Human Rights Education Conference at the Moscow Church of Scientology

A human rights conference at the Moscow Church of Scientology March 26 introduced educators to the human rights educational resources of Youth for Human Rights.

The Moscow Church of Scientology opened its doors March 26 for a special Youth for Human Rights conference to provide Moscow educators with tools to teach the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to their students.

Church Public Affairs Director Natalya Alexeeva hosted the conference and spoke of the human rights education program the Church supports—Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI).

Mihail Dochenko, Executive Director of Youth for Human Rights Moscow, described the Youth for Human Rights Educator’s Guide and the components of the program.

To bring to life the 30 human rights enshrined in the Declaration, the program includes 30 public service announcements, each illustrating one of the articles of the UDHR with examples that resonate with youth.

The Story of Human Rights documentary chronicles the history of human rights from ancient times to the present. The film conveys the importance of human rights to people of all ages. Pointing to the widespread abuses that are prevalent today, the short film invites participation to implement the UDHR’s provisions.

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

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.”