September 5, 2023

The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece Warns of New Activity of the Church of Scientology

The Drug-Free World chapter of Athens is supported by the Church of Scientology of Greece.

Regarding New Activity of Scientology in Greece

September 4, 2023
The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece with a sense of responsibility informs Christians everywhere that the "Church of Scientology" which operated in Greece in the form of an association under the name "Greek Center of Applied Philosophy" (Κέντρο Εφαρμοσμένης Φιλοσοφίας Ελλάδος - K.E.F.E.) with two decisions of the Greek Judiciary (7380/1996 of the Athens Court of First Instance and 10.493/1997 of the Athens Court of Appeal) was found to be "an organization with medically, socially and morally dangerous and harmful practices."

In recent years, it has been active under other names and under the guise of seemingly unsuspicious actions, such as self-improvement seminars or sales seminars for businesses.

Today, following a similar project in the past, known as "Narconon", it attempts to intervene in the public space, seeking collaborations with public, social institutions, but also schools, under the pretext of a new program to deal with the great social problem of drugs under the name: "The Truth About Drugs".

The body of this action of Scientology appears to be the "Foundation for a Drug-Free World" (headquartered at 6331 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 710, Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States) and with a domestic implementation body, originating from the same site of this organization, the "Citizens' Initiatives for a Drug-Free Greece" (Drug - Free World GR) (see websites:;;

The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece supports with great respect, responsibility and prayer and recognizes the honorable and brave efforts of our fellow human beings who struggle to disengage from the tragic world of various dependencies.

It recognizes and praises the valuable help and honorable actions of the various scientific bodies and communities that contribute to the discontinuance of addictions among our fellow human beings.

At the same time, it informs the public, social and private bodies, which are active in the sensitive area of drug addiction, not to become unwitting sponsors or advertising instruments of a para-religious organization with socially dangerous activity.

It is, after all, known for its animosity and loathing for the medical branch of psychiatric science.

It is self-evident that no method and no mask of social contribution can alter the reality, as reflected by the judgment of the Greek Judiciary, which is not the only one, that Scientology is: "an organization with medically, socially and morally dangerous and harmful practices."

From the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece
Source: Translated by John Sanidopoulos. 

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