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Take a STAND and become a member of this movement to combat discrimination.

STAND was created with this purpose: “To end forever the defamation and bigotry toward Scientologists and the Scientology religion and to protect everyone’s basic inalienable right to practice their chosen faith.” STAND is committed to eradicating religious bigotry and discrimination of any kind, toward any religion.

Become a Member of STAND

Join STAND by filling out the application form here.

COMBAT HATE SPEECH
& DISINFORMATION

If you have encountered hate speech and disinformation online, in the media, or in any public venue, take action by reporting it here.

PROMOTE
FREEDOM OF RELIGION

Urge adoption of the Charter on Journalistic Ethics in Relation to Respect for Religion or Belief. Make your voice heard.

ABOLISH DISCRIMINATION
OF ANY KIND

The first step in fighting intolerance and discrimination is raising awareness. Report discrimination of any kind to STAND here

Know Your Rights

In the United States, the First Amendment protects freedom of speech, and “hate speech” is not against the law. If a criminal offense is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity/national origin, it falls under hate crimes as defined by the FBI.

Hate speech laws in Canada include provisions in the Criminal Code of Canada, which prohibits “hate propaganda,” and the Human Rights Act as well as statutory provisions in each of Canada’s 10 provinces.

Hate speech laws also exist in several European countries (Denmark, France, the Netherlands and the UK). On May 31, 2016, the European Commission announced a code of conduct on illegal online hate speech, also supported by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft, laying out guidelines for these IT companies to remove online illegal hate speech.

Take Community Action

STAND members care about vital social issues and get involved in programs that help their communities. These include:

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