Ted Wilson lays cornerstone for Adventist medical school in Rwanda

The school on the campus of the Adventist University of Central Africa will be denomination’s seventh medical school.

SECOND IN A SERIES: Monteiro’s accuser sought to recant testimony

Simliya, documented as ‘psychopathic,’ said police forced him to give names under duress Jul 18, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States ANN staff Pastor António Monteiro and fellow church members have been in prison for nearly 500 days based solely on the accusation of one man.

Starting in New York, ‘Mission to Cities’ focuses outreach on large metro areas

Ministries range from Bible studies to health centers; London’s ‘Sabbath sofa’ Jun 24, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States ANN staff As a New York City evangelism initiative is in full force, other plans for the Seventh-day Adventist Church to reach major metropolitan areas are in place. Some have begun, while others are waiting for the conclusion of the NY13 outreach initiative.

Equatorial Guinea expels Adventist missionary

Authorities claim FM transmitter was illegal satellite rig Jun 11, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States Mark Kellner, Adventist Review The West African country of Equatorial Guinea last month expelled a Seventh-day Adventist missionary who was serving as president of the denomination’s local mission in the capital city, Malabo. Manuel García-Cáceres was expelled from Equatorial Guinea after serving 13 months as president of the Adventist mission in the capital of Malabo

In Central African Republic, church members mostly under radar amid coup

Mistaken identity led to beating of pastor in January; unrest subsiding Mar 26, 2013 Yaoundé, Cameroon Abraham Bakari CAUM/ANN Sunday’s mass lootings in the capital of the Central African Republic have not affected Seventh-day Adventist Church operations, but several incidents in recent months have taken a toll on a few church employees amid the ongoing civil war. The Adventist Church in this landlocked African nation organized a peace procession earlier this month, but in January a mission worker was beaten and a pastor was arrested by rebel soldiers in a case of mistaken identity

Ruguri says he’s against proposed Ugandan legislation regarding gays, lesbians

News report suggested he was supportive of bill that could include imprisoning homosexuals Dec 21, 2012 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States ANN staff Recent comments in the Ugandan newspaper New Vision attributed to the head of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in East-Central Africa do not convey an accurate representation of his intentions or the voted position of the church regarding homosexuality, church officials said. Blasius Ruguri, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church's East-Central Africa Division, today clarified his position on proposed legislation in Uganda

In East-Central Africa, Adventist president urges ‘ownership’ of church

Seventh-day Adventist world church President Jan Paulsen recently encouraged local leadership and members in East-Central Africa to "take ownership" of the church. During a four-day tour last week, Paulsen met with local church leaders, laypeople and Adventist University of Africa (AUA) administration and partners, encouraging self-sufficiency in the region. Adventist world church President Jan Paulsen tours construction projects on the fledgling campus of Adventist University of Africa in Nairobi, Kenya

Adventist global campaign against domestic violence launched in three world territories

The global EndItNow™ campaign recently launched to oppose violence against women and girls is receiving widespread support now in three of the Seventh-day Adventist Church's 13 world regions.
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