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Scientology ‘Ideal Orgs,’ from one end of the planet to the other!

[Pulling the rope in London in 2006]

Beginning in 2003, Scientology leader David Miscavige began an ambitious program — to replace normal “orgs” in cities around the world with gleaming, larger new “Ideal Orgs” in order to attract more people to the church.

While there’s no evidence that the new buildings are increasing membership (in fact, evidence suggests Scientology continues to shrink), Miscavige has convinced his donors to raise many millions around the world to keep the program going.



We’re keeping track of the many grand openings and new buildings that Scientology has opened, and we’re hoping you’ll help us gather stories and photos and other information about the new locations. Here’s the entire list, with links to the pages we’ve set up for each individual location.

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Atlanta, Georgia
Auckland, New Zealand
Austin, Texas
Basel, Switzerland
Berlin, Germany
Birmingham, England
Bogotá, Colombia
Brussels, Belgium
Budapest, Hungary
Buffalo, New York
Cambridge, Ontario
Columbus, Ohio
Copenhagen, Denmark
Dallas, Texas
Denver, Colorado
Detroit, Michigan
Dublin, Ireland
Greater Cincinnati (Florence, Kentucky)
Hamburg, Germany
Harlem, New York
Inglewood, California
Johannesburg (Kensington), South Africa
Johannesburg North, South Africa
Kansas City, Missouri
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Las Vegas, Nevada
London, England
Los Angeles, California
Los Gatos, California
Madrid, Spain
Malmö, Sweden
Melbourne, Australia
Mexico City, Mexico
Miami, Florida
Milan, Italy
Moscow, Russia
Nashville, Tennessee
New York, New York
Orange County, California
Orlando, Florida
Padua, Italy
Pasadena, California
Perth, Australia
Phoenix, Arizona
Portland, Oregon
Pretoria, South Africa
Québec, Canada
Rome, Italy
Sacramento, California
Salt Lake City, Utah
San Diego, California
San Fernando Valley, California
San Francisco, California
Seattle, Washington
Silicon Valley, California
Stevens Creek, California
Stuttgart, Germany
Sydney, Australia
Tampa, Florida
Tel Aviv, Israel
Tokyo, Japan
Twin Cities, Minnesota
Ventura, California
Washington, DC

Ideal Advanced Orgs:
AOSH AF, South Africa
AOSH EU, Denmark
ASHO/AOLA/Pacifica Bridge, California
Chatswood (Sydney), Australia
Saint Hill, England

Ideal Missions:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Como, Italy
Lake Forest, California
Senigallia, Italy


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Our book, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology tried to destroy Paulette Cooper, is on sale at Amazon in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook versions. Our collaboration with Paulette Cooper, Battlefield Scientology: Exposing L. Ron Hubbard’s dangerous ‘religion’, is also available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle versions.

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Learn about Scientology with our numerous series with experts…

BLOGGING DIANETICS: We read Scientology’s founding text cover to cover with the help of L.A. attorney and former church member Vance Woodward
UP THE BRIDGE: Claire Headley and Bruce Hines train us as Scientologists
GETTING OUR ETHICS IN: Jefferson Hawkins explains Scientology’s system of justice
SCIENTOLOGY MYTHBUSTING: Historian Jon Atack discusses key Scientology concepts

Other links: Shelly Miscavige, ten years gone | The Lisa McPherson story told in real time | The Cathriona White stories | The Leah Remini ‘Knowledge Reports’ | Hear audio of a Scientology excommunication | Scientology’s little day care of horrors | Whatever happened to Steve Fishman? | Felony charges for Scientology’s drug rehab scam | Why Scientology digs bomb-proof vaults in the desert | PZ Myers reads L. Ron Hubbard’s “A History of Man” | Scientology’s Master Spies | The mystery of the richest Scientologist and his wayward sons | Scientology’s shocking mistreatment of the mentally ill | The Underground Bunker’s Official Theme Song | The Underground Bunker FAQ

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