Following the Money: Annual Council Diary

With the strong US dollar affecting the exchange rate for the eight different currencies in which the Seventh-day Adventist Church receives funds, the General Conference showed a loss of just over $19 million as of December 31, 2015, according to Treasurer Juan Prestol-Puesan. In the first nine months of 2016, the value has stabilized but at a much lower rate, he added.

River Plate Adventist University President Resigns Amid Smuggling Scandal

Amid an ongoing smuggling scandal involving administrators at River Plate Adventist University (Universidad Adventista del Plata) in Entre Rios Argentina, University President Oscar Ramos has resigned his position, Spectrum has learned. In a meeting of the Argentina Union Conference's leadership on Sunday, October 9, the news of Ramos' resignation was announced.

The Lost Sheep: Annual Council Diary, Oct 10

Testimonies bookended Sunday’s session of the General Conference Executive Committee that also included sobering news from Secretary G.T. Ng and the annual statistical report.

Walla Walla University School of Theology Issues Statement on General Conference Unity Document

The faculty of the Walla Walla University School of Theology have issued a statement concerning the General Conference's "unity" document.

Stories of Nazareth and San Gabriel: Annual Council Diary, Oct 9

In Nazareth today, there is a new Seventh-day Adventist pastor—Wisam Ali. A native of Nazareth, he got a call in 2015 from the Israel Field to work in his hometown. He and his family decided to begin their witnessing activities by offering English-as-second-language classes.

General Conference Outlines Proposed Plan of Action for Unions that Ordain Women

The communication staff of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists have released a document detailing a proposed plan of action for denominational entities characterized as having "gone outside of voted church policy by ordaining women." In the

An Educated Beginning: Annual Council Diary, Oct 8

While an expanded LEAD Conference on Adventist Education kicked off the activities of the 2017 Annual Council, it was news of what action might be taken against the unions that have ordained women that everyone wanted to hear.

General Conference Proposes Year of Grace for Unions

On Thursday, the Seventh-day Adventist General Conference and Division Officers Committee (GCDO) will again consider the topic of unions that have voted to ordain women.

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