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Unveiling Scientology’s Unique Intersection at the 20th Annual EASR Conference

Attila Miklovich presenting at the EASR2023

Over 400 displays in Vilnius masking the fascinating topic of Faith, Know-how and Digital

VILNIUS, VILNIUS, LITHUANIA, September 7, 2023/ — In in the present day’s ever evolving panorama of faith and know-how the conventional notion of battle between the two is being challenged by a extra nuanced perspective, and Scientology, in keeping with students, reveals to be a particular instance of this. How is the relationship between faith and know-how? Amongst many conferences which are being held this week in Vilnius by over 400 displays by consultants from throughout Europe and round the world, there was one panel with a deal with Scientology as an intriguing case examine. This exploration occurred inside the context of the 20th Annual Conference of the European Affiliation for the Research of Religions (EASR) which was hosted by each the Lithuanian Society for the Research of Faith and Vilnius College, the place consultants mentioned and challenged one another about how faith, know-how and society intersect.

The Framework of the EASR Conference

The EASR Conference held in 2023 performed a job as a platform for students all for points regarding faith and know-how. Organized collectively by each the Lithuanian Society for the Research of Faith and Vilnius College this convention aimed to make clear an missed theme – exploring how faith intersects with know-how. It known as for analysis not solely into historic interactions but additionally, into our quickly altering trendy world the place religions and spiritual actions have seamlessly built-in themselves into the technological and digital areas.

!On this period the beliefs and practices of religions have an effect, on public opinion and should due to this fact be correctly understood, in order that this impression is a constructive one”, stated Ivan Arjona, Scientology consultant to the European establishments and the United Nations who that the alternative to take part on this annual convention “and due to this fact this sort convention deserve the consideration and assist of the authorities in addition to all the academia”.

The Unique Intersection of Scientology

Amongst the circa 100 panels with round 400 displays, there was a panel dialogue particularly centered on “Faith as Know-how and Know-how as Faith; Scientology.” Consultants got here collectively to research the place that Scientology holds inside this relationship.

This panel was convened by Prof Massimo Introvigne, founding father of the renown Heart for Research on New Religions, who performs a pivotal position in analyzing new religions and who has researched and written extensively on Scientology.

The primary presenter was Attila Miklovich, a PhD scholar specializing in faith research and the College of Pécs, Hungary, supplied insights into how Scientology’s connection to know-how goes past academia and resonates with the public. He highlighted how Scientology has developed from its initially not seen as non secular methodology, Dianetics, to rising right into a acknowledged faith, with philosophical and technological points. Miklovich defined and demonstrated how Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, by means of the utility of scientific and engineering approaches to life and philosophy, the Dianetics methodology reworked into what consultants, together with late Frank Flinn, name a technological faith.

The panel featured a various group of consultants, every providing a novel perspective on the intersection of Scientology, faith, and know-how, and amongst them had been Prof Donald Westbrook, who has taught at prestigious establishments like UT Austin and UCLA, and who holds a PhD from Claremont Graduate College and MLIS from San Jose State College. And one other knowledgeable who supplied an strategy was Rosita Soryte, the co-founder and President of ORLIR (the Worldwide Observatory of Spiritual Liberty of Refugees), who introduced a novel perspective to the panel from her background in worldwide relations.

In conclusion, the 20th Annual Conference of the European Affiliation for the Research of Religions supplied a platform for students to delve into the relationship, between faith and know-how. “As we navigate by means of the altering panorama of faith and know-how it turns into clear that the line separating these two realms will not be mounted however slightly versatile. The instance of Scientology supplies a charming demonstration of it. The EASR conferences have at all times been extraordinarily helpful in bringing data about faith to all by means of its members throughout the continent” and we congratulate them for this”, concluded Arjona.

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