This year is 35 Earth’s laps to the Sun since the first Church of Scientology opened in Spain. With the slogan of 35 Years Rooting, Scientologists in Spain celebrate the achievements that have been reaping regarding the respect for human rights, drug prevention, values, and even in the education of thousands of adults and children who have seen their lives enhanced by the aplication of principles developed by L. Ron Hubbard.
The event will be held on Saturday 19 September, in the Chapel and Hall of the Church of Scientology of Spain, which is located a few meters from the Spanish Parliament, in one of the few Art Deco buildings that can be found in Madrid. The party will be attended by community leaders and religious freedom experts, professors, doctors of law and as usual, the Deputy General Director of Relations with the Denominations from the Ministry of Justice.
In addition, attendees will enjoy performances by singers Carolina Rodriguez and Nerea Acevedo, and a poetry recital by the renowned Laura Victoria Valencia.
To finalize the event, will take place the 2nd Edition of the RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AWARDS, that will be delivered to 3 persons or entities whose work for the improvement and protection of religious freedom are worthy of distinction. In the first edition of 2014, the winners were the lawyer Ms. Isabel Ayuso Puente, the Deputy General Director of Relations with the Denominations Mr. Ricardo García García, and the highly acclaimed Professor of Ecclesiastical Law Mr. Dionisio Llamazares Fernández.
The religion of Scientology came to Spain in the 60’s in hand by the very L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the religion. The first church in the world opened in 1954 and Spain in 1980. It currently has over 11,000 churches, missions and related groups in 189 countries. In Spain it is recognized as a religious organization by the High Court and the Ministry of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights and more countries.