Kwanzaa Celebration at Church of Scientology Recognizes International Human Rights Day

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Inspired by L. Ron Hubbard who wrote, “Human Rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream,” the Church of Scientology of Sacramento marked Human Rights Day by hosting a Kwanzaa celebration by the local Coordinator of the 50th Annual Kwanzaa Interfaith Celebration.

The Church of Scientology of Sacramento served as hosts to the local Coordinator of the 50th Annual Kwanzaa Interfaith Celebration.

Bringing artifacts to display some of the traditions of African American culture and heritage, local Coordinator of the Kwanzaa Michael Harris taught some of their background cultural information that reaches back in time to the Pan Africans and focused on values called the “Nguzo Sabo” (Seven Principles) of Unity, Cooperative Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Creativity, Purpose and Faith. These were all translated from the Pan African language and put into song with original Swahili words like Kuumba-Nia-Imani sung together meaning Creativity-Purpose-Faith.

In recognition of International Day of Human Rights, the local Church of Scientology was honored to accept Mr. Harris’ offer to present Kwanzaa. The local Scientology Church President Mike Klagenberg stated that nowhere is this year’s Human Rights theme of “Stand up for Someone’s Rights” more evident than with the African American Civil Rights movement which set the “gold standard” for Human Rights progress for our country.

“Perhaps we can all learn from the deep traditions of the African American people and stand together now more than ever to champion the Universal Declaration of Human rights,” said Klagenberg. “Our church Founder L. Ron Hubbard urged its teaching and wrote ‘Human rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream.’”

All attendees were given the educational components of the “Youth for Human Rights” program. Materials include booklets and DVD’s containing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which are a part of the church’s overall program on human rights. Also available is an Educators Curriculum package at the following link: http://www.youthforhumanrights.org.

Coordinator Michael Harris will now take the Kwanzaa celebration to the State Capitol for another event Monday, December 26th from noon to 2:00 pm. All are welcome to come enjoy this Celebration of the African American Culture.

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