May 23, 2013
Morris quoted week’s memory verse during swearing-in ceremony
May 23, 2013 Kingston, Jamaica
Floyd Morris made history in Jamaica’s Parliament last week when he became the first visually impaired person appointed president of the Jamaican Senate, Parliament’s upper house.
May 22, 2013
Employees, administrators sing from original hymnal; Black’s powerful prayer
May 22, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Employees of the Seventh-day Adventist Church headquarters building sang old, “progressive” hymns and heard remarks from top church leaders in a brief afternoon ceremony yesterday that marked the 150th anniversary of the denomination....
Sloop disappeared on May 15; was in Kiev to help establish lifestyle center
May 22, 2013 Kiev, Ukraine
Angela Burdick/ANN staff
A local Seventh-day Adventist Health Ministries worker from the United States has still not been found one week after he went missing in Kiev, Ukraine.
May 21, 2013
Sustainable healthcare, medical schools set denomination apart, filmmaker Doblmeier says
May 21, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
A documentary exploring the philosophy and legacy of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s international health and humanitarian outreach is scheduled to air on Public Broadcasting Stations across the United States beginning in...
May 20, 2013
Site to offer stronger branding; GAIN summit also unveils Creation film project
May 20, 2013 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The redesign of the Seventh-day Adventist world church’s website, adventist.org – scheduled for launch in October – will offer major enhancements in style and information architecture, say church Communication leaders....
May 15, 2013
‘More local structure grows membership’; first self-sustaining union in Nigeria
May 15, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
The Seventh-day Adventist Church’s West-Central Africa Division this year will create four new union administrative units, an action that underscores membership growth in the region and a need for more strategic planning in local fields....
May 14, 2013
Pending expected decision on theology of ordination at next General Conference session
May 14, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Seventh-day Adventist church officials in Denmark voted this week to halt the ordination of all new ministers until the General Conference Session in...
May 13, 2013
‘Health clubs’ build bridges in secular Eastern Europe
May 13, 2013 Prague, Czech Republic
Stephen Chavez/ANN staff
Seventh-day Adventist medical experts and health advocates want to better understand and share the ministry of healing they say the church is called to embrace. Six hundred of them met in Prague last month for the first European Health Conference.
U.S. commission tracks key offenders; some optimism over new ‘watch list’ countries
May 13, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
This year’s report by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has Seventh-day Adventist human rights experts...
May 7, 2013
New director Ramirez on North America’s tradition of service
May 7, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
The Seventh-day Adventist Church’s North American Division continues to send the most volunteers of any of the denomination’s 13 world divisions. But in recent years, the number of university student missionaries (SMs) has slipped.