main focus is to defend and safeguard the civil right
of all people to worship or not to worship, to adopt
a religion or belief of their choice, to manifest their
religious convictions in observance, promulgation, and
teaching, subject only to the respect for the equivalent
rights of others; support the right of religious organizations
to operate freely in every country by their establishing
and owning charitable or educational institutions; and
organize local, regional, and national chapters as well
as seminars, and congresses. The goal of this ministry
is universal and non-sectarian. The Seventh-day Adventist
Church State council serves to protect religious groups
from legislation that may affect their religious practices.
This is primarily achieved through advocacy. Recently
the organization has been fighting to pass legislation
that will protect Seventh-day Adventist employees who
wish to keep their Sabbath.
About this ministry -
The North American Religious Liberty Association (NARLA)
exists to ensure that all peaceful people of faith are
accorded our fundamental right to not only hold our
beliefs but to actively practice our faith. We also
work to ensure religion is not co-opted by the state
through direct regulation or through finanacial control.
liberty is important for all citizens!
first Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects the
free exercise of religion. The Civil Rights Act of 1964
provides protection against religious discrimination
in general, and the Equal Employment Act of 1972 provides
protection against religious discrimination in employment.
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms provides
protection against discrimination on the basis of religion.
Citizens and guests of Bermuda enjoy constitutionally
protected religious freedom. The governments of Bermuda
and Britain have historically honored high standards
of human rights.
here at the North American Division Department of Public
Affairs and Religious Liberty (NAD PARL) are an Adventist
organization that is dedicated to protecting the religious
freedoms of people of all religions and denominations.
North American Division Public Affairs and Religious
Liberty (NAD PARL) Department is committed first to
protect the religious freedom of all citizens of North
America regardless of religious preference or church
standing. A special emphasis is placed on protecting
individual rights regarding the two great God-given
institutions which extend from creation: the family
and the Sabbath. Secondly, we are committed to promoting
sound public policy which may impact the family in general
and the family of God in particular. In the interest
of protecting religion and religious freedom, we seek
to advance an appreciation for the gospel with public
officials in government, in corporate America, in the
labor union movement, and in all areas where influence
is exercised in the development and implementation of
public policy. NAD PARL supports the constitutions of
the countries of North America, upholds the concept
of church-state separation, and promotes the commitment
to free exercise of religion.