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With Apologies to Gary Kent, IIW Oceania Moves On

Donors to It Is Written Oceania gathered last weekend to meet with church officials in the aftermath of the program’s recent leadership change. Speaker/Director Gary Kent was removed from his position in May by the Adventist Media Center Board, according to a story in the South Pacific Division’s Adventist Record, regarding “conduct inconsistent with the responsibilities of the speaker/director.”

Adventist Cookbook Named Best in the World

A book authored by a Seventh-day Adventist nutritionist and published by Signs Publishing has been named “Best in the World.” Food as Medicine: Cooking for Your Best Health was awarded the Best “Health and Nutrition” Cookbook in the world for 2016 at the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, held in Yantai, China, May 26-29.

Major Media Outlets Pick Up Adventist LGBT Stories

Stories of LGBT+ Adventists and their families have caught the attention of major news organizations, pointing both to the power of the stories and their uniqueness as accounts from within the faith community.

Colorado Elementary Students Collect Donations for Needy Babies – News Shorts

Colorado Elementary Students Collect Donations for Needy Babies. Students in grades one through eight at Lighthouse Seventh-day Adventist Christian School in Fort Morgan, Colorado, participated in a spring service project that the principal Jodie Aakkolabeled a "Baby Care-a-Thon."Aakko developed the idea, having the students visit local grocery stores, asking customers to purchase items for babies, and then donating them to the students. "Our students stood at the doors with smiles to greet customers, hand them a cart, and tell them about our Baby Care-A-Thon," Aakko said.

Free Will or Determinism?

Does physical law entail that humans are no more in charge of themselves than machines? Are we self-deceived if we imagine that our choices make a difference?

Adventist Leaders in Russia Address Fake News on Church Status

Leaders in the Euro-Asia Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a church region that includes the Russian Federation, released an official statement last week, as they try to counter false news circulating about the status of the church in that country. The statement, signed by the church regional president M. F. Kaminsky, and public affairs and religious liberty director O. Y. Goncharov seeks to allay fears after misinformation circulating online stated that the Seventh-day Adventist Church was about to be banned from that nation.

Adventist Women in Fiji Become Water Champions – News Shorts

Adventist Women in Fiji Become Water Champions. The Nakasi Seventh-day Adventist Church women’s group in Fiji has completed a two-day training from the Water Champions program. The 14 women who participated learned how water was delivered – from the source to the tap – and how to best protect this finite and fragile resource. Participant Loame Naituku said the program was an exciting experience for her. “I am really happy to participate in such a great program and to see what it actually takes to produce clean drinking water,” she said.

Outspoken: Debbie and Kris Widmer Open Up About Trans Daughter

As longtime Seventh-day Adventist pastor Kris Widmer points out in the newest installment of the “Outspoken” video series, there is no pamphlet put out by the church for parents of transgender children.

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