Religious Liberty Weekend with Dr. John Graz (Feb 10-11, 2012)

Dr. John Graz captivates North Dallas Adventist Academy students with Religious Liberty stories from around the world

Dr. John Graz, world leader for Religious Liberty for the Seventh-day Adventist Church, was the special guest in the Dallas area over the weekend of February 10-11, 2012. During this time he taught three classes at Mountain View College, presented at North Dallas Adventist Academy, preached twice and held a two hour seminar at Richardson Seventh-day Adventist Church. The event was arranged by John Petchkurow, Richardson SDA Religious Liberty Leader and 1st Elder. Here are some pictures from the weekend.

Government Class at Mountain View College

Dr. Cheryl Kisunzu (MVC Dean), Dr. Jonathan York (MVC History Professor), Dr. John Graz (Guest Lecturer), Pastor Adam Keating (Richardson SDA)

Dr. Graz and Students from the Islamic Association of North Texas Seminary who attended the Sabbath afternoon Religious Liberty Seminar



Friday, February 10-

  • 8am-12 Noon- Teach Three Government Classes (1 hour each)
    • Location: Mountain View College (Dallas County Community College District) 4849 W. Illinois Ave., Dallas, TX 75211
    • Contact Person: Dr. Cheryl Kisunzu, Dean
  • 3:15pm Presentation & Q&A (35 Minutes) for Grades 7-12: “Imagine your World without Religious Freedom?”
    • Location: North Dallas Adventist Academy, 302 Centennial Ave, Richardson, TX
    • Contact Person: Melonie Wolfe, Principal

Sabbath/Saturday, February 11-

  • 9am & 11:30am- Presentation (35 Minutes): “If We Were the Majority”
    • Location: Richardson Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1201 W. Belt Line Rd., Richardson, TX
    • Contact Person: John Petchkurow, Religious Liberty Leader & First Elder
  • 2:30 Seminar with Q&A (2 hours): “The Last Battle: Will we have Religious Freedom in the XXI Century?”
    • Location: Richardson Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1201 W. Belt Line Rd., Richardson, TX
    • Contact Person: John Petchkurow, Religious Liberty Leader & First Elder

Biographical Information:

Dr John Graz is a member of the John Weidner Foundation’s Board, and in 2002 was elected, then reelected in 2004, as Secretary General of the Conference of Secretaries of the World Christian Communions-a conference of Christian leaders representing two billion Christians. He is also a member of the Board of the International Academy of Religious Freedom. He has been Director for External Relations for the International Center on Government and Religion at Andrews University. He is also the Director of the Public Affairs & Religious Liberty Department of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.


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