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Inter-European Division, Trans-European Division | Comments

The Seventh-day Adventist Church’s World Refugee Sabbath is June 16, and for the third year running, Europe will be taking a lead in highlighting the plight and needs of refugees both in Europe and around the world. Using the ADRA Serbia Community Centre in Belgrade as a base, two live programs will hear first-hand accounts from refugees, reports on ADRA and local church activities, and see how, as a church, we can bring hope.

ADRA International, Kimi-Roux James | Comments

Silver Spring, Maryland, June 13, 2018 — The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) officially launched on June 12 its first safe water kiosk in Mocuba, Mozambique, which will provide 20 liters a day of safe water for more than 1,000 people. Mocuba, a district of the Zambezia province in Mozambique, has suffered from inadequate safe water supply for years, but the prolonged drought conditions in Southern Africa has made the situation far worse.

Michael Peabody | Comments

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court surprised a lot of us and issued a ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case that not only avoided making a real decision, but avoided it with great style.

Debbie Michel, Lake Union Conference | Comments

Berrien Springs, Michigan—More than 300 participants attending last weekend's Hispanic Youth Congress on the campus of Andrews University signed petitions requesting fairness and humanity in policies pertaining to U.S. immigration and gun control.

Pam Dietrich | Comments

In this week’s news round-up, Adventist civil rights leader Frances Pratt is honored with an exhibit to her iconic hats, Loma Linda students use augmented reality glasses to enhance training, Ghana Adventist school receives donation from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary begins a pilot project to integrate science into theological education.

North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists | Comments

Last fall, during the North American Division (NAD) 2017 Year-End Meeting, a group of history-making church leaders gathered in a conference room for a lunchtime meet and greet. A conference president, three college presidents, several ministry leaders, and a few church officers — all women — gathered to reflect, share, pray, and praise God. Of the 14 women assembled, all of whom have made significant contributions in each of their fields of service, nine are the first women in their positions.

Pam Dietrich | Comments

Battle Creek to Host the National Cereal Festival. Battle Creek will host the National Cereal Festival on June 9. The southwest Michigan city’s quirky charm is on full display during the annual breakfast-food bash. Starting at 8 a.m. festival day, the World’s Longest Breakfast Table will offer free bowls of cereal. The Grand Cereal Parade steps off at noon, proceeding along West Michigan Avenue. In Festival Market Square, next to Kellogg Arena, will be vendors, live music, and family fun.

Alisa Williams | Comments

Over 100 Adventist researchers and academics from around the world gathered at Andrews University on May 16-19, 2018 for the sixth annual Adventist Human-Subject Researchers Association Conference (AHSRA).

The conference began Wednesday evening with dinner, ran through two full days (Thursday and Friday) of presentations, and ended on Sabbath with worship and a tour of the Andrews University Arboretum.

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