Public Affairs & Religious Liberty (PARL)

Religious Liberty

Since 1901, the Department of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty (PARL) has represented the Seventh-day Adventist Church to governments, religious bodies, and international organizations. By supporting, protecting and defending religious freedom and human rights for all people everywhere, PARL speaks for the church on public affairs and shares Adventist values of freedom of worship and belief. In addition to its function at the General Conference, PARL operates offices on Capitol Hill for representative work to the U.S. Congress, and also in New York City for United Nations liaison.


Conducting congresses, conferences, and other events worldwide to promote religious freedom, inter-faith dialogue, and human rights, PARL helps develop crucial understanding between government officials and religious leaders of all persuasions.


PARL also sponsors, on behalf of the church, the International Religious Liberty Association (IRLA), a non-sectarian organization dedicated to the cause of religious freedom. Seventh-day Adventist leaders were the first to organize such an association, which serves as an umbrella for many regional and national religious liberty affiliates around the world. These connections bring involvement from Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Baptist, Mormon and many other religious persuasions, working together for the religious freedom of all.


The Adventist church is committed to the principle meaning of religious freedom: The differences in religions, throughout the world, should be respected. What we choose to believe and how we choose to worship should be according to the dictates of our conscience. The IRLA continues to defend the right to religious freedom worldwide, by helping all religions find a common ground.

DeJuan N. Knight, M.Div.

Office Hours: 

TBA

 

Pastor's Contact Info:

(m) 502.468.4968

 

 

Church Address:

1275 East Jordan Street

Pensacola, FL 32503

(p) 850.432.4610

(f)  850.432.4607

 

Prayer Line & Conf Calls:

6 AM

Dial 605.475.5900

Enter Pin 599266

(Must dial from a cell phone)

 

Head Clerk:

Annease Clay

(e) jordanstreetclerk@hotmail.com 

 

Asst Clerk:

Ashley Phillips

Weekly Services

Wednesday Services:

Adult Bible Study - 6 PM

Prayer Meeting - 7 PM

 

Friday Services:

Singles Bible Study - 7PM

 

Sabbath Services:

Early Sabbath Service - 9 AM

Sabbath School - 930 AM 

Divine Worship - 1045 AM 

AYS - 630 PM (as announced)

Transportation

Church Van Drivers:

Raquel Harris - 850.401.0033

Chester Randall - 850.453.9238 or 850.525.4971

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