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A Seventh-day Adventist splinter group was involved in a shooting with police and security units in the central Angola province of Huambo, leaving nine officers and 13 members dead. The police and security officers were attempting to arrest José Kalupeteka, executing an arrest warrant issued after some of his followers attacked 10 unarmed police officers in neighboring Bié province.

Pam Dietrich | Comments

Happy Earth Day from Spectrum! In this week's Adventist-related news headlines,

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The world's attention has been drawn to Johannesburg, South Africa today after photographer James Oatway caught a violent attack on camera. During a night of unrest in Alexandra township, South Africans looted and destroyed foreign-owned shops. The next morning, Emmanuel Sithole of Mozambique was walking in the area when he was attacked by four South African nationals. Sithole was beaten and stabbed, and left for dead. Oatway captured graphic images of the attack that lasted just over two minutes.

Jared Wright | Comments

El Centinela, the Spanish Language monthly magazine for the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists published by Pacific Press, has announced plans to distribute one million copies of the May edition of the magazine throughout the NAD. Each magazine contains a Bible study enrollment card. The plan, according to Pacific Press President Dale Galusha, is to encourage each church member personally to give copies to their friends and neighbors.

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The North England Conference of Seventh-day Adventists has withdrawn its invitation of Michael Carducci, the founder of EXCEED Ministry, and a self-described former homosexual man, to the "Strong Families, Strong Churches" camp meeting.

Carducci had been slated to headline the "Holy Sexuality Conference," scheduled for April 21-25 in the South England Conference, and up until April 16, was listed as a speaker for the Youth program at the North England Conference camp meeting. Carducci was also disinvited from the "Holy Sexuality Conference" and the event was canceled.

Bonnie Dwyer | Comments

While the primary purpose for the Executive Committee of the General Conference’s Spring Meeting is to conduct official business such as assessing the income and budget of the church, this year it also was a time for stories of service and success, to pray for the work in each division of the world. Only 78 of the 211 members of the committee had registered at the start of the meeting Tuesday, April 14, but a quorum is 40 so the proceedings went forward.

Jared Wright | Comments

A spokesperson for the South England Conference told Spectrum that a "Holy Sexuality" conference planned for April 21-25, and to be held at the Advent Centre, an often-used meeting facility in London, was canceled not because of public outcry, but because of a decision made by leaders of the South England Conference in concert with the British Union Conference.

Pam Dietrich | Comments

Kenyan Adventist Pastor Says Quit Using Condoms. Kenyan Seventh-day Adventist pastor Isaack Edward Rotich  told the digital newspaper The Nairobian that couples, especially Christians, should not use condoms so as to improve their sexual experiences and reduce promiscuity.  He suggested that condom use causes physical harm to men and less satisfaction for women.

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