Why Adventist Church’s Chinese broadcasts Are flourishing

Some 8 million podcasts are downloaded every day in China.

Creative outreach projects highlighted at Council on Evangelism & Witness

Outreach restaurant ministering to hundreds; safety conversations with neighbors

Remembrance: Lin, 93, was jailed in China for his faith

Though he was later exonerated, Seventh-day Adventist Church administrator David Lin was jailed for his faith for 17 years in China under Chairman Mao Zedong's regime. David Lin backstage at the Adventist Church's General Conference Session in St. Louis, Missouri in 2005

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.

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

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

Thousands left homeless after weeks of severe flooding in Brazil

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is providing food baskets to hundreds of vulnerable families in Brazil affected by heavy rainfall and severe flooding in the northeastern part of the country. About 270,000 people were forced to leave their homes and 39 died during weeks of flooding in the region, the BBC reported

Church president calls Chinese Adventist faith vibrant

Jan Paulsen on his first official visit to the People's Republic of China. In Wuxi, a 4-million city West of Shanghai, Paulsen is greeted by Adventist Church members after his sermon at the Protestant Church
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