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Adventist Church Announces Billion-Dollar Milestone

Don Schneider, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, received a check symbolizing the one billionth dollar raised over the past 25 years

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Photo Feature: Back to the Future for Ukraine's Oldest Adventist Church

Feelings of nostalgia found abundant expressions among Seventh-day Adventists in the 170-member congregation in the Ukrainian village of Pozharky

Solomon Islands Peace Agreement Welcomed by Adventist Leaders

Neil Watts, president of the Adventist Church in the Western Pacific area, welcomed the October 15 signing, which took place in Townsville, Australia

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Number of Adventist Congregations Worldwide Increases 70 Percent, says Office of Global Mission

Michael Ryan, director of the Adventist Church's Global Mission initiative, says that "Global Mission pioneers" have been the major force in establishing new congregations

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No End in Sight to Persecution of Christians in East Indonesia

There has been no relief for Christians in the East Indonesian Maluku Islands, who continue to face gunfire in the streets, destruction of churches and homes, and economic hardship

New Drunk-Driving Limits Are Not Enough, Says Public Health Spokesperson

A tougher drunk-driving law, aimed at reducing the number of alcohol-related traffic fatalities, was signed by President Bill Clinton on October 23

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Human Rights Leader Questions "Peace Award" for Turkmenistan's Head of State

The government of Turkmenistan has been cited by the United Nations, the U.S. State Department, and many religious and civil rights groups for its ongoing repression of religious minorities.

European Union Produces Draft Charter of Fundamental Human Rights

The document, which aims to protect the personal, political, and social rights of the citizens of the European Union, was approved in draft form

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Competing is a Way of Life for Adventist Paralympian

Blind athlete Lilo Lubisic has learned to make the most of every opportunity-even adversity-competing in the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

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Adventist Politician Named Outstanding Legislator

. A Seventh-day Adventist pastor and attorney, Pendleton, 33, is the youngest recipient of the annual Outstanding Legislators Award

Religious Extremism is on the Rise, Says U.N. Report

Afghanistan, Egypt, and Indonesia are among the countries cited for growing religious extremism

Chinese Radio Program Now Available in CyberSpace

"This is the first of many AWR program partner studios that will provide audio-on-demand on the Internet for countries in the 10/40 Window," said Don Jacobsen

Adventist Church Building Bulldozed in Nigeria

The almost new church building, finished at the end of 1999, was completely demolished.

Adventist Church in Yugoslavia Responds to Dramatic Political Change

A letter of congratulations and support was sent to the newly-elected president, Dr. Vojislav Kostunica.

Jewish and Palestinian Adventists Find Unity in Faith, Says Church Leader

Seventh-day Adventists in the region are praying for peace

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German Hospital Installs Innovative "Deposit Cradle" For Unwanted Babies

Waldfriede Hospital has taken a unique approach to rising rates of baby abandonment in Berlin

Urgent Health Concerns of Indigenous Australians Addressed at Conference

The Australian Minister for Health, Dr. Michael Wooldridge, congratulated organizers of the conference for their initiative

Italian Programming Goes Live By Satellite on Adventist World Radio

The program introduced listeners to the 24-hour digital satellite network AWR operates on the Sirius 2 satellite.

Ural Region Establishes Religious Liberty Organization

A historic religious liberty conference, co-sponsored by the International Religious Liberty Association (IRLA) and Kurgan State University, was held October 11 and 12

Well-known Leader Speaks Out Against "Foreign Christians" in India

K. S. Sudershan, the leader of a Hindu nationalist organization, has called on Christians in India to throw off "foreign influences" and set up a "swadeshi," or national church

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