Conference Series to Promote Understanding and Tolerance

In support of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights article 18—freedom of thought, conscience and religion—the Los Angeles chapter of United for Human Rights hosts a 3-part conference on religious tolerance at the Church of Scientology Los Angeles.


The United for Human Rights Foundation of Los Angeles announces a series of conferences titled “Religious Tolerance & Intolerance: Shattering Myths.” The series will be held the first three Wednesday evenings in August at the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles and will include presentations on Middle Eastern, Judeo-Christian and Eastern Religions.

“Most people have heard of various religions, but they admit their knowledge of all but a few is superficial.” says Betsy Davis, Church of Scientology Los Angeles Director of Community Outreach, one of the organizers of the events. “To live in harmony in a multicultural society like ours, it is important to understand diverse faiths so we can fully respect the religious beliefs of others.”

To live in harmony in a multicultural society like ours, it is important to understand diverse faiths so we can fully respect the religious beliefs of others.

One of the distinguished speakers will be Imam Mohammed Zafarullah, an esteemed member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community. Imam Zafarullah’s work focuses on reaching out to members of other Muslims communities to communicate to them the teachings and purpose of the Ahmadiyya and its motto “Love for All—Hatred for None.”

Shahrooz Ash, editor of the Zoroastrian Journal, will represent the Zoroastrian community. He is also the founder of a non-profit called Lord of Wisdom, dedicated to the prevention of child labor.

The series will take place at the Church of Scientology Los Angeles at 4810 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, Wednesday evenings, August 3, 10 and 17. Refreshments will be served before each session at 6:00pm and the event begins at 7:00pm. 

The Scientology religion was founded by author and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in Los Angeles in 1954 and the religion has expanded to more than 11,000 Churches, Missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 167 countries.

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