January 2, 2023
SDA in Government Services/Offices
Western Mindanao Conference
Greetings from the Public Affairs and Religious Liberty (PARL) Department of Western Mindanao Conference (WMC). Happy New Year!
The department of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty is part of the global endeavor of the SDA church to create favorable conditions to share the good news of freedom and to invite all to loving fellowship with God and fellow human beings. Additionally, PARL proactively and diligently works to dispel prejudices against the SDA church—its identity, message, and mission—by mingling with people, and sharing distinct Adventist insights through peaceful persuasion. Essentially, PARL works to position the Seventh-day Adventist Church and its services to a standing of credibility, trust, and relevance in the public realm (https://www.adventistliberty.org/what-is-parl).
PARL’s mandate is to promote and develop a culture of human rights grounded on human dignity and on the belief in the creation of all humans in God’s image, free to fellowship with God and fellow human beings (https://www.adventistliberty.org/what-is-parl).
Accomplishing this mandate involves engaging all actors of civil society, primarily people of influence in the political as well as in the religious worlds: government officials, decision makers, law makers, faith-based organizations and community leaders. In doing so,
PARL presents to the world the varied portfolio of services the Seventh-day Adventist church offers the world: education, health, humanitarian work, human rights, especially religious freedom also called freedom of religion or belief (https://www.adventistliberty.org/what-is-parl).
Based on the foregoing statements, our WMC PARL Department is on its way of organizing all our church members working in the government offices/services. While waiting for the official approval of the Executive Committee, we are now getting the list or profile of these groups.
kindly share the link of this survey form so that we could have a concrete data to based upon our plans and policies or activities.
Thank you very much and Mabuhay po tayong lahat sa WMC!
Pastor Abel B. Vergara,
PARL Director Western Mindanao Conference