The public affairs and religious liberty (PARL) department promotes and maintains religious liberty, with particular emphasis upon liberty of conscience. Religious liberty includes the human right to have or adopt the religion of one’s choice, to change religious belief according to conscience, to manifest one’s religion individually or in community with fellow believers, in worship, observance, practice, witness, and teaching, subject to respect for the equivalent rights of others.
The elected religious liberty leader cooperates with both the pastor and the conference or union PARL department. The leader possesses positive spiritual influence and is able to meet and discuss the topic with the general public. Interested in public affairs and proficient correspondents, the PARL department is concerned with the preservation of liberty for God’s people.
Each church is considered an informal religious liberty association, and every church member is considered a member of the association.
Religious Liberty Leader: Elder Caldon Barnes