Scientology in Spain will present the IX Edition of the Religious Freedom Awards on September 23

La Tizona, replica of the Spanish Cid’s sword, awarded each year with the engraved name of the winner

Religious Freedom Award "Tizona" sword 2021

2021 Religious Freedom Awards “Tizona” Sword

MADRID, MADRID, SPAIN, August 24, 2022 / — The church of Scientology of Spain and the MEJORA Foundation — Foundation for the Improvement of Life, Culture and Society — have just announced the celebration of the upcoming 9th edition of the Religious Freedom Awards.

The Foundation for the Improvement of Life, Culture and Society, in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council since 2019 and founded by the Church of Scientology in 2015, will be responsible for presenting these awards. pioneers in Spain, which are in their 9th edition.

Ivan Arjona-Pelado, chairman of the Church of Scientology European Office of Public Affairs and Human Rights, will host this ceremony on September 23, 2022, near the Spanish Parliament, at the headquarters of the Church of Scientology in Spain inaugurated by Mr. David Miscavigeecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion.

The awards ceremony, hosted by the Church of Scientology MEJORA Foundation, will be held in person and via streaming and will bring together religious liberty experts and professors, as well as senior government officials.

Last year, at an event where the Director of Religious Liberty in the Spanish Prime Minister’s Office praised the Church and the initiative, he was three women who received the award Ms. Zoila Combalía, Ms. Mercedes Vidal and Ms. Isabel Cano (all three best experts on freedom of religion or belief) and they proposed the candidates (2 each) and the Board of the Foundation will consider which of the candidates will receive the already famous replica of La Tizona, the sword of the legendary Spanish hero El Cid. Long a symbol of honor and dignity of the knight who defends light against darkness, representing the virtues of common sense, strength, moderation and justice.

This year’s ceremony will be preceded by an introduction to the interactions Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard had in Spain, which will be delivered by a senior Church official in Europe who will be specially for the occasion.


From its inception, the Church of Scientology has recognized that freedom of religion is a fundamental human right. In a world where conflicts are often linked to intolerance of the religious beliefs and practices of others, the Church has, for more than 50 years, made the preservation of religious freedom a primary concern.

The Church publishes this blog to help create a better understanding of freedom of religion and belief and to provide news about religious freedom and issues affecting that freedom around the world.

The founder of the Scientology religion is L. Ron Hubbard and Mr. David Miscavige is the ecclesiastical leader of the religion. For more information, visit the Scientology website or the Scientology Network.

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Last Year’s Awards Event (2021)