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Religious Liberty Leader Speaks Out Against Intolerance in Saudi Arabia

Geneva, Switzerland ... [ANN] Dr. Gianfranco Rossi, former Secretary-General of the International Association for the Defense of Religious Liberty, spoke out against religious intolerance in Saudi Ara...

Catholics Invite Adventist Church Leader to Discuss Religious Liberty

Weingarten, Germany ... [ANN] Seventh-day Adventist leader Dr. Bert Beach participated in an inter-church "first" as an invitee to a Roman Catholic conference of canon law experts, judges, and univers...

Adventist Islanders Survive Two Month Ordeal at Sea

Tarawa, Kiribati ... [ANN] Five Seventh-day Adventist nationals from Papua New Guinea (PNG) have been rescued and flown back to their home in PNG from Tarawa, Kiribati, after drifting in their canoe w...

Adventist Mountain Climber Dies at 101

Loma Linda, California, USA ... [ANN] Hulda Crooks, affectionately called "Grandma Whitney" after her mountain climbing accomplishments, died on Nov. 23, in Loma Linda, California, at the age of 101. ...

Adventist Partners in Joint Project for Women's Health

Orlando, Florida, USA ... [ANN] Florida Hospital, affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, announced collaborative efforts with Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, the leader in Women’s health care, a...

South Pacific Division--New President and Secretary Elected

Sydney, Australia ... [ANN] 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...

Ambassador of Malawi Calls on Adventist Church to "Intensify Activities"

Silver Spring, Maryland, USA ... [ANN] Visiting the Seventh-day Adventist Church World Headquarters on November 24, the Ambassador of Malawi, Willie Chokani, spoke to church leaders and called for inc...

Adventist Aid Agency Combats Smoking in Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia ... [ANN] Working to combat a "smoking epidemic" in Cambodia, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) began the Tobacco-Free Kids Project earlier this year. "Cigarette ...

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The Southern Asia-Pacific Division moved its headquarters to the Philippines on Monday, November 17. For the last 61 years, the Far Eastern Division, recently renamed the Asia Pacific Division had bee...

Bomb Attack on Adventist Church in Kazakhstan

Moscow, Russia ... [ANN] A bomb thrown into the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Almaty, Kazakhstan during the night of November 16, caused limited damage to the windows and interior, according to Barb...

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...

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