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2011 Updates

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTAdventists in Bahamas Give Thanks for Freedom

Attorney Dwayne Leslie director of legislative affairs for the Adventist world church, urged the audience to be advocates for freedom and to speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTBe a Voice for Freedom! Television Special Will Mark Religious Liberty Sabbath

A special edition of Global Faith and Freedom will be broadcast by the Hope Channel on Religious Liberty Sabbath, January 28, 2012, following a sermon by Seventh-day Adventist Church president Elder Ted N.C. Wilson.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENT“Lift High the Banner of Religious Freedom” at 7th World Congress, Urges Church President

In a short video message, Seventh-day Adventist president Elder Ted N.C. Wilson urges church leaders to remember that “religious liberty is part of the DNA of the Adventist Church” and invites them to join him in supporting next year’s International Religious Liberty Association 7th World Congress.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTMoscow conference focuses on upswing in persecution of Christians worldwide

Participants of a high-level religious freedom meeting in Moscow last week vowed to keep the plight of persecuted religious minorities in the Middle East and Africa in the international community spotlight.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTSouth Pacific Religious Liberty Leaders Chart Future Course

Religious liberty leaders in the South Pacific are developing a strong, wide-ranging strategy to meet the diverse challenges to freedom in their region, says PARL leader Dr. John Graz.


Dr. John Graz represented the General Conference and the International Religious Liberty Association at the September 5 funeral of Karel Nowak, Euro-Africa religious freedom leader.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTNew Voice at United Nations to Speak for Adventist Values

Ganoune Diop has been elected as the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s new representative at the United Nations.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTAdventist Church in Hungary Must Reapply for Registration

Under controversial legislation passed last month, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hungary is one of 344 Christian churches and other faith groups that have lost their legal status and must apply to the Hungarian Parliament for registration.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTAfter turmoil, Adventists in Chiapas make plans to celebrate religious freedom

Plans for a Religious Freedom Festival in the Mexican state of Chiapas hold tremendous significance for Adventists who have endured decades of persecution.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTAdventist-Mennonite Conversation Allows Candid Exchange

Seventh-day Adventists and Mennonites who took part in a four-day series of conversations at the Adventist Church World Headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, describe their encounter as “friendly,” “open,” and “informative.”

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTHungary: Adventists take religious freedom concerns to political leaders

An Adventist delegation met earlier this month with Hungary’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State, in part to seek clarification about a new draft law that would tighten registration requirements for some religious groups.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTChurch Leaders Laud Frontline Religious Freedom Work

The Public Affairs and Religious Liberty ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is becoming “more and more important,” said world church president Pastor Ted N.C. Wilson during a historic gathering of some 4,000 pastors from across South America.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTMiddle East Meeting Promotes “Adventist Diplomacy”

For Seventh-day Adventist “diplomats” who gathered last week in Beirut, Lebanon, the political upheavals sweeping the Middle East in recent weeks lent an even greater sense of urgency to their discussions.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTChristian Law Students Seek Path of Humility

Barry Bussey, associate director of the Seventh-day Adventist Church's Department of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty, was guest speaker for the winter retreat of the Christian Legal Fellowship at the University of Ottawa.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTAdventist Church Appoints New "Voice in Washington"

Veteran attorney and business leader Dwayne Leslie will be the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s voice in Washington, D.C., following a vote taken February 8 by the church’s executive committee.