Churches of Scientology in 27 Nations Celebrated Human Rights Day With New Education Campaign

Released on = December 14, 2005, 12:31 pm

Press Release Author = Gwen Barnard

Industry = Non Profit

Press Release Summary = Churches of Scientology in 27 Nations Celebrated Human
Rights Day
With New Education Campaign

Press Release Body =

Portland, OR - On Saturday, Dec 10th Human Rights Day was celebrated by the Church
of Scientology in Portland with over a dozen people converging on Hawthorne Bridge
and holding signs for people to "Honk for Human Rights." It was reported that 90%
of the cars that drove across the bridge tooted their support for human rights.

But it wasn't just cars that honked. Pedestrians, bicyclists and car passengers
yelled "Honk, honk" or rang their bells when they saw what the celebration was all

Over one hundred churches of Scientology in 27 countries around the globe held
launch events in honor of the International Human Rights Day on December 10th. The
Church of Scientology and Youth for Human Rights International's purpose is to
enforce the implementation of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human
Rights, thus making human rights a fact.

The Universal Declaration on Human Rights was adopted and proclaimed by General
Assembly resolution on Dec 10th 1948. The Assembly called upon all member countries
to publicize the text of the Declaration and \"to cause it to be disseminated,
displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational
institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or

Recent surveys showed that over 90% of those surveyed did not know of the existence
of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Yet this is the document which
guarantees basic freedoms to all people. Signed into existence in 1948, this
document has now been adopted by 191 countries.

The UDHR came out of World War II and the Nazi Holocaust which killed tens of
millions of people. "Never Again" means not just the eradication of gas chambers,
but the end of all persecution for all time.

"Education is the key to youth understanding their rights," said Leisa Goodman,
director of the Church's international human rights activities.


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Contact Details = Contact - Gwen Barnard
Phone - 503-228-0116

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