Religious Liberty Sabbath

Stand in solidarity with our persecuted brothers and sisters

Every year on the third Sabbath in January, Seventh-day Adventists around the world take time to remember the God-given gift of religious freedom.

On Religious Liberty Sabbath we take time as a world church to pray for the many millions of men, women, and children who continue to suffer harassment, discrimination, and even imprisonment or physical harm, because they choose faithfulness to God, no matter what.

We encourage you to make religious liberty a special part of your Sabbath program. Through our prayers, we can support our brothers and sisters around the world, and we can express our support for freedom for all people, who matter what their faith.

Religious Liberty Sabbath offers an excellent opportunity to invite public officials in your community to take part in the day's activities, or to invite other community groups to join with the Adventist Church in speaking out for the principle of religious freedom.

Whether you plan a special sermon, a concert, a special afternoon program, or a Sabbath School feature, we hope you’ll find these resources helpful.

Please let know how you marked Religious Liberty Sabbath in your church. We would love to receive your photos and stories. Email Bettina Krause, krauseb(at)gc.adventist,org.

2017 Resources


2017 sermon video (36 minutes)—Dr. Ganoune Diop, General Conference PARL director
Worshipping the God of Liberation--Religious Freedom and the Three Angels' Messages

Take an look inside the work of the International Religious Liberty Association in Brazil. This 9-minute video is in Portuguese with a English subtitles.


2016 Resources


Sermon video (15 minutes)—Dr. Ganoune Diop, General Conference PARL director

Discrimination destroys people. That's the message of this short video produced by young Adventists especially for Religious Liberty Sabbath.