The Church of Scientology in Nashville is opening its doors to all religious communities for a special service in observance of World Interfaith Harmony Week.
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“In order to truly combat religious discrimination in this day and age, we have to come together and learn about the religious other,” says Rev. Brian Fesler, Pastor of the Church of Scientology, who has called together people of many different faiths and cultures to take part in a service for World Interfaith Harmony Week.
Rev. Fesler is passionate about bringing together all peoples and has reached out to many different faith leaders for this special service. “Everyone, regardless of their race, religion, culture—everyone deserves to have a voice, to live in peace, and to practice their religion in harmony with the rest of mankind,” he says.
The Church of Scientology’s creed begins with the words: “We of the Church believe that all men of whatever race, color or creed were created with equal rights; that all men have inalienable rights to their own religious practices and their performance…”
“It is part of our very fabric to support others’ rights and abilities to practice their religion in peace, so that is what we are lifting up through this service,” says Rev. Fesler.
The World Interfaith Harmony Service will take place on February 1, 2017 from 4:30 – 6:30pm in the Church of Scientology community hall in Nashville, Tenn. Participating religious peoples include Jews, Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, Scientologists and more.
For more information about Scientology, its practices or beliefs, visit scientology.org.