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News from the Seventh-day Adventist World Church Headquarters

Wilson thanks Jordan for renewing Church’s registration
Adventist Church president wraps up extended trip to five countries with stop in Middle East

Nepali student gets one millionth dollar from scholarship fund
Women’s Ministries department reaches milestone with its 19-year-old fund

U.S. Adventist church opens doors to community after wildfire
Brewster Adventist Church started clothing distribution center hours after near miss

Magazine names Adventist-operated Loma Linda University Medical Center top hospital in region
U.S. News & World Report also names LLUMC’s urology program among best in nation

Wilson encourages pastors, doctors and politicians in Thailand
At Bangkok Adventist Hospital, Church president asks for prayers for institution affected by months of civil unrest

Loma Linda University Health unveils record $1.2 billion expansion
A $100 million gift kicks off Vision 2020 project

Volunteers Sought to Treat 5,000 Patients in San Antonio
Dentists and optometrists are especially needed for the church’s “Mission to the Cities” program.

Adventist Church president makes case for vegetarianism
Wilson wraps up week-long health conference with appeal for attendees to resolutely practice what they teach

Adventist Health Named HealthCare’s Most Wired in National Survey
Adventist Health has been named one of the nation’s most wired health systems in a survey conducted by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine and announced today.

 Most Wired organizations use information technology to better connect care providers and patients. They must meet a set of rigorous criteria across four operational categories, including infrastructure, business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety, and clinical integration (connecting inpatient and outpatient...

Adventist Church launches Breathe-Free 2, a new stop-smoking program
Program creator Handysides says key to helping smokers quit will be personal relationships

Raafat Kamal elected president of Trans-European Division
Replacing Wiklander, Kamal says he will seek new ways to share Gospel in an increasingly secularized Europe

Adventist vice president impresses health conference with 50 Push-Ups
Baker joins Obama's former physician and other speakers in urging Geneva attendees to 'walk the talk'

Pan-American Health Organization urges Adventists to share health expertise
The appeal made at opening Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle attended by 1,150 in Geneva

‘Hope Brazil’ initiative empowered Adventists to serve, share mission during World Cup
Volunteers assisted with blood donation drives, distributed literature

Adventist Church’s General Conference Session starts one year from today
Global spiritual gathering, business meeting set for July 2, 2015, in San Antonio

Adventist Church 'encouraged' by Supreme Court’s ‘Hobby Lobby’ decision
Top U.S. court affirms 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Adventists urged to pray for peace in Ukraine
Division president Biaggi declares June 28 day of prayer; asks members to help ADRA assist displaced residents

Adventist seminary appoints first woman as associate dean
At Andrews, Reeve to replace Jones, who will become president of Church’s Lake Region Conference

Philanthropy conference is ‘eye-opener’ for international attendees
Adventist Church’s philanthropy promotion gaining more traction worldwide

UN event boosts visibility of religious freedom NGO
International Association for the Defense of Religious Liberty looks back at the results of its first panel discussion at the UN’s Geneva office

A division territory’s self-evaluation comes amid other changes
Why the Adventist Church’s oldest division territory is actually one of the newest

With goal of repositioning its media, Adventist Church overhauls North American publishing operations
Action affects Review and Herald, Pacific Press publishing houses

Highlights of publishing restructuring plan in North America
Proposal approved June 17 affects Review and Herald, Pacific Press publishers

Five strengths of each publishing house
In lead-up to publishing overhaul, Pacific Press, Review and Herald each underscore strengths

How publishing plan aligns with Ellen White's advice
Approved June 17, plan contains explanation on how the restructuring is in line with advice offered by Church co-founder

Adventists support World Blood Donor Day on June 14
This year’s theme focuses on blood for expectant mothers

Ordination Study Concludes with Suggestions for “The Way Forward”
TOSC group considered hermeneutical, historical questions and prepared study materials.

In Brazil, Adventists preparing service, outreach during World Cup
Online prayer campaign to focus on countries represented in tournament

Adventists to join others in support of May 31 World No Tobacco Day
World Health Organization’s 2014 emphasis is raising tobacco taxes

Adventists launch united prayer campaign for abducted girls in Nigeria
Global media spotlights violation of human rights, religious freedom; #unitedinprayer for #nigeriagirls