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First Interfaith Youth Event Held At the Scientology Information Center

CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Tampa Bay Youth Coalition of Interfaith Tampa Bay held its first annual event to “Honor our Youth” at the Scientology Information Center in downtown Clearwater on September 30th. Forty members from a diverse range of churches and groups attended.

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Ms. Jan Magray, Coordinator of the Youth Outreach Committee for Interfaith Tampa Bay, at the September 30th Interfaith Tampa Bay First Annual “Honoring our Youth” Event at the Church of Scientology’s Information Center in downtown Clearwater.


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Mr. Joran Oppelt, the President of Interfaith Tampa Bay, delivered the main address on the importance of broadening the acceptance of all faiths.

Representatives and youth from St. Mary’s Lady of Grace Church, Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater, the Abrahamic Reunion (an interfaith coalition of Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths) and the Church of Scientology awarded youth from their churches who have shown dedication, care and interest in their churches and their religious duties.

The representative from the Church of Scientology, Rev. Patricia Harney introduced a young man, Dario Vidilli, from the Church of Scientology, who worked with the Scientology Volunteer Ministers preparing hygiene kits and supplies for hurricane victims of Hurricane Irma and helping to pass out food and ice to neighbors who were without power for a week after the storm.

“The Church of Scientology holds an important belief that one should, 'Respect the religious beliefs of others,' as stated by L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology’s Founder,” said Amber Skjelset – the Center Manager. “We are honored to support and work with other churches to encourage youth to be active in their communities.”

For more information please visit http://www.scientologyreligion.org/religious-freedom/ or http://www.scientology-fso.org/

The Scientology Information Center:

The Scientology Information Center, located in the Historic Clearwater Building in downtown Clearwater, opened on July 11, 2015, and currently houses a gallery of audiovisual displays with some 400 videos.

The Center, open to all, provides a self-guided tour showing basic Scientology beliefs, Churches around the world, ongoing social programs supported by the Church and the life of L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology’s founder. The Center also hosts community events and meetings for a variety of nonprofit organizations.

Contact Amber Skjelset
(727) 467-6966

 

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