LIBERTY FOR ALL
We strongly believe in religious freedom for all people. A person’s conscience, not government, should dictate his or her choice to worship - or not. We have advocated for these goals for more than 100 years, through our department of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty (PARL), to governments and religious and international organizations.
This advocacy takes many forms fighting against laws that would inhibit an individual’s religious freedoms, working to obtain the release of individuals imprisoned for religious reasons and supporting the rights of individuals fired from their jobs for following their conscience, to name a few.
As the official voice of the Adventist Church on matters of religious freedom and human rights, PARL maintains offices in Washington, D.C. to allow for convenient access to the U.S. Congress; New York City, to liaise with the United Nations; and at the church’s world headquarters in Silver Spring, MD. PARL also sponsors the International Religious Liberty Association (IRLA) on behalf of the Adventist Church. IRLA is a non-sectarian organization supporting religious freedom around the world.
The first organization of its kind, IRLA brings together representatives of many faiths, including Catholics, Baptists, Muslims, Jews, Mormons, Buddhists and others; to support religious liberty. PARL and IRLA promote this vital cooperation through conferences, religious liberty festivals and other events, collectively raising awareness and educating government officials around the world.
This priority is vital to the Seventh-day Adventist Church. While we are a rapidly growing denomination around the world, the church often finds itself in the religious minority, and consequently, understands the importance of ensuring that all voices be allowed to speak.
The Adventist Church believes that fighting religious oppression and defending an individual’s right to worship according to his or her conscience; regardless of that person’s religious affiliation, is in everyone’s best interest.
The following links are God given scriptures and other writings that will further provide you understanding about God's instructions to us.
For more information please contact us and don't forget to pray for His insight and don't rely on your personal feelings.
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN THE CHURCH
Founded in 1906, Liberty magazine continues to be the preeminent resource for matters of religious freedom. Published by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Liberty currently maintains a circulation of just under 200,000.
Seventh-day Adventist beliefs are meant to permeate your whole life. Growing out of scriptures that paint a compelling portrait of God, you are invited to explore, experience and know the One who desires to make us whole.
We accept the Bible as the only source of our beliefs. We consider our movement to be the result of the Protestant conviction Sola Scriptura; the Bible as the only standard of faith and practice for Christians.
We currently hold 28 fundamental beliefs that can be organized into six categories: the doctrines of God, man, salvation, the church, the Christian life and last day events. In each teaching, God is the architect, who in wisdom, grace and infinite love, is restoring a relationship with humanity that will last for eternity.