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ADRA Opens New Hospital Ward

Phnom Penh, Cambodia ... [ANN] Five hundred people including government officials, school children, community members and hospital staff, celebrated the grand opening of the Adventist Development and ...

Tribal Killing at Adventist Hospital

Ife, Nigeria ... [ANN] A woman lost her life and a man was shot in the shoulder during an attack on the Ife Adventist Hospital in Nigeria on December 6. The killings are a result of tribal tensions be...

Washington Times Front Page Quotes Adventists

Washington, D.C., USA ... [ANN] Under the headline "Austrian Parliament puts faith in limbo," today’s Washington Times (December 11) reports yesterday’s vote by Austria’s Parliament approving a restri...

Feature: A Soldier for Jesus

Lima, Peru… [ANN] The woman looks straight ahead as she takes the microphone. She wears a cream-colored blouse and a dark green skirt. But what gets my attention, more than anything, is the gun attach...

ADRA Thailand Takes AIDS Awareness on Parade

Bangkok, Thailand ... [ANN] The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) recognized World AIDS Day on Monday, December 1, by hosting a parade and program in the town of Mae Tang, Thailand. The ...

European Restrictions on Human Rights: Adventists Express Concern

Silver Spring, Maryland, USA ... [ANN] Religious liberty restrictions currently under discussion by the European Parliament are viewed with concern by Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders. Proposals t...

Adventist Outreach in Indonesia Progresses Despite Opposition

Surabaya, Indonesia ... [ANN] Despite opposition from some parts of the local community, a two-week series of church meetings in Surabaya, Indonesia November 22 to December 6 successfully concluded, r...

Adventist Church President Threatened by Tribal Warriors

Kwarifau, Malaita, Solomon Islands ... [ANN] Arriving by helicopter in the remote highland region of Kwarifau on the island of Malaita, Robert S. Folkenberg, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Chu...

Peruvian Adventists Plan Launch of Major Communication Initiative

Lima, Peru ... [ANN] Seventh-day Adventists in Lima, Peru, are gearing up for a week-long program which aims at revitalizing the way the church reaches out into its communities. "We cannot continue in...

First Adventist Judge in Australia

Sydney, Australia ... [ANN] Seventh-day Adventist John B. Bagnall of Gordon, New South Wales, was sworn in as a Judge of the Compensation Court of New South Wales on Friday, Nov. 21, 1997. The appoint...

Religious Liberty Leader Speaks Out Against Intolerance in Saudi Arabia

Geneva, Switzerland ... [ANN] Dr. Gianfranco Rossi, former Secretary-General of the International Association for the Defense of Religious Liberty, spoke out against religious intolerance in Saudi Ara...

Catholics Invite Adventist Church Leader to Discuss Religious Liberty

Weingarten, Germany ... [ANN] Seventh-day Adventist leader Dr. Bert Beach participated in an inter-church "first" as an invitee to a Roman Catholic conference of canon law experts, judges, and univers...

Adventist Islanders Survive Two Month Ordeal at Sea

Tarawa, Kiribati ... [ANN] Five Seventh-day Adventist nationals from Papua New Guinea (PNG) have been rescued and flown back to their home in PNG from Tarawa, Kiribati, after drifting in their canoe w...

Adventist Mountain Climber Dies at 101

Loma Linda, California, USA ... [ANN] Hulda Crooks, affectionately called "Grandma Whitney" after her mountain climbing accomplishments, died on Nov. 23, in Loma Linda, California, at the age of 101. ...

Adventist Partners in Joint Project for Women's Health

Orlando, Florida, USA ... [ANN] Florida Hospital, affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, announced collaborative efforts with Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, the leader in Women’s health care, a...

South Pacific Division--New President and Secretary Elected

Sydney, Australia ... [ANN] The current secretary of the South Pacific Division, Pastor Laurie Evans, 55, has been elected as the new president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific...

Ambassador of Malawi Calls on Adventist Church to "Intensify Activities"

Silver Spring, Maryland, USA ... [ANN] Visiting the Seventh-day Adventist Church World Headquarters on November 24, the Ambassador of Malawi, Willie Chokani, spoke to church leaders and called for inc...

Adventist Aid Agency Combats Smoking in Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia ... [ANN] Working to combat a "smoking epidemic" in Cambodia, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) began the Tobacco-Free Kids Project earlier this year. "Cigarette ...

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The Southern Asia-Pacific Division moved its headquarters to the Philippines on Monday, November 17. For the last 61 years, the Far Eastern Division, recently renamed the Asia Pacific Division had bee...

Bomb Attack on Adventist Church in Kazakhstan

Moscow, Russia ... [ANN] A bomb thrown into the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Almaty, Kazakhstan during the night of November 16, caused limited damage to the windows and interior, according to Barb...

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