- List of Scientology organizations
The worldwide network of
Scientology organizationsconsists of numerous entitiesand corporations, located in the United States as well as in other countries. All these organizations are interrelated and connected through an internal hierarchysystem, which is called the "Command Channels of Scientology" [ [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
] ] .
At the top of the "Command Channels" are
management corporations, such as the Religious Technology Center, the Church of Spiritual Technologyor the Church of Scientology International, who own and license the Scientology trademarksand service marksto other entities and corporations within the internal hierarchy system of the network [ [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
] ] .
Within the sphere of the upper Scientology management exist also several corporations with specific functions with regards to
publication, distribution, administrationand finances. Examples are the Scientology-owned publishing house Bridge Publicationsor the World Institute of Scientology Enterprises, which promotes and sells Scientology servicesto businessesand entrepreneurs.
Below the Scientology management are Scientology service organizations ("Churches"), who deliver Scientology services to its members, and so-called
secularScientology organization, who seek to introduce the overall "technology" of the organization's founder L. Ron Hubbardin various parts of today's society. Examples are the Florida-based service organization Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, Inc., the German "Scientology Kirche Hannover e.V." [ [http://www.scientology-hannover.org/ Official website of the Church of Scientology of Hannover in Germany, retrieved on May 17th, 2008] ] or local chapters of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, an organization that seeks to abolish any form of psychiatry.
In a response to questions by the
Internal Revenue Service(IRS) with regards to its application for tax exemptionunder section 501(c)3) of the Internal Revenue Code, the Church of Scientology Internationalprovided to the IRS a list of Scientology corporations and entities, categorized by their functions and activities [ [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
] ] .
* Church of Scientology of California (CSC)
Trademark Service Organizations
* Inspector General Network (IGN)
* IGN International AB
* Dianetics Centers International (DCI)
* Dianetics Foundation International (DFI)
* Hubbard Dianetics Foundation (HDF)
* WISE, Inc.
* Author's Family Trust
* Church of Scientology Religious Trust (CSRT)
* Scientology International Reserves Trust (SIRT)
* Trust for Scientologists
* United States Parishioners Trust
* Flag Ship Trust (FST)
* International Publications Trust
* Scientology Defense Trust
Financial Service Organizations
* SOR Services Ltd.
* Nesta Investments Ltd.
* FSO Oklahoma Investments Corporation
* Theta Management Ltd. (TML)
Publishing Houses & Publication Organizations
Golden Era Productions
New Era Publications ApS
* Scientology Publications Ltd.
Secular & Social Management Entities
* Way to Happiness Foundation International
Other Management Organizations
* Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International (CC Int.)
* International Hubbard Ecclesiastical League of Pastors (IHELP)
Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, Inc.
Church of Scientology Flag Ship Service Organization
Church of Scientology Western United States
Church of Scientology Advanced Organization Saint Hill Europe & Africa
Church of Scientology Religious Education College, Inc.
Church of Scientology, Inc.
* Hubbard Association of Scientologists International (HASI)
Membership Service Organizations
* International Association of Scientologists Administrations, N.V. (IASA)
* Membership Services Administrations (UK) Ltd. (MSA)
L. Ron Hubbard
Church of Scientology
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