For Immediate Release

Church of Scientology Hamburg Promotes Friendship with Inter-cultural Event

African Summer Night—a celebration of cultural diversity at the Church of Scientology Hamburg—promotes the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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The auditorium reverberated to the beat of drums as community leaders, neighbors and friends gathered at the Church of Scientology of Hamburg September 6 for African Summer Night, a celebration of cultural diversity.

Two Hamburg Scientologists, one from Nigeria and the other from Mozambique, conceived the idea of this evening to share the spirit and joy of their native countries with their German friends.

Guests dined on Mozambique delicacies, viewed an exhibit of African art and heard an Afro-Jazz performance by the New Gospel Singers.

German Scientologists carry out human rights awareness activities throughout the year such as organizing annual walks for human rights on Human Rights Day, December 10, conducting lectures and seminars and distributing copies of the booklet “What are Human Rights?” in their communities.

African Summer Night is one of a series of intercultural events hosted by the Church of Scientology of Hamburg to promote understanding and cultural diversity in keeping with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which affirms that “it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations.” Guests received copies of the booklet “What are Human Rights?” and the brochure, Scientology: How We Help—United for Human Rights, Making Human Rights a Global Reality.

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 the 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 the Church 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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