The Pastor of the Church of Scientology in Nashville recently unveiled a new publication during a special service in observance of World Interfaith Harmony Week.
“Without freedom of religion, or freedom of thought, freedom itself cannot exist,” says Rev. Brian Fesler, pastor of the Nashville Church of Scientology. Rev. Fesler recently organized an interfaith service for the community in observance of World Interfaith Harmony Week, and during the celebration, he unveiled a new publication from the Church’s International Office on Freedom of Religion.
The booklet, which includes authoritative texts from international human rights treaties on the subject of religious freedom, contains what any person might want to know to protect their rights to practice their religion in peace and harmony. The booklet is available in seventeen languages, is downloadable from the website scientologyreligion.org, and contains chapters on the Rights of Parents and Children, Freedom from Discrimination, and the Rights of Employers, Employees and Volunteers.
“These are times that call for all of us to be united as one, not stand apart,” said Rev. Fesler, who was excited to bring together the many faiths represented during the service for World Interfaith Harmony Week. “There are issues in this world that affect all of us--crime, drugs, human trafficking--we need to come together and learn about the religious other.”
During the service, members from several faith traditions spoke about why it is important to their faith and to them that all people come together in unity. In this way, the service helped provide a means to showcase religious freedom in its purity. The faiths represented included Sikhs, Baha’is, Baptists, Latter-day Saints, Scientologists, Buddhists, Catholics, and Muslims.
“It is part of our very fabric to support others’ rights and abilities to practice their religion in peace, and that is what we lifted up through the service,” said Rev. Fesler.
For more information about Scientology, its practices or beliefs, visit scientology.org.