German Adventist hospital opens center to treat FGM victims

Waldfriede partners with former supermodel Dirie’s Desert Flower Foundation Sep 12, 2013 Berlin, Germany Corrado Cozzi/ANN staff A Seventh-day Adventist hospital in Berlin opened a new center this week to help restore victims of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a cultural ritual in parts of Africa and Asia. The Krankenhaus Waldfriede (Berlin Hospital) opened the Desert Flower Center in cooperation with the Vienna, Austria-based “ Desert Flower Foundation ,” which was established in 2002 by Somali model Waris Dirie. Former supermodel Waris Dirie addresses the audience at the opening ceremony of the Desert Flower Center at Berlin Adventist Hospital on September 11

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 elected president of Swiss Bible Society

Theologian, Treasurer Mayer has served as VP since 2005 May 30, 2013 Aarau, Aargau, Switzerland Herbert Bodenmann/APD/ANN Delegates of the Swiss Bible Society elected Seventh-day Adventist theologian Reto Mayer as the organization’s president during their May 24 meeting, making him the first Adventist appointed to the post in the society’s 58-year history. Reto Mayer, right, was appointed as president of the Swiss Bible Society on May 24.

In Czech Republic, Adventist Church to receive US$45 million in communism reparations

Over 30 years, government will repay denomination for theft of property Feb 26, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States Mark Kellner, Adventist Review The Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Czech Republic will receive US$1.5 million annually for the next 30 years, a total of $45 million, under a pact signed by church leaders and Prime Minister Petr Necas on February 22, 2013, in Prague. Mikulás Pavlík, left, president of the Adventist Church’s Czecho-Slovakian Union, signs an agreement with Prime Minister Petr Necas of the Czech Republic on February 22 in Prague. The Adventist Church will receive $45 million over the next 30 years as reparations for property seized under the former Communist regime, which ended in 1989
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