In a meeting with the United Nations’ new top envoy for religious freedom, the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s UN liaison said Adventists are committed to promoting and defending freedom of worship for all people, regardless of their faith tradition.
Hope Channel Deaf joins Hope Channel’s global network this week as an Internet-based media ministry with four categories of programs—nature, family, the Bible, and health. Hope Channel is the official broadcast network of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The leader of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South American region expressed his condolences after a plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team and a considerable number of reporters crashed in a rugged area south of the Colombian city of Medellín Monday night.
Pastor Erton Köhler, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in South America, expressed regret over the tragic accident which, according to various media reports, claimed the lives of at least 76 people.
The relationship between a specific intestinal bacteria and its possible effects on controlling diabetes was published in an international scientific article, featuring the dietary habits of Seventh-day Adventists in Brazil.
“Estudo Advento” or Advent Study was published on November 14 in the highly regarded scientific journal Nature Communications, which is part of the Nature publishing group. The British journal is considered one of the few academic journals that publishes original research in several scientific fields, and has an online audience of 3 million readers monthly.
A faithful Seventh-day Adventist physiotherapist working at a soccer club in the Brazilian state of Paraná inadvertently smoothed the way for Carlos Vítor da Costa Ressurreição, a professional goalkeeper recently baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist Church, to return to the soccer field with a Sabbath-off contract.
The Paraná Soccer Technical Center Club, known as PSTC and based in the city of Cornélio Procópio in the southern Brazilian state of Paraná, contacted Ressureiçao with a ready-made proposal including a special clause allowing him to take Saturdays off.
Seventh-day Adventists are among those responding to the powerful earthquake that struck just north of Christchurch in New Zealand, on what is known as the nation’s South Island.
Effects of the 7.8 magnitude quake were felt on the North Island as well. Early reports indicate two people have died in the earthquake, and many buildings have been damaged.
Four days of mentorship and learning for student filmmakers at Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee, called “The Roundtable” recently marked 15 years of the church-owned school’s Film Production program, which is based at Southern’s School of Visual Art and Design.
The series, the first of its kind at the university, featured more than 25 alumni as presenters, discussing such topics as Finding the Passion,” “The Real World,” and “Putting It All Together.”
Seventh-day Adventist students who wish to become nurses will no longer face a Sabbath conflict with the opening of the church’s first nursing school in Bangladesh in January.
Adventist Church president Ted N.C. Wilson joined other church leaders in cutting the red ribbon Friday at a dedication ceremony for the three-story facility that will house the Bangladesh Adventist Nursing School at Bangladesh Adventist Seminary and College in Gowalbathan Kaliakoir, a town located a two-hour drive from the country’s capital, Dhaka.
Hero of Hacksaw Ridge,” a paperback book containing a biography of Desmond T. Doss, Sr., the Seventh-day Adventist who was the first conscientious objector to receive the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor, as well as an essay on the faith that shaped his life, has topped 1 million copies in print.
The milestone, rarely achieved by any book on any subject, comes less than a week after the premiere of “Hacksaw Ridge,” a motion picture drama starring actor Andrew Garfield and directed by veteran actor-director Mel Gibson.
“Seventh-day Adventist Church policies are decided through a lengthy process involving multiple committees and councils, and it is the sacred responsibility of the General Conference president and all other church leaders everywhere to follow, according to policy, what the world church has voted,” General Conference president Ted N.C. Wilson said.
Wilson, quoting extensively from the General Conference Constitution, Bylaws, and Working Policy, made the comments in a detailed response to a recent question submitted to his Q&A column