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Preserving Religious Freedom

Throughout Europe, Religious Freedom Crusades organized by the Church of Scientology have been conducted in response to threats from antireligious influences.

In France, 2,500 Scientologists assembled in Strasbourg to proclaim a “Declaration of Religious Freedom” which was subsequently accepted by the Council of Europe.

In Denmark, the Danish Interfaith Forum, with the Church of Scientology among its active members, has become a notable voice for religious freedom throughout that country.

In Brussels, Belgium, the Church of Scientology united with a number of other religions, academics and human rights advocates to establish the “Council for Human Rights and Religious Freedom.” Its multidenominational members from countries throughout Europe represent their respective churches and organizations on important religious freedom and human rights issues.

In its battles against attempts to violate or negate religious freedom, the Church of Scientology and its members have maintained a firm stance that religious freedom must be preserved for all faiths.

Nowhere has this been more true than in today’s Germany, where synagogues are destroyed by fire, Muslims are attacked in the streets and other religious minorities are savaged in the press through hate campaigns supported by the government itself. Here, churches of Scientology and individual Scientologists have also had to battle severe discrimination.


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