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Meeting of Experts in Florence, Italy

On August 19 to 21, 2014, the 16th IRLA Meeting of Experts convened at the beautiful Italian college, Villa Aurora, in Florence, Italy....READ MORE

Sandwell - First Fesitival of Religious Freedom in the UK: "We Love Religious Freedom!"

A site of 400 years of religious and political turmoil was a fitting location for the first Religious Liberty Festival to be organised in the British Isles on Sabbath, 16 August....READ MORE

Barquisimeto: July 25-26, 2014, 2nd Religious Liberty Congress in Venezuela

About 1,000 supporters of the Association of Religious Freedom of Venezuela attended their Second Congress in the city of Barquisimeto....READ MORE

While Americans Debate Impact of Hobby Lobby Ruling, Religious Persecution Mounts Worldwide

There has been considerable discussion in recent days concerning the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold Hobby Lobby's challenge of the contraception provisions within the Affordable Care Act....READ MORE

IRLA Secretary General Invited To Moscow and Yerevan

Invited by the Secretary General of the Russian Association for Religious Liberty, Pastor Oleg Goncharov, Dr. John Graz, IRLA Secretary General met with religious liberty experts and officials in the Russian capital from July 1 to 3....READ MORE

Harare, Zimbabwe – 34,000 Attend the 1st Festival of Religious Freedom

On the 21st June 2014, over four thousand uniformed Pathfinders braved the chilly weather as they marched from Harare city center to join over 30 000 Adventists at the Glamis stadium to celebrate religious liberty in Zimbabwe....READ MORE

Kigali, Rwanda - For the First Time Thousands Support Religious Freedom

On Saturday June 14, approximately 5,000 people were gathered in one of the largest Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kigali, Rwanda to hear IRLA Secretary General Dr. John Graz's presentation on the State of Religious Freedom in the World....READ MORE