For Immediate Release

Scientology Church Celebrates Tolerance and Human Rights

Brussels-based Churches of Scientology for Europe, dedicated to human rights and tolerance

Human Rights was the keynote of many of the activities organized by the Brussels-based Churches of Scientology for Europe in 2013.

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The Church cosponsored the 10th annual Human Rights Summit, held this year at International Auditorium in Brussels and attended by youth delegates representing 30 nations. The Church also hosted the interreligious conference held on the final day of the Summit.

Throughout 2013, the Church also held concerts, conferences and open house events to promote the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

When the Democratic Republic of the Congo invited community leaders to propose solutions to the country’s problems, the Church hosted a forum providing Congolese émigrés living in Belgium the opportunity to meet, discuss and propose their ideas to the government.

These and other events enabled human rights leaders to coordinate plans and activities and take advantage of the many resources available in the capital of the European Union to create widespread reform.

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 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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