Religious Liberty

The Public Affairs/Religious Liberty department's mission is to assist the Arkansas-Louisiana Conference by giving updates and resources for those who may be encountering issues or questions on religious rights.


Jeff Villegas

Religious Liberty Coordinator

LaVonne Dye

Administrative Assistant


Since 1901, the Department of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty (PARL) has represented the Seventh-day Adventist Church to governments, religious bodies, and international organizations. By supporting, protecting and defending religious freedom and human rights for all people everywhere, PARL speaks for the church on public affairs and shares Adventist values of freedom of worship and belief. In addition to its function at the General Conference, PARL operates offices on Capitol Hill for representative work to the U.S. Congress, and also in New York City for United Nations liaison.