World Swastika Rehabilitation Day on June 26

World Swastika Rehabilitation Day (WOSRED) will be celebrated on June 26 through marches and informative events worldwide.
WOSRED was launched last year by Rael, spiritual leader of the IRM, in order to educate people about the true meaning of peace and harmony of the swastika, this ancient symbol regretfully hijacked by the Nazis.

Raelians are often questioned about their symbol, in which a swastika intertwines with two overlapping triangles that form a six-pointed star. People, especially those of Jewish origin, obviously disturbed to see a swastika intertwined with a Star of David, change their perception when they’re told it was used for millennia and is still used today by many peaceful religious groups, especially in Asia.

On June 26, the organizers are expecting hundreds, or, hopefully, thousands of people to celebrate World Swastika Rehabilitation Day in the streets of Miami, Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York in the United States; in Vancouver and Toronto in Canada; in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth in Australia; in Zacatecas, Veracruz and Mexico City in Mexico; in Milan, Italy; Lyon, France; and Rotterdam, Holland.

The Proswastika group initiated by Rael now includes Buddhists and Hindus, who have used the swastika as a symbol since the very beginning of their religions.Read More

Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation Authority discriminates against women ! Topless Women will protest …

TORONTO, Aug. 23, 2011 – After learning that women will be going topless during the scheduled activities, the Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Department refused on July 21 to issue an Aug. 28 special event permit for the Canadian chapter of U.S.-based

A non-profit organization, GoTopless holds annual protest/educational events worldwide to proclaim that women as well as men have a constitutional right to go topless in public.

The Canadian chapter wanted to hold its annual protest in Ashbridges Bay Park, but will now do a protest march instead, assembling at the edge of the park.

“This permit refusal represents gender discrimination, in which men are treated differently than women,” said GoTopless spokesperson Diane Brisebois. “The authorities would rather have us hold this event on Hanlan’s Point Beach, a nudist beach on Toronto Island, but that defeats our purpose. The authorities maintain that top free women are nude, but that’s exactly what we want to change. There is not more nudity in revealing one’s breast than in revealing one’s arm and this is what Gotopless Canada is trying to address.”

For Rael, spiritual leader of the Raelian Movement ( and founder of, the equation is simple: “As long as men can go topless, women should have the same constitutional right or men should also be forced to wear something that hides their chests.”

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Raelians at Slutwalk

Raelians in Chicago and Toronto took part in local Slutwalks, a new event that was initiated after a Toronto police officer stated that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized” (

Maitreya Rael had commented on this saying “I strongly support this movement. It’s this type of conservative police officer, poisoned by primitive religious values and prejudice, who can turn into one of the ‘dress police’ like those in Iran, who end up forcing women to wear veils or even burkas. Women have the right even to go topless or nude without being physically abused or raped.”

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Clitoraid invites the public to a Silent March – Montreal, Quebec, Ottawa, Vancouver and Toronto

Montreal, November 25th, 2010 – As part of the “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women”, Clitoraid invites the public to a silent march to be held Sunday, Nov. 28th in Montreal, Quebec, Ottawa, Vancouver and Toronto. (* see details below).

The United Nations General Assembly, in 1999, designated November 25th the “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women” ( and invited governments, international organizations and non-governmental organizations to organize activities on that day designed to raise public awareness of the problem.

Unfortunately, in the list of acts of violence against women, female genital mutilation (FGM or “cutting”) appears as the most common.

The World Health Organization estimates that worldwide, 100 to 150 million girls and women have undergone female genital mutilation. Each year 2 million more girls are likely to suffer the same fate. Most of them live in 28 African countries, a smaller number in the Middle East and Asian countries. But there are more and more in Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America.

In May 2006, in response to those stunning statistics, RAEL, the spiritual leader of the Raelian Movement, founded CLITORAID ( a private non-profit organization whose objective is to raise public awareness of this terrible reality. Clitoraid’s main purpose is to raise funds to help African women, with very limited financial means, undergo surgery towards the reconstruction of their clitoris. This technique, which was scientifically validated by a French surgeon, currently allows women of all ages who have suffered “cutting”, to regain clitoral pleasure and to feel whole again.

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The President of the Canadian Raelian Movement recommends the victims of pedophilia committed by Catholic priests to lodge complaints without delay

MONTREAL, April 2, 2010 – Every day, not for weeks but for years, we learn that priests and bishops have either committed these heinous acts and criminals, or have chosen to protect their colleagues by sending them to another parish, leaving them free to commit new crimes. The Raelian Movement of Canada encourages all victims of pedophilia committed by Catholic priests to no longer wait and file a complaint against them and against the Catholic Church.

This code of silence and this protection of criminals involves all level of power within the Catholic Church. Indeed, last week, The New York Time reported that the Pope himself turned a blind eye on sexual abuse committed by some priests. Benedict XVI has also been heavily criticized for refusing to sanction an American priest accused of sexual assault on 200 deaf children.

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Repeated sexual scandals in the Roman Catholic Church! – The Canadian Council of Raelian Bishops suggests sexual robots as a solution to protect the victims of Roman Catholic priests

MONTREAL, Oct. 20, 2009 – Sexual scandals are multiplying to the point of becoming an epidemic within the Roman Catholic Church. Recently, it was Catholic Bishop Raymond Lahey, from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, who was accused of possessing and importing child pornography.

For several decades, Quebec raelians have been encouraging the population to apostatize from this religion which does not respect the very foundation of why every human being was created, which is to blossom while enjoying all their senses ; of course while always respecting everyone’s freedom, as it is taught in the raelian philosophy.

“The case of Bishop Lahey, 69, who was formally accused last September 25th is therefore not isolated; as we have long been proclaiming…” stated Marc Rivard, Bishop and President of the Canadian Raelian Movement “…but an obvious tendency towards paedophilia developed by members of the Roman Catholic clergy who are deprived of sexual pleasure, something every human being naturally aspires to.”

Marc Rivard added “The Raelian philosophy not only advocates sexual freedom, which naturally protects our members from these mental deviances, but is also in favour of the use of sexual robots ; as Rael describes them in his book ‘Intelligent Design’, written in 1975, and as today’s scientists are now suggesting.”

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The Raelian who was laid off for wearing a t-shirt printed “God does not exists –” returns to work

MONTREAL, Oct. 6, 2009 /CNW Telbec/ – Mr Jean-Francois Bergeron, laid off from his work by the company Transformateurs Delta, in Granby, since January 26, 2009, because he was wearing a t-shirt printed with the words “God does not exists –”, will return to work. Mtre Richard Marcheterre, arbitrator for the Commission des normes du travail, judged that the company dressing code was contravening the Chart. On top of getting back his job, Mr Bergeron will receive full compensation for his salary loss and he will be permitted to wear Raelian clothing.

The Bishop and President of the Canadian Raelian Movement, Marc Rivard, declared: “This decision represents not only a great victory for Raelians but also a great victory for Human Rights; and more specifically for religious freedom”.

This decision will doubtlessly mark a case law in the cause that will soon be heard regarding the Raelians that were evicted from Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) during a funds raising campaign to help African woman victims of excision, and this on the sole reason of their religious allegiance.

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Rael applauds the law providing a refuge to deserters

MONTREAL – October 6th, 2009 – The Raelian Movement and its leader Maitreya Rael, applaud the Canadian government, which is in the process of adopting a law allowing army deserters, from the US or elsewhere, to reside in Canada.

When he learned of the news, Maitreya Rael commented: “It is a wonderful decision that supports the right of non-violent individuals to refuse to be soldiers and their right to live for peace and non-violence. This makes Canada an example for the rest of the world. All other countries should do the same!”

The Raelian Movement, which is deeply pacific and teaches absolute non-violence, has since the beginning been following the case of American deserters who have refused to serve in the Iraq war. This time last year, the Council of Canadian Bishops asked the Canadian government and Prime Minister Stephen Harper to intervene and stop the deportation of 200 ex American soldiers who took refuge on Canadian soil.

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Raelians to take part in Toronto Gay Pride Parade, representing the only religion to affirm that homosexuality is genetic!

TORONTO, June 26, 2009 – Members of the International Raelian Movement taking part in Sunday’s Toronto Gay Pride Parade will represent the only religion to affirm that homosexuality is genetically based.

“Since personal growth is one of the beautiful values of our Raelian philosophy, it’s important to free oneself from inhibitions and bias and develop an open attitude about sexuality,” said Raelian Priestess Guide and Spokesperson Diane Brisebois. “Raelians will be carrying this message during the parade.”

Brisebois said that Rael, founder and leader of the International Raelian Movement, was the first religious leader to say that sexual orientation is genetically determined.

“He is also the only spiritual leader to continuously defend sexual minorities everywhere in the world, insisting that they be respected and enjoy the same rights as the majority,” Brisebois added. “Rael strongly encourages gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transsexuals and transgenders to live their sexuality openly, since such openness is an essential part of full enlightenment.”

But Canada has a long way to go in terms of accepting sexual minorities, Brisebois said.

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