Nashville, TN, January 30, 2021 --(PR.com
)-- Hate graffiti, death threats and violence toward people of religion have become recurrent mainstream news. FBI hate crime statistics show that in 2019 alone, 15,588 law enforcement agencies reported 7,314 hate crime incidents involving 8,559 offenses.
“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 a virtual meeting for World Interfaith Harmony Week, the first week each February.
The event has been titled: “Discourse Over Discord: What Does Interfaith Harmony Sound Like?” and plays to the fact that the hosting city is Music City, but will include conversation between many people of different faiths and how we can come together in harmony.
The event will feature a virtual panel discussion with a Muslim woman, a Jewish man, and a Baha’i woman, moderated by Rev. Fesler of the Church of Scientology.
Rev. Fesler is passionate about bringing together all peoples and has reached 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 service,” says Rev. Fesler.
The World Interfaith Harmony Service will take place on February 5, 2020 at 11:00am CST virtually. To anyone who wishes to participate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Scientology, its practices or beliefs, visit scientology.org.