Tel Aviv, Israel (PRWEB) October 23, 2013
Perhaps nowhere is peace a more pressing issue that in the Middle East. Tel Aviv Scientologists observed International Peace Day with a forum at the Center of Scientology Israel September 21, with artists, educators, journalists and scholars collaborating on how to achieve peace.
The forum was moderated by Scientology Public Relations Officer Sefi Fishler who introduced those attending to The Way to Happiness, a nonreligious moral code based entirely on common sense, written by author, humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard.
Volunteers distribute copies of The Way to Happiness throughout Israel in Hebrew and Arabic. Two volunteers who distribute the booklet in the Palestinian Authority spoke of its power in calming tension and opening dialogue.
Fishler showed several chapters of The Way to Happiness book on film: Precept 11—“Do Not Harm and Persons of Goodwill;” Precept 19—“Try Not to Do Things to Others That You Would Not Like Them to Do to You;” and Precept 20”—“Try to Treat Others as You Would Want Them to Treat You.”
The forum also featured Dr. Sapir Handelman, chairman of the board of Minds of Peace and former Lentz Fellow in Peace and Conflict Resolution Research at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Wayne State University. Minds of Peace is a nonprofit organization creating the social conditions for peace in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict through grassroots efforts to involve the public in the peacemaking process. Handelman has organized 22 small-scale negotiating congresses in the U.S. and Canada, the West Bank, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Delegations from all walks of life discuss, debate and negotiate solutions to conflict.
The round table at the Scientology Center ended with participants sharing their plans to forward peace through their own organizations and activities.
An Ideal Scientology Organization, the Center of Scientology Israel was dedicated August 21, 2012. Its facilities are configured to service Scientologists in their ascent to spiritual freedom and to serve as a home for the entire community—a meeting ground of cooperative effort to uplift citizens of all denominations.
The Way to Happiness was written in 1981. Immensely popular since its first publication, more than 100 million copies have been distributed in 109 languages in 205 countries and territories.
The Church of Scientology and its members are proud to share the tools for happier living contained in The Way to Happiness with all who also have the goal of a better world. For more information, visit http://www.Scientology.org/thewaytohappiness.
Scientology: How We Help—The Way to Happiness, Creating a World of Honesty, Trust & Self-Respect is one of a series of brochures published by the Church of Scientology International to meet requests for more information about the Scientology religion and its support of global humanitarian initiatives and social betterment programs.
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SOURCE: Scientology Newsroom