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A Tribute To Nelson Mandela From Ambassador Seiple, IRLA President

"I used to wonder how South Africa could achieve reconciliation with only a "Truth" commission. ...READ MORE

Dr. John Graz Receives Award

Dr. John Graz, director of PARL and Secretary General of the IRLA was honored on Thursday, October 10, 2013. ...READ MORE

First International Congress of Paraguay

With the motto "Free to Believe" the first International Congress of Religious Freedom in Paraguay, was held on 8 and 9 August, 2013 in the city of Asuncion....READ MORE

Blasphemy, The ‘Crime’ That Cannot Be Spoken

Imagine being hung upside down by your feet. Electric wires are tied around your ankles and you’re threatened repeatedly with electrocution. In addition, you are frequently pulled from your cell so that the police can beat you viciously....READ MORE

Third Pan-African Congress on Religious Freedom

The Third Pan-African Congress on Religious Freedom was held last week at the Warda Multi-purpose Sports Complex in Yaoundé, Cameroon. ...READ MORE

Religious Liberty in Romania

The guide for the leaders of the Public Affairs and Religious Liberty department was launched last week during the National Religious Liberty Meeting....READ MORE

Religious Liberty Project in Madrid

Dr. Ganoune Diop, Director of United Nations Relations and Associate Director of PARL Department to GC of SDA, was the main guest speaker at the Spanish Union on June 7-9, 2013. Three important meetings took place on Friday and Saturday in the largest churches of Madrid (Eben-Ezer/Emaus, Alenza and Sion Torejon). There were around 1,600 participants at these meetings....READ MORE

Report from the Inter-European Division (EUD) PARL Advisory, hosted in Rome, Italy, June 3-6, 2013.

The Public Affairs & Religious Liberty (PARL) department of Inter-European Division (EUD) in partnership with the General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists (GC) met on June 3-6, 2013 with over twenty PARL directors and other religious officials in Rome, Italy, for the EUD Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Advisory....READ MORE