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Adventist President Paulsen calls Obamas peace prize surprising, courageous

Seventh-day Adventist world church president Jan Paulsen responded this morning to United States President Barack Obama receiving this year's Nobel Peace Prize. Paulsen, a Norwegian, called the choice "surprising" and "courageous." [photo: GC COM] Seventh-day Adventist world church President Jan Paulsen responded this morning to United States President Barack Obama receiving this year's Nobel Peace Prize, calling the decision "surprising," yet "courageous." Paulsen, a Norwegian, praised the Norwegian Nobel Committee, interpreting their decision as a "recognition of the signals that President Obama has given to rid the world of the threat of nuclear weapons." Paulsen commented on the peace prize decision as a leader of a 25-million strong faith community committed to being peace-makers. Paulsen said he thought the award was a "signal" from the committee, encouraging Obama to "stay the course" in working "collaboratively with multiple nations around the world in the interest of stability." "For that I commend them and I congratulate him," Paulsen said.

Adventist elected to historically state-church led organization

Norway's primary Bible translation, production and distribution society recently elected a Seventh-day Adventist pastor to serve as chair of the nearly 200 year-old institution. Tor Tjeransen, elected last month, is the first non-Norwegian State Church member to hold the position. Tjeransen said he is honored by the appointment and that he takes the responsibility of sharing the Bible seriously
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