PUBLIC AFFAIRS & RELIGIOUS LIBERTY
Religious liberty concerns have been on the Seventh‐day Adventist Church’s agenda ever since it was organized. Leaders fought battles against restrictive laws in the late 19th century in the United States. Liberty Magazine, published by the Seventh‐day Adventist Church, has a history dating back to the 1880s. Currently the Church is vocal about religious liberty issues at the United Nations, the European Union and other international and national bodies. Our church also supports the work of international religious liberty associations and Adventist experts serve as advisors to legislators dealing with laws covering church state relations.
Objectives for 2019
Raising awareness of Christian liberty issues in our church and possibly within the community around us.
Represent our church around the community for a better cohesion and collaboration so as to let people know who our God is.
Plans for 2019
- To highlight relevant material relating to Religious Liberty from the SEC website. http://adventist.org.uk/sec/departments/public-affairs-and-religious-liberty, the Advent Religio-Legal Perpective website https://adventrlp.com
- Host short presentations on a monthly basis to raise awareness of Religious liberty issues
- Distribute printed material on key topic and current events
- Host Religious Liberty talks
- 20th July 2019 at CLC with Dr Kavaloh
- 25th May 2019 – Christian Legal Center
Statement From the General Conference of Seventh Day Adventists
The Seventh-day Adventist Church via its General Conference has issued official statements on
Religious Freedom and Human Rights. The Church has also issued statements on a variety of
topics that occasionally do have relevance for public policy positions. These statements can be
found on the General Conference’s website;
(Head of Religious Liberties)
School Standards and Framework Act 1998
Support against RD
Legal help for RD
School Admission Code
Citizen Advice Bureau
Equality Right Commission