Bonnie Dwyer | Comments

With the candidacy of Ben Carson creating new media interest in Adventism, the topic of Adventism in the Public Square chosen by the Adventist Society for Religious Scholars for their annual meeting could not have been more timely.  Last week the scholars met in Atlanta, Georgia to present papers, draft statements, worship and in all these things, explore the topic with creativity.  

Spectrum, Trans-European Division | Comments

The Trans-European Division of Seventh-day Adventists (TED) has issued a statement of support and affirmation for women leaders of the church during the division's Year-end Meeting. The division reported that "TED Union Presidents unitedly, regardless of practice in their own Union, wanted to send a strong message of support and affirmation to all women, whether in a local church leadership position, working as a Bible worker or pastor, or serving in an administrative capacity." 

Pam Dietrich | Comments

Kazakhstan Adventist Church Member Found Guilty of Insulting Islam. Yqylas Qabduaqasov, a 54-year-old member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, has been sentenced to seven years of house arrest.  He was convicted of inciting religious hatred.  Witnesses testified that Qabduaqasov had expressed ideas that insulted Muslims and the Prophet Muhammad.  Also, he must pa

Franco-Belgian Union Conference, Spectrum | Comments

On Wednesday, Novemeber 11, the Franco-Belgian Union Conference Executive Committee met in Paris and approved the following statement, which it released on its website in French. The following translation has been provided for English readers. The original text follows below the English translation. -Ed.

Spectrum | Comments

Today we mourn with those who mourn. Nous avons tous le même sang quand nous saignon. We all have the same blood when we bleed.

In honor of all those in Paris devastated by yesterday's attacks, and in solidarity with those refugees who have fled to Europe in search of new lives. Today we stand with them all.

Jared Wright | Comments

First of all, we should get the pun out of the way at the outset: Isn't it wonderful that the organization providing polling data on Religion in America is called Pew?

Pam Dietrich | Comments

Florida Hospital Unveils Wall Honoring Veterans. Florida Hospital marked Veterans Day, a federal holiday in the United States, with the unveiling of a Veterans Honor Wall. The project began with an employee comment card, suggesting a way to honor American veterans. The wall includes the seals of the five branches of the U.S. armed forces, as well as a video monitor that displays photos and information of the 150 veterans who are employed at the hospital.

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