May 13, 2013
U.S. commission tracks key offenders; some optimism over new ‘watch list’ countries
May 13, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
This year’s report by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has Seventh-day Adventist human rights experts...
April 30, 2013
In speech to Liberty dinner, Bennett promises active voice
Apr 30, 2013 Washington, D.C.
Mark Kellner, Adventist Review
Calling the freedom to worship “a core human right … that is under increasing threat around the world,” Andrew P. W. Bennett, Canada’s new Ambassador of Religious Freedom, pledged his nation’s support for those believers, worldwide, whose rights are...
April 23, 2013
Eyes on potential constitutional changes later this year
Apr 23, 2013 Bucharest, Romania
RUC staff/ANN staff
As Romanian legislators consider changes to the national constitution, the Seventh-day Adventist Church is sponsoring a mass promotion of religious liberty with a marathon of town hall meetings, university lectures and inter-faith consultations.
April 17, 2013
Bus driver was terminated for Sabbath absences despite notification
Apr 17, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
A Seventh-day Adventist school bus driver in the U.S. state of Louisiana has won the right from a federal appeals court to proceed with a workplace discrimination case over his observance of Sabbath....
April 2, 2013
Religious freedom festival celebrates progress in recent years
Apr 2, 2013 Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico
A large-scale festival of religious liberty here in the Southern Mexican state of Chiapas underscores how freedom of conscience continues to improve in this region with a history of persecution against some religions....
March 20, 2013
Meets with minister of religion one year after Adventist Church regains official status in country
Mar 20, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
ANN staff, with reporting by Jóhann E. Jóhannsson
Thousands of Seventh-day Adventist members and friends in Hungary welcomed Adventist world church President Ted N. C. Wilson on the last stop of his ten-day pastoral visit to Europe this month....
March 15, 2013
Monteiro’s arbitrary detention must end, church leaders say
Mar 15, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
A year after Seventh-day Adventist Pastor Antonio Monteiro was imprisoned in Togo on unsupported charges, church lawyers and human rights activists are redoubling efforts to secure his release.
Togolese government officials this week rejected the Adventist Church...
March 12, 2013
At least 170 homes, businesses destroyed; 40 Adventist families affected
Mar 12, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Residents of a Christian community in eastern Pakistan, among them Seventh-day Adventists, are reeling after a mob torched their homes and businesses in response to alleged insults against Muhammad....