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The activities to promote the universality of the Scientology Church Spain Ministry of economy has now been by Spanish and taxes recognized as “social charity” is granted, after proof of fulfilment of all conditions for the exemption from VAT in accordance with the Spanish VAT Act (Act 37 of 1992) is provided. Thus Scientology is free church in Spain from the collection of sales tax on the donations for their religious and charitable services, which brings to its members and interested people. The representative of Scientology Church Spain, Ivan Arjona, in Madrid, stated: “we now have a very good relationship with the Spanish authorities. We are very happy that they now have recognised our activities than what they really are: that activities that promote the public good and to the society as a whole, by helping the people, their true spiritual Self to find.” The Scientology religion was already in the late 1960s after Spain. The first Scientology Church of Spain opened up in 1980 in Madrid their goals. A year later joined another Church in Barcelona. Today there are 12 Scientology churches, missions and groups and also different in Spain of the Scientology church sponsored charitable associations.
Worldwide there are Scientology churches, missions and groups in 165 countries more than 8300. A variety of Scientologists in Spain and around the world devote much time and energy of promoting the public programs including the drug education project “say no to drugs, say yes to life”. Other initiatives are dedicated to the promotion of the Universal Declaration of human rights or the fight against human rights abuses in the area of Psychiatry. The Scientology Church Spain was registered in the year 2007 by the Spanish Ministry of Justice as a bona fide religious community in the State Register of religious communities. Which preceded the recognition were Charitable status of Scientology churches in Portugal and South Africa also in 2007, followed by the recognition in Argentina in December 2008. More information: press-service of the SK Bayern e.V., be Anichstrasse 12, 80802 Munich, contact: Uta Eilzer, TEL. 089-38607-145, FAX. 089-38607-109,continue reading