information Center, “This center is open so that anyone can find out what Scientologists believe for themselves.”

The Information Center has four interactive audio/visual displays which contain over 300 videos. These include a brief overview of the life and legacy of Mr. L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology.

The center is open daily, 10am-10pm. It is located at 500 Cleveland Street in the Historic Clearwater Building in downtown Clearwater.

The center hosts a variety of receptions for local groups and organizations, and makes its conference room available free of charge to social, civic and nonprofit groups.

One response from a visiting student best summed up the experience of the class, “I liked learning about some of Scientology’s most basic ideas. I also learned how to explain Scientology to other people who don’t know what Scientology is. Everything the manager covered was easy to understand.”

For more information please contact Amber Skjelset, the Center’s Manager, at 727-467-6966 or e-mail her at amber@cos.flag.org

About the Church of Scientology:
The Scientology religion was founded by humanitarian and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and has expanded to more than 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 167 nations. Scientologists are optimistic about life and believe there is hope for a saner world and better civilization, and actively do all they can to help achieve this. Based on L. Ron Hubbard’s words, “A community that pulls together can make a better society for all.” The Church of Scientology regularly engages in many humanitarian programs and community events.

Contact Jenny Webb (727) 467-6860

Source:Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization