Inside and Outside the Churches of Scientology Around the World
Think about it for a second. The Church of Scientology currently sponsors & produces the world’s largest non-government-funded anti-drug program. The Church of Scientology produces the world’s largest & most influential human rights campaign. Churches of Scientology exist across the world with 17 languages spoken by Central Churches of Scientology in major cities, with a further 75+ languages being spoken across Scientology missions, groups, and affiliated activities.
Each of those activities need materials in order to operate. Anti-Drug pamphlets to hand out, posters to promote human rights campaigns, t-shirts for the Church of Scientology’s famed Volunteer Minister corps, and publications to keep church members up-to-date on everything that’s going on around the globe. The list is nearly endless.
Never mind that with new Ideal Churches of Scientology popping up every few months, immense amounts of wall signage, desk signs, organizing charts, etc need to be produced – and all of it custom, all of it in 16 languages.
Clearly the cost of contracting out-of-house for all of this gets out of hand, along with one never able to quite get things done to the scale you’d want. Thus, one can start to get a sense for how important this amazing new facility is.
The new 185,000-square-foot Church of Scientology International Dissemination and Distribution Center is a one-of-a-kind printing and production facility. It houses manufacturing, distribution and administration all under one roof and is manned entirely by Church staff members. This new Center generates dissemination materials for the more than 9,000 Scientology Churches, Missions and affiliated groups worldwide, enabling these organizations to meet the unprecedented demand for Scientology services and programs. (Watch the video: Scientology International Dissemination and Distribution Center.)
The anchor of the printing plant is a custom-built 121-ton web press. Among other materials, it prints Church magazines in 15 languages, with a global circulation of millions. The press accommodates these diverse needs with the capability to automatically switch print jobs from one language to another. It prints at a rate of 55,000 pages per hour. The facility additionally includes both sheet-fed and digital presses to produce the hundreds of thousands of informational pieces Church organizations use to introduce their communities to the Scientology religion and its services.
The Scientology International Dissemination and Distribution Center further produces all educational materials for Church-sponsored humanitarian programs, including the world’s largest non-governmental human rights initiative and the world’s largest non-governmental drug awareness program. The Church provides these educational materials to schools, civic groups, government, law enforcement and institutions in the private sector free of charge. Inasmuch as all materials are now produced in-house, for the same it previously cost to produce 3.5 million drug education booklets, the Church can now produce 35 million and reach 10 times the number of at-risk youth.
The facility further includes a warehousing and distribution department. The mailing system is fully automated and is capable of addressing 150,000 pieces every eight hours. The entire shipping line is capable of shipping better than 500,000 boxes and individual items each week.
The Center additionally includes facilities to manufacture signature uniforms for the growing number of volunteers within Church-supported programs, including shirts, caps, jackets and other insignia for United for Human Rights, Youth for Human Rights, Truth About Drugs as well as Scientology Volunteer Ministers.
With the new Church of Scientology International Dissemination and Distribution Center, the Church now has the capability to provide its help to millions more on every continent in accomplishing its aims: A Civilization without insanity, without criminals and without war, where the able can prosper and honest beings can have rights, and where Man is free to rise to greater heights.