On the sidelines of the G20 Summit, Adventist advocate talks peace-building

At an international gathering in Beijing, China, the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s top diplomat addressed challenges to human rights and peace.

Chinese Adventist media team wins bronze award in gospel short film competition

11-minute film ‘My Father’ was shot on location in remote village

‘Go Into Harvest Field,’ Wilson tells North Asia Adventists

Mission Conference highlights work throughout region Sep 2, 2013 Jeju Province, South Korea Mark A. Kellner, Adventist Review Seventh-day Adventists attending morning worship at the 2013 Northern Asia-Pacific Division International Mission Conference were challenged to “go forward into the harvest field” and tell the world about Jesus and His soon coming. A choir from Korea's Voice of Prophecy provided main music for the Sabbath, August 31, worship service at the International Mission Conference in Jeju Island, Republic of Korea

Adventist leadership development office sets guidelines to steer newly elected officers

What happens when a Seventh-day Adventist Church member with limited leadership experience is unexpectedly elected to church office? The church's Office of Global Leadership Development is making sure that members in that position have access to the resources necessary to become -- in short order -- effective, mission-focused leaders who can anticipate changes and challenges and respond in a responsible and appropriate fashion. Leadership Development officials will meet in Beijing, China on January 26 for their third annual Global Leadership Development Summit

In Mexico, Adventist churches, institutions resume normal operations

Students at the Soledad Acevedo de Ios Reyes Adventist school in Northeast Mexico enjoy recess soon after the country's government lifted a health alert, allowing schools nationwide to reopen. [photo: Benjamin Garcia/ANN] Seventh-day Adventist churches and schools in Mexico are open and operating normally a month after an alarming number of H1N1 flu cases in the country led its government to close schools and discourage large gatherings, such as church services. "We are thankful that things are back to normal for our churches and schools in Mexico," said Israel Leito, president of the Adventist Church in Inter-America

Romania receives accreditation for family center

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Romania launched a safe house for victims of gender violence earlier this year, providing a home and legal resources for abused women and children. Cornel Roman, director for the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Romania, Mihaela Mostavi, president of the National Agency for Family Protection in Romania and Nelu Burcea, communication director for the Adventist Church in Romania, cut the ribbon for the newly-opened ADRA House. The family center offers victims of domestic violence shelter and legal aid during their recovery process.

Former division president, temperance leader Watson dies

Charles D. Watson served on many temperance and narcotic enforcement boards in the United States and England.

Irelands blasphemy law worries religious liberty proponents

A proposed law criminalizing the criticism of religion in Ireland may defy international standards of freedom of speech and indicate a troubling trend toward more state control over religious matters, religious liberty experts say. Members of the Oireachtas (Parliament) Committee on Justice are considering an amendment to the country's Defamation Bill that will effectively ban "blasphemous libel," making it a fineable offense to publish or utter such speech

Paulsen commends changes in China

Seventh-day Adventist world church president Jan Paulsen met with Mrs. Gup Wei, director of the Foreign Affairs Department, State Administration for Religious Affairs, in Beijing May 18. [photos: Rajmund Dabrowski] The Beijing Ganwashi Seventh-day Adventist Church elder smiled as she greeted Pastor Jan Paulsen, the Adventist world church president.

Hospitality marks outreach effort in Brazil

Some 600,000 Seventh-day Adventist families in Brazil will share their church's message of hope when they invite their family, friends, coworkers and community members into their homes May 30 for a meal, launching a months-long personal ministry initiative in the region. Homes of Hope, sponsored by the church's South American region, is expected to prep community members for an October regional satellite evangelism series led Mark Finley, a world church general vice president. Participating families receive a DVD featuring a message from Finley and copies of Signs of Hope, a book by Alejandro Bullon, to pass out to their guests
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