Nashville, TN, December 28, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- In July, USA Today had an article on The State of Hate in America. It covers a wide variety of hate incidents dividing Americans in a land that was long ago intended to be “land of the free and the home of the brave.” Included are incidents from a white man in a Chicago Starbucks filmed calling a black man a slave, a white woman in a New Jersey Sears videotaped making bigoted comments against a family she believed was Indian (they were not), and two men on a Portland train stabbed to death trying to stop a white supremacist's anti-Muslim tirade against two teenagers.
“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 an innovative interfaith dialogue at the beginning of World Interfaith Harmony Week.
Rev. Fesler is passionate about bringing together all peoples and plans to reach 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 dialogue,” says Rev. Fesler.
The World Interfaith Harmony breakfast and dialogue will take place on February 1, 2017 in the Church of Scientology community hall in Nashville, Tenn. To participate or learn more, visit scientology-ccnashville.org.