Freedom Medal

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Freedom Medal
Awarded by the Church of Scientology
TypeMedal
EligibilityScientologist
Awarded for"bringing greater freedom to mankind"[1]
StatusCurrently awarded
Statistics
Established1985
First awarded1985
Total awarded80
Order of Wear
Next (higher)Freedom Medal of Valor
Next (lower)none

The Freedom Medal is a medal awarded to Scientologists. It is awarded annually[2] to members of the Church of Scientology for "bringing greater freedom to mankind".[1] Established in 1985, the Freedom Medal has had 80 recipients.[3]

Design[edit]

Medal[edit]

The medal is circular, gold-colored and approximately 2.25 inches in diameter. The obverse design includes two interlocking triangles, representing the ARC and KRC triangles, connected by a letter "S", representing scio - Latin for "I Know". Below this design appears the following text: "SCIENTOLOGY SYMBOL IS A TRADEMARK AND SERVICE MARK OWNED BY RELIGIOUS TECHNOLOGY CENTER". On the upper arched portion of the medal are the words "FREEDOM MEDAL".

The medal's reverse side features the words "INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCIENTOLOGISTS" on the upper arched portion. Below this appears "PRICE OF FREEDOM" and "CONSTANT ALERTNESS, CONSTANT WILLINGNESS TO FIGHT BACK, THERE IS NO OTHER PRICE." Further below appears "L. RON HUBBARD" and "LRH 1960, 85".

Ribbon[edit]

The medal is suspended from a blue and green neck ribbon.

Notable recipients[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Church of Scientology. "Freedom Medal Winners". Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Scientologists From 172 Nations Proclaim: We Are The IAS!". Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Barkham, Patrick (17 January 2008). "Tom's medal for services to Scientology". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Scientology, What is it? - Freedom Medal Winner John Travolta (USA) - International Association of Scientologists". Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  5. ^ "30 Years of the IAS: A Legacy of Global Betterment". Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Scientology, What is it? - Freedom Medal Winner Lawrence Anthony (South Africa) - International Association of Scientologists". Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Scientology, What is it? - Freedom Medal Winner Chick Corea (USA) - International Association of Scientologists". Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Scientology, What is it? - Freedom Medal Winner Isaac Hayes (USA) - International Association of Scientologists". Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Scientology, What is it? - Freedom Medal Winner Anne Archer (USA) - International Association of Scientologists". Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Scientology, What is it? - Freedom Medal Winner Keith Code (USA) - International Association of Scientologists". Retrieved 5 November 2018.