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The most senior medical authority to arrive on the scene, for example, Dr. C. Leslie Mootoo, chief medical examiner of Guyana, reported that the bodies he examined had not died by “drinking the Kool-Aid,” but by murder.
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Edward Parkin, the International Director of Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination (STAND), will soon be headed for this year’s Religion Communicators Council (RCC) convention in Atlanta, Georgia.
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“This is a very important victory for the Church. We feel that justice has prevailed,” said Attila Miklovicz, spokesperson for the Church of Scientology of Budapest.
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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.
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As 2018 launches and 2017 fades in the rear-view mirrors of our minds, STAND looks forward to a year of great strides in the fields of tolerance, mutual respect and religious freedom.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 .
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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.