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Cuban Baptist Pastor Speaks Out on Human Rights

Cuban Baptist Pastor Speaks Out on

United for Human Rights, a non-profit organization that assists
educators, organizations and governmental bodies to implement the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, invited Pastor Mario Felix
Lleonart Barroso to be the featured speaker at an event to commemorate
the 66th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Cuban Human Rights Activist and Baptist pastor, Mario Felix Lleonart
Barroso spoke out on of religion, thought and on
December 10th at an event to commemorate the 66th anniversary of the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Sponsored by United for Human Rights, the event was held in historic
Ybor Square, current home of the Church of Scientology, and was followed
by a Human Rights Walk ending at the famous Jose Marti Park.
According to the of United for Human Rights in Tampa, Gracia
Bennish, the event was “held to reaffirm the dignity and worth of the
human person and the rights of all men to exercise freely freedom of
thought, expression and religion.”
Accompanying Pastor Lleonart Barroso on the trip from Cuba to America,
were other pastors and representatives who stand in defense of religious
freedom in Cuba supporting Barroso and his fight to protect and uphold
religious freedom and civil rights in his country.
When asked about the significance of this event, Barroso stated, “Our
66th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a true
story of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. For the Cuban
delegation, this event is the completion of a story to secure their
right of religion, thought and expression and a continuation to bring
human rights awareness to many.”
Also attending the event was former U.S. Congressman from South Florida,
Lincoln Rafael Díaz-Balart.
“It is so important that we celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights, a great achievement of mankind’s. Human rights and the Rule of
Law must be defended‎ each and every day; they are difficult to achieve
and easy to lose,” stated Díaz-Balart.
To learn more about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights visit
http://www.humanrights.com/#/home.
About United for Human Rights:
United for Human Rights (UHR) is a non-profit organization that assists
and unites individuals, educators, organizations and governmental bodies
to implement the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at local,
regional, national and international levels. The organization has a wide
range of educational materials that include a documentary entitled “The
Story of Human Rights” and an educator’s guide. The material is used in
schools, churches, and various civic groups to educate children and
adults so that they understand their human rights, and, armed with that
knowledge, work to implement and protect those rights. For more
information visit, http://www.humanrights.com/#/home.

Source: Cuban Baptist Pastor Speaks Out on Human Rights –
http://www.prweb.com/releases/unitedforhumanrights/religiousfreedome/prweb12394331.htm

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