Norwegian church distributes Bibles to Syrian refugees

Thanks to a generous donation, an Adventist Church in Northern Norway makes Bibles available for refugees in Arabic and Farsi.

Adventist media center in Middle East launches television channel

A new Seventh-day Adventist television channel in Beirut is expected to help spread the church's message of hope among Arabic-speaking communities in the Middle East, a region "rich in Biblical history," its director said last week. (From left) Bertil Wiklander, Adventist Church president for Trans-Europe; Kjell Aune, church president in the Middle East; Amir Ghali, Al Waad director; and Brad Thorp, president of Hope Channel, unveil the church's new media center in Beirut. [photo: courtesy Al Waad Media Center] Church leaders said the Al Waad Channel, launched along with the Al Waad Media Center February 13 at a packed Middle East Adventist University Church, will potentially reach an audience of more than 300 million Arabic speakers in the region

Masters degree program at African Adventist university graduates first class

Matthew Bediako, Adventist world church secretary, with recent graduates from the Adventist University of Africa. Bediako told the class -- the first to earn master's degrees from the university -- that they would be looked to for leadership.

Salary, hiring freeze still in place at Adventist Church headquarters

A salary and hiring freeze at Adventist Church headquarters will continue despite recent market gains, said world church treasurer Robert E. Lemon, who cited decreased tithes and offerings and other budget constraints among the reasons. [photo: Megan Brauner/ANN] Seventh-day Adventist Church financial officers today reminded employees at world church headquarters that weathering the aftermath of the global economic downturn would pose challenges for the foreseeable future, despite recent market increases.

Arabic television show on womens issues wraps up tapings

Amir Ghali, right, executive producer for the Umm Salaam series, helps adjust a camera for a taping in July. [photos courtesy MEU] A Seventh-day Adventist television series produced in Arabic and addressing women's issues recently completed the recording of 54 half-hour shows in Beirut, Lebanon.
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