The leader of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Germany’s Bavaria region called on church members to reach out to their communities in a special way after three violent attacks in less than a week left the country reeling.
Adventist believers joined people across Germany in expressing shock and sorrow after an 18-year-old German-Iranian student killed nine people at the Olympia Mall in Munich on Friday evening.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church will release the largest cinematic production in the denomination’s history in October: a dramatic depiction of the birth and development of the early Advent movement.
“Tell the World,” produced by church-owned Hope Channel in Australia, brings to life the story of Adventist pioneers with an unprecedented cast of 95 actors, 157 crew members, and 1,000 extras.
An all-time record 1.26 million people joined the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 2015 as the number of daily accessions matched those first seen when the Holy Spirit was poured out on the early Christian church, according to the Adventist Church’s new 2016 Annual Statistical Report.
Seventh-day Adventist leaders appealed to local church members to assist those affected by a truck attack that killed at least 84 people and injured many others, including seven Adventist believers, in the French city of Nice.
A large truck plowed through a huge crowd of people watching a Bastille Day fireworks celebration on the night of July 14, leaving a 1 ½-mile (2-kilometer) trail of bloodshed before police shot the driver dead.
About 1,500 people have fled to the compound where the Seventh-day Adventist Church and ADRA have their main offices in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, to escape renewed violence.
Hundreds of people have been killed since rival soldiers began fighting in the African city last Thursday. South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, called for a cease-fire on Monday, but many people have stayed away from their homes as they waited to see whether it would hold.
We need to stand as beacons of spiritual light and anchors of moral influence at a time of rampant uncertainty.
Posted July 11, 2016
As we view the societal landscape of the world, it is becoming more and more violent.
Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders have raised concerns with senior Russian officials about new legislation that would severely restrict missionary activity in Russia by outlawing home churches and the free distribution of religious literature.
The legislation — part of a raft of antiterrorism bills — was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin into law on July 7, days after the lower and upper houses of parliament rapidly approved it in separate votes.
When Jacob Harris was 8, his family moved from the African country of Liberia to the U.S. state of Maryland so his father could serve as a Lutheran minister.
Harris was bullied in school because he was not from the United States. He decided that he didn’t want to be different and started hanging out with gang members. That decision led him to an unhealthy lifestyle including drugs, fighting, and crime.
Weet-Bix, a Seventh-day Adventist-made breakfast cereal, has become a hot product in China after being featured on a Chinese television show, with people paying up to U.S.$39 for a box of cereal that usually sells for $4.
Enterprising people are filling shopping carts with boxes of Weet-Bix in supermarkets in Australia, where the high-fiber, low-sugar biscuit is produced by the Adventist Church-owned Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing Company, and then reselling them on Chinese commerce websites, news reports said.
Seventh-day Adventist volunteers have assisted in the construction of the first church in Cuba in 16 years under the auspices of Adventist supporting ministry Maranatha Volunteers International.
Thirty volunteers traveled to Cuba in June to work alongside local crews in raising the two-story church in Cárdenas, a popular coastal tourist resort of 137,000 people located 70 miles (115 kilometers) east of the capital, Havana, as well as to hold dental clinics and children’s outreach activities.