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Government Leader Commends Church for Social Action

New Providence, Bahamas ... [ANN] Speaking at the annual Mid-year Convention of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Bahamas on July 3, Deputy Prime Minister Frank Watson, commended the Church for ...

Solomon Island Adventists Honored during National Anniversary

Honiara, Solomon Islands… [ANN] Seven Seventh-day Adventists were among 27 citizens who received awards during the 20th Anniversary Independence celebrations in the Solomon Islands on July 7, 1998. Th...

Voice of Hope "Top Religious Broadcaster" in Romania

Bucharest, Romania ... [ANN] "During a recent meeting of the National Radio and Television Board in Romania, The Voice of Hope (VOH) was cited as the top religious broadcaster in the country," reports...

Anti-Tobacco Campaigner Receives Award from World Health Organization

Melbourne, Australia ...[ANN] The Associate Director of the Seventh-day Adventist Health Department in the South Pacific, Dr Harley Stanton, was one of four individuals who received this year’s World ...

Churches Respond to Papua New Guinea Tidal Wave Disaster

Aitape, Papua New Guinea ... [ANN] Following the series of tidal waves that struck the north coast of Papua New Guinea on the evening of July 17, church organizations and aid agencies are on site and ...

Adventist Church Reacts to Pope’s Letter Promoting Sunday Observance

Silver Spring, Maryland, USA ... [ANN] Leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church reacted today to the Pope’s apostolic letter calling for greater commitment to Sunday observance and church attendanc...

Health Food Company Reacts to Threat

Sydney, Australia ... [ANN] Following a June 29 letter claiming that its "liquid products" had been contaminated, the sanitarium Health Food Company immediately recalled those products, says CEO Rober...

Argentine Goalkeeper Brings Adventist Health Principles to His Soccer

Buenos Aires, Argentina ... [ANN] Carlos Angel Roa, goalkeeper for the Argentine world cup soccer team, famous for winning the match against England through his penalty save, credits his soccer abilit...

Australian Church Survey: Mixed News for Adventists

Sydney, Australia ... [ANN] Results just in from the Australian National Church Life Survey (NCLS) bring mixed news for Seventh-day Adventists, reports Dr. Alwyn Salom, director of the Church’s Instit...

Debt-hit Families Aided by Italian Adventist Foundation

Rome, Italy ... [ANN] In a bold attempt to aid families in debt and suffering heavy interest penalties, the Adventum Foundation is to use 5.4 billion lire (US$3 million) from tax return receipts in a ...

Syrian Orthodox Church Leader Welcomes Cooperation

Metropolitan Ibrahim receives a presentation from Elder Matthew Bediako, general vice-president of the Adventist Church. Dr. Bert Beach, director of Inter-church relations, looks on Silver Spring, Mar...

Adventists Provide Bibles to Millennial City

Roskilde, Denmark ... [ANN] As part of the 1,000 anniversary celebrations marking the founding of the city of Roskilde, Denmark, the Seventh-day Adventist Church will be delivering a special millennia...

Spanish Justice Official Speaks Out For Religious Liberty

Silver Spring, Maryland, USA ... [ANN] During a visit to the Seventh-day Adventist Church World Headquarters on June 25, Professor Alberto de la Hera, Spain’s Director for Religious Affa irs at the Mi...

Top Chinese Education Delegation Chooses to See Adventist Program

Silver Spring, Maryland, USA ... [ANN] In an interesting display of détente, a major delegation of Chinese government and education professionals chose to make the Seventh-day Adventist Church's educa...

Religious Liberty Highlighted in Korea

Seoul, Korea … [ANN] Representatives of government and various faith communities met to give support to religious liberty in Korea and the Far East on June 12. As part of an ongoing celebration of th...

Adventist Librarians Go High-Tech

Washington, D.C., USA ... [ANN] Librarians working within the Seventh-day Adventist Church's educational system showed that they were not outdated traditionalists obsessed with dusty tomes as they rac...

Latest Reports Say Three Dead in Sudan Ambush

Khartoum, Sudan … [ANN] Following the initial report of the death of Joseph Malesh during an armed attack in northern Sudan (ANN Bulletin June 2), recent dispatches from Khartoum indicate that two mor...

Adventist Church Representative Participates in U.S. President’s Religious Freedom Initiative

Washington, D.C., USA … [ANN] Invited by U.S. President Bill Clinton to attend a meeting on religious persecution abroad, John Graz, religious liberty director for the Seventh-day Adventist Church met...

First Arab in U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem an Adventist

Jerusalem, Israel ... [ANN] Abdelnour Zaibak is the first Arab and Seventh-day Adventist appointed to the Consular section of the United States Consulate General in Jerusalem. Initially assigned to s...

Church Theologians Meet in Jerusalem to Study Bible in Context

Jerusalem, Israel ... [ANN] More than 230 Seventh-day Adventist theologians from over 40 countries met June 8-14 to debate matters of Bible interpretation and face the challenges of the coming new mil...

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