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2019 Religious Liberty Summit

If you've been looking for an opportunity to get involved in religious freedom advocacy, now is your chance. The North American Religious Liberty Association (NARLA) is hosting its annual Religious Liberty Summit May 17-20 in the metropolitan Washington area. Come play an active role in the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s religious liberty advancement efforts!

Individual Registration: $125

This year’s four day event will provide a truly remarkable experience:

  • a timely workshop team taught by the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI entitled “Protecting Places of Worship Through Education and Dialogue.” This three hour seminar educates participants on how to prevent and respond to hate crimes that target religious institutions and fosters dialogue to strengthen relations between government, law enforcement, and faith communities. 
  • legislative updates (national and state), advocacy training, domestic and international issue briefings, judicial review

  •  spiritual inspiration by Light Bearers co-director, Ty Gibson, with his brand new three-part sermon series "The Politics of Jesus."

  •  a visit to the information-packed, interactive Museum of the Bible (ticket price included with event registration)

  • plus registered Summit attendees are invited to attend the 17th annual Religious Liberty Dinner on Monday evening, May 20, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Individual registration is $125 and limited to the first 50 guests, so early registration is encouraged.

Events begin with vespers Friday evening, May 17, at the Spencerville Seventh-day Adventist Church, and conclude Monday evening, May 20, after the Religious Liberty Dinner on Capitol Hill.

The Summit registration fee includes: attendance at all events, entry ticket to the Museum of the Bible, participation in Monday evening’s Religious Liberty Dinner, transportation to/from Washington, DC on both Sunday and Monday, and a catered lunch at Spencerville SDA Church on Sabbath. Attendees will need to arrange their own travel to/from church on both Friday evening and Sabbath, and meal expenses beyond the ones mentioned above. Note that lodging reservations made at the recommended hotels adjacent to the General Conference include breakfast include breakfast in their preferred rate.

Secure your spot via our registeration form below.

Join fellow advocates May 17-20 to reconfirm your commitment to religious liberty for all people everywhere. Join Us Where Freedom and Action Meet.

If you have any additional questions about the event, please email us or call the NARLA office at (443) 391-7260.

Travel recommendations:

Events for this year's Religious Liberty Summit will be split between Silver Spring, Maryland and Washington, D.C.  We’ll use the Seventh-day Adventist Church World Headquarters as our central meeting location, with transportation provided downtown on Sunday and Monday, so plan to stay in the Silver Spring area. Our Friday evening and Sabbath events are graciously hosted by the Spencerville Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Suggested Airports:
BWI Marshall (BWI)
Reagan National (DCA)

Suggested Hotels:
Courtyard Silver Spring North, 12521 Prosperity Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904. (301) 680-8500 2019 SDA negotiated rate: $143, includes breakfast. Reference code: SDAA Negotiated Rate .1 miles to General Conference

Hilton Garden Inn Silver Spring North, 2200 Broadbirch Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904. (301) 622-3333  2019 SDA negotiated rate: $145, includes breakfast. Reference code: 9887336 .3 miles to General Conference

Comfort Inn Capital Beltway/I-95, 4050 Powder Mill Rd, Beltsville, MD 20705. (301) 572-7100 2019 SDA negotiated rate: By request, includes breakfast. Reference code: Seventh-day Adventist 2.5 miles to General Conference

DoubleTree 15101 Sweitzer Ln, Laurel, MD 20707. (301) 776-5300. SDA 2019 negotiated rate: $105, includes breakfast. Reference code: 1364076. 7 miles to General Conference.


Individual Registration: $125

Click here if you are registering someone other than yourself