Scientologists Celebrate International Peace Day in Budapest

On Peace Day, Church of Scientology volunteers reminded people that the rights enshrined in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights are the foundation of peace.

Scientologists from Budapest and other nearby cities celebrated International Peace Day September 21 with a human rights march and street demonstration in the center of the city.

They marched to call attention to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as a potent tool for peace.

As they walked through the streets of Budapest on the beautiful autumn day, passersby joined in, calling out the 30 articles of the UDHR, a reminder that these fundamental rights are the foundation of peace.

The Scientologists are members of the Budapest chapter of Youth for Human Rights, a human rights initiative the Church supports. Youth for Human Rights is dedicated to teaching youth the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to inspire them to become advocates for tolerance and peace.

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

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.”