Religious Liberty
Welcome to Public Affairs and Religious Liberty
Southeastern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists


You are visiting the web site of Southeastern’s Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Department (PARL). The Seventh-day Adventist Church is committed to the religious freedom of all and that differences in religious persuasions should be respected. We believe in the separation of church and state and that in matters of faith the individual is responsible to God and not the state.

Working with the Pacific Union Religious Liberty Department, Southeastern helps employees obtain religious accommodation in the workplace, aids those with religious objections to labor union membership, and assists people with a wide variety of religious liberty problems.

Southeastern California Conference is unique in that it provides resource materials and program ideas for churches and schools on the topic of religious liberty. The stories of the reformers, many of whom gave their lives, are available as a background for the religious freedom often taken for granted today.

At this site you will find resources, ideas and events that will inform and help church leaders to help congregations to understand religious liberty issues and for teachers who are providing this information to students.