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The Seventh-day Adventist Church is grateful to the government of the Republic of Fiji for the opportunity to participate in helping to draft the Constitution of Fiji. It has been an honor to participate in these fundamental and historical discussions leading up to a constitution for a nation. It symbolizes the government’s recognition of the significance and worth of its major stakeholders, such as churches and religious organizations, in nation-building of these islands. Special recognition goes to James Standish, drafter, with input from Nick Miller and Alan J. Reinach. In the coming days the Fiji ambassador will be visiting the General Conference offices. READ MORE
The Rev. Jim Wallis is a man of the left — perhaps the defining figure of the evangelical left. So it is not surprising that I should find some of the policy views expressed in his new book, “On God’s Side,” badly mistaken. But this does not prevent Wallis from being resoundingly right in his central premise: that American politics would be elevated by a renewed commitment to the common good. READ MORE
The Seventh-day Adventist Church sponsors the only event in our nation’s capitol devoted to religious freedom. Special guest speakers in past years have included Senators John McCain, John Kerry, and Hillary Rodham Clinton. This year’s Liberty Dinner, was hosted at the Canadian Embassy. Some pictures of the event are linked. Kudos to the team organizing this important public affirmation of religious freedom. READ MORE
The Defense Department came under fire Thursday for a U.S. Army Reserve presentation that classified Catholics and Evangelical Protestants as “extremist” religious groups alongside al Qaeda and the Ku Klux Klan. READ MORE