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The 25-Year Legacy of the Northwest Religious Liberty Association

Public Advocacy Because of their prophetic beliefs, Seventh-day Adventists have imagined a world without religious freedom perhaps more than most people of faith. Curiously this proclivity has at times led some Adventists to minimize the importance of religious freedom as a “public ministry.” Any group must reject tendencies toward public isolation and parochialism. In the 1880s Adventists and other alert ... Read More »

Retro Essay: Declaring the United States a “Christian Nation” does not make it one

In January 1886, the Seventh-day Adventist Church published the first edition  of The American Sentinel with the motto, “Corrupted freemen are the worst of slaves.” Edited by Alonzo Trevier Jones, the issue focused on the subject of whether the United States could be made a truly “Christian nation” through an amendment to the U.S.Constitution that had been proposed by the ... Read More »

School Prayer: 50 Years After the Ban

School prayer was banned by the US Supreme Court 50 years ago, but there is probably more presence of religion in public school environments than ever…. Read More »

The Great Divide: Separation of Church and State

Florida bill would foolishly allow government to fund religious institutions… Read More »

Texas Education Board Rejects In-Depth Study of First Amendment

Proposal would have required students to be taught the reasons behind the prohibition of a state religion… Read More »

Texas Conservatives Win Curriculum Change

Republicans on the State Board of Education soundly rejected a Democratic-backed proposal Thursday that would have required Texas students to be taught the reasons behind the prohibition of a state religion in the Bill of Rights… Read More »