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A coalition of 41 faith leaders, under the umbrella Quaker lobbying group The Friends Committee on National Legislation, have called on Congress to oppose the proposed authorization for the use of military force in Syria. By virtue of the alphabetical listing of signatories, the Adventist Peace Fellowship will be the first organization seen by those who read the letter.
Ryan Bell began his presentation on Sunday morning by playing a six-minute Mad TV video clip, in which a psychiatrist gives a patient this helpful advice for overcoming her many fears and problems: “Just stop it!”
When he took the platform, Bell told us he was going to talk to us about “How Interfaith Relationships Will (and Won’t) Save Us, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the World.”
Chattanooga, Tennessee, 7:30pm -- Today marks the first day of the 2013 Adventist Forum Conference: "A Third Way" in beautiful (and warm) downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. Conference co-chair Brenton Reading welcomed about 150 people from all over the US (and Canada) in the ballroom of the Sheraton Read House Hotel at about 6:30pm EST.
1. 18-year-old Eduardo Marmolejo has been sentenced to 35 years without parole after he pleaded guilty to killing the principal of SDA Memphis Junior Academy, Suzette York, in 2011.
Dr. Laurence Turner preached this "stonkingly good" sermon on August 17, 2013, at a reunion weekend for students and staff who were at Newbold College in the 1960s. He used the story of Elijah to reflect on the history of Adventism and the need to move forward with the "still small voice."
1. After Collegedale became the first city in Tennessee to offer benefits to same-sex couples, the woman who championed the effort was ousted from her church congregation: the Ridgedale Church of Christ.
2. Dollar General may be liable for firing a manager in New Jersey who refused to work on the Sabbath because he is a Seventh-day Adventist, a federal judge has ruled.
The Adventist Peace Fellowship, a lay-organized 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to interfaith work for peace and social justice, has re-launched its website with expanded initiatives, tools, and resources.