Religious Liberty Congress

 

This one day event is packed with information and presenters covering a broad spectrum of issues relating to religious liberty and last day events. Get up-to-date with what is happening in the political world and how it is affecting religious liberty in the light of Bible prophecy.

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This one day event is packed with information and presenters covering a broad spectrum of issues relating to religious liberty and last day events. Get up-to-date with what is happening in the political world and how it is affecting religious liberty in the light of Bible prophecy.
Contact Us: If you have any questions, contact the Religious Liberty Department by phone at 770-408-1800 (Mon-Thurs) or via email at religiousliberty@southernunion.com
Sabbath Schedule: Sign-in and material pick-up will begin at 7:50 a.m-8:50 a.m. The opening session begins at 9:00 a.m. Following the opening session there are five breakout sessions. Choose any three of these sessions to attend. Closing session will begin at 4:00 p.m. We anticipate being done by 5:30 p.m. Sunset is 7:03 p.m. EST.
Refunds: Your registration fee is non-refundable. However, if you find that you cannot attend, you may send someone else in your place.
Children: The congress is designed for adults, as an intense learning experience. There are no activities planned for children.
Dress Code: Church attire or “smart casual” is appropriate. Keep in mind that you will be sitting down most of the day.
Meals: Sabbath lunch is included in the cost of your registration ticket. For those staying overnight there are numerous restaurants as well as the Galleria Mall located just across the street from the conference center. Sabbath lunch is a buffet. Vegans are fully provided for in the menu selections.
Parking: The parking at the Cobb Galleria Centre is included as part of your registration package. The parking garage is located to the left of the main entrance to the Centre. We recommend you arrive early.

Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center
2450 Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339
1-888-391-8724
Promo Code: RLARLAO
Poster (Portrait) (Landscape)
Slides (PPT) (Keynote)
7:50 am – 8:50 am – Congress Check in (Pick up materials and name badge)
9:00 am – 10:00 am – Opening Session with Pastor Ivor Myers
10:15 am – 11:30 am – Breakout Sessions
11:45 am – 1:00 pm – Breakout Sessions (Repeat)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Lunch
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm –Breakout Sessions (Repeat)
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm – Closing Session with Pastor Ivor Myers
There are five breakout sessions available. You will have an opportunity to select three of the five sessions.
Ivor Myers – Keynote Speaker

Wake Up and Smell the Equality: Religious Liberty in the Era of LGBTQ Rights – Alan Reinach

Talk about a culture war. The left and right are locked in what both sides see as a fight to the finish, whose moral vision will be established in the law? The risks are great, not only for religious freedom, but the risk of leading to the final rapid movements of Bible Prophecy. Does it have to be a choice between LGBTQ rights, i.e., The Equality Act, and religious freedom, i.e., the Religious Freedom Restoration Act? Is there a truly “American way” for our nation to respect the freedom of all citizens to live in peace according to their own values and identity? (The “Utah Compromise”). This is a complex subject, requiring some straight talk from a speaker who has been in the trenches of these legislative and legal issues for decades.

Capitol Hill and the Courts – Dwayne Leslie
Do you know what is happening on Capitol Hill?  Find out which current legislative initiatives pose the biggest threat to liberty of conscience and the likelihood of passage for each. The Seventh-day Adventist church seeks to liaison with lawmakers and those in places of influence as a force of right for human kind.  From the Supreme Court to the Halls of Congress the Adventist church has been influential as a proponent for those freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment. Our aim is not to have power or control, but to work for the good of religious freedom everywhere.  Come prepared to have an interactive discussion with Attorney Dwayne Leslie, the former General Conference PARL Associate Director who led the church’s legislative efforts on Capitol Hill.

The New Evangelical and the Establishment Clause – Holly Holman
The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment is one of our dearest protections against the state encroaching on religion and vice-versa. People of all religious faiths throughout this Nation should defend and protect Separation of Church and State. The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty is one such non-profit group that continues to fight that battle and defend our First Freedoms. What is trending among today’s Evangelicals? Are these trends dangerous? Join the discussion on the Establishment Clause. Hollyn Hollman, General Counsel and Associate Executive Director of the BJC leads out in this timely conversation.

Current Events: Religious Liberty TV -Michael Peabody
Are you keeping up with current events that affect religious liberty? Adventists very often view these events as waymarks along the road to prophetic fulfillment. Step into this seminar to review the latest developments on the religious liberty news fronts. You will receive insights on contemporary issues involving the free exercise and establishment clauses of the United States Constitution. Today’s rapidly evolving Constitutional landscape has led to countless ambiguities and uncertainties in legislation, public policy, and jurisprudence and has provided immediate opportunities for concerned citizens, religious leaders, elected officials, and attorneys to increase knowledge about these issues while ensuring that independent viewpoints are protected. This seminar is taught by the editor and founder of Religious Liberty.TV, Attorney Michael Peabody.

The Christian Nation Debate: A Historical Review of Religious Liberty in America – Audra Savage
There seems to be an ongoing debate over whether this nation was specifically constituted on the principals of Christianity and scripture. With a growing number of Christian and state legislators taking on this same rhetoric, we need to ask ourselves, “What was the original intent of our founding fathers?” How does original intent differ with actual practice and/or our changing attitudes and needs of our society? Have the needs of the country changed when it comes to religious liberty, or should we simply understand those rights guaranteed by the founding fathers need to be available to everyone. Explore these issues with Audra Savage, a post-doctoral fellow in law, Religion and Human Rights at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University.