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Scientology opens prominent new church in Arlöv

8 April 2009 · Category: General

ARLÖV – The Church of Scientology of Malmö opened its new home in Arlöv to thousands of parishioners and dignitaries with an invitation to all to find out for themselves the answer to the often asked question, “What is Scientology?”



With the sun shining from a clear blue sky the perfect scene was set when 2,500 people from 31 different nations gathered in the park at Sockerbruksgatan in Arlöv for the opening of the new Church of Scientology of Malmö.

The new home not only multiplies all facilities for training and counseling in the religion, it enables the Church to bring Scientology's international social reform and betterment programs to the region on a much larger scale.

A new church of Scientology for Sweden

"Our doors are open to everyone," said the Malmö Church's president, Stig Andersson. "We want everyone to come in and find out for themselves what we are and what we do."

Guest speakers welcomed the Church to its new home and related their own experiences from working with the methods of L. Ron Hubbard. Skane Regional Committee Member Iva Parizkova Ryggestahl said, "My own philosophy is that each person should think big and expand his views and be kind and effective. You do all these in a big way. Working with the many other dedicated citizens of Skane, there is nothing we cannot accomplish together."

Malmö local politician, Dr. Adly Abu Hajar, stressed the importance of religions working together, when he stated, "I'm impressed by how seriously you take your duty in the world. You do it through your work to promote inter-faith dialogue, which I am pleasured to be part of."

Professor Bertil Persson, who has 40 years of experience as an educator working with L. Ron Hubbard's study methods, said, "I see everywhere in the world, everywhere, quick results where L. Ron Hubbard's Study Technology is used. Why? Because it is designed for every individual and the conditions for every individual."

The new Church of Scientology of Malmö represents four decades of growth in Sweden since the first Church of Scientology was founded here by a group of students from Lund University in 1969.

Public diplays will answer the often asked question, "What is Scientology?"

The new Church of Scientology of Malmö is a reflection of the world scope of Scientology today, which comprises nearly 8,000 churches, missions and groups across 164 nations. Each is dedicated to achieving the Aims of Scientology - including a world without war, without insanity and without criminality, where the able may prosper and all are free to rise to greater heights.

Other new Scientology Churches recently opened include Berlin, London, Madrid, New York, San Francisco and Johannesburg.

The Church of Scientology of Malmö welcomes visitors and offers tours seven days a week from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. For more information on the Church and its programs, visit www.scientology.org or call +46 (0)40 537580.