from the Church of Scientology of Frankfurt join the German Chapter of
Youth for Human Rights International in a march through the streets of
their city to promote human rights education.
World War I was so savage and brutal it was
named the “war to end all wars." Yet a mere twenty years later the
world was once again embroiled in global conflict. And in the name of
preventing a reoccurrence of the infamous atrocities of World War II,
in 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
was born, in the realization that — recognition of the inherent dignity
and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human
family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.”
But almost 60 years after the Universal
Declaration was adopted by the member states of the United Nations, a
brief glance at the news demonstrates the harsh truth — that the
implementation of the human rights, laid out in this document and its
European counterpart, the European Convention on Human Rights, has not
And what could be more pertinent now, when there is such a new crisis going on? It once again comes down to man's respect for himself and for his fellows, and applying that truthfully in life -- not just in rhretoric.
I once attended a talk by Mr. David Miscavige in Buffalo, at that Church of Scientology's grand opening, and there it became abundantly clear that one of the key elements to having peace is by getting people to simply agree on some basic rights that they all have, and then make those become a fact. People have a right to their own lives and their own posessions, so why would any country belligerantly challenge this? There is always something that can be done about such things, and the answer in this case is not more fighting, but plain, simple communication.