Tag: Adventist Review


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Sep 2018
Adventist Review Online | Sydney Adventist Women’s Gathering Highlights Diversity, Empowerment

September 24, 2018 In Australia’s largest city, women also collect funds for drought-stricken farmers. By: Tracey Bridcutt, Adventist Record Colorful costumes, inspiring testimonies, and the opportunity to dig deep financially and support Australia’s drought-stricken farmers were all part of this year’s Breathe 2018 conference, a women’s gathering held on September 22, 2018, in Sydney, Australia.  Around 500 women gathered for the event, hosted by Sydney Adventist Women, and were uplifted by personal stories, warm fellowship, singing, and prayer. Many wore the national costumes and colors of their heritage countries to celebrate the rich......

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Sep 2018
Adventist Review Online | Rwanda Opens Arms to Africa Celebration of Religious Liberty

September 21, 2018 All Africa Congress makes call to value and protect “most basic freedom.” By: Marcos Paseggi, Adventist Review Twenty-four years after a bloody genocide left as many as 800,000 people dead and millions displaced, a peaceful and prosperous Rwanda welcomed more than 500 religious freedom delegates and advocates to the 3rd All Africa Congress and Festival of Religious Liberty on September 13, 2018.  The “Hope for Building a Tolerant and Peaceful Continent” event, organized by the All Africa Religious Liberty Association (AARLA), brought together hundreds of church leaders, government officials,......

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Sep 2018
Adventist Review Online | 70 Years Broadcasting Hope in Germany and Beyond

September 21, 2018 European media center Stimme der Hoffnung celebrates landmark anniversary. By: Gerald A. Klingbeil, Adventist Review Saturday, September 15, 2018, marked a high Sabbath in Alsbach-Hähnlein, a small town close to Frankfurt, Germany, as Seventh-day Adventists in Germany celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Inter-European Division media ministry Stimme der Hoffnung (Voice of Hope). One hundred and eighty guests from all corners of the globe spent a day remembering, giving thanks, and dreaming about the future. The nearly three-hour morning program featured engaging and varied presentations, hosted by Klaus Popa,......

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Sep 2018
Adventist Review Online | Festival Draws 30,000 Advocates to Celebrate Religious Liberty

September 22, 2018 In Rwanda, church members and friends called to uphold freedom of conscience. By: Marcos Paseggi, Adventist Review A 30,000-seat stadium filled with church leaders, government officials, religious liberty advocates, and Adventist church members was the venue to celebrate religious freedom in Rwanda and the African continent on September 15, 2018. The “Religious Freedom for All” festival, which took place in the Amahoro National Stadium in Kigali, the country’s capital, crowned the proceedings of the 3rd All Africa Congress and Festival of Religious Liberty, which had begun two days earlier.......

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Sep 2018
Adventist Review Online | In Puerto Rico, 103-Year-Old Gives His Life to Jesus and Is Baptized

September 22, 2018 Carlos Ortiz García made the commitment 24 days before his 104th birthday. By: David Sebastian, Inter-American Division News As he came out of the water, 103-year-old Carlos Ortiz García raised his hands in victory, rejoicing at having accepted Jesus as his personal Savior. Church members at the Youth Center of the East Puerto Rico Adventist Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, celebrated with him as they witnessed the baptismal ceremony on August 11, 2018. “Jesus is my life, and it is He that strengthens me,” Ortiz said, speaking about......

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Sep 2018
Adventist Review Online | Adventist Community Services Provides Help to Hurricane Florence Victims

September 21, 2018 Disaster Response unit is working with other relief agencies, local governments. By: Kimberly Luste Maran, North American Division News Adventist Community Services (ACS) is working with the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and other disaster relief groups to help victims of Hurricane Florence in the United States. “We appreciate the help ADRA has offered,” W. Derrick Lea, ACS Disaster Response (DR) director for the North American Division, said on September 19, 2018. “Financial support is there; we are working on solidifying the program so that we can help most......

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Sep 2018
Adventist Review Online | ADRA Deploys Relief Efforts After Super Typhoon Strikes the Philippines

September 19, 2018 Category 5 storm Mangkhut hit Luzon on September 15; millions are affected. By: Kimi-Roux James, ADRA International News The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) office in the Philippines has deployed an emergency response team to assess the situation and provide aid to some of the communities most affected by Super Typhoon Mangkhut, known locally as Ompong. The powerful typhoon, equivalent to a category 5 hurricane, made landfall in the northern island of Luzon on Saturday, September 15, affecting more than 4.6 million people and forcing more than 51,000......

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Sep 2018
Adventist Review Online | ADRA Responds to Major Storms Affecting U.S., Philippines, and the Caribbean

September 19, 2018 Large numbers of people on three continents face hardship in the aftermath. By: Kimi-Roux James, ADRA International News The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is responding to three powerful cyclonic storms, one that blasted the east coast of the U.S., one that crossed the northern Philippines and moved on to China, and a third in the Lower Antilles in the Caribbean, with strong winds and heavy rains, affecting millions and forcing many to evacuate. “Our emergency team has been tracking these storms closely for several days, and has......

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Sep 2018
Adventist Review Online | Local Church Engages the Community through Painting Class, Exhibition

September 19, 2018 In Australia, art-minded residents respond to church pastor’s initiative. By: Vania Chew, Adventist Record Happiness is the theme of the inaugural Ashrei art exhibition currently running at Woollahra Seventh-day Adventist Church in Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia. In early 2017, church pastor Daniel Przybylko was looking for ways for the Woollahra church to connect with the surrounding community. He decided to start a painting group, as he enjoyed painting himself and knew a professional artist, Christina Rogers, who would be willing to give lessons. Using the Meetup platform, Przybylko......

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Sep 2018
Adventist Review Online | Administrative Committee Continues to Refine Unity Document

September 18, 2018 Ongoing discussion process leads to clarification. By: The General Conference Administrative Committee The following release was received from the General Conference Administrative Committee. ~ Editors  Following its vote on July 17, 2018, of a preliminary document outlining a process addressing non-compliant entities, the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s General Conference Administrative Committee (ADCOM) voted updates to the document during its meeting at the church’s world headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, on September 18. This latest action of the committee follows the regular process of vetting and refining a document before being presented to the......

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