This week in Adventist headlines:
The Washingtonian named Seventh-day Adventist Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston, the meanest Democratic Congress member of 2014. Rankings are based on anonymous surveys given to congressional employees who rank their bosses. Read the full story here.
Adventist neurosurgeon turned political figure Dr. Benjamin Carson now places second in an Iowa straw poll behind 2012 presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. Carson has taken the first steps to running for president of the United States. via The Washington Post.
1. Ukrainian SDA pastor Sergei Litovchenko was abducted by armed men during a communion service last Sabbath, forced to lock his Horlivka church, and driven away in a car. His whereabouts are unknown.
1. Gillian Seton, the doctor and Loma Linda graduate who has been working at Cooper Adventist Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, shares her recent struggles combating the Ebola virus.
1. Graduates of Loma Linda University rank number one among universities in finding their careers meaningful, a
1. Napa Christian Campus of Education, an Adventist K-12 SDA school, was severely damaged by the August 24, 2014 6.0 earthquake in California.
1. The first Adventist church in Europe, a small chapel in Tramelan, Switzerland, that was used until the congregation moved to a larger building in 1968, has been purchased by the Inter-European Divison.
1. Two Loma Linda University graduates are keeping Cooper Adventist Hospital in Liberia operational, while most other hospitals have closed because of the threat of Ebola in that region of West Africa.
1. Portugal's highest court has ruled that two Adventists have the right to not work Saturday shifts because of their religious beliefs.