Sam Brownback was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Religious Freedom by Vice President Mike Pence on February 1, filling an important position that has been vacant since Rabbi David Saperstein left the office in January 2017.
The marchers—1,500 strong, including many friends from other religions—gathered at Deak Ferenc Square in the center of Budapest where a prominent member of the Hungarian Church, Timea Vojtilla, expressed the Scientologists’ determination to overcome all barriers to freedom and to establish genuine religious freedom for everyone.
Sixty-nine years ago today, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights —what would become the most widely agreed upon text on the subject of human rights and the most translated document in the world—was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY—Hundreds of Scientologists stood in candlelit protest of what has been described as extremist government interference with peaceful religious practice under the guise of “data protection.
The Religious Freedom Act—the passage of which we celebrate today—established the office of the United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom and highlighted America’s responsibility to the world in guaranteeing Human Right #18, Freedom of Thought and Belief .
North Hollywood, CA—The Church of Scientology of the Valley, which recently became the largest Church of Scientology in North America, drew over 600 for a United Nations World Humanitarian Day awards ceremony in August that honored San Fernando Valley community heroes.
STAND is mindful that Hungarian Scientologists have also faced religious discrimination and have been subject to hate speech. STAND sincerely hopes that this atmosphere of religious and racial tolerance will expand and reach into all sectors of this country thereby helping to establish a new cultural renaissance from which all can benefit.
Six of every 10 Americans say they know virtually nothing about Sikhism , the world’s fifth largest religion. Hence, the National Sikh Campaign (NSC) launched this year to educate the American population on what it means to be a Sikh and that “Sikh values are American values.