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The president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church has finally joined the world of social media. Using @PastorTedWilson on Twitter and /PastorTedWilson on Facebook, Ted N. C. Wilson launched social network accounts on October 1st in order to communicate more effectively and directly with people, he said in the Adventist Review.

A small team of media personnel will help manage Wilson's accounts, but all social media communication will pass through his office, he said.

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Just after the Norwegian Union Conference announced that it would cease ordaining all pastors, the Adventist Church in Denmark stated that it would do likewise. The Danish Union of Churches Conference based in Nærum, Denmark published a statement on its website stating that the Union will suspend the ordination of pastors. The following is the Danish Union's statement in full:

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The Norwegian Union Conference Executive Committee has voted to stop ordaining pastors, male and female. The following statement was issued on the union's website: 

The Executive Committee of the Norwegian Union voted on Sunday September 20, 2015 to discontinue the practice of ordaining pastors. The action means a change of a previously established practice, but is loyal to the vote in San Antonio this summer not to allow individual world divisions of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to make decisions regarding ordination of female pastors.

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A group of Adventists has created a website announcing the demise of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. "RIP GC: An Adventist Funeral," reads the banner atop the web page.

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In August, at the direction of the Adventist Forum Board, the organization that publishes Spectrum Magazine, Spectrum implemented a new commenting policy on a trial basis. The policy emphasized quality of commenting over quantity, and asked Spectrum readers to limit themselves to one comment per article, except in cases when authors responded directly to commenters. A 30-day trial period expired last week just before the Board's Fall meeting in Glendale, California. 

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This weekend at the Spectrum UltraViolet Arts Festival in Glendale, California, the new film project from Daneen Akers and Stephen Eyer, the producers of Seventh-Gay Adventists, will debut. The film entitled "Enough Room at the Table" is created to be a companion to the SGA Movie, and seeks to answer the question, "What Next?" Daneen and Stephen will not be in attendance, but arrangements have been made for a conversation following the screening to be facilitated by Chris Blake.

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A crowd of an estimated 1,000 Seventh-day Adventists marched through the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa over the weekend to demonstrate against waves of violent crime in suburbs of Hilbrow, Berea and Yeoville. Voice of America (VOA) reported that murders, muggings, robberies, shootings, drug abuse, and the killing of police officers nationwide have risen dramatically, and the Adventist Church in the region marched for peace and divine intervention amid the surge in violence.

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