Center of Scientology Focuses on Conflict Resolution in Israel
Seeking a lasting peace in Israel, the Center of Scientology brings Arabs and Jews together to resolve conflicts.
The Center of Scientology of Tel Aviv held the second in a series of conflict resolution seminars 16 July. Their purpose: to ensure a lasting peace for all.
“Our aim in Scientology is a better civilization where people can grow and improve in all walks of life,” says Sefi Fischler, public affairs director of the Center. “One of our means to help society is to help people identify the source of problems or barriers in life and how to handle them once they are found. We are interested in delivering as many of these lectures as possible to community leaders, parents and educators who, in turn, can help others and create a positive effect that spreads out from there.”
To date, these seminars have taken place in Tel Aviv/Jaffa and Carmiel with another planned for Arab and Jewish social activists, educators and media students in Nazareth.
The historic Alhambra Theater in Jaffa, opened in August 2012 as the new headquarters of the Center of Scientology, serves two purposes: to deliver Scientology training and spiritual counseling to the growing community of Scientologists in Israel, and to provide a meeting place and base of activity for the many humanitarian programs Scientology supports, including human rights education initiatives based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
Adopted in 1948, the UDHR holds that “recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.” Ethnic, religious and territorial conflict undermine basic rights including those stated in Article 3 of the Declaration: “Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.” And those who crafted the Declaration stressed the importance of education in the fundamental principles of human rights to ensuring these rights exist.
Attendees received copies of a new 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.
For more information about the Scientology-supported human rights education and awareness initiative, visit Scientology.org/HumanRights.
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.”