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Religious Liberty a "Priority" for Adventist Church, Christian Leaders Told

Bethlehem, Israel ... [ANN] The Seventh-day Adventist Church remains committed to religious freedom for all people, says Dr. John Graz, director of the Church’s Religious Liberty and Public Affairs de...

"Face the Future with Confidence in God:" Adventist Church President Reacts to International Survey

Silver Spring, Maryland, USA ... [ANN] Almost two-thirds of those surveyed around the world by top polling organization Gallup International say that God is “very important in their personal life.” T...

Adventists Ask United States Senate to Consider Religious Freedom Law

Washington, D.C. ... [ANN]  A delegation including Seventh-day Adventist religious liberty experts visited Senate leaders on December 14 to ask for an early vote on the Religious Liberty Protection A...

School Discipline Troubles: Adventist Church in Papua New Guinea Takes up Challenge

Lae, Papua New Guinea ... [ANN] A drop in unruly behavior in a Papua New Guinea (PNG) government-run school is in part the result of religion instruction offered through Seventh-day Adventist correspo...

Governor General of Papua New Guinea "Lights the Prisons with God's Word"

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea ... [ANN]  Sir Silas Atopare, Governor General of Papua New Guinea (PNG), has donated 1,500 Bibles to inmates of the country’s 17 prisons. Atopare, a Seventh-day Advent...

Indian Ambassador Speaks Out on Tolerance and Religious Freedom

Silver Spring, Maryland, USA .... [ANN] The Ambassador of India to the United States, Dr. Naresh Chandra, used the opportunity of a visit to the World Headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church ...

Church Health Educators Support Campaigns Against Drunk Driving

Silver Spring, Maryland, USA .... [ANN] “Drunk driving is both socially irresponsible and life-threatening-to others as well as to the driver,” said Thomas Neslund of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’...

Kenya: Drought Victims Assisted by Adventist Aid Agency

Nairobi, Kenya ... [ANN] As nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are called to intervene in the devastation brought on by three years of drought and famine in Turkana, Kenya, the Adventist Development...

Church Disavows Connection With "Adventist" Ads

Silver Spring, Maryland, USA .... [ANN] Recent advertisements that appeared in at least five major United States newspapers placed by “the Eternal Gospel Church of Seventh-day Adventists” are from a ...

Canadian Postage Stamp to Commemorate Adventist World Session 2000 in Toronto

Toronto, Canada ... [ANN]  Canada Post announced that its stamp program for the year 2000 will include a special commemorative stamp to coincide with the opening of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s...

Adventist News Network Begins Spanish Language News Releases

Silver Spring, Maryland, USA ... [ANN]  A Spanish language version of Adventist News Network (ANN) was launched last week. For the first time ANN’s weekly news releases can be read directly by the es...

Church Announces Drug Awareness Month

Silver Spring, Maryland, USA .... [ANN] The Seventh-day Adventist Church announced December 9 that May 2000 is identified as Drug Awareness month in connection with its highly-successful “Walk Around ...

Veteran Adventist Educator Honored for Work in Troubled Karen Region

Bangkok, Thailand ... [ANN] Australian Helen Hall was honored for excellence in education on November 29 by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Education Department.  Hall has lived and t...

Bayak Becomes First Woman in Papua New Guinea to Receive Adventist Theology Degree

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea ... [ANN] Agnes Bayak has become the first woman in Papua New Guinea to graduate with a theology degree from Pacific Adventist University (PAU), says theology department...

Anti-Smoking Campaigners Alarmed by Free Cigarettes in Mail Program

Phoenix, Arizona ... [ANN] Reports that a leading United States cigarette manufacturer is sending out free samples in the mail has brought protests from anti-tobacco campaigners and the threat of cour...

Russia: Constitutional Court Case Eases Restrictions on Non-Orthodox Religious Groups

Moscow, Russia ... [ANN] A recent ruling by Russia’s Constitutional Court, easing some legal restrictions on non-Orthodox religious groups, has been cautiously welcomed by Seventh-day Adventist religi...

Adventist Ethicist Reacts to Embryo Stem Cell Research Proposal

Loma Linda, California, USA ... [ANN] Guidelines for embryo stem cell research proposed by the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) raise complex ethical issues deserving careful conside...

Adventist Environmentalist Reacts to Global Water Pollution Report

Berrien Springs, Michigan, USA ... [ANN]  Christians should be at the forefront of promoting environmental care, says Seventh-day Adventist botanist Dr. Dennis W. Woodland, responding to recent findi...

Adventist Student Congress Debates Question "Do All Paths Lead to God?"

Recife, Brazil ... [ANN] “The Third Millennium: Do All Paths Lead to God?” was the theme of the fifth Congress of Adventist Students (AUABA) in Bahia, Brazil, held November 5-7. The main objective o...

End of Year Satellite Event to Inspire Youth

Silver Spring, Maryland, USA ... [ANN]  Seventh-day Adventist youth and young adults in Bermuda, Canada and the United States will celebrate the New Year with Genesis 2000, an interactive satellite e...

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