Tennessee, US, 16th June 2023, ZEX PR WIRE, The Church of Scientology Nashville is set to hold its eighth annual Friendship Day open house at the end of July, with participation from the diverse population that makes up the ever growing city.
“We love bringing a diverse group of people together and demonstrating 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 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 Church of Scientology partners 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.”
Last year the International Friendship Day theme was “sharing the human spirit through friendship.” The theme for 2023 has not yet been announced by the United Nations. Though the Nashville event always embodies the spirit of the day with dialogue between those of all faith traditions.
For more information on the Church of Scientology, its programs or upcoming events, visit scientology-ccnashville.org.