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Church Chat: Former Adventist Church president reflects on ‘Let’s Talk’ conversations

Those asking ‘difficult questions’ today are tomorrow’s leaders, Paulsen says Apr 30, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States Elizabeth Lechleitner/ANN A new book by retired Seventh-day Adventist world church President Jan Paulsen amplifies the questions, concerns and best hopes of hundreds of young people. Paulsen, who prioritized ministry to youth and young adults during his administration, is widely known for the “Let’s Talk” television broadcasts — a series of some 30 live, unscripted discussions that spanned seven years and a dozen countries.

In Haiti, Adventist Church president encourages membership

Seventh-day Adventist world church President Jan Paulsen commended the resilience of Haitian Adventists last week during a visit and urged for a continued humanitarian response to the devastating earthquake that struck the Caribbean nation earlier this year.

Adventist Church President Jan Paulsen speaks to Haitian Adventists: Dont lose courage

In a statement aired on the Seventh-day Adventist Church's television station, the Hope Channel, church President Jan Paulsen urged Haitians to not lose courage in the aftermath of the earthquake.

Adventist president celebrates 75th birthday

Adventist Church President Jan Paulsen celebrates his birthday during morning worship at world church headquarters on January 5. [photo: Rajmund Dabrowski/ANN] As Seventh-day Adventists worldwide gear up for a new decade, their church's president, Jan Paulsen, celebrates his 75th birthday, affording the veteran leader an opportunity to reflect on a different decade -- the more than ten years he's spent at the helm of the 16-million member global Protestant denomination. During those years, Paulsen said he has seen Adventists unite to focus perhaps more deliberately than ever on their mission to spread the church's message of hope.

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 Church moves to strengthen partnerships with health organizations

Jan Paulsen, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, addresses the Global Conference on Health and Lifestyles in Geneva, Tuesday, July 7. Conference organizers are seeking to bolster partnerships with the World Health Organization, which, like the Adventist Church, works to improve health globally. [photo: Ansel Oliver/ANN] The Seventh-day Adventist world church president today called on Adventists to partner with other health organizations in offering primary healthcare globally, a request that urges the denomination's members and institutions to shed individualistic approaches to offering care in communities

Nigerias Adventist university commended for exemplary educational standards

During his first visit to Nigeria in a decade, Seventh-day Adventist world church President Jan Paulsen spoke about the church's commitment to education and life governed by integrity in his address at Babcock University graduation Sunday. Adventist world church President Jan Paulsen speaks during Sabbath church services at Babcock University, where he once served as principal. [photos: Rajmund Dabrowski/ANN] Once a missionary to Ghana and Nigeria in the 1960s, Paulsen participated in the 50th anniversary celebrations of Babcock University, where he once served as principal

Paulsen commends changes in China

Seventh-day Adventist world church president Jan Paulsen met with Mrs. Gup Wei, director of the Foreign Affairs Department, State Administration for Religious Affairs, in Beijing May 18. [photos: Rajmund Dabrowski] The Beijing Ganwashi Seventh-day Adventist Church elder smiled as she greeted Pastor Jan Paulsen, the Adventist world church president.

Adventist presidents visit to China first by a top church leader in decades

Adventist world church President Jan Paulsen speaks to a congregation of 1,000 that meets at the Beishi Protestant Church. Paulsen's visit to China was his first since he became world church president 10 years ago. [photos: Rajmund Dabrowski/ANN] Two Seventh-day Adventist congregations in the Northeast Chinese city of Shenyang illustrate the dynamics of the church in China, where local churches often serve as both ministry and administrative hubs for smaller congregations.

Church president calls Chinese Adventist faith vibrant

Jan Paulsen on his first official visit to the People's Republic of China. In Wuxi, a 4-million city West of Shanghai, Paulsen is greeted by Adventist Church members after his sermon at the Protestant Church
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