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Adventists Help Commemorate Colombia’s National Religious Freedom Day

Seventh-day Adventist religious liberty leaders were invited by the Colombian government to help celebrate the country’s third annual National Religious Freedom Day, held July 4. During a morning meeting at Casa La Giralda, headquarters of Colombia’s Ministry of the Interior, Dr. Ganoune Diop, director of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty for the Adventist world church, addressed more than 100 religious and political leaders who had gathered to mark the occasion. 

ADRA to Launch First Extreme Adventure Trip in Brazil

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has collaborated with seven Adventist universities, including Andrews University, Kettering College, La Sierra University, Loma Linda University, Oakwood University, Pacific Union College, and Walla Walla University, to kick-off its first-ever ADRA Connections Extreme program. ADRA Connections is ADRA’s global volunteer program that allows service-minded individuals to experience the mission of ADRA first hand and make a difference.

Maryland Church Shows Compassion in Action

“The Church is the greatest vehicle God has chosen to bless the world around them,” says Joseph Khabbaz, youth and young adult pastor for the Sligo Seventh-day Adventist church in Maryland, United States. Khabbaz leads a group of church volunteers in a unique outreach to the recently resettled Syrian refugees in their community. Adventist News Network (ANN) interviewed Khabbaz to learn more.

Question: Tell us how your church became involved with refugee ministry.

Unity Oversight Committee Begins Outlining Compliance Process

After several months of dialogue and gathering data, the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Unity Oversight Committee has begun outlining elements of a compliance process that will be considered by world church leaders later this year.

Adventist Leaders in Bangladesh Host First Autism Awareness Event

Adventist church leaders in Bangladesh organized a union-wide campaign to celebrate World Autism Day on April 2. Students and staff from Adventist schools across the country, as well as leaders from the Bangladesh Adventist Union Mission (BAUM) in Dhaka, hosted parades, organized community discussions and visited families with autistic children.

Church Releases Statement Regarding Suspected Terrorist Attack on Adventist Church in Pakistan

On Sunday evening, April 15, suspected terrorists opened fire in front of the Quetta Seventh-day Adventist Church in Pakistan, killing two and injuring eight. One of those killed was the 18-year old son of an Adventist church member. The leaders of the major political parties have condemned this brutal attack, for which the Islamic State (ISIS) has now claimed responsibility.

Young People Organize Food and Water Drives for Global Youth Day 2018

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Adventist youth around the world deliberately missed out on hearing a sermon on Saturday, March 17, choosing instead to “Be the Sermon” in celebration of Global Youth Day 2018.

Thousands of young Adventists ran water and food drives in their communities in order to tangibly be the “hands and feet of Jesus” to their communities. 

Unity Oversight Committee Survey Results

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Results from a worldwide survey were presented to the members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s General Conference (GC) Unity Oversight Committee on March 20, 2018, during a scheduled meeting held at the world headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Update: Unity Oversight Committee Continues to Gather Data

The General Conference (GC) Unity Oversight Committee recently provided the following update to members of the GC Executive Committee through its Executive Committee Newsletter. The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is comprised of 13 world divisions and one attached field.

Tragedy Strikes River Plate Adventist University in Argentina

The Universidad Adventista del Plata (River Plate Adventist University) in Argentina has declared three days of mourning following two fatal car accidents that claimed the lives of eight members of the educational community. 

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