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A volunteer from the Church of Scientology directed refugees seeking assistance in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. The organization is using massage therapy, which it calls ‘‘nerve assists,’’ to treat survivors of the tsunami.
A volunteer from the Church of Scientology directed refugees seeking assistance in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. The organization is using massage therapy, which it calls ‘‘nerve assists,’’ to treat survivors of the tsunami. (Globe Staff Photo / Essdras M. Suarez) Globe Staff Photo / Essdras M. Suarez

In Indonesia, some groups mix relief, religion

By Farah Stockman
Globe Staff / January 16, 2005

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BANDA ACEH, Indonesia -- In a tent near the center of town, under a banner that reads ''trauma center," volunteer ministers from the Church of Scientology administer their brand of grief counseling to tsunami victims, which includes massages. (Full article: 1548 words)

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