Annual report tracks ‘serious and sustained assault’ on religious freedom

This year’s report by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) adds eight more countries—Egypt, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan,Vietnam, Tajikistan, Syria, and Central African Republic—to its list of “countries of particular concern.”

Appeal Hearing Delayed for Jailed Pakistani Adventist After Lawyers Threatened

Lawyers for a Seventh-day Adventist man, currently serving a life sentence under Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws, were reportedly threatened by gunmen last week while traveling to an appeals hearing in the High Court of Lahore. According to ACI Prensa news agency, the two lawyers were detained on the road between Kasur and Lahore by armed men, who warned of violence if the lawyers persisted in their defense of 31-year-old Sajjad Masih Gill

In Pakistan, mob burns homes in anti-Christian violence

At least 170 homes, businesses destroyed; 40 Adventist families affected Mar 12, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States Elizabeth Lechleitner/ANN Residents of a Christian community in eastern Pakistan, among them Seventh-day Adventists, are reeling after a mob torched their homes and businesses in response to alleged insults against Muhammad. Pakistani Christians survey damage to their homes the morning after Muslim demonstrators set fire to a majority-Christian neighborhood of Lahore on March 9.

U.S. Adventist Academy in contention for $500,000 award from online contest

A small Seventh-day Adventist high school in the U.S. state of Montana is in the running for a $500,000 prize from an online contest sponsored by a clothing retailer. Mount Ellis Academy, a 75-student school in Bozeman, Montana, is the only Adventist school in contention to receive a contest award, which school officials said would be used to replace the institution's aging sewer system

Churchs flagship magazine widens print, online readership with new language editions

The international paper for Seventh-day Adventist Church, Adventist World, is adding new languages in both print and online editions to benefit language groups in Europe and Asia.  Six months after the online launch of a German-language edition, an estimated 25,000 Adventist Church members in Germany and Switzerland will begin receiving monthly print copies of Adventist World in their own language, Adventist Review staff said.
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