Colombian congress honors ADRA for its decades-long contribution to disaster relief and community building

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency in Colombia is honored for its 25 years of providing disaster relief during the nation's worst tragedies.

In Inter-America, Congress promotes religious freedom across the region

The nation of Colombia is celebrated for its recent advances in religious liberties

Religious freedom festival in Haiti highlights peaceful coexistence

Advocates recommend National Day of Religious Freedom in country

African Religious Liberty Congress promotes peaceful coexistence

In Cameroon, 750 experts support freedom of conscience Aug 15, 2013 Yaoundé, Cameroon ANN staff Cameroonian Prime Minister Philemon Yang said a religious liberty congress held here last week was an important way to promote freedom of worship and peace in the region. Speaking to reporters at the Warda Multi-purpose Sports Complex on August 7, Yang said, “This congress is very important as we live in a country where religious liberty is respected.

In Rwanda, first lady opens Adventist Church’s International Women’s Congress

Women should inspire positive change and ‘live a legacy,’ Kagame says Aug 8, 2013 Kigali, Rwanda Jean Pierre Bucyensenge/The New Times, with ANN staff Seventh-day Adventist women hold “untapped potential” to impact their communities, Rwanda’s first lady said at the church’s International Women’s Congress near Butare this week. “It is one thing to have [potential], and another to maximize it,” First Lady Jeannette Kagame said. “I want you to think about what you are going to leave behind for the next generation.” Rwandan First Lady Jeannette Kagame, right, flanked by Raquel Arrais, associate director for the Adventist world church’s Women’s Ministries, opens the Adventist International Women’s Congress near Butare on August 7.

In Serbia, European Adventist youth impact community, strengthen faith

‘Power of One’ congress, 3,000 strong, focuses on practical Christianity, real struggles Aug 6, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States tedMEDIA/ANN staff Seventh-day Adventist young people helped clear the air this week in Novi Sad’s Liberty Square, where they asked passers-by to trade their cigarettes for watermelon and other fresh fruit on a warm summer day.  The “Power of One” Pan-European Youth Congress drew thousands of young people from across Europe to Serbia last week to celebrate Jesus – the center of the Adventist faith. [photos: Corrado Cozzi] Benjamin Zihlman and Reimo Butscher from Switzerland expressed surprise when most of the residents were willing to swap not just their lit cigarettes, but their entire pack of cigarettes.

Adventist Church ‘not immune to change’

Having finished my supper, I paid the bill at a downtown diner late last night and my passing words to the waiter were "keep the change." On the walk back to my hotel I wondered whether anybody ever responds by saying, "I don't want the change." Some people embrace change eagerly and effectively, others are wary and at times resistant. The leading politicians of the world are currently meeting at the G20 Summit in Toronto, attempting to ease the problems relating to the global financial slump

The swift transition of a new church president

Ted N. C. Wilson, right, after being recommended by the nominating committee as the new president, greets former president Jan Paulsen in a service corridor in the Georgia Dome, Friday, June 25.

Adventist women must stand up for each other, church leader says

A congress held for Seventh-day Adventist women in Africa emphasizing leadership, skills training and activism drew thousands of attendants earlier this month. Congress speaker Heather-Dawn Small, Women's Ministries director for the Adventist Church, called women to stand up for each other and make an impact in their communities.
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