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Church of Scientology International Supports Blue Heart Campai
The European Office of the Church of Scientology International has joined the B
against Human Trafficking, launched by the United Nations Office on Drugs and
05.22.2009 – The European Office of the Church of Scientology supports the Blue
Heart Campaign against Human Trafficking of the United Nations Office on Drugs
and Crime (UNODC). Launched on March 5th, 2009 by the Executive Director
UNODC, Antonio Maria Costa, the purpose of the Blue Heart Campaign is to raise
awareness and fight human trafficking.
Church of Scientology International European Office of Public Affairs and Human
In 2004 the US State Department estimated that some 600,000 to 800,000 men,
women, and children are trafficked across international borders each year. Of these,
70 percent are female and 50 percent are children, the majority of whom are forced
into the commercial sex trade.
The Church of Scientology sponsors a human rights education campaign consisting
of booklets, ads, events and a series of 30 short films or public service
announcements (PSAs) about the 30 rights laid out in the Universal Declaration on
Human Rights (UDHR). As part of this campaign, the Church produced a short film
called “No Slavery,” which illustrates that slavery is not just a study in history, but is
rather a fact of life in the world today.
Human rights is a core Scientology belief. As early as 1954, the year the Scientology
religion was founded, L. Ron Hubbard began the Creed of the Church of Scientology
with the statement “…all men of whatever race, color, or creed were created with
To learn more about the activities of the Church of Scientology International
European Office for Public Affairs and Human Rights visit their web site at
www.scientology-europe.org. To view the 30 PSAs visit the Scientology video
channel at www.scientology.org or http://www.youtube.com/churchofscientology..