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More Upheaval at River Plate Adventist University

River Plate Adventist University (Universidad Adventista del Plata), the Seventh-day Adventist University in Entre Rios, Argentina, has announced the replacement of several senior leaders as repercussions of a smuggling scandal continue.

The university has been at the center of a legal inquiry into charges that university leaders in concert with the Argentina Union Conference and local ADRA personnel attempted to smuggle millions of pesos worth of electronic goods into the country without paying import tariffs.

Salvadorian Immigrant Brought to Adventist Hospital after Collapse in ICE Prison

On February 10, while in a Texas detention facility, 27-year-old Sara Beltran Hernandez had a seizure and collapsed. She was rushed to Texas Health Huguley Hospital, a Seventh-day Adventist facility in Fort Worth.

Kenyan Adventist Students Win Right to Worship on Sabbath – News Shorts

Kenyan Adventist Students No Longer Required at School on Sabbath. Kenyan Seventh-day Adventist students have the right to worship on Sabbath and will no longer be required to attend school on Saturday. The church argued that “Adventist students were . . . being denied the right to practice their faith in accordance with the fundamental tenets of their religion.” From Standard Digital, “No classes for SDA Students on Saturday, Court Rules.”

Second Installment in Adventist LGBT+ Short Film Series "Outspoken" Released Today

Daneen Akers and Stephen Eyer released the second installment today in their ten-part series of short documentaries titled “Outspoken.” The films feature the stories of LGBT+ Adventists.

As previously reported, this is the third major project for the husband-and-wife team that deals with the intersection of sexuality, gender, and Adventism.

Central Jamaica Conference Employs First Female Pastor

The Central Jamaica Conference (CJC) of Seventh-day Adventists announced on February 28, 2017, that it has employed its first female pastor, Latoya Smythe-Forbes.

Leadership to Change on Spectrum Website

On Wednesday March 1, Alisa Williams assumes the role of managing editor of the website, replacing Jared Wright who requested a part-time reporting position to allow for more time with his family.

Mormon Law Society Presents Adventist Public Affairs-Religious Liberty Director a Religious Freedom Award (News Shorts)

Mormon Law Society Presents Adventist Public Affairs-Religious Liberty Director a Religious Freedom Award. Director of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty for the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church Ganoune Diop was given the Thomas L. Kane Religious Freedom Award by the J.

Smuggling Scandal Leads Argentine Adventist Leaders to Resign

An investigation into smuggling activities involving Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders in Argentina has led to the departure of top administrators of the Argentina Union Conference, according to

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