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Activists Protest the Drugging of Japanese Toddlers

Activists Protest the Drugging of Japanese Toddlers

Members of the mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) protested against psychiatrists for administering powerful psychotropic drugs to children.  Dozens of irate protesters took to the streets with bullhorns and banners at the annual congress of the Japanese…

Warning Santa Monica About Psychiatric Abuse

Warning Santa Monica About Psychiatric Abuse

Alarming statistics have surfaced showing the danger of long-term use of psychotropic drugs. According to a survey of 250 long-term users of these drugs, 74 percent wanted to quit because of drug side effects. Of those who tried to quit, 54 percent experienced…

Activists March for Mandatory Human Rights Education

Activists March for Mandatory  Human Rights Education

As the new year approaches, human rights violations are a fact of life internationally: poverty, illiteracy, persecution of populations based on ethnic or religious differences, and more victims of human trafficking than during the peak of the slave trade of…

Human Rights Day Conference to Achieve the Goals of the UDHR

Human Rights Day Conference to Achieve the Goals of the UDHR

On the 70th anniversary of the UN’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), some 120 representatives of NGOs and religious groups filled Room VII of the Palais des Nations, once home to the League of Nations and…

Representatives of 25 Nations Celebrate 70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Representatives of 25 Nations Celebrate 70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Representatives of 25 nations celebrated the 70th anniversary of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) at the “Diversity Meets Equality” event at the Church of Scientology & Community Centre in Dublin. Erin King-Swords (22), president of Youth for Human Rights (YHR)…

Bringing Universal Rights to The Eternal City

Bringing Universal Rights to The Eternal City

Community leaders and officials including mayors representing more than 10 cities pledged their support of human rights education at a conference Dec. 10, held at the National Parliament of the Republic of Italy.  The celebration marked the 70th anniversary of…

South Bay Religions Come Together in the Name of World Peace

South Bay Religions Come Together in the Name of World Peace

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) Dec. 10, the Church of Scientology in San Jose, California, hosted an interfaith open house and panel discussion attended by college students and members of various faiths. The topics…

Standing Up as a United Force for Human Rights

Standing Up as a United Force for Human Rights

​Dec. 10, 2018, marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Defining the 30 rights possessed by humanity, the UDHR remains the world’s premier human rights document. However, few can name even more than 10 percent of the 30…

Church of Scientology Nashville Religious Freedom Day Service

Church of Scientology Nashville Religious Freedom Day Service

“Without freedom of religion, or freedom of thought, freedom itself cannot exist,” said Rev. Brian Fesler, pastor of the Nashville Church of Scientology at a special Sunday service to observe International Religious Freedom Day. Rev. Fesler, active in the Nashville interfaith community, organized…

Rock Band Plays an Unexpected Role in Human Rights Education

Rock Band Plays an Unexpected Role in Human Rights Education

Rock for Human Rights (R4HR) is a rock and roll group with a mission: to educate kids about their human rights through music. They are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights with their “30 Days—30 Rights Tour,”…

'Oscar Arias: Without a Shot Fired' a Revolutionary Concept — Peace Without an Army on DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE

'Oscar Arias: Without a Shot Fired' a Revolutionary Concept — Peace Without an Army on DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE

Scientology Network’s DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE, the weekly series providing a platform for independent filmmakers to air films on important social, cultural and environmental issues, presents Oscar Arias: Without a Shot Fired, the story of one man’s belief in national peace without the need…

Rev. Frederick Shaw: Rallying the NAACP to End Psychiatric Abuse of African American Children

In a new documentary in “The Voices for Humanity” series on the Scientology TV network, human rights advocate Rev. Frederick Shaw, Jr. takes on the multi-billion dollar psychiatric interests in drugging and electroshocking children, especially in his African American community.…

'Voices for Humanity' Joins Fred Shaw in Fight for Human Rights

Scientology Network’s "VOICES FOR HUMANITY"—the weekly series presenting heroic changemakers from a variety of faiths, cultures and nations working to uplift their communities—announces a new episode featuring the work of human rights activist Rev. Fred Shaw premiering October 24, 2018. "VOICES FOR HUMANITY" airs…

5 Tips for a Stress-Free Life at Mental Health Day 'Lunch and Learn'

In honor of World Mental Health Day, the Nashville chapter of Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) held a “lunch and learn” seminar to educate people on living stress-free without harmful mind-altering drugs. The presentation, titled 5 Tips for a Stress-Free…

'Voices for Humanity' Shines Spotlight on Human Rights With Bollywood Star

Scientology Network’s "VOICES FOR HUMANITY," the weekly series presenting heroic change-makers from a variety of faiths, cultures, and nations, working to uplift their communities, announces a new episode featuring actress and human rights activist, Sheena Chohan, premiering tonight. "VOICES FOR…

The Right to an Education Inspires the African Literacy Project

“We have worked with young leaders in West Africa for nearly 13 years,” said Tim Bowles to those gathered at the Church of Scientology for a briefing on the progress of his African Literacy Project. In 2005, Bowles, as Youth for Human Rights International Director…

Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Exhibit Exposes Abuse

Those touring the "Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Exhibit" at Toronto Reference Library were presented documentation of long-term abuse in the field of mental health. As Toronto is located on historic First Nation lands of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and the Mississaugas of…

Religious Leaders 'Speak Their Peace' at the Church of Scientology

Tennessee United for Human Rights, and the Nashville Church of Scientology, held its fourth annual Celebration of International Day of Peace, with a large number of religious and cultural leaders bringing words of peace from their respective traditions and backgrounds for an event…

CCHR Warns Parents of the Danger of Psychiatric Drugs

It may be the start of the school year for children across the country, but the Sacramento chapter of Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is focusing on parents—educating them about their rights and warning them of the dangers of…

3rd Annual Religions of the World Forum at the Church of Scientology

A vibrant performance of Aztec music and dance opened the third annual Religions of the World event organized by the California Chapter of Youth for Human Rights and Dr. Arik Greenberg, Founder of the Institute for Religious Tolerance, Peace and Justice. It began…

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