Unprecedented Numbers of Migrants and Refugees Means New Religious Freedom Challenges, Say Scholars

Unprecedented Numbers of Migrants and Refugees Means New Religious Freedom Challenges, Say Scholars

SILVER SPRINGS, MARYLAND — As the number of migrants and refugees worldwide continues to surge, a panel of scholars convened last month by the International Religious Liberty Association (IRLA) says more must be done to deal with related religious freedom challenges. The IRLA’s 19thMeeting of Experts, held in Cordoba, Spain, brought together renown

Adventist Church Helps Secure Asylum Status for Iranian Student in the U.S.

Adventist Church Helps Secure Asylum Status for Iranian Student in the U.S.

COLUMBIA, MARYLAND — An asylum claim submitted by the Seventh-day Adventist Church on behalf of an Iranian student who converted to Adventism in the United States was recently granted, ending a four-year process. "It's important for members to know the Church takes issues of religious discrimination seriously,” said Todd McFarland, associate genera

Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America Makes Statement on Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America Makes Statement on Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America is deeply saddened and troubled by the shooting that took place during Sabbath services at a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 27, 2018, where 11 people lost their lives and four more were injured. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those killed, and to all our

Ground-breaking Sabbath Lawsuit Could Expand Religious Freedom Protection in Korea

Ground-breaking Sabbath Lawsuit Could Expand Religious Freedom Protection in Korea

Seventh-day Adventists in Korea are requesting prayers from their world church family as a landmark Sabbath-keeping lawsuit makes its way to the nation’s Supreme Court. First-year medical student Jiman Han is suing for the right to take university exams outside of Sabbath hours. His predicament is one that thousands of Adventists in Korea have face

Adventist Pharmacy Workers’ Case Expected to Go to U.S. Supreme Court

Adventist Pharmacy Workers’ Case Expected to Go to U.S. Supreme Court

"Walgreens doesn’t accommodate religious accommodations.” That’s how Darrell Patterson’s supervisor at Walgreens described the company’s policy. Despite that very frank (and honest) assessment, despite the fact that Walgreens violated its own policies by firing Patterson, and despite the fact that Walgreens suffered no hardship from his not working

Adventist Religious Liberty Leaders Bring Unique Viewpoint to U.S. State Department Meeting

Adventist Religious Liberty Leaders Bring Unique Viewpoint to U.S. State Department Meeting

WASHINGTON — Two Seventh-day Adventist religious liberty advocates were among those invited to participate in a landmark religious freedom summit organized by the US Department of State in Washington, D.C. The event, which began July 24, was the first-ever of its kind, and brought together government officials from some 80 nations, along with an in

NEWS ANALYSIS: Canada’s Supreme Court Vetoes Christian Law School Over Community ‘Covenant’

NEWS ANALYSIS: Canada’s Supreme Court Vetoes Christian Law School Over Community ‘Covenant’

An evangelical Christian university received a bracing dose of postmodern reality June 15 when the Supreme Court of Canada sided with regional law societies who objected to a proposed law school for Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia.   In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court said Trinity’s “community covenant,” an agreement