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Church Places Strategic Planning High on its Agenda

The Seventh-day Adventist Church has entered a new phase in which intentional, long-range planning is essential, says Dr. Michael Ryan

Adventists Encouraged by UN Call for Partnership

Representatives of the Seventh-day Adventist Church attending a top-level conference at the United Nations on August 28 said they were encouraged by the Secretary-General's call for partnership with civil organizations

Teens with Personal Religious Beliefs Less Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol

Teenagers with personal religious beliefs are half as likely to become alcoholics or drug addicts, the study reports.

Breakthrough for Sabbath-keeping Students in France

A letter issued by France's Minister of Education last week will make it easier for students to receive religious exemptions from school attendance on Saturdays

Adventists Flee Violence in Eastern Indonesia

Seventh-day Adventist Church members from the eastern Indonesian island of Sulawesi are among the thousands of people enduring ongoing anti-Christian violence

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Feature: Project Whitecoat Remembered

The History Channel program featured both researchers and study participants

U.S. Court Says Adventist College Can Receive State Funding

Judge Marvin J. Garbis of the U.S. District Court initially denied CUC's claim in 1996

Campaign to Clean Kosovo's Streets

Campaign volunteers also aimed to promote awareness of environmental issues

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Adventist Teachers Make History with Largest Convention of its Kind

Over 6,000 Seventh-day Adventist K-12 educators and their families participated in the largest gathering of teachers in the church's history

Adventist Anti-Tobacco Activist Participates in World Conference

The convention, which ran from August 6 to 11, attracted over 4,500 activists from four continents.

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Two "Firsts" for Adventist Navy Chaplain

United States Navy chaplain Rear Admiral Barry C. Black took up responsibilities as Chief of Navy Chaplains on August 18

New Hope For Easing Religious Persecution in Mexico

In a Mexican town torn by decades of religious strife, Seventh-day Adventists held a Saturday worship service on August 19 for the first time in more than two months

On Anniversary of Embassy Bombing, Survivors Continue Recovery

Two years after the bombing of the United States Embassy in Nairobi, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) continues to help survivors rebuild their shattered lives.

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Ambassador Praises Adventist Church's "Spiritual and Material" Investment in Malawi

Ambassador Tony Kandiero, Malawi's ambassador to the United States, thanked the Adventist Church for its contribution of education, health and humanitarian aid for his country.

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South Pacific Restructures Church for More Effective Operation

The Adventist Church in the region incorporating Australia, New Zealand, and south pacific islands, has moved decisively to reduce the amount of church administrative structure.

Church Supports U.N. Call for Better Management of Natural Resources in Central Africa

"As a church organization, we take very seriously the Christian principle of being stewards of this earth and its resources," says the church's general secretary.

Vice Presidential Candidate Highlights the Pitfalls of Sabbath-keeping on the Job

There is a critical lack of legal protection for Sabbath-keepers in the workplace, says Seventh-day Adventist attorney Mitchell Tyner.

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Special Report: Adventist World Session Media Coverage "Broke New Ground"

"It was a not-to-be-missed opportunity to let the Canadian public know more about the Adventist Church and what we stand for," says Ray Dabrowski, communication director for the Adventist Church worldwide.

Increased Hardship, Continued Growth for Adventist Church in Myanmar

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Myanmar (Burma) continues to grow despite obstacles including rules about holding public meetings and publishing new materials, according to a veteran pastor.

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People of Faith Have Public Responsibility, Says Adventist Legislator

"Adventists have a unique contribution to make to public dialogue and to public service," says David Pendleton, Hawaii State Representative.

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