Religious Liberty

Our ministry is here to support the 1st Amendment of the United States constitutional rights of members and the community.

Amendment I States

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects the right to freedom of religion and freedom of expression from government interference. It prohibits any laws that establish a national religion, impede the free exercise of religion, abridge the freedom of speech, infringe upon the freedom of the press, interfere with the right to peaceably assemble, or prohibit citizens from petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. It was adopted into the Bill of Rights in 1791.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church has advocated for these goals for more than 100 years, through our department of  Religious Liberty, to governments, religious and international organizations. We are here to continue this mission in the city of Atlanta, and surrounding communities of the Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church.

U.S. President Harry Truman awarded Desmond Doss (a Seventh-Day Adventist)  the Congressional Medal of Honor on October 12, 1945, he said, “I’m proud of you. You really deserve this. I consider this a greater honor than being president.”  The Hollywood movie “Hacksaw Ridge” directed by Mel Gibson famously portrays the story of his fight for his religious liberty rights and portrays how Seventh-Day Adventist strongly believe in religious liberty rights and will stand for them.

You may use our Adventist online giving link to make 501c3 contributions and support our Religious Liberty Ministry.

For more information email Elder Jared Johnson at

To request a subscription to our publication LIBERTY MAGAZINE.

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