In Egypt, Adventist Church distributes tens of thousands of books at major book fair

Church seeks to clear up local confusion over whether it is a Christian denomination

New director Merklin takes reins of Adventist Muslim study center

Former mission institute director Lester Merklin assumed his new post December 1 as head of the Seventh-day Adventist Church's Global Center for Adventist Muslim Relations. Lester Merklin is the new director of the Adventist Church's Global Center for Adventist Muslim Relations. [photo courtesy Adventist Mission] The center is one of five Global Mission religious study operations by the church's Office of Adventist Mission established to build bridges of understanding between the Adventist Church and major world religions.

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

Church Chat: Pastor, author says God is bigger than religion

When author Samir Selmanovic talks about his faith, it's obvious that it is his most cherished possession -- he uses words like "treasure" and "pearl" to describe his belief. Selmanovic, a Seventh-day Adventist and pastor, recently published his book "It's Really All About God," which includes his progression from Islam and atheism to Christianity. Samir Selmanovic, author of "It's Really All About God: Reflections of a Muslim Atheist Jewish Christian," talks with ANN about his concept of religions, community and understanding

Creation Sabbath set for end of October

Pastors and other church leaders can find music ideas and sample sermons for observing Creation Sabbath at the event's Web site. Next month, Seventh-day Adventist congregations are invited to join in a global celebration of God's creative power and continued involvement in and care for human life

Arabic television show on womens issues wraps up tapings

Amir Ghali, right, executive producer for the Umm Salaam series, helps adjust a camera for a taping in July. [photos courtesy MEU] A Seventh-day Adventist television series produced in Arabic and addressing women's issues recently completed the recording of 54 half-hour shows in Beirut, Lebanon.

Understanding Islam conferences to amp Adventist interfaith outreach

Ganoune Diop, director of the Adventist Church's global study centers.
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