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Be 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. The half-hour program, featuring the team from the Public Affairs and Religious Liberty department of the world church, will present a variety of current reports, as well as interviews and personal stories.

“We want to empower our viewers,” says PARL director Dr. John Graz, who hosts the television special. “We want to do more than just present stories about the terrible hardships and persecution faced by so many of our brothers and sisters around the world. We also want our viewers to know that they, too, can make a difference—they can be a voice for freedom.”

The program includes interviews with Dr. Michael Kulakov, whose family helped lead the underground Adventist Church during the Soviet era in Russia, and Pastor Tamás Ócsai, president of the Adventist Church in Hungary, one of the religious groups that was de-registered by the Hungarian government this year. Also appearing in the special broadcast are Attorney Dwayne Leslie, legislative director for the Adventist world church, and Dr. Ganoune Diop, the church’s representative to the United Nations.

For local broadcast times, please go to www.hopetv.org. [Bettina Krause/PARL]