For more than 170 years, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has promoted freedom of belief for all people. For Adventists, the principle of religious freedom has strong biblical, historical, and theological foundations.
The mission of the religious liberty ministry is simple but all-encompassing: to proclaim and defend the God-given gift of religious freedom which is integral to our identity as Seventh-day Adventist Christians. The Seventh-day Adventist Church champions the religious freedom rights of both faith-based organizations and individual believers. We share our message of hope and wholeness through a variety of avenues, including local congregations, education, healthcare, childcare, humanitarian aid, and social services.
Each January, the North American Division sets aside one Sabbath for the Religious Liberty Offering. These monies are used to sponsor Liberty magazine subscriptions to high-level government officials, federal, state, and provincial judges, and prominent social and religious leaders throughout North America. Your generous gift will also be used to support the North American Division litigation fund—resources needed to defend and preserve your religious liberty in court when necessary. A portion of these offerings is returned to your local union to aid in religious liberty promotion and education.