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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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Loma Linda Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Organ Transplantation Program

Loma Linda University Health, an Adventist-managed institution in Loma Linda, California, United States, celebrated its 50-year legacy of providing organ transplantation to inland Southern California, and beyond. The anniversary luncheon on Nov. 19 highlighted the marvel of medical innovators and skilled surgeons as well as the generosity of donors and donor families.

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

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Adventist Church Distributes 400 New Bicycles to Needy Families in North Colombia

Four hundred new bicycles were donated to children across the Wayuu ethnic community in North Colombia earlier this month, as part of a special initiative led by the Seventh-day Adventist Church called “Wheels to Educate.” So far, 1,000 bicycles have been donated to children in Uribia, La Guajira, the most drought-stricken area in the region. Over 600 bicycles were distributed last year.

November 29, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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TED-Style Life-Enrichment Talks Attract Hundreds in Australia

More than 800 people attended a TED-style weekend of presentations held in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, Nov. 4-5, and more than double that number watched online.

PROPHETICA 2017 featured a diverse list of presenters, including award-winning cookbook author Sue Radd, leading lifestyle disease researcher Ross Grant, radio host and history buff Lyle Southwell, and former punk rocker turned pastor David Asscherick.

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

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Church Leaders in the Middle East Respond to Egypt Mosque Attack

Rick McEdward, president of the Middle East and North Africa Union of the Seventh-day Adventists, strongly condemned the atrocious terrorist attack that took place on Nov. 24, 2017, on the Al-Rawdah mosque during Friday prayers in the town of Bir al-Abed, in Sinai, Egypt.

“We strongly condemn the criminal act, which was committed within a sacred place of worship and prayer,” said McEdward.

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

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