In Jamaica, Adventist Church celebrates religious freedom and launches National Religious Liberty Association interamerica.org/?p=14953
In Jamaica, Adventist Church celebrates religious freedom and launches National Religious Liberty Association
The Seventh-day Adventist Church has opened a Jamaican chapter of its International Religious Liberty Association, which defends the rights of all faiths, at a festival attended by senior government officials and thousands of other people in Kingston.
Leaders of the chapter, called the National Religious Liberty Association, said the group was needed because Jamaicans should not take their current religious freedom for granted.
Small group leaders study the Bible during a special lay training organized by the Adventist Church in west Guatemala, on Jan. 24, 2015. Some 950 laypeople from San Marcos, Quetzaltenango and Huehuetenango regions gathered to sharpen their leadership skills in sharing the gospel in their communities through a certification program from Central American Adventist University. Image by Melvin Batz/IAD
IAD President Israel Leito talks to the media at El Palacio de los Deportes in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, during a press conference held Jan. 17, 2015. Pastor Leito spoke on the work of the Adventist Church on the island and around the globe during the culmination of evangelistic efforts which resulted in hundreds of baptisms. Image by Reynaldo Carela/IAD
Seventh-day Adventist Church President Ted N. C. Wilson unveils the new sign, officially changing the name of 7th Street in La Romana, Dominican Republic, to Ellen G. White Street, or “Elena G. de White” on Jan. 15, 2015. The street is located in the Villa Alacrán community and connects two neighboring communities. District Councilman Wanchy Medin (second from left) was credited for the idea of renaming the street. Images by Libna Stevens/IAD
Seventh-day Adventists listen in as Pastor Everett Brown, president of the church in Jamaica, calls on them to ‘press on’ to be involved in the mission of the church and nation building during a special worship service at the Mandeville Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mandeville, Jamaica, Nov. 8, 2014. The service featured a symposium to launch activities and initiatives during the commemoration of 125 years of Adventism in the country to be held next year. Image by Nigel Coke/IAD.Man
A group of Seventh-day Adventists dressed in their cultural outfits from the Tenejapa District, in Chiapas, Mexico, hold their women’s ministries certificates during a special ceremony held at the Los Sauces Camp Auditorium in Chiapas, on Oct. 25, 2014. The women speak the Tzental dialect and represented some 501 women who completed training in Women’s ministries leadership as Inter-America celebrated the end of its Year of Non-Formal Education on the same day. More than 30,700 church members from the Chiapas region were trained to better serve the church this year. Image by Martha Martinez
Musicians from Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey (Monterrey’s Technology Institute) orchestra and Montemorelos University perform “The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace” by Karl Jenkins during a special concert for the community on the campus of Montemorelos University in Montemorelos, Mexico, on Nov. 2, 2014. The event was the third in a concert series with the two orchestras and Montemorelos’ Handel Choir and the Cantabile Choir. The mayor of Montemorelos and his wife were among the 5oo university leaders, faculty, students and community members who attended the outdoor concert. Image by Daniel Gallardo/IAD.