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Promoting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the City of Its Birth

Promoting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the City of Its Birth

A team of young human rights advocates from the Church of Scientology Paris is bringing a “new” subject to the attention of Parisians and visitors to the City of Lights. They look upon it as new because so many people they approach can…

Celebrating Human Rights on Martin Luther King Day

Celebrating Human Rights on Martin Luther King Day

Despite the bad news that fills the media, many people work to “drive out darkness” and spread the light Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of in his famous sermon at the Dexter Baptist Church on Nov. 17, 1957. They…

Travel Bans Aren't Canadian Insists Toronto's Glen Ames Senior Public School's "Walking Lead" Robotics Club

Travel Bans Aren't Canadian Insists Toronto's Glen Ames Senior Public School's "Walking Lead" Robotics Club

​​​​​​​​​​​Under pressure from high-school students who want to attend international educational and development opportunities, the Toronto District School Board will consider on Feb. 7 a recommendation from its governance committee to amend its blanket ban on student trips to the…

CCHR Exhibit Exposes Human Rights Abuses in the Mental Health Industry

CCHR Exhibit Exposes Human Rights Abuses in the Mental Health Industry

Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) brought the Psychiatry: An Industry of Death exhibit to the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel Jan. 12 to 14 to educate D.C. professionals on ADHD treatments that have come under fire from the UN Committee on the…

Tennessee United for Human Rights Working for the Dream

Tennessee United for Human Rights Working for the Dream

On the King Center website, Coretta Scott King describes the significance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day to honor the legacy of “a man who brought hope and healing to America ... The King Holiday honors the life and…

A Year for Human Rights Begins in Amsterdam

A Year for Human Rights Begins in Amsterdam

The Church of Scientology Amsterdam’s expansive new home at Wibautstraat 112 on the city’s Knowledge Mile was the perfect venue for the launch of 12 months of human rights activities to raise awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in…

Indigenous Dayak Farmers Speak Out on Discrimination Against Palm Oil

Indigenous Dayak Farmers Speak Out on Discrimination Against Palm Oil

Indigenous Dayak palm oil farmers in Sarawak state of Malaysia launched a photo campaign today to tell their side of the story on palm oil. The campaign was created to present the facts on palm oil from the indigenous farmers…

Combating Bullying of Mexico City Special Needs Kids

Combating Bullying of Mexico City Special Needs Kids

Bullying has reached alarming proportions at all levels of the Mexican educational system. Intimidation or verbal abuse (bullying) among students is more prevalent in Mexico than among the 34 countries evaluated, according to a 2014 report by the Organization for Economic Development…

Helping Refugees in Spain Understand Their Human Rights

Helping Refugees in Spain Understand Their Human Rights

Committed to human rights for all, the Madrid-based National Church of Scientology of Spain is working with immigrant rights groups to educate refugees on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) so they understand and can stand up for their rights. Volunteers from the…

Setting in Motion a Year of Human Rights

Setting in Motion a Year of Human Rights

For the year leading up to the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the Church of Scientology Denmark has organized a series of programs to raise awareness of the document — a vital step in attaining…

Annual Human Rights Walk in The Woodlands, Texas

Annual Human Rights Walk in The Woodlands, Texas

Youth for Human Rights organized their 7th annual Human Rights Walk and Festival at Town Green Park in The Woodlands, a community 30 miles north of downtown Houston, Texas. The event was held Dec. 9 in honor of International Human…

Celebrating Human Rights in a Landmark Year

Celebrating Human Rights in a Landmark Year

A series of activities promoting human rights began the yearlong campaign of the Church of Scientology of Washington State to raise awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), adopted December 10, 1948, leading up to the document’s 70th anniversary. The programs…

Scientologists March in Hungary for the Religious Freedom of All

Scientologists March in Hungary for the Religious Freedom of All

Scientologists from 27 countries gathered in Budapest, Hungary, Dec. 9 to protest the suppression of religious freedom in the country. Some 1,500 Scientologists gathered at Deák Ferenc Square and marched to the Palace of Alexander — residence of the Hungarian president.…

Special Human Rights Day Program Teaches Kids Their Rights

Special Human Rights Day Program Teaches Kids Their Rights

The Nashville Church of Scientology introduced young people to their most basic human rights in a special program organized for International Human Rights Day. The day commemorates the United Nations 1948 adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the world’s…

Human Rights: A Hot Topic at the Ontario Science Centre

Human Rights: A Hot Topic at the Ontario Science Centre

​Youth for Human Rights Toronto held its 12th annual Human Rights Day celebration at the Ontario Science Centre to bring about awareness of this important day, observed every year around the world on December 10. Inspirational speakers enlightened the audience…

The Ultimate Hate Crime Inspires a Movement of Tolerance

The Ultimate Hate Crime Inspires a Movement of Tolerance

A celebration of International Human Rights Day December 10 at the Church of Scientology of Sacramento began with a screening of the documentary Waking in Oak Creek. The film tells the story of a small suburban town in Wisconsin where six worshippers…

Launching a Year-Long Campaign Leading Up to the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Launching a Year-Long Campaign Leading Up to the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

​​​The adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Dec. 10, 1948, was a milestone for Mankind. For the first time, there was an exposition of the 30 fundamental human rights to be universally protected. Yet nearly 70 years on, few people can…

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, the Gay Travel Awards Are Here!

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, the Gay Travel Awards Are Here!

The 2017 Gay Travel Awardssm are currently underway with the addition of this year's traveler voting component. To see the full list of nominees, visit the official web page at www.gaytravelawards.com. This year over 100 nominees have been selected from…

'Psychiatry: An Industry of Death' Exhibit Debuts in Phoenix

'Psychiatry: An Industry of Death' Exhibit Debuts in Phoenix

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights Traveling Exhibit, Psychiatry: An Industry of Death, made its Arizona debut last week at MonOrchid Creative Studios on Roosevelt Avenue in the Arts District of Phoenix. The educational multimedia presentation and self-guided tour on the dangers of psychiatry…

Scientology: Helping Secure the Human Rights of Political Refugees

Scientology: Helping Secure the Human Rights of Political Refugees

Recognizing the challenges faced by political refugees, the National Church of Scientology of Spain in Madrid hosted a human rights training program to educate them on their rights. Conducted by Ivan Arjona, Director of the Church of Scientology European Office…

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