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Scientologists in Brussels Stand United for Human Rights

December 13, 2006

A group of Scientologists in Brussels decided to take a stand on Human Rights Day

A group of Scientologists in Brussels decided to take a stand on Human Rights Day. They invited the entire city to unite in support of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

Created 58 years ago, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was crafted to bring about a recognition of "the inherent dignity...equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family," which is the "foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world."

But an hour spent watching the news or reading the paper shows how far short we fall from living up to that mandate.

So, on Human Rights Day 2006, set aside by the United Nations to commemorate the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration, Scientologists from the Church of Scientology of Belgium were out on the street, promoting the Universal Declaration and urging all people of goodwill in their city to unite in support of human rights.

"As the European Capital, Brussels has the potential of influencing the future for good or for ill," said the Director of Public Affairs of the Church. "Here is where major decisions are made every day that have far-reaching effects, not just for Europe but for nations the world over. We believe that by working together in support of the Universal Declaration, the people of our city can influence the leaders of Europe, and change the future for the better."

"UNITED" is also the name of an award-winning music DVD, produced by Youth for Human Rights International, a Los Angeles based organization with chapters throughout the world, whose purpose is "to educate young people in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights so they become valuable advocates for tolerance and peace." The DVD tells the story of a young boy who prevails against oppression by uniting youth from all over the world to stand beside him in defense of his human rights and dignity.

Youth for Human Rights International provides educational materials, campaigns and programs to promote the Universal Declaration.

L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Scientology religion once wrote, "Human Rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream." The Scientologists of Belgium are United in their intention to accomplish this vital objective.

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