On October 24, Burundi Union President, Lamec Barishinga, was arrested on his way to meetings at the East-Central African division offices in Nairobi, Kenya. This arrest is the latest in an escalating series of events between the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the government of Burundi.
Church leaders expressed gratitude for the full exoneration of the men—four of them Adventist pastors—who had been falsely accused in an alleged kidnapping plot.
A packed agenda of events and high-level protocol visits marked “Religious Freedom Week” in the Brazilian city of São Paulo May 24 to 27.
Prayers have been answered, Says General Conference Office of the President
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Fiji is locked in a legal dispute with the Fiji government following the Church’s decision to privatize Vatuvonu Adventist High School.
The government has commenced legal proceedings against the Church in the High Court. The case will return to court on May 13.
The United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect under the leadership of His Excellency Mr. Adama Dieng partnered with Dr. Liviu Olteanu, Secretary General of the Association International for the Defense of Religious Liberty (AIDLR) to convene a second global summit on Religion, Peace and Security in Geneva 29 April to 1 May 2019.
The following is a commentary on recent and concerning events in the African country of Burundi. For additional details and context to this developing story, we encourage you to also read a previously posted article available at this link: https://www.adventistreview.org/church-news/story13675-seventh-day-adventist-church-appeals-to-burundi-government ~ Editors
Read the full text of the presentation made by Dr. Ganoune Diop, director of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty, at the recent 5th Annual United Nations Symposium on the Role of Faith-based Organizations in International Affairs
Have you ever wondered why the Public Affairs and Religious Liberty (PARL) department represents the Seventh-day Adventist Church at inter-faith events? Or perhaps you've wondered how mingling with public officials or leaders of other faiths relates to the mission of the Adventist Church? Find out more about the unique task of PARL as it seeks to share Adventist beliefs, values, and identity in the public realm.
The presentations, given by scholars and leaders from the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement, explore both theological similarities as well as key differences.
The contribution of religious groups goes far beyond mobilizing financial resources, say participants in a symposium that brought together a broad range of faith-based organizations.
The long-awaited ruling supports a legal right to Sabbath accommodation.
Event highlights the role of religious freedom as an inalienable human right.
Religious freedom is under threat from proposed amendments to a bill being considered by the New South Wales Parliament, Michael Worker told a Senate committee hearing in Sydney, Australia, on February 7, 2019.
A spirit of friendship and mutual respect marked a two-day meeting between representatives of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement.