the Church of Scientology
since 1968
ALEX GIBNEY & HBOThe Prison of Propaganda

A Decade of Expansion:
The Story HBO Ignored

Scientology has expanded faster in 10 years than in its previous 50. From Portland to Pretoria, the fastest growing religion of the 21st Century now has more than 11,000 Churches, Missions and affiliated groups operating worldwide across six continents. Since 2004, more than 40 Ideal Churches have opened worldwide, capped by the unveiling of the landmark Flag building in Clearwater, Florida, home to the Church’s spiritual headquarters. Take a look at Scientology’s unprecedented growth, and what the future has in store.

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