Thursday, August 03, 2006
MAKING HUMAN RIGHTS A REALITY

With Scientologists active in human rights programs around the world which have reached more than 224 million people in the past year alone, Mr. David Miscavige often addresses important human rights issues in his speeches.

He is sometimes accompanied by other international human rights advocates, as in the following presentations given at the grand opening of  the national Church of Scientology of Spain in Madrid.

GRAND OPENING OF THE NEW

CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY MADRID

 The keynote speaker, Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center, the highest ecclesiastical office in  the worldwide Scientology religion, set the tone of the opening.

Mr. Miscavige, a driving force behind the growth of the Church for almost a quarter of a century, spoke of the essential need to recognize the spiritual nature of each person in order to restore vitality and purpose to both individuals and society. "For the people of Spain, this represents a new beginning. We want you to know who we are, what we believe, and all we stand for," said Mr. Miscavige. "For today, does not signify the opening of 'our' new Church. Rather, it represents the opening of the new Church for you. That's why our doors are open, seven days a week. No matter your social standing, your race, or your creed — and whether to just find out the answers to your questions, or to be 'helped' for whatever the need, you are welcome. Because, Scientology does have answers. Real answers."

Prominent leaders of Spanish society joined Mr. David Miscavige to celebrate the opening in Madrid and helped declare the doors of the new Church open.  They were Professor Dioniso Llamazares, former Director of Religious Affairs at the Ministry of Justice; Mr. Francisco José Alonso Rodriguez, President of the Spanish Human Rights League; and Mr. Joaquin Antuna, Founder and President of Peace and Cooperation, a leading United Nations nongovernmental organization.

Mr. Francisco José Alonso Rodriguez, who has worked extensively in Spain and North Africa helping underprivileged communities, praised the Church for its educational programs on human rights, especially for young people. "The Church's international publications [on human rights] and their campaign represent one of the finest and most sincere human rights efforts I have ever seen," he stated.

Mr. Joaquin Antuna, well known for his work to promote human rights, peace and education, commended Church members for the practical help they provide to their communities. He urged them to continue and redouble their efforts: "After the 11th of March, the people of Madrid need all possible help. Your spiritual help, your tireless battle against drugs credits you as citizens of the world."

        CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT THE GRAND OPENING IN SPANISH

El señor David Miscavige,Presidente de la Junta de Religious Technology Center


Posted at 10:48 am by Clearday
 

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