Why the Church of Scientology International Supports Education in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
July 29, 2005
Human rights are such an important concept in the Scientology religion, that the creed of the Church of Scientology states:
That all men of whatever race, color, or creed were created with equal rights
Scientology founder, L. Ron Hubbard went on to state that:
… we of the Church believe:
That man is basically good;
That he is seeking to survive;
That his survival depends upon himself and upon his fellows and his attainment of brotherhood with the universe.
It was the concern of the church that human rights be made a fact, that inspired the opening of the Church of Scientology International European Office for Public Affairs and Human Rights. At the grand opening of this office, Mr. Kurt Wieland stated:
"We firmly believe that a threat to the freedom of any one individual is a threat to the freedoms of all."
The drafting and adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was significant event in the history of modern civilization, marking a constructive effort by the international community to guarantee the rights of the individual.
The first of the rights expressed in this instrument is:
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. If we all insisted on this right for ourselves and others it would go a long way to improving life in this world.
The first step in making this a reality is seeing to it that all young people learn their rights. It is only by doing this that we can bring about a civilization where each individual demands these rights for himself or herself and for others as well.