Norwegian church distributes Bibles to Syrian refugees

Thanks to a generous donation, an Adventist Church in Northern Norway makes Bibles available for refugees in Arabic and Farsi.

Adventists named ‘most racially diverse religious group in U.S.’

Adventist leaders say the Pew findings reflect the church’s mission to prepare all people for Jesus’ return.

Shall We Gather…Once Again

Camp Meeting at Lake Whitney Ranch. Whitney, Texas » Some would argue that camp meeting is synonymous with the Adventist experience

Session Attendee bicycles from Brazil to Atlanta

Few people can say they've visited more than a couple countries in less than a year, but one Seventh-day Adventist has bicycled across eleven since last August in an 8,600-mile journey meant to spread the church's message of hope. George Silva's trek began in his native Brazil, where the 49-year-old kicked up his bike stand in Boa Vista and pedaled through northern South America. George Silva arrives at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Thursday, June 24, completing his 8,600-mile bicycle journey from Brazil

Adventist headquarters for UK, Ireland nears completion after fire

Administrative offices for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the United Kingdom and Ireland are nearing completion 14 months after a fire gutted previous headquarters. The final phase of rebuilding -- including a foyer, training rooms, boardroom and additional offices -- is expected to take place within the year, regional church officials said. Adventist Church employees in the United Kingdom and Ireland back at work in their newly refurbished office space

Adventist lawyers blog ministers when many need it most — Monday morning

When Kent Hansen gets a case of the Monday blues, he doesn't mope around the office; he blogs about finding God in "ordinary" and oftentimes faith-testing situations. Adventist lawyer Kent Hansen's blog, Monday Grace, provides encouraging weekly devotionals to some 4,000 readers, many of whom he says might not attend church regularly, but welcome an opportunity to find God at their desktops.

Adventist relief team entering Haiti today with medical, emergency supplies

Earthquake survivors in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince survey the damage after a 7.0 - magnitude earthquake leveled much of the city Tuesday evening. Red Cross initial estimates put the death toll at around 50,000, while the Haitian government said they estimated around 500,000. [photo: AP] A team of Seventh-day Adventist Church relief workers is on its way to the Dominican Republic border and is expected to cross into Haiti later today

In Uganda, Adventist Church takes stand against penalties toward homosexuals

In a statement released last week, Seventh-day Adventist world church leadership said it had "noted with concern" comments attributed to the head of the Adventist Church in Uganda. The statement affirmed the church's stand on human dignity in opposition to the penalties, including jail time and the death sentence, called for in pending Ugandan legislation

Give the gift of a second chance this Christmas, Adventist president says

Christians should be "agents of healing and reconciliation," Seventh-day Adventist world church President Jan Paulsen said during his annual holiday address. The gift of forgiveness and second chances is the hallmark of the Christmas season, he added. During Paulsen and wife Kari's hour-long message, scheduled for broadcast this month on the Hope Channel, the church's official television network, he shared the stories of people whose lives illustrate how second chances can not only impact the future, but also help alleviate the "suffering, separation and scars" of life in a world marred by sin.

IRLA, religious leaders disappointed with Swiss ban on new Islamic minarets

New construction of minarets is prohibited in Switzerland after a national vote last week. Opponents of the ban say it restricts religious freedom while others say it is a vote against Muslim extremest ideology. [photo courtesy istock] Seventh-day Adventist religious freedom leaders say they are disappointed over last week's national vote in Switzerland banning construction of new minarets -- prayer towers atop Muslim mosques
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