In just over four months, hundreds of attendees from around the world will gather in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, for the IRLA 8th World Congress for Religious Freedom. Scholars, public officials, religious leaders and advocates will take up one of today's most pressing issues: How can religious freedom contribute to peaceful co-existence?
PARL director Dr. Ganoune Diop addressed Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders from around the world who were gathered at the General Conference for an annual administrative meeting April 11 and 12. Over the course of the two mornings, Dr. Diop presented devotionals focused on the book of Revelation, and explored key themes related to the work of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty. His presentation notes are available for download here.
A five-year-long legal battle for the right to keep Sabbath has ended in a landmark victory for Seventh-day Adventist students in Kenya. The country’s top appeals court ruled last week that the religious freedom provisions of Kenya’s constitution require that Adventist students be excused from classes and other school-related activities on Saturday. The decision overturns an earlier ruling that found no constitutional protection for Sabbath-keeping students.
A leading Seventh-day Adventist religious freedom advocate was honored last month for his commitment to promoting religious liberty as a fundamental human right. Dr. Ganoune Diop, director of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty for the Adventist world church, received the 2017 Thomas L. Kane Religious Freedom Award on February 17 at the annual three-day conference of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The International Center for Religious Freedom and Public Affairs at Collonges-sous-Salève is the first of its kind, and will teach students how to represent the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the public realm.
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.