Adventists respond to Christ’s call to love our neighbors as ourselves (Mark 12:31) in part through our civic responsibility and engagement. Recognizing the power of their voice and vote, church pioneers advocated on societal issues such as slavery, health reform, conscientious objection, and religious liberty. Today, the Adventist Church in North America engages with a range of policy issues including:
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.
Religious Employment Rights
In the United States, the religious freedom challenge most often experienced by Seventh-day Adventists is the religious rights of employees in the secular workspace.
We must speak and act against racial injustices, historic inequities, and abuses of power. Love will govern our actions as we stand in the gap for those who have been mistreated.
Vaccines and Religious Exemptions
The North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists is committed to sharing hope and wholeness through the healing ministry of Christ by promoting the Church’s historic health message.