International Religious Liberty Association

An organization founded to disseminate the principles of religious liberty throughout the world, and to defend the right of all men to worship (or not to worship) as their consciences shall dictate; and incorporated to hold title to property or to receive bequests to be used to achieve the objectives of this corporation. The association was formally incorporated Aug. 16, 1946, in the District of Columbia by S. A. Wellman, E. W. Dunbar, and H. H. Votaw. The IRLA board of trustees is elected at biennial sessions. Provision is made in the bylaws for an unlimited number of members, including Seventh-day Adventists and others interested in the aims of the organization. The board elects a president, vice presidents, a secretary-general, associate secretaries, and a treasurer. This association de...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.