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ANN Video Headlines – November 18, 2011

Adventist News Headlines 18 Nov 2011, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States ANN Staff This video is the News Headlines only.

ANN Video Headlines – November 11, 2011

Top news headlines. 11 Nov 2011, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States ANN Staff This video is the News Headlines only. If you would like to see the full episode, it is available here .

Adventist humanitarian agency aiding in Ivory Coast’s postelection recovery

As Ivory Coast emerges from months of political unrest following last November's disputed presidential elections, the Seventh-day Adventist church's humanitarian agency is aiding citizens of the West-Central African nation. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency is assisting Nigerians fleeing recent attacks in Ivory Coast and is developing an emergency health and hygiene project in the country. United Nation investigators estimate months of postelection conflict cost the lives of 3,000 Ivoirians, but now, poor access to basic health and hygiene care could threaten thousands more

Mid-American Adventists respond in wake of Joplin tornado

The Seventh-day Adventist Church's Community Services-Disaster Response for Mid-America is coordinating with federal and local agencies in the wake of a tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri on Sunday. The single deadliest twister to hit the United States since 1950 left 117 dead and leveled homes and businesses, including the southwest Missouri city's hospital. While the Joplin Adventist Church sustained minor roof damage, the structure itself is sound, said Dwight Seek, who pastors the church.

In Florida, woman charged with swindling fellow church, community members out of millions

A South Florida woman was arrested and jailed last month on charges of swindling her fellow Seventh-day Adventist church and community members out of millions of dollars. Miami-Dade County prosecutors said Marguerite Martial Jean, 38, convinced 300 Haitian Americans in Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood to invest at least $3.4 million in a spurious import business from 2007 to 2010, CBS News affiliate WFOR-TV in Miami reported. Jean told potential investors she owned a lucrative wholesale rice business, said Michael Lamartine Porcena, pastor of Eden Adventist Church in Little Haiti.

Documentary film The Adventists wins award for televised film

The documentary film The Adventists won a Gabriel Award as this year's outstanding nationally released televised film on religion. The Gabriel Award, established in 1965, is considered one of North America's top media awards for a "values-centered view of society and humanity." "We released the film to [Public Broadcasting Stations] stations last spring at a time when our country was deeply embroiled in the health care debate as an alternative to the media's focus on health and economics," said Martin Doblmeier, producer of The Adventists.

Adventists share hope, donate blood in wake of school shooting

An Adventist pastor delivers a street-side message just outside a Rio de Janeiro school where an April 7 shooting left 12 students dead. The message was part of an outreach effort in which church members donated blood to recovering victims and distributed encouraging books to neighbors

In Ethiopia, dozens of Christian churches, among them Adventist, burned in interfaith violence

At least 30 Protestant churches in western Ethiopia, among them seven Seventh-day Adventist congregations, were burned down last week in a series of attacks by religious extremists from the region. Unrest was first reported on March 2 and has since killed at least one Christian, wounded several others, left personal property destroyed and displaced thousands of Christians, reports indicate. "The level of destruction is not fully and clearly confirmed," said Tamire Shaemalo, Communication director for the Adventist Church in Ethiopia, citing inconsistencies between reports

In Côte d’Ivoire, ADRA assisting families displaced by post-election violence

The recent post-election violence in the West African nation of Côte d'Ivoire has prompted the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) to begin delivering food aid to hundreds of displaced families. The violence has left more than 250 dead and forced thousands to flee their homes to escape the political crisis and inter-ethnic clashes.

In Egypt, Adventist schools suspended this week, but church operations not affected

Two Seventh-day Adventist-run schools in Egypt have suspended classes this week due to ongoing national protests. Otherwise, Adventist operations are not affected, according to latest reports from the region.
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