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‘Religious Freedom is a high priority for Church,’ Adventist representative tells UN envoy

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.

December 6, 2016 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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Hope Channel Deaf added to global Adventist broadcast network

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.






December 6, 2016 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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South American Church leader expresses condolences over air tragedy in Colombia

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.






December 1, 2016 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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Study ponders relationship between Adventist diet, intestinal bacteria, and diabetes control

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.






November 30, 2016 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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Adventist Soccer Player Back on Field With Sabbath-off Contract

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.






November 29, 2016 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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Adventist pastors in New Zealand respond to massive earthquake

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.






November 17, 2016 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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Southern Hosts Mentoring Event for Filmmakers

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.”






November 16, 2016 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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No more Sabbath classes for nursing students in Bangladesh

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.






November 14, 2016 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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Paperback telling Desmond Doss story logs 1 million in print in weeks

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.






November 10, 2016 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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Important responsibility in following voted World Church actions

“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






November 8, 2016 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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