A 2 1/2 hour webinar held on Facebook Live brought a new dimension to an important interfaith program. The Interfaith Solidarity March of the Institute for Religious Tolerance, Peace and Justice went virtual.
LOS ANGELES, September 20, 2020 (Newswire.com) - With COVID-19 preventing the kind of participation that has grown the event to the world's largest coalition of interfaith marches, the annual Interfaith March for Peace and Justice of the Institute for Religious Tolerance, Peace and Justice was held on Facebook Live this year. The Church of Scientology Los Angeles was proud to be part of the program.
It was opened by organizer Dr. L. Arik Greenberg, Founder and President of Institute for Religious Tolerance, Peace and Justice and professor of theological studies at Loyola Marymount University. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church was a special guest speaker with a prerecorded message.
Also participating were Muslim, Jain, Sikh, Bahá’í, Hindu, Buddhist and Jewish faiths, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, and Unitarian Universalist, Assyrian, Episcopal, Scientology, Religious Science, and Baptist churches.
The Church of Scientology Los Angeles presented a video of the Creed of the Church of Scientology, which highlights the Church’s belief in religious freedom and begins with these 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.
That all men have inalienable rights to their own lives.
That all men have inalienable rights to their sanity.
That all men have inalienable rights to their own defense.
That all men have inalienable rights to conceive, choose, assist or support their own organizations, churches and governments.
That all men have inalienable rights to think freely, to talk freely, to write freely their own opinions and to counter or utter or write upon the opinions of others.
That all men have inalienable rights to the creation of their own kind.
That the souls of men have the rights of men.
That the study of the mind and the healing of mentally caused ills should not be alienated from religion or condoned in nonreligious fields.
And that no agency less than God has the power to suspend or set aside these rights, overtly or covertly.
For more information, visit the Scientology Religious Freedom website or the Scientology Newsroom.
Source: Church of Scientology International