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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…

UN Human Rights Council Condemns Forced Psychiatric Practices

​The United Nations Human Rights Council has condemned forced psychiatric treatment, including electroshock therapy (ECT), and called for a repeal of laws that allow coercive practices in the mental health field. According to the Council’s recent “Mental health and human…

Gentlemen Don't Stand by in the Face of Human Trafficking

​​Christopher King is a man with a mission—to put an end to human trafficking. When King learned that the state of Florida ranks third for human trafficking of youth age 12 to 18 he knew he had to take this on. “Being…

Youth Forum on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

​​​​​More than 200 human rights advocates from 15 nations took part in a regional Youth for Human Rights Summit last month to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through human rights education. Honored guests included Youth for Human Rights…

Australians Are in Danger, Warns Psychiatric Watchdog

A Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) documentary, Psychiatry: Friend or Foe? The Untold Story of Australian Psychiatry, looks into these startling facts. In Australia, with a population of 24 million: More than 35 million prescriptions for psychiatric drugs are written every year…

Human Rights Group Promotes Positive Change in the Gambia

Two decades of oppressive dictatorship, ended only a year ago, left The Gambia in a very precarious position. Entire generations grew up ignorant of their rights and responsibilities, leaving them ill-prepared to operate in and secure the future of the…

What Does Human Rights Look Like?

Young boys and girls who never had a chance — but now do: That is what human rights looks like on a grassroots level and that is what drives Pascal Nwoga of Nigeria and his Youth for Human Rights campaign.  Children…

Protesting the Use of Antidpressants on Children

Citizens Commission on Human Rights, an international psychiatric watchdog group, wants adolescent and child psychiatrists to answer some very pointed questions. They demanded those attending the World Congress of the International Association for Adolescent and Child Psychiatrists in Prague cease…

CCHR Demands Drastic Change From British Psychiatrists

Citizens Commission on Human Rights was on hand at the opening of this year’s Royal College of Psychiatrists International Convention to challenge psychiatrists over their ethics. They are administering dangerous psychotropic drugs to the country’s school children, they say, when there is…

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