In September, Rwanda welcomed more than 500 religious freedom delegates and advocates from some 30 countries to the 3rd All Africa Congress and Festival of Religious Liberty. The two-day event began September 13 under the theme, “Hope for Building a Tolerant and Peaceful Continent.” It was organized by IRLA-affiliate organization, the All Africa Religious Liberty Association (AARLA), and brought together church leaders, government officials, and religious
Global religious leaders convened in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on September 26 for the fifth annual G20 Interfaith Forum. These yearly forums shadow the annual international “Group of Twenty” (G20) Economic Summit and aim to strengthen the voice of the world’s faith communities in addressing global political, economic and social challenges.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica recently appealed to employers in the private and public sectors to respect the constitutional rights of workers to enjoy freedom from religious discrimination.
Two Seventh-day Adventist religious liberty advocates were among those invited to participate in a landmark religious freedom summit organized by the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.
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.
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.