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VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTAdventist Religious Liberty Advocates Urge Support for Resolution Against Blasphemy Laws

A proposed Congressional resolution calling for the repeal of anti-blasphemy and apostasy laws worldwide will shine a much-needed spotlight on the destructive impact of these laws, according to the Seventh-day Adventist world church’s representative on Capitol Hill.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTPivotal Sabbath Accommodation Case Takes One Step Closer to the Supreme Court

The US government’s top Supreme Court lawyer recommended to the Court on December 9 that it should hear a case with potentially far-reaching implications for Sabbath-keepers in the workplace.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTWith Religious Freedom Under Threat, Is There a Way Forward?

Seventh-day Adventist advocates are working to protect this vital human right within a culture that has grown skeptical of many religious freedom claims.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTThe Inequality of the Equality Act

The Seventh-day Adventist Church, which publishes Liberty, has endorsed the Fairness for All Act’s balanced, principled approach to the ongoing conflict between religious freedom and LGBT rights.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTSeventh-day Adventist Church Initiates Global Prayer Campaign #Pray4Burundi

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.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTJustice Prevails in Angola for Five Adventist Men

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.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTA Week-long Celebration of Religious Freedom Takes Center Stage in Brazil’s Largest City

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.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTAdventists Arrested in Burundi Have Been Released

Prayers have been answered, Says General Conference Office of the President

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTAdventist Church locked in legal dispute with Fiji government

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.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTReport on the Second Global Summit on Religion, Peace and Security

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.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTCommentary: What Seventh-day Adventists face in Burundi

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

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTWhy Does PARL Attend Interfaith Events?

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.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTVideos Released from Sabbatarian Adventist Dialogue

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.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTAt the United Nations, Adventists Seek New Approaches to Funding Humanitarian Development

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.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTKorea’s Supreme Court Gives Historic Legal Victory to Young Adventist Student

The long-awaited ruling supports a legal right to Sabbath accommodation.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTReligious Liberty Seminar in Finland Helps Church to Gain Visibility

Event highlights the role of religious freedom as an inalienable human right.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTProposed Legislation in Australia is ‘a Threat to Religious Liberty’

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.

VIEW COMPLETE DOCUMENTUnique Dialogue Between Sabbatarian Adventists Explores Shared Values and Distinctive Beliefs

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.