Church of Scientology to Host 5th Annual International Friendship Day Celebration

Friendship Day takes place each year at the Church of Scientology in Nashville.

Online PR News – 19-July-2019 – Nashville, TN – The Church of Scientology Nashville will host its fifth annual Friendship Day open house at the end of July, with participation from the diverse population that makes up the ever growing city.

The International Day of Friendship was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2011 in the belief that "friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities."

"The whole point of our open house is to bring a diverse group of people together and demonstrate the power of friendship," says Rev. Brian Fesler, pastor of the Church of Scientology. "Most of life's problems come from our basic misunderstanding of each other—a misunderstanding of intentions. Getting along with one another starts with getting to know each other."

The Church of Scientology will partner in this effort with The Way to Happiness Association of Tennessee, which provides a community betterment program based on the book The Way to Happiness by L. Ron Hubbard. The initiative is predicated on the fact that one's survival depends on the survival of others—and that without the survival of others, neither joy nor happiness is attainable. Several precepts in the book promote dialogue and friendship, among them "Respect the Religious Beliefs of Others," "Be Worthy of Trust," and "Try to Treat Others As You Would Want Them to Treat You."

This year's Friendship Day theme is "Disagreeing without being disagreeable," which was the title of a news segment featuring the dialogue leader of the day, Kalinda Fisher, who founded The Great Reset over a year ago. The event is set for July 30th from 4-6pm in the Church of Scientology's community hall, 1130 8th Avenue South, Nashville.

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