SUNDAY, MARCH 13: Scientologists around the world celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of L. Ron Hubbard today, commemorating the founder of the Church of Scientology. (Find more at Wikipedia or at LRonHubbard.org.) While Scientologist communities hold local celebrations, the biggest party of all is in Clearwater, Fla., where thousands have gathered from around the world for an event that spans this entire weekend. Hubbard remains a controversial figure, though, and news sources also report that protesters may picket at Scientology gatherings today.
(Originally published at readthespirit.com, an online journal covering religion and cultural diversity.)