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  • Adventist Detainees Released from Burundi Prison May 17, 2019
    From the Office of the President, Seventh-day Adventist World Headquarters, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States We have received very encouraging news and are happy to indicate that all Seventh-day Adventist detainees in Burundi have been released. Prayers have been answered.  We thank the Government of Burundi for its role and specifically one of its Members of […]
  • Seventh-day Adventist Church responds to Equality Act May 17, 2019
    On Friday, May 17, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act (H.R. 5). The bill, if it were to become law, would extend protection to gay, lesbian, and transgender individuals across a broad spectrum of U.S. civil rights laws. This would include employment, housing, public accommodation, and social services. The Seventh-day Adventist […]
  • Commentary: What Seventh-day Adventists face in Burundi May 16, 2019
    The following is a commentary on recent and concerning events in the African country of Burundi. For additional details and context to this developing story, we encourage you to also read a previously posted article available at this link. ~ Editors The Seventh-day Adventist Church does not involve itself in the establishment or downfall of […]
  • ADRA President: “Faith communities can change the dialogue from hate and ignorance to peace, love and acceptance. May 16, 2019
    During a recent summit held in Geneva, Switzerland, Jonathan Duffy, president for the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) joined hundreds of interfaith world leaders to discuss fostering inclusivity and countering hate speech to enhance the protection of religious minorities, refugees, and migrants.  Duffy served on a panel of esteemed lawyers and executive directors, organized […]
  • Empowering women through education May 16, 2019
    “Education is the key for change in women’s lives to shape a better future,” says Raquel Arrais, associate director of Women’s Ministries for the Seventh-day Adventist World Church and who manages the scholarship program.  The Women’s Ministries department of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church focuses on six areas that impact women globally: health, workload, poverty, […]
  • Tennessee governor rejects pleas for clemency in Adventist death row case May 15, 2019
    Despite urgent efforts by top Adventist leaders, lawyers, family and friends, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee will not stay the scheduled execution of Don Johnson, an Adventist inmate on death row.  Lee issued a brief statement on Tuesday evening. “After a prayerful and deliberate consideration of Don Johnson‘s request for clemency, and after a thorough review […]
  • Adventist leaders in Inter-America challenged to focus more on mission May 15, 2019
    “I don’t know what impression you’re taking with you as you leave these meetings but we still have a great mission to fulfill,” said Inter-American Division (IAD) President Pastor Elie Henry, as dozens of top church administrators and leaders concluded their business meetings recently. “There is still a great field to prepare, the message to […]
  • Seventh-day Adventist Church appeals to Burundi government May 14, 2019
    Seventh-day Adventist world church president Ted N.C. Wilson has issued an urgent appeal for prayer following the recent arrest and detention of 22 Adventist leaders and members in the central African nation of Burundi. The arrests were ordered by the national government and follow six months of illegal interference on the part of the Burundi […]
  • Ontario Conference’s inaugural Earth Day Summit inspires thousands to care for the planet May 14, 2019
    According to a U.N. report released on May 6, one million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction.[1] Moreover, four decades after the first Earth Day in 1970, the global population has doubled, we’re emitting 2.4 times more Co2 — causing sea levels to rise — and more than 170 animal species have […]
  • Media Academy in Bulgaria inspires youth to serve the church May 14, 2019
    Inspired by the cross-media interaction of ideas and teams during the 2018 GAiN Europe* conference in Valencia, Spain, Communication leaders in Bulgaria committed themselves to develop similar outreach projects in their own country – a land that is traditionally Orthodox but that is today very secular. While Bulgaria is part of the Inter-European Division [EUD], […]
  • Appeal from Seventh-day Adventist World Church President for urgent prayer May 13, 2019
    I am earnestly appealing to Seventh-day Adventist church members, and others worldwide, to begin a strong, worldwide prayer initiative for our members and church organization in the central African country of Burundi, who are experiencing systematic religious liberty abuse by the government.  For more than six months, the Burundi government has increasingly harassed and abused […]
  • Seventh-day Adventist World Church President makes an appeal in U.S. death penalty case. May 13, 2019
    The Seventh-day Adventist World Church President, Ted N.C. Wilson, has written a letter of appeal to the governor of the U.S. state of Tennessee, Bill Lee, asking for a stay of execution for Donnie Johnson. Johnson has been convicted of killing his wife and is set to be executed this week. The Seventh-day Adventist Church […]
  • Desmond Doss story inspires Norwegian soldier to faith May 13, 2019
    Christian Ødegård had barely heard about Seventh-day Adventists. However, while serving in the Norwegian armed forces he saw a war movie that made a huge impact on him. The film was Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge with the young Adventist paramedic, Desmond Doss, as the main character The way Doss stood up for his Christian convictions […]
  • Literature evangelist partners with church plant May 13, 2019
    Partnering with a team of literature evangelists has proved beneficial for a church plant in Western Australia. “We’ve been working with literature evangelists (LEs) for a couple of years now,” says Pastor Abby Aviles from Hope Spring Fellowship, an Adventist church plant in Kwinana. “I find their work inspiring. They are bringing the kingdom of […]
  • Church invests in technology to get closer to people May 13, 2019
    In recent years, technology has been getting more prevalent in our daily lives. It is everywhere - in our financial systems, culture, entertainment, economics, education, communication and even the religious environment. Because of this, the Adventist Church in South America is looking for the best way to apply it in other areas. The belief is that, over the […]