INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ASSOCIATION (IRLA) : 9th WORLD CONGRESS
INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ASSOCIATION (IRLA)
9th WORLD CONGRESS
August 21, 2023 at 6:00 PM at the GC Auditorium
The President of the General Conference, Ted N. C. Wilson, underlined the importance of religious freedom in the history of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. After welcoming the participants, he introduced the various delegations, including the West and Central African delegation of around ten people from Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana and Burkina Faso.
[Photo: Pastor Ted Wilson]
The introductory speeches set the scene. The IRLA President, Ambassador John Nay; the IRLA Secretary General, Ganoune Diop; and the Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General on the Prevention of Genocide, Ambassador Adama Dieng, set the tune for the three days discussions.
The IRLA is a multi-denominational and multinational organisation which, for 130 years, has defended the religious freedom of all peoples and which has often been joined by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.