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Adventist Judge Elected Master of the Bench

London, England ... [ANN] His Honour Judge Dr. Peter Jackson, one of Her Majesty’s Judges in England and a member of the Riverway Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kent, has been given the exceptional ...

Adventist World Radio Features in St. Paul's Cathedral Exhibit

London, England .... [ANN] Adventist World Radio (AWR) is one of eight Christian broadcasters chosen to participate in “A Living Legacy”-a St. Paul’s Cathedral exhibit commemorating the life and missi...

Russian Court Exempts Conscientious Objector from Military Draft

Novgorod, Russia ... [ANN] In what has been described as a “significant” ruling, a Russian court has granted Seventh-day Adventist Church pastor Eduard Siminiuk a religion-based exemption from mandat...

Adventist Health Leader to be Philadelphia's "Health Czar"

Philadelphia, United States ... [ANN] Gwen Foster Seventh-day Adventist health educator Gwen Foster has been appointed by the mayor of Philadelphia to head up a city-wide effort to promote more exerc...

Northern Ireland: Mothers Warned Over Alcohol Danger to Unborn Children

Belfast, Northern Ireland .... [ANN] Pregnant women are being warned that drinking alcohol even at government recommended limits can harm their babies. Researchers at Queen’s University in Belfast say...

International Drug Prevention Congress Identifies Alcohol and Tobacco as "Gateway Drugs"

Cape Town, South Africa…[ANN] More than 150 health professionals, educators and government employees from around the world, meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, have called for a renewed commitment to ...

Adventist World President Returns to Former School in Ghana

Bekwai, Ghana .... [ANN] The leader of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church, Dr. Jan Paulsen, visited Bekwai Adventist Secondary School where he had taught from 1962-64. Saying it felt strange but ...

Adventists Join With Community to Help Build Marriage "Safety-Nets"

London, England ... [ANN] Political and religious leaders in Britain are meeting to consider an innovative program designed to build strong marriages and reduce divorce rates.  Anglican and Catholic B...

Ghana: Muslims Welcome Adventist Church Growth; Government Asks for Deeper Cooperation

Accra, Ghana ... [ANN] At the inaugural service of the new Seventh-day Adventist Church’s organization in Ghana-the Ghana Union Conference-the head of the Ahmadiyya Muslims welcomed the development a...

Nigerian Government "Commends Adventists for Humanitarian, Medical and Academic Contributions to the Nation"

Abuja, Nigeria ... [ANN] The Nigerian government commended the Seventh-day Adventist Church on January 27, referring specifically to its “humanitarian, medical and academic contributions to the nation...

England: Adventist Leader Protests Government Attempts to Allow Promotion of Homosexuality in Schools

Watford, England ... [ANN] The proposal of the U.K. government to drop a law that prohibits the promotion of homosexuality by local councils and state schools is “another nail in the coffin of tradit...

Adventists Endorse High School, College, and Olympic Events Gambling Ban

Washington, DC, USA ... [ANN] Two United States Senators will join college presidents, coaches, and officials in a news conference on Tuesday, February 1, to present legislation that, if approved, wil...

Religious Liberty Experts call for "Responsible Dissemination of Religion or Belief"

Madrid, Spain ... [IRLA News] Religious liberty experts are calling for a “responsible dissemination of religion or belief” by members of religious communities.  A 14-point statement of “Guiding Prin...

Ghana: Ashanti Regional Minister and King of Ashanti Nation Tell Adventist World President: "Do More Evangelism Here"

Kumasi, Ghana ... [ANN] Both the civil and traditional leaders of the Ashanti region of Ghana told the visiting president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, “We want you to do more evangelism here.”...

Newspaper Apologizes for Fake Adventist Ads

Jerusalem, Israel ... [ANN] The Jerusalem Post, Israel’s largest English language newspaper, has apologized for identifying the Seventh-day Adventist Church as the organization responsible for controv...

Thousands Baptized in Mexican Province Despite Ongoing Persecution

Chiapas, Mexico….[ANN] Thirty-three pastors baptized more than 3,600 people in the ocean off Puerto Madero, Chiapas, on Sunday, January 23.  Isaias Espinosa, Adventist Church leader in the region, rep...

Ghana: Head of State Speaks Frankly with Adventist World President; Commends Church

Accra, Ghana ... [ANN] The Head of State for Ghana, President J.J. Rawlings, in an hour-long meeting with the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s World President Dr. Jan Paulsen, spoke frankly of his drea...

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Rwandan Pastor's Extradition Case

Washington D.C. ... [ANN] The United States Supreme Court has opened the way for the extradition of Rwandan national Elizaphan Ntakirutimana to answer charges of genocide before the United Nations war...

Million-dollar Gift for Australian Anti-drugs Campaigner

Sydney, Australia…[ANN] Seventh-day Adventist drug reform campaigner Margaret McKay has received a $1 million donation from a Sydney businessman to establish a rural drug rehabilitation center for add...

Peru: Over 3,000 Join Adventist Church in One Day

Lima, Peru… [ANN] Over 3,000 Peruvians joined the Seventh-day Adventist Church on December 18, reports pastor Samuel Saito, spokesman for the Adventist Church in Peru. As a result of small group mee...

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