International Religious Liberty Association
|International Religious Liberty Association|
|Headquarters||12501 Old Columbia Pike,
Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
|Secretary General||John Graz|
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The International Religious Liberty Association (IRLA) is a non-sectarian and non-political organization promoting religious freedom. It was originally organized by the Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders in 1893 to campaign for religious freedom for all when the danger of restrictions from blue laws became apparent. Its headquarters are in Silver Spring, Maryland in the United States.
The IRLA's mission statement says: "The International Religious Liberty Association will disseminate the principles of religious liberty throughout the world; defend and safeguard the civil right of all people to worship or not to worship, to adopt a religion or belief of their choice, to manifest their religious convictions in observance, promulgation, and teaching, subject only to the respect for the equivalent rights of others; support the right of religious organizations to operate freely in every country by their establishing and owning charitable or educational institutions; and organize local, regional, and national chapters as well as seminars, and congresses."
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- About Us. International Religious Liberty Association. Retrieved 2009-08-21
- International Religious Liberty Association website
- Seventh-day Adventist Church State Council
- North American Religious Liberty Association
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