Seventh-day Adventist religious liberty leaders were among those invited by the Colombian government to help celebrate the country’s third National Religious Freedom Day, held each year on July 4. (Front row, from left) Pastor Gabriel Villarreal, PARL director for the Adventist Church in Colombia; Mr. Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia; Dr. Ganoune Diop, PARL director for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Speakers at the recent 16th Annual Religious Liberty Dinner in Washington D.C. made a resolute call to build bridges of understanding and strengthen networks as a way of fighting against religious intolerance and advocating freedom of conscience and belief.
This is the text of the address presented by Dr. Ganoune Diop, Secretary General of the IRLA, at the 16th annual Religious Liberty Dinner in Washington, D.C., May 22, 2018. [Photo: Mylon Medley/NAD]
Seventh-day Adventists in Brazil celebrated May 25—Religious Freedom Day in the State of São Paulo—with a fast-paced agenda of events and high-level protocol visits.
Seventh-day Adventists in Guatemala held their first-ever Public Affairs and Religious Liberty congress aimed at amplifying the church’s presence and voice in the community.
This ongoing series of short video messages provides insights into the art and science of sharing the love of God with all people, especially with people of influence, decisions makers and public officials. Dr. Ganoune Diop, director of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty for the Seventh-day Adventist world church, offers reflections on vital issues related to engaging others on spiritual matters.