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South Pacific Division: New President And Secretary Elected

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. In a televideo-linked co...

Family Planning Issues Still Foremost in African Society

Abidjan, Ivory Coast ... [ANN] The space for her desk is carved out of a corner of an archives office at the church’s administrative headquarters. Surrounded by volumes of data, Ruth DePaiva, a Brazil...

FEATURE: Home front--Children's Ministries

A New Resource Is Available for Children’s Ministries The room is decorated with Compact Discs. They are spread all over the floor, hanging from the ceiling, and there is a special stack marked "for t...

WGTS Radio: College Board Votes No to Sale

Silver Spring, Md., USA ... [ANN] The Board of Columbia Union College (CUC) voted November 13, not to accept the offer from Salem Communications to purchase the radio station WGTS for $10 million. The...

ADRA Initiates Project Against FGM

Conaky, Guinea ... [ANN] The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Guinea office has initiated a project in partnership with La Cellule de coordination sur les Pratiques Traditionnelles Affec...

USAID Endorses ADRA’s Programs in Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal ... [ANN] In a statement released by the United States Information Service (USIS), the work of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and its financial management are endo...

Adventist Teenagers March for a Drug-free Lifestyle

Sydney, NSW , Australia ... [ANN] More than 600 Pathfinders and Adventurers from the Greater Sydney area took the drug-free message to the streets of Sydney on Saturday, November 1, when they march ed...

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Kathryn Haycock Proffitt, a Seventh-day Adventist from Arizona, was confirmed as Ambassador to Malta by the U.S. Senate November 6 in a voice vote. Her appointment by President Clinton was previously ...

Loma Linda University Launches Vegetarian Periodical

Loma Linda, California, USA. ... [ANN] Loma Linda University, a Seventh-day Adventist institution, launched the premier edition this month of the Vegetarian Nutrition and Health Letter, the first uni...

Church Communicators Call For More Effective Communication in Africa

Abidjan, Ivory Coast ... [ANN] Noting the growing progress in communication technologies and the need to effectively respond to the varied communication opportunities throughout A frica, Seventh-day A...

Adventist Doctor Researches Medication to Help Quit Smoking

Washington, D.C., USA ... [ANN] Seventh-day Adventist research physician Dr. Linda Hyder Ferry has shown that a drug known as bupropion can significantly increase the effectiveness of anti- smoking pr...

Adventists Dedicate First Church Building in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, Russia ... [ANN] The first Seventh-day Adventist church building in St. Petersburg was dedicated in a worship service on Saturday November 8. Though Adventists have worked i n Russia s...

Missionary Murdered in Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda ... [ANN] Seventh-day Adventist missionary Ranjan Kulasekere was murdered on the front steps of his home in Rwanda on November 4. Kulasekere, a Sri Lankan national, worked as a dentist ...

Adventist Church Commission Makes Recommendations on Human Sexuality Issues

Silver Spring, Maryland, USA ... [ANN] The World Commission on Human Sexuality, set up by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, met on October 27-30 to consider aspects of sexuality as it relates to the c...

Adventist TV Broadcasts Impact Peru

Lima, Peru ... [ANN] After a test broadcast on a local TV station, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Peru began national broadcasting August 16, 1997 of the Global 2000 gospel outreach program for a...

Lutherans and Adventists Discuss Further Dialogue Process

Silver Spring, Maryland, USA ... [ANN] The ongoing conversations between representatives of the Lutheran World Federation and Seventh-day Adventist leaders continued October 29-30 at the World Headqua...

Adventist Testifies before United States Senate

Washington, D.C., USA ... [ANN] Seventh-day Adventist Church member Aston Beadle testified before the United States Senate Labor and Resources Committee on October 21, to support the proposed Workplac...

Adventists Discuss Issues of Human Sexuality

Silver Spring, Maryland, USA ... [ANN] Seventh-day Adventist leaders and experts this week discuss issues of human sexuality and its relevance for the Christian. Meeting at the Church’s World Headqua ...

Adventist College Considers Sale of Radio Station

Washington, D.C., USA ... [ANN] Columbia Union College, located in Washington D.C., is considering the sale of radio station WGTS which broadcasts from the college’s campus. "An offer of US$10m has be...

Ugandan Elections Re-scheduled After Adventists Protest

Kampala, Uganda ... [ANN] After protests from Seventh-day Adventists, local government elections in Uganda have now been re-scheduled for weekdays rather than Saturdays, the Adventist day of wo rship....

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