For Immediate Release

Youth for Human Rights Toronto Promote Tolerance

Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Toronto introduced visitors to a unique human rights education program at the York Regional Police 11th annual commemoration of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

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The Toronto chapter of Youth for Human Rights International actively supported the York Regional Police 11th annual commemoration of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination April 7.

The event’s theme, “Our Growth, Our Diversity,” could not have been more appropriate in one of the fastest-growing regions in Canada, home to 204 ethnic groups. Stage performances, booths, displays, music and food reflected this diversity.

At the Youth for Human Rights booth, volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Toronto introduced visitors to the human rights education program based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. They passed out complimentary copies of Youth for Human Rights educational booklets and videos and invited visitors to sign a petition mandating human rights education for all Canadian students.

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 published 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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