Adventists in the News

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News from the Seventh-day Adventist World Church Headquarters

Romanian officials offer strong support for religious liberty
Symposium on freedom of conscience highlights need for continued promotion

In Jamaica, two Adventists receive national honors
Sewell, Marshall awarded during Presentation of National Honours & Awards

Adventist University is named Argentina’s first ‘Healthy University’
Government officials commend school’s comprehensive approach to health

Adventist Church celebrates 100 years in India’s Kerala state
Church President Wilson encourages members to continue serving society

ADRA, USAID partnership to implement food security program in Madagascar
Nearly 265,000 to benefit from holistic initiative

Adventist Church releases its first women’s study Bible
New edition emphasizes women of faith, offers study materials for personal evangelism

Adventist Church to mark International Religious Freedom Day October 27
Protestant denomination has long promoted freedom of conscience

Adventist pastor in Ukraine released from detention
Litovchenko was held for 20 days

Adventist leaders approve new administrative unit in Central America
South Central American Union Mission to become two unions

Suggested revisions to Adventist Church Manual include matters on discipline
Executive Committee sends edits to next July’s GC Session for consideration

Oakwood constituents back transfer to NAD
University will still get annual subsidy but will need to downgrade status of its Ellen White center

Adventist Church sets vote on women’s ordination for next July
Annual Council asks Session to consider letting divisions decide on ordination

Church leaders urged to hire pastors, not administrators
Treasurer Lemon points to headquarters' strict financial policy as a model to emulate

Annual Council adopts recommended edits to Fundamental Beliefs
Belief on Creation could be changed to emphasize six ‘literal’ days

Church membership reaches 18.1 million
But executive secretary Ng would rather talk about 'serious loss' of members

Surfer pastor, clinics, literature outreach are evangelism highlights this year
Annual Council delegates hear creative projects during Council on Evangelism and Witness

Wilson says Satan trying to destroy Adventist Church
Adventist President urges church leaders to stand by the Bible even if its teachings are scorned as politically incorrect

Ebola deaths include 16 Adventists in West Africa
Leader in Liberia joins Annual Council via video-conference

Day two of Annual Council is preamble to next year’s election, women’s ordination vote
Elephant in the room revealed, openly discussed: some won’t be re-appointed

Annual Council opens with focus on healthful living, appeal for diplomacy
Harvard Professor Williams, Health Director Landless make case for healthful outreach, personal example

Researchers Hopkins, McBride, Randall given Adventist Health Ministries Medal of Distinction
Trio has promoted prevention of at-risk behaviors through healthy relationships

Adventist volunteers increasingly coming from Latin America
Officials urging world church leaders to use more short-term missionaries

SCOTUS grants workplace religious discrimination case supported by Adventists
Church filed amicus brief supporting Muslim woman wearing hijab

Adventist Heritage Ministry to become part of Ellen White Estate
Move integrates historical property ministry with Church structure

In U.S., Southern Adventist University receives Governor's Healthier Workplace Award
University views health in a holistic way

Theology of ordination, Oakwood constituency among agenda items for Annual Council
Adventist Church’s Executive Committee set to meet October 9-15

Flood kills teacher at Adventist school in India
Classes suspended at Academy after flash flood devastates campus

ADRA Cambodia collaborates with other NGOs to build school
Six-room elementary school celebrates grand opening

Adventist Church President calls for day of prayer for Ebola victims
West Africa confronting rapidly expanding Ebola epidemic

Internal commission report dispels claim of forced reconversions in India
Adventist Church’s report details facts, misconceptions about case in Asroi