Freedom of Conscience — Focus on protecting the rights and freedoms of society’s most vulnerable and overlooked

 

Hosted by: Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries, Refugee & Immigrant, Muslim Ministries, Native Ministries, and Public Affairs and Religious Liberty


Monday, January 14, 10:15 am – 11:30 am

 

 

   


 

 

 

Establishing Defenders of Freedom in the World: Strengthening Respect for Religious Freedom Presented by Tina Ramirez, Founder & CEO, Hardwired Global

Tina Ramirez will share how Hardwired is working to establish indigenous leadership for religious freedom in countries where it is most at risk - Sudan, Iraq, Nigeria, and many more countries. She'll share stories of how people of diverse faiths are using their positions of influence to risk their lives in defense of vulnerable Christians and other persecuted groups. Hardwired's work provides significant evidence of how education and training can turn the tide against persecution globally.

Meeting Room/Venue: 16 Acoma, 32 Tesuque, 15 Zuni/Convention Center


Monday, January 14, 10:15 am – 11:30 am


Know Your Rights: Panel on Religious Accommodation in the Workplace Presented by Panelists: Terri Saelee, Ministry Special Project Coordinator, Refugee & Immigrant, Washington Johnson, Assistant Director, ACM Field Representative for Atlantic, Lake, Columbia, And Canadian Unions, Todd McFarland, Associate General Counsel, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and Gabriela Phillips, Director, Adventist Muslim Relations, North American Division

We’ve been told our religious freedoms should be accommodated by our employers, but all too often, believers are asked to choose between their faith and their job. What are our rights, and how do we go about advocating for them effectively? This seminar will cover religious accommodation in the workplace from several different perspectives: military personnel, new Sabbath keepers or those newly committed to honoring the Sabbath, those previously accommodated who now face less agreeable management, and immigrant or minority populations unfamiliar with their rights as workers. Come listen to our knowledgeable panel unpack this importance topic, and use the Q&A portion of the session to bring clarity to your ministry’s unique religious accommodation challenges.

Meeting Room/Venue: 30 Taos/Convention Center


Monday, January 14, 11:45 am – 1:00 pm 

 

 


 

 

 

Teaching the Next Generation to Value Religious Freedom Presented by Tina Ramirez, Founder & CEO, Hardwired Global

Hardwired will share two exciting programs they're doing to engage younger generations to value religious freedom. In the Middle East, Hardwired is teaching religious freedom in public schools with the support of government officials and their research is showing how it can impact positive changes in the resiliency of youth against extremist thinking. And in the US, hundreds of youth have been taking a challenge to defend religious freedom. Learn new ways to inspire younger generations to value this freedom and plant the seeds for religious freedom in more countries around the world.

Meeting Room/Venue: 16 Acoma, 32 Tesuque, 15 Zuni/Convention Center


Monday, January 14, 11:45 am – 1:00 pm


No Compulsion in Religion: A Qur’anic Perspective on Freedom of Conscience Presented by Khallid Shabazz, Chaplain (COL), US Army

How does the qur'anic injunction “there is no compulsion in religion” (Baqara 2:256) translates into how Muslims understand the place of conscience? What is the place of freedom among Muslims?

Meeting Room/Venue: 30 Taos/Convention Center


Tuesday, January 15, 10:15 am – 11:30 am


Know Your Rights: Panel on Religious Accommodation in the Workplace Presented by Panelists: Terri Saelee, Ministry Special Project Coordinator, Refugee & Immigrant, Washington Johnson, Assistant Director, ACM Field Representative for Atlantic, Lake, Columbia, And Canadian Unions, Todd McFarland, Associate General Counsel, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and Gabriela Phillips, Director, Adventist Muslim Relations, North American Division

We’ve been told our religious freedoms should be accommodated by our employers, but all too often, believers are asked to choose between their faith and their job. What are our rights, and how do we go about advocating for them effectively? This seminar will cover religious accommodation in the workplace from several different perspectives: military personnel, new Sabbath keepers or those newly committed to honoring the Sabbath, those previously accommodated who now face less agreeable management, and immigrant or minority populations unfamiliar with their rights as workers. Come listen to our knowledgeable panel unpack this importance topic, and use the Q&A portion of the session to bring clarity to your ministry’s unique religious accommodation challenges. 

Meeting Room/Venue: 30 Taos/Convention Center


Tuesday, January 15, 10:15 am – 11:30 am


No Compulsion in Religion: A Qur’anic Perspective on Freedom of Conscience Presented by Khallid Shabazz, Chaplain (COL), US Army

How does the qur'anic injunction “there is no compulsion in religion” (Baqara 2:256) translates into how Muslims understand the place of conscience? What is the place of freedom among Muslims?

Meeting Room/Venue: 16 Acoma, 32 Tesuque, 15 Zuni/Convention Center