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Opioids Epidemic Discussed at Adventist University Event

One of United States most prominent health topics came into focus last month with a panel of Loma Linda University Health experts identifying issues surrounding the opioid addiction and abuse epidemic, setting the stage for a discussion of proper pain management by health professionals and addressing underlying matters in addiction.

November 16, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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US Adventist University Shares Poverty Attack Plan at National Event

Two La Sierra University social work faculty members and a university church pastor gave a presentation at a national conference recently on ways churches and social workers can join forces to better meet the needs of impoverished populations.

Associate Professor of Social Work Daphne Thomas, Assistant Professor of Social Work Marni Straine, and university alum Steve Hemenway, a La Sierra University Church pastor, led a workshop titled “Bridging Gaps: Social Workers Provide Solutions in Faith-based Arenas” for the National Association of Christian Social Workers convention.

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

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Florida Hospital, Florida Conference and Local Media Group Host Second Collection Drive for Puerto Rico

Florida Hospital, in partnership with Cox Media Group Orlando and the Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, hosted a second “Blessings for Puerto Rico” collection drive in the US state of Florida, where Central Floridians showed their generous support for the ongoing Puerto Rico relief efforts by filling a total of eight 24-foot box trucks with dozens of pallets of donated items.

November 7, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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Adventist Attorneys Admitted to the Bar of US Supreme Court

On November 1, a group of eight Seventh-day Adventist attorneys from across the United States were admitted as members to the bar of the United States Supreme Court. The event was organized by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Office of General Counsel.

General Counsel, Karnik Doukmetzian sponsored their admission and officially moved the names during the ceremony and Chief Justice John Roberts admitted the attorneys. Those admitted were Harold Cleveland Jr., Allison Dichoso, Theodore Flo, Meredith Jobe, Maria McPhaull, Josue Pierre, Leesa Thomas, Jesus Uriarte.

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

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Adventists Mark Reformation’s 500th Anniversary with Launch of New Book

Exactly 500 years to the day after Martin Luther is said to have posted his 95 theses at the door of Wittenberg Castle church, Seventh-day Adventists have published a new book that explores the profound—and complicated—legacy of the Protestant Reformation.

The book, A Conversation on the Reformation, Christian Identity, and Freedom of Conscience, was launched October 31 at the church’s General Conference world headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, by Ganoune Diop, director of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty (PARL). In introducing the publication, Diop said the goal was to study the impact of the Reformation on a core Adventist value—the freedom of religion and belief.

November 1, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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Adventist Communicators “Build Bridges” at Annual Convention

Although a cool fall rain streamed outside for most of the event, spirits were bright, minds were eager, and conversations were lively at the 2017 Society of Adventist Communicators (SAC) convention held in Portland, Oregon, United States, on Oct. 19-21. A blend of more than 250 professionals and students, mostly from North America, attended communication workshops, expert panel discussions, area media tours, special worship services, and an Adventist film screening — all geared toward “Building Bridges” of communication with other Adventists and within the community.

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

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Adventist Church in North America Inaugurates New Headquarters

Early morning clouds gave way to bright sunshine on Oct. 26, 2017, as the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America (NAD) welcomed guests to the grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony at its new headquarters in Columbia, Maryland, United States.

“This is our home…we are delighted you are here,” welcomed Daniel R. Jackson, current NAD president. Jackson described the purpose of the headquarters, saying, “This building does not stand for human progress, for human ingenuity. It stands to serve the purposes of the almighty God.”

October 27, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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New Film on Notable Christian Scientist Released

Creation Sabbath is an annual day the Seventh-day Adventist Church has set apart to reflect on the biblical doctrine of creation. This year the commemorative day falls on Oct. 28 and in preparation the church’s Geoscience Research Institute (GRI) has released a new documentary. The 25-minute feature, which its producers have defined as “captivating,” delves into the life, research, and faith of scientist Isabel de Moraes.

October 26, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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German Young People Urged to Be Missionaries at Home

President of the Seventh-day Adventist world church Ted N.C. Wilson urged hundreds of young Germans to make their homeland their first mission field.

Wilson, speaking at an Adventist Theological Society (ATS) youth convocation near Hanover, Germany, thanked German Adventists for years of dedicated mission service around the world. But he noted that the church’s 35,000 German members face a major challenge reaching their highly secularized country of nearly 83 million people today.

October 24, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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Study Finds Consuming Nuts Strengthens Brainwave Frequencies

A new study by researchers at Loma Linda University (LLU) Health has found that eating nuts on a regular basis strengthens brainwave frequencies associated with cognition, healing, learning, memory and other key brain functions. An abstract of the study of the Adventist-managed institution in Loma Linda, California, United States was presented in the nutrition section of the Experimental Biology 2017 meetings in San Diego, California. Published in The FASEB Journal, the study can be accessed online.

October 23, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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