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With religious freedom under threat, is there a way forward?

Editor’s note: At a Capitol Hill press conference today, U.S. Representative Chris Stewart (R-UT) announced the introduction of a proposed law called Fairness for All. The legislation, which was introduced into the House of Representatives, aims to ensure that the free and open exercise of religion cannot be eroded, regardless of future political trends. Seventh-day Adventist religious liberty advocates were among those who participated in the event to express their support.  Therewas a time,...

Seventh-day Adventist World Church president sends letter of encouragement to members in Burundi

Editors note: Since May of 2019, the Adventist Church members in Burundi have endured ongoing persecution from the countries government. On October 24, the president of the Burundi Union Mission, pastor Lamec Barishinga, was arrested. This arrest was part of an escalating series of threats and attacks on the Seventh-day Adventist Church by the government of Burundi. For further reading about the situation of our Adventist brother and sisters in Burundi, please visit the Pray for Burundi...

ADRA taps North American educators for development aid overhaul in Southern Africa schools

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is collaborating with the North American Division (NAD) Office of Education to offer educational development assistance at schools in Southern Africa. Recently, ADRA accompanied ten NAD education leaders to evaluate and assess the needs of schools in Malawi.  “ADRA wants to ensure that every child has the best opportunities available to thrive and succeed,” says Matthew Siliga, vice president for marketing and development at ADRA. “Nothing...

Pathfinders plant 1,400 trees to combat climate change in Dubai

To help combat climate change, Pathfinders in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) took part in planting 1,400 trees in Dubai on November 10 as a part of the “Plant A Legacy initiative” spearheaded by a Dubai private school. Seven Pathfinders, four Adventurers, two parents and fifteen Master Guides in Training and Master Guides from the Emirates of Sharjah and Dubai in UAE participated in the completion of planting 15,000 Ghaf trees in 65 days. “Plant A Legacy” (PAL) project initiative by The...

Pueblo Adventists condemn planned white supremacist attack on Jewish temple.

Joining the community of Pueblo, Seventh-day Adventists issued a statement regarding the planned bombing of Temple Emanuel, the Jewish temple in Pueblo, and delivered it to the synagogue leadership on Friday, November 8. At sunset, a dozen Adventist church members and leaders attended the Shabbat Eve Service in solidarity with the Jewish community. Rabbi “Birdie” Becker led out during this gathering of the largest congregation in Pueblo since Temple Emanuel’s opening in 1900. The synagogue that...

Two Adventist leaders pass to their rest

It is with sincere regret that Adventist News Network reports that two former leaders of the West-Central Africa Division, Luka T. Daniel and Robert J. Kloosterhuis, have passed to their rest. Daniel, 76, was born in the village of Ukam, Kaduna, Nigeria, in 1943. He attended Adventist primary schools and received his bachelor’s degree from the Adventist College of West Africa (now Babcock University) before obtaining a master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from Loma Linda University. ...

Philippines: Earthquake rocks southern island of Mindanao

The Philippine's southern island of Mindanao was hit by a series of strong earthquakes during the month of October.  On October 16, a magnitude-6.3 earthquake shook, followed by a magnitude 6.6 quake on October 29, and another quake of magnitude-6.5 hit again two days later on October 31 causing major infrastructural damage not only to the province of Cotabato where the epicenter was located, but also affecting nearby provinces where major cities like Davao are located. Residents living in the...

Seventh-day Adventist Church initiates global prayer campaign #Pray4Burundi

On October 24, Burundi Union President, Lamec Barishinga, was arrested on his way to meetings at the East-Central African division offices in Nairobi, Kenya. This arrest is the latest in an escalating series of events between the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the government of Burundi.  Read more: Appeal from Seventh-day Adventist World Church President for urgent prayer In May, through the Adventist News Network and the Adventist Review, Seventh-day Adventist world church president, Ted...

Senior Youth Leadership

Any Adventist in any part of the world can tell you what Pathfinders and Adventurers are. These well-established groups serve what the church calls “junior youth,” or children ages 4-15, and those who are the leaders of these groups are known as Master Guides. But what about the youth ages 16 and over--the “senior youth?” This is where Ambassadors (ages 16-21) and Young Adults (ages 22-30+) come in--all to be led by a relatively new group called the Senior Youth Leaders. SYL was presented...

Two Loma Linda University Health facilities receive American Heart Association awards

Loma Linda University Medical Center and Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital are recipients of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s 2019 Get With The Guidelines® — Resuscitation quality achievement awards, designating both facilities as exemplary in implementing high standards of resuscitation care.  Both entities took home four awards combined — one Silver and three Gold. Children’s Hospital received the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for the Pediatric...