Adventists in the News

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News from the Seventh-day Adventist World Church Headquarters

U.S. Vice President’s Wife Praises ADRA's Work in Ukraine
Jill Biden visits a shelter operated by the Adventist relief agency in Kiev

In U.S., Adventist volleyball team gifted trophy after honoring Sabbath
Forest Lake Academy athletic director calls the exchange a "witnessing opportunity"

In Egypt, proposed law draft would classify Adventists as non-Christian
Adventist leaders to address matter with government officials on Sunday

In the U.S., ‘parsonage allowance’ upheld against challenge by atheist group
Federal Court overrules lower court decision that clergy tax-exempt housing allowance is unconstitutional

Bahamas Prime Minister commends Adventist Church for health commitment
PM Christie asks Church to build wellness center

Remembrance: Boothby, 81, was a bulldog lawyer who defended Sabbath
Church-state litigator was first of his kind in Adventist Church

Adventist youth leaders asking local leaders to reserve March 21 as Global Youth Day
Third annual event asks youth to skip a sermon to ‘be the sermon’

New Zealander awarded $31,000 for Sabbath dismissal
Man had asked for Sabbaths off after returning to church of his childhood

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