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Bible Truth and Kindness in Faith and Practice

During the past several decades, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has clearly stated through officially voted statements and guidelines its Biblical position regarding human sexuality. Recently, questions have been raised regarding the beliefs and practices of the Church in regard to homosexuality and related issues. This statement re-affirms our Biblical stand and encourages a Christ-like approach to this challenging topic.

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

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Inter-America Launches Year of the Child and Adolescent Through Online Program

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America invited church leaders, teachers, department heads, church members and youngsters to get involved in what the church is calling the Year of the Child and Adolescent, set to begin next month. The invitation came as the top leadership launched an overview of its comprehensive initiative during an online program on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.

Inter-America’s Year of the Child and Adolescent initiative will seek to reinforce Christian values and encourage youngsters to study, live and share the message of the gospel with their friends and neighbors.

December 13, 2017 in From the Headquarter, RSS English by

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Adventist Pastor Admitted to the Jamaican Supreme Court Bar

Omar Oliphant, created history in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica by becoming the first ordained minister to become an attorney-at-law. He was admitted to the Jamaican Bar on Dec. 7, 2017, in a ceremony held at the Jamaican Supreme Court in Kingston.

Oliphant, who pastors a district of five churches with a membership of over 1,000 is also the communication and youth director of the church’s northern region comprising St. Ann and Trelawny.

December 11, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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IAD Leaders Debrief on Programs and Projects Accomplished and Look Ahead

Seventh-day Adventist Department heads at the Inter-American Division (IAD) were debriefed this week on initiatives and projects completed during the year and set their sights on plans and activities scheduled for 2018.

“We are here to work closer together, to see what difficulties you encountered this year and see how we can support the department or ministry which you lead,” said Pastor Israel Leito, president of the church in Inter-America.

December 7, 2017 in From the Headquarter, RSS English by

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In St. Croix, Pathfinders Distribute Goods and Share Joy in the Community

Dozens of pathfinders from the Central Seventh-day Adventist Church in St. Croix volunteered their time to prepare care packages for the community during Thanksgiving weekend, which is celebrated in North America near the end of November every year.

Leaders and pathfinder volunteers gladly assembled gifts and personal notes that were shipped from the Adopt a Family, USVI, a volunteer organization which responded to wish lists posted by families impacted by the hurricanes which swept across the Unite States Virgin islands in September 2017. The gift packages were distributed in the community on Nov. 25, 2017.

December 7, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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Adventist Advocate Encourages an “Inclusive Society” in Visit with Colombian Leader

As war-weary Colombia confronts the challenges of peace-building following decades of conflict with rebel groups, a Seventh-day Adventist leader has reminded government officials that minority religious groups have a valuable part to play.

“An inclusive dialogue, one that draws in voices from all parts of Colombian society, will help foster a strong and lasting peace,” said Ganoune Diop, director of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty for the Adventist world church, during a meeting last month with Colombia’s Minister of the Interior, Guillermo Rivera Flórez.

December 6, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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Adventist Leaders Call for International Cooperation to End Abuse of Refugees in Libya

Recent video evidence of an active slave market in the north African country of Libya has focused international attention on what has, until now, been a largely unpublicized human rights tragedy, says a Seventh-day Adventist Church spokesperson.

“What this video reveals is the shocking and ruthless exploitation of vulnerable human beings; refugees who are desperately seeking an escape from poverty and violence,” says Nelu Burcea, who is the Adventist Church’s liaison to the United Nation and an associate director of its Public Affairs and Religious Liberty (PARL) department.

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

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International Day of Disabled Persons, a global celebration of different abilities

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) there are over 1 billion people—roughly 15% of the world’s population—who are disabled. In many cultures, people who experience physical challenges are often marginalized and rejected. This issue is so significant that in 1992 the United Nations (UN) adopted December 3rd as International Day of Disabled Persons, an annual event dedicated to promoting awareness of, and equal rights for, those with some form of limitation.

December 4, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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East Venezuela Takes the Win in IAD’s Bible Connection Final Competition

Daniela Figueroa of the East Venezuela Union took the top spot as the Bible Boom grand prize winner today during Inter-America’s territory-wide Bible Connection held in Riviera Maya, México.

Figueroa with a score of 370 points, beat 19 other regional finalists in the 14th such annual event held across the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America. She answered in the shortest time of 2:26.

Francisco Javier Durán of the Central Mexican Union trailed behind her with the same score and with a completion time of 3:03 minutes.

December 2, 2017 in From the Headquarter, RSS English by

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Inter-America’s Bible Connection Final Competition Live from Mexico

Inter-America’s Bible Connection finale event will host its annual bible quiz competition at the Teatro de la Ciudad in Riviera Maya, Mexico, on Sabbath, Dec. 2, 2017.

The program is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. local time, or 5:00 p.m. Miami Time, and will be streamed live online on the Southeast Mexican Union’s Facebook Page

December 1, 2017 in From the Headquarter, RSS English by

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