NPUC Gleaner, Steve Vistaunet | Comments

John Freedman has been elected president of the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) by delegates to the union’s regular constituency session held September 25 in Portland, Oregon. Freedman replaces Max Torkelsen II whose retirement became effective at the end of the session. Delegates also re-elected John Loor, Jr. and Mark Remboldt to their respective posts as executive vice president for administration and chief financial officer (CFO). Loor has been NPUC executive secretary since 2010.

Jared Wright | Comments

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Argentina (la Asociación Argentina de los Adventistas del Séptimo Día - AAASD) has issued a second press release concerning allegations that administrators at River Plate Adventist University (Universidad Adventista del Plata) smuggled undeclared electronic goods into the country to avoid import fees.

Jared Wright | Comments

Jorge De Sousa Matías, Vice President for International Development at River Plate Adventist University (Universidad Adventista del Plata), has been arrested by Argentina’s Policía

Jared Wright | Comments

Leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Argentina have been detained for allegedly smuggling some $15,000,000 Argentine Pesos ($991,000 USD) worth of goods into the country.

Pam Dietrich | Comments

Ohio Adventist Pastor Begins Healing Community Distrust after Police Shooting. John T. Boston II, pastor at the Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, helped organize a service to allow community members an opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings after a Columbus, Ohio, police officer shot and killed 13-year-old Tyre King.

Pam Dietrich | Comments

Nigerian Pastor Reported Kidnapped. Pastor Sylvanus Ogbu, district head of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nigeria, has been kidnapped by gunmen, according to a news story. Daily Post reported that the kidnappers broke into the house of the clergyman at about 2 a.m. on Sunday, September 11, and took him to an unknown destination.

Pam Dietrich | Comments

Mizpah Adventist Church Serves Philadelphia Community Over 30 Years. Mizpah Seventh-day Adventist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, places the community first in its effort to spread Christian values.

Spectrum | Comments

The 2016 Adventist Forum Annual Conference, Non-violence and the Atonement, will be held in Silver Spring, Maryland from September 16-18. The keynote speaker is Gregory Boyd (read his Spectrum exclusive interview with Carmen Lau here).

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