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Kim, Sun Hwan, Director

Pastor Sun Hwan Kim is the Director of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty (PARL), effective January 1, 2019. He is also the coordinator of the Communication and Leadership Advancement Program (CLAP) as well as of the Adventist Laymen's Services and Industries (ASI).


Pastor Kim's ministerial career began as a local church pastor, followed by various assignments that include SDA Language Institute Executive Secretary, SDA Language Center Director in the Philippines, and the Associate Director of NSD PARL Department and Adventist Mission recently.

Pastor Kim holds a Masters of Art degree from the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS) of the Philippines. He is now in Doctor of Missiology program provided by the same institution, AIIAS.

Ministry Description

The Religious Liberty Department was first organized in 1902, at the General Conference, the world headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, PARL supports religious liberty internationally as one of the fundamental principles of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and as a God-given right.

NSD PARL(Public Affairs and Religious Liberty) represents the Northern Asia-Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church on government issues. The General Conference PARL has an office at the United Nations, and hosts many diplomatic meetings to reinforce relations between church and different countries.

PARL also initiates and maintains open communication with religious leaders and government officials to strengthen better understanding and broaden knowledge about the Church's beliefs and principles.

The Department supports other international organizations which champion religious freedom, and gives strong promotion to the International Religious Liberty Association (IRLA) with chapters in many countries providing seminars and congresses around the world. PARL administrators survey legislation concerning religious freedom generated in other countries and communicate with those leaders, striving to prevent the passage of restrictive laws.

PARL advances the principle of religious freedom for every individual. Our offices are situated throughout the Seventh-day Adventist organization worldwide.

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