Adventist Church in Jamaica Distances Itself from Pastor’s Political Endorsement. The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica has distanced itself from the remarks of Pastor Michael Harvey, vice-president for spiritual affairs at Northern Caribbean University (NCU) and senior pastor of the NCU church. Harvey spoke out in favor of the People’s National Party (PNP) at a mass rally in St. Andrew.
Arkansas-Louisiana Conference Sues City Over Religious Freedom. The Arkansas-Louisiana Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and two church members filed a federal lawsuit against White Hall, Arkansas, because the city requires a group to apply and receive a permit to go door-to-door evangelizing and seeking donations.
Three Texas Adventist Families Lose Homes to Tornado. Tornado storm damage left three Garland Seventh-day Adventist Church families homeless. A Facebook post from Dennis Austin, pastor of the Joshua Seventh-day Adventist Church, alerted members to the plight of the affected families. Texas Adventist Community Services will be assisting also.
Adventist Church Property Trust NZ Found Guilty in Ropes Course Accident. The Tui Ridge Park, operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church Trustee in Rotorua, New Zealand, has been found guilty of one charge of failing to take all practicable steps to keep a paying customer safe. The customer was a woman who suffered a spinal chord injury and spinal fractures in a ropes course fall, determined to be the fault of park staff, who were not trained properly.
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
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.
Adventist Church in Australia Admits Failing Teen Victim. Several Seventh-day Adventist Church officials in Brisbane face allegations over their response and treatment of the family of a 15-year-old victim of sexual abuse at Brisbane Adventist College. The female student's teacher and soccer coach Daniel Kyei pleaded guilty to eight counts of indecent treatment of a child.