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Lincoln Steed
Associate Director

Melissa Reid
Associate Director

Administrative Assistant


Our mission
To proclaim and defend the God-given gift of religious freedom which is integral to our prophetic role as Seventh-day Adventists® and primary evangelistic efforts
How we serve
  • Distribute Liberty magazine to nearly 200,000 mostly non-Adventist thought leaders, who include federal and state legislators, judiciary, lawyers, mayors, and many others identified as having an interest in religious liberty
  • Maintain a litigation fund to defend Adventists' religious convictions in the workplace
  • Involve members through the North American Religious Liberty Association, which together with Liberty magazine and the General Conference sponsors events in Washington and elsewhere, such as the annual Religious Liberty dinner, congressional visitation and training sessions for legislative liaison work
  • Interact with public officials and represent our church viewpoint to policy makers
  • Produce regular weekly television and radio programs broadcasted nationally and internationally
Contact Information
T: 301.680.6690
F: 301.680.6695


North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904-6600 USA
Telephone: 301-680-6400
Fax: 301-680-6464
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