For Immediate Release

Church of Scientology Holds Kaohsiung Human Rights Walk

The Church of Scientology organized Human Rights Day activities in Kaohsiung to raise human rights awareness.

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Scientologists in Kaohsiung organized human rights activities in December in observance of the 64th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The programs were co-sponsored by the Church of Scientology and the Kaohsiung Chapter of Youth for Human Rights.

On December 10, Human Rights Day, hundreds of students from three Kaohsiung schools attended a human rights lecture and concert at the 228 Memorial Park. Students and teachers signed a pledge to respect the human rights of others and build a friendly school environment free from bullying.

The following day, youth and parents walked side-by-side from CiSian 2nd Road in the Qianjin District of Kaohsiung City, the site of the future home of the Church of Scientology of Kaohsiung, to the Pier-2 Art Center in the Yancheng District. They carried banners, balloons and signs, and sang songs in support of human rights. Some 600 people signed their petition to mandate human rights education and uphold the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Church of Scientology supports United for Human Rights and Youth for Human Rights. Scientologists on five continents engage in collaborative efforts with government agencies and nongovernmental organizations to bring about broad-scale awareness and implementation of the 1948 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the world’s premier human rights document.

The Church of Scientology has published a new brochure, Scientology: How We Help—United for Human Rights: Making Human Rights a Global Reality, to meet requests for more information about the human rights education and awareness initiative it supports. To learn more, visit www.Scientology.org/humanrights.

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Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote, “Human rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream,” and the Scientology religion is based on the principles of human rights. The Code of a Scientologist calls on all members of the religion to dedicate themselves “to support true humanitarian endeavors in the fields of human rights.”

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