Thursday, May 25, 2006

Youth for Human Rights

Youth for Human Rights is a really good program to educate youth on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights so they can become advocates for peace. The Universal Declaration was born out of the ashes of the 2nd World War, and was a great humanitarian effort to end war.

But most people have never even heard of the articles that comprise this Declaration.

Youth for Human Rights is bringing the Universal Declaration to live with beautifully crafter public service announcements - one to illustrate each arcticle.

It's a brilliant idea and they have executed it so well.

Some of the PSAs are online at their web site -

Scientology churches and Scientologists are very active in this campaign and the Human Rights Department of the Church of Scientology International and Golden Era Productions (a branch of the Church) are working in close coordination with Youth for Human Rights to make this occur.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Freedom Magazine Writes About Protecting Children

A recent edition, Freedom Magazine has an article on the Child Protective Services in the US.

To quote the press release on the web site:

Dominated by the profit-driven psychiatric industry, human rights abuses in the child welfare system are rife, including forcible, unwarranted family separations and brutal treatment of children coerced onto mind-altering drugs.

LOS ANGELES — In a heart-rending examination of two families torn apart by the Child Protective Services system, Freedom Magazine, the investigative journal of the Church of Scientology International, exposes in a just-released issue the profiteering motives of the psychiatric industry and the disastrous consequences for children and families across the United States.

As expressed by Massachusetts attorney Gregory Hession, one of numerous authorities interviewed by Freedom, “We need to raise the threshold for taking children from their families to begin with, so fewer children get into the system. Then they won’t be drugged and ruined and crushed and killed and raped and murdered and everything else that happens to them.”

“The Child Protection Racket” describes how 12-year-old Rusty Roska was dragged from his home by four employees of Utah’s Division of Child and Family Services after his mother was given a false psychiatric diagnosis, and how, in Massachusetts, Audrey Serrano’s 9-year-old daughter, Jessica, was taken away after Audrey questioned whether psychiatrists should continue administering high doses of deadly psychiatric drugs to Jessica.>>

Other interesting articles from Freedom Magazine:

Clearwater's Volunteer Ministers - Providing a Helping Hand
Mr. David Miscavige Pays Tribute to L. Ron Hubbard

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

This photo of a Scientology Volunteer Minister with a child in Kolkata, India typifies to me what the Scientology Volunteer Minister movement is all about. It's about helping people.

When someone asks me "What is Scientology?" my first inclination is to show them. There's enough talk these days. But with the Volunteer Ministers program there is real help.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Scientology Volunteer Minister - Caring for Kids

This is a friend of mine who is a very active Scientology Volunteer Minister. She helps the children of the area whereever she goes.

She has done volunteer work in South East Asia, the Phillipines, Brazil and many other areas, caring for the kids that need help, she truly is a caring minister.