Why Does PARL Attend Interfaith Events?

Since 1901 when Public Affairs and Religious Liberty was organized as a core department of the General Conference, we have represented the Seventh-day Adventist Church in a wide range of public meetings, from inter-faith dialogues and events, to one-on-one meetings with government leaders.

Our goal? To position the Adventist Church to a standing of visibility, credibility, relevance, and trust in the public space.

This means being willing to mingle with others -- whether they are public officials, elected government leaders, or representatives of other faiths. It means sharing who we are and what we believe -- telling the story of Adventism -- in our own words and on our own terms. It means dispelling misconceptions and prejudices. It means being prepared to meet and talk with those with whom we disagree -- and, even more, to stand up for their right to disagree with us. It means sharing Adventist beliefs, values, and identity without compromise. And ultimately, it means helping the Adventist Church advance its mission to share God's love and truth around the world.

We invite you to find out more about the mission and work of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty.

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