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"We build bridges with the Bible," says Bible Society President

Silver Spring, Maryland, USA ... [ANN] Eugene Habecker, president for the American Bible Society (ABS) met with a group of Adventist representatives on May 21, at the Seventh- day Adventist World head...

Adventist and Lutheran Theologians Continue Dialogue

Cartigny, Switzerland ... [ANN] The fourth meeting of the consultation between representatives of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) was held in Cartigny, Switzer...

Riots in Indonesia Rally Churches to Aid Victims

Jakarta, Indonesia ... [ANN] With the country in political turmoil, Seventh-day Adventist church in Indonesia has organized iteslf to donate food to the needy, and are among those "trying to help calm...

European Parliament Approves Proposal Restricting Tobacco Advertizing and Sponsorship

Strasbourg, France ... [ANN] The European Parliament voted on May 13 to approve the proposal for a Directive that restricts tobacco advertizing and sponsorship in the countries of the European Union. ...

Adventist Health Systems Acquires Hospitals in Puerto Rico

Orlando, Florida, USA ... Adventist Health Systems (AHS) Sunbelt Healthcare Corporation, with headquarters in Winter Park, Florida, has decided to assume management responsibilities for the Seventh-d...

Adventist Community Services Awarded Grant for Children’s Tutoring Projects

Silver Spring, Maryland, USA ... [ANN] An Adventist Community Services (ACS) program for tutoring children received a grant for US$255,000 from AmeriCorps. The program includes 100 volunteer, communit...

Education Press Association of America Honors The Journal of Adventist Education

Silver Spring, Maryland, USA ... [ANN] The Journal of Adventist Education was selected as a finalist for the 1998 Distinguished Achievement Awards from the Education Press Association (EdPress) of Ame...

James Dobson Welcomed by Adventist Church Leader

Silver Spring, Maryland, USA ... [ANN] Christian Broadcaster, Dr. James Dobson and his wife Shirley, were welcomed by Seventh-day Adventist Church leader, Robert S. Folkenberg, on May 8, for a meeting...

Alternative Medicine Congress Hosted by Adventist Church in Hungary

Nagykanizsa, Hungary ... [ANN] More than 500 people attended the second Adventist Scientific Congress on the subject of alternative medicine held in the Hungarian city of Nagykanizsa, April 30 - May 3...

Adventists Assist Victims of Torrential Rains in Italy

Naples, Italy ... [ANN] Torrential rains causing landslides and flooding in the provinces of Salerno and Avellino, near Naples, Italy, have left over 2,000 people homeless and hundreds wounded and dea...

Russia: Adventist Leader Confirms Worsening Climate for Religious Liberty

Tula, Russia ... [ANN] Reports in the media of increasing religious liberty problems in Russia are true, according to a Seventh-day Adventist leader based in Tula, Russia. Ivan Ostrovsky, president of...

Church Leaders Participate in Bougainville Peace Deal

Bougainville, Papua New Guinea ... [ANN] Adventists church leaders participated in a peace agreement on April 30, that ends nine years of civil war on the island on Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, sig...

James Dobson Visits Adventist World Headquarters

Silver Spring, Maryland, USA ... [ANN] Dr. James Dobson, founder and director of Focus on the Family, visited the World Headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church on May 8. Robert S. Folkenberg,...

Adventist Women Train to Improve Bulgaria’s Health

Bakersfield, California, USA … [ANN] Three Seventh-day Adventist women are currently training at the Pacific Health Education Center in Bakersfield, California, USA, to help with a number of health ch...

Latvia: Attempts to Change Status of Adventist Church Fail

Riga, Latvia … [ANN] Bids in the Latvian parliament to change the official status of the Seventh-day Adventist Church have failed, according to church leaders. "There were recent attempts in the Latvi...

Churches Face Increased Restrictions in Russia

Moscow, Russia … [ANN] Recent events in Russia reveal an increasingly restrictive attitude to some religious activities, according to media reports. The expulsion of a Baptist missionary from the Russ...

President of Adventist Church Calls for Support of Anti-Smoking Legislation

Silver Spring, Maryland, USA … [ANN] Robert S. Folkenberg, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, called on church members to support the tobacco control bill which will be debated in the U.S....

New President of Botswana Honored by Adventists

Gaborone, Botswana … [ANN] More than 2000 citizens of the nation of Botswana gathered at Boipuso International Hall in Gaborone, the capital city, for the consecration service of the newly appointed s...

80,000 Experience Pentecost '98 Live by Satellite

Soweto, South Africa … [ANN] At least 80,000 people are experiencing the satellite outreach program ‘Pentecost ‘98,’ a gospel-based broadcast from the stadium of Vista University, Soweto that began on...

Adventist Church Leader Visits Iran

Tehran, Iran ... [ANN] The president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Robert S. Folkenberg, visited Iran April 29 through May 2. During his visit Folkenberg met with government officials to discus...

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