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ADRA Responds to Hurricane Irma Devastation in the Caribbean

The widespread destruction caused by Hurricane Irma has profoundly impacted millions of people. Relief efforts by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) across several affected islands in the Caribbean and surrounding areas include the distribution of food, water, hygiene kits, mosquito nets, and other critical resources. ADRA’s response continues to grow even as emergency preparation is underway for Hurricane Maria.

September 20, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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From Broadcast to Baptism

Adventist World Radio is committed to continuing its support of radio projects and setting up new projects in unentered parts of the African nation of Uganda, said church leaders in the region. The radio ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is working specifically in the northern part of the country, an area where membership was scarce for years.

Adventist World Radio Global Training director Ray Allen recently visited the area and applauded the Uganda Union church region for its innovation in radio evangelism after conducting a site survey of all four Ugandan radio stations.

September 19, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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Anti-Sex Trafficking Event Confronts Criminal Enterprise with Awareness

Representatives from the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Veronica’s Voice, and other community organizations hosted Hear Their Voices Sept. 9-10, 2017, in Kansas City, United States, to offer education for prevention of human sex trafficking and to provide support to existing survivors.

The collaborative two-day initiative included door-to-door distribution of awareness-raising information to 1,000 area homes, prayers for youth safety, and a symposium/concert at the Jack Reardon Convention Center featuring more than 20 musicians and guest speakers Rénee Battle-Brooks, an assistant state’s attorney who prosecutes sex trafficking cases in Maryland, and Kristy D. Childs, founder of Veronica’s Voice, a Kansas City organization providing safe housing, health care, and a two-year life skills training program for survivors of commercialized sexual exploitation.

September 18, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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Consuming Dairy May Protect Against Colorectal Cancers, Study Says

A Loma Linda University School of Public Health study not only found that dairy foods may protect against colorectal cancers, but also that the individual components that protect against rectal cancer may differ from those that protect against colon cancer.

The study, which was published in an online edition of the journal Public Health Nutrition, found that dairy foods, independent of their calcium components, were found to protect against rectal cancers, while calcium itself—whether from dairy or non-dairy sources or calcium supplements—appeared to protect against colon cancer.

September 14, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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A Personal Message from Ted N.C. Wilson Regarding Recent Disasters

My fellow Seventh-day Adventist Church members around the world,As many of you have worshiped already today and many more will around the world, I am asking you to especially pray for those who have recently experienced devastation and death in the Caribbean from Hurricane Irma. I have prayed for them. Wherever you are pray for God’s church and the witness of His people.

September 11, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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Newest Mission Boat in the Amazon Builds on Decades of Service

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Brazil’s Amazon Region inaugurated a new mission boat last month. The launch of Luzeiro XXX follows a decades-old tradition of mission vessels providing medical care across the vast Amazon basin, said church leaders in the region.

“The Luzeiro project is not only a forerunner of ADRA’s presence [across the region] but also essential to inspire new generations to understand the value of [the pioneers’] sacrifice and service,” said ADRA Brazil Director Jefferson Kern. “We are happy…to support and coordinate this initiative.”

September 6, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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Adventist Church in North America Asks Members to Give Next Sabbath to Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

On Sept. 9, 2017, churches across the North American region of the Seventh-day Adventist Church will collect a special offering to support the relief efforts of Adventist Community Services (ACS) after millions in Texas and Louisiana were impacted by the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Harvey. A flyer has been prepared to announce this special offering — links to downloadable files are below.

September 5, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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Millennials, Human Rights, and Religious Freedom

Are Millennials concerned about human rights, social justice, and religious freedom? The answer may surprise you, according to a panel of young experts, leaders, and activists during a session held recently at the 8th International Religious Liberty Association World Congress held in Hollywood, Florida, United States.

When it comes to human rights, social justice, and religious freedom, Millennials—a generation between 16-36—are a force to be reckoned with. Millennials possess certain traits that make them a unique group of young people with the potential to create change, panel experts said.

August 30, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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British Adventists Host Reformation 500 Celebration Weekend

Stanborough Park, the headquarters estate of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the UK and Ireland, was transformed on the weekend of August 11-13. In a major celebration of 500 years of the Protestant Reformation, the event saw a coordinated program involving all departments of the British Union Conference (BUC) church region working together.

The event received tremendous support from church members, but more importantly, from the local community, as over 2,000 people enjoyed one or more of the various programs offered.

August 30, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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Religious Liberty Congress Passes Resolutions, Honors Advocates

Leaders and participants at the 8th International Religious Liberty Association (IRLA) World Congress reaffirmed their commitment to promoting religious freedom and seeking peaceful coexistence as the three-day conference concluded in Hollywood, Florida United States, on August 24.

The more than 550 attendees, guests, presenters, and government officials from 65 countries discussed the relationship between religious freedom and societal stability, including protection of other human rights and economic development. They recognized that threats to religious freedom and other beliefs are serious and are on the rise.

August 28, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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