Citizens Commission on Human Rights Spotlights Religious Persecution

Top Quote The Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Nashville (CCHR Nashville) will hold a panel discussion at the end of January highlighting religious persecution, hate crimes and safety. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 16, 2020 - The Nashville Chapter of Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR Nashville) will have a special panel discussion in late January to confront a serious topic: religious persecution, hate crimes and safety.

    CCHR is known as an advocate for human rights, especially as relates to patients’ rights in the field of mental health. Per the international CCHR website,, “CCHR has long fought to restore basic inalienable human rights to the field of mental health, including, but not limited to, full informed consent regarding the medical legitimacy of psychiatric diagnosis, the risks of psychiatric treatments, the right to all available medical alternatives and the right to refuse any treatment considered harmful.”

    The panel discussion takes place on International Day for Holocaust Remembrance, so CCHR members wanted to shed light on current issues of religious discrimination and help people of faith feel safe in their congregations. The event is being dubbed “Worship in Safety: Love and Protect Your Friends and Family,” and will be held on January 27 at 7:00 pm in the Church of Scientology community hall, 1130 8th Ave South, Nashville, TN 37203. The panel will feature experts on religious persecution both locally and internationally.

    CCHR Nashville regularly hosts events and meetings with local leaders who give insight into patients’ rights, parents’ rights and more.

    CCHR is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious mental health watchdog. Its mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. CCHR receives reports about abuses in the field of mental health and is especially interested in situations where persons experienced abuse or damage due to a false diagnosis or unwanted and harmful psychiatric treatments, such as psychiatric drugs, electroshock (ECT) and electronic or magnetic brain stimulation (TMS). CCHR is often able to assist with filing complaints, and can work with a person’s attorney to further investigate the case. To contact CCHR Nashville for more information, visit

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