2018

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTBabylon And Freedom Of Conscience

In a recent Adventist Review article, Nelu Burcea, Associate Director of PARL, reflects on freedom of conscience within Adventist theology and worldview.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTBabylon and Freedom of Conscience

In a recent Adventist Review article, Nelu Burcea, Associate Director of PARL, reflects on freedom of conscience within Adventist theology and worldview.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTFor People of Faith, 70-year-old Human Rights Document Holds Special Meaning

Nelu Burcea, the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s liaison to the United Nations, reflects on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTEnding Violence Against Children on the Move

Read the full text of the speech given by Dr. Ganoune Diop, Director of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty for the Adventist World Church, at the Faith Action for Children on the Move summit held in Rome, Italy.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTAdventists in Peru Shine a Spotlight on Religious Liberty

World church advocate for religious freedom is honored at Peru's National Congress.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTWhy Religious Freedom Still Matters

The Public Affairs and Religious Liberty department has released resources for Religious Liberty Sabbath, which the world church will mark on January 19, 2019.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTAdventists Join Call for More Action to Protect Migrant and Refugee Children

Heartrending accounts of violence against refugee and migrant children set the tone for a unique gathering this month in Rome, Italy, which brought together representatives of more than 80 international faith groups and non-governmental organizations.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTAdventists in Jamaica Request Employers to Respect Workers’ Sabbath Rest

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.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTAdventists Bring Distinct Perspective to High-level Religious Liberty Talks

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.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTAdventists Help Commemorate Colombia’s Third National Religious Freedom Day

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.​

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTAdventists in Brazil Mark State Religious Freedom Day

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.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTAdventists in Guatemala Called to be ‘People of Influence’

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.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTIn Brazil, New Magazine Affirms Church’s Commitment to Religious Liberty

A new magazine published by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South American Division (SAD) region will attempt to introduce and explain the Adventist position on religious liberty to decision makers such as politicians and lawmakers in Brazil.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTLeader Brings Distinctly Adventist Voice to International Christian Gathering

The third meeting of the Global Christian Forum, held April 24 to 27 in Bogotá, Colombia, provided an invaluable opportunity to be “salt and light” and to share key Seventh-day Adventist values with a unique audience, says Dr. Ganoune Diop, director of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty for the Adventist world church.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTMake Your Voice Heard on the Plight of Refugees

Religious persecution is a major factor in the global refugee crisis facing the international community. The statistics are staggering.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTTerrorist Attack Outside an Adventist Church in Pakistan Leaves Two Dead

Masked gunman opened fire on people outside a Seventh-day Adventist church in the provincial city of Quetta, Pakistan, on Sunday, April 15, killing two and injuring eight.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTProjecting Adventist Identity in the Public Realm: Church Leaders in Europe Gather for Unique Dialogue

What happens when church leaders from across the Trans-European region of the Seventh-day Adventist Church gather to discuss how to better engage with other faith groups, and how to raise the profile of the Adventist Church in the public space?

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTAdventists in Korea Await Groundbreaking Legal Ruling on Sabbath Accommodation

A young medical student in South Korea is requesting the prayers of Seventh-day Adventists around the world as he awaits a legal decision that could have far-reaching implications for the church in Korea.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTReligious Liberty Dinner Award Will Recognize an ‘Eloquent and Effective’ Advocate

Leading religious freedom attorney Holly Hollman has been named the recipient of the 16th Annual Religious Liberty Dinner National Award.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTAdventists in France Hold Third Annual Religious Freedom Festival

The Church of the Adventist Campus of Collonges-sous-Salève was the venue of the 3rd Festival of Religious Freedom held early February by Seventh-day Adventists in France.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTAfter Adventist Appeal, Uganda's President Moves to Abolish Sabbath Exams

Responding to an appeal by the Seventh-day Adventist Church president to abolish Saturday exams, Uganda’s leader announced that he would take steps to accommodate the convictions of Adventist students — and also those of Sunday-keeping Christians and Muslims.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTAs Nations Debate Refugee Policies, Adventists at the United Nations Emphasize Compassion

Migrants and refugees are not “problems to be solved,” but vulnerable individuals who must be treated with respect and compassion, said participants this week at a United Nations symposium co-sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTReligious Liberty Sabbath Highlights a Core Adventist Value

Church leaders are encouraging Seventh-day Adventists to dig deeper into the meaning of “religious freedom” as the global church prepares to commemorate Religious Liberty Sabbath on January 20.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTNew Criminal Code in Bolivia Could Curtail Religious Liberty, Say Advocates

Bolivia’s new Criminal Code includes an article that, according to various faith groups and religious liberty advocates, could curtail, among others, the freedom of religion in that South American country.