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

NEWS ANALYSIS: The Free Exercise Victory in the Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling That Everyone Should Applaud

NEWS ANALYSIS: The Free Exercise Victory in the Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling That Everyone Should Applaud

Hours after the Supreme Court of the United States released a 7-2 opinion in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, it's difficult to assess how every aspect of the ruling will shake out.   But there is, I believe, a religious liberty dimension in the ruling that folks on both sides of the case should applaud–eve

Adventists in Korea Await Groundbreaking Legal Ruling on Sabbath Accommodation

Adventists in Korea Await Groundbreaking Legal Ruling on Sabbath Accommodation

A young medical student in South Korea is requesting the prayers of Seventh-day Adventists around the world as he awaits a legal decision that could have far-reaching implications for the church in Korea.   Jiman Han, a first-year medical student, has sued for the right to complete his university exams outside of Sabbath hours. He began his le

News Analysis: Sabbath-Case Win Latest in Series of Victories, Reversing Decades-Old Precedent

News Analysis: Sabbath-Case Win Latest in Series of Victories, Reversing Decades-Old Precedent

As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country. (Proverbs 25:25, KJV)   Clearfield, Utah, some 30 minutes north of Salt Lake City, may seem like "a far country" to some readers, but the "good news" recently delivered by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, based in Denver, should refresh many a thirsty Seventh