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Feb 2019
Adventist Review Online | Korea’s Supreme Court Gives Historic Legal Victory to Adventist Student

February 14, 2019 The long-awaited ruling supports a legal right to Saturday (Sabbath) accommodation. By: Bettina Krause, Public Affairs and Religious Liberty News The almost two-year legal ordeal of Han Ji Man, a young Seventh-day Adventist medical student in South Korea, ended last month when the country’s Supreme Court upheld his right to take university exams outside of Saturday (Sabbath) hours. Adventists in Korea are celebrating the landmark ruling, issued January 31, 2019, which they hope will signal a new era of legal protection for Sabbath-keepers and other people of faith. “This......

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Feb 2019
How to make Godly decisions :: Adventist News Network

Feb 16, 2019  |  Silver Spring, Maryland, United States  |  Andrew McChesney, Adventist Mission What do you do when you have to make a big decision? Paula Cristina Ghibut had a big decision to make. She was 14 and about to finish eighth grade in Romania. She had to decide where to go to high school. The decision was huge. Paula wanted to become an elementary school teacher, and she could go to a nearby public high school that offered a special teaching track for high school students. But Paula had attended......

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Feb 2019
Terugblik vesperdienst | Kerkgenootschap der Zevende-dags Adventisten

Op sabbatmiddag (zaterdagmiddag) 9 februari 2019 neem ik rustig plaats in het Witte Kerkje in Huis ter Heide. Een rij schuin voor mij zit een aantal kerkgangers die ik ’s morgens in de adventgemeente Amersfoort ook ben tegengekomen. We zaten toen in de kring van de sabbatschool en hebben samen de eredienst beleefd. Ik kijk verder om mij heen en zie nog meer leden uit ‘mijn’ gemeenten, niet alleen uit Amersfoort, maar ook uit Leiden, Den Haag en ARK. Overigens zijn alle windstreken goed vertegenwoordigd, van Eindhoven tot Leeuwarden en van Rotterdam......

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Feb 2019
Adventist Review Online | Inter-America Celebrates Annual Baptismal Ceremony in Jamaica

February 15, 2019 The Lord Transform Me initiative has resulted in thousands of new church members. By: Libna Stevens, Inter-American Division News The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America celebrated in Jamaica on February 9, 2019, as more than 8,000 people crowded the Montego Bay Convention Center and an outer court to worship and witness the results of intense evangelistic efforts and community-impact events across the island and other parts of the Inter-American Division (IAD) territory. More than 200 new believers were baptized on site, and hundreds more joined the church across Jamaica......

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Feb 2019
Adventist awarded Medal of the Order of Australia :: Adventist News Network

Feb 03, 2019  |  Sydney, Australia  |  Vania Chew Many years of service to his local community has seen an Adventist man recognized in the 2019 Australia Day honors. Robert (Bob) Kalaf was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in recognition of his services to the Cooranbong (northern NSW) community, including building the Waratah Medical Center, and helping to establish the Cooranbong shopping village and Morisset industrial estate. He was president of the Cooranbong Chamber of Commerce from 1990 to 2006 and also volunteered as a swim squad coach at......

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Feb 2019
Adventist Review Online | Dialogue Between Sabbatarian Adventists Explores Shared Values and Distinctive Beliefs

February 15, 2019 Conversation brought together Adventist and Adventist Reform thinkers and leaders. By: Bettina Krause, Public Affairs and Religious Liberty News A spirit of friendship and mutual respect marked a two-day meeting between representatives of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement. A small group of leaders and theologians from the two communions — which share a similar heritage as well as a number of key beliefs — met December 5 and 6, 2018, at the headquarters of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in Silver Spring,......

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Feb 2019
Korea’s Supreme Court gives historic legal victory to young Adventist student :: Adventist News Network

Feb 14, 2019  |  Silver Spring, Maryland, United States  |  Bettina Krause, communication director, International Religious Liberty Association Cover about Law. Statue of god of justice Themis with Flag of South Korea background. Original Statue of Justice. Femida, with scale, symbol of justice with South Korea flag, 3d rendering. Magnifying Glass View Larger The almost two-year legal ordeal of Han Ji Man, a young Seventh-day Adventist medical student in Korea, ended last month when the country’s Supreme Court upheld his right to take university exams outside of Sabbath hours.......

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Feb 2019
Adventist Review Online | Archaeologists Culminate Celebrations of 50-Year Jordan Project

February 14, 2019 Experts review evidence of biblical narratives and challenges moving forward. By: Darla Martin Tucker, La Sierra University, and Adventist Review When Seventh-day Adventist archaeologists first dug into the sandy soil of central Jordan back in 1968, their goal was to find evidence of the ancient Old Testament town of Heshbon, which was linked to the Israelite Exodus and conquest.  As they searched for verification of the biblical narrative, the archaeologists unwittingly laid the groundwork for an archaeological odyssey in Jordan that would span 50 years and beyond, along the......

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Feb 2019
Church leaders urged to model healthy lifestyles :: Adventist News Network

As Seventh-day Adventist world church leaders rejoiced over healthier bodies after a week of exercise and plant-based meals at a Global Leadership Summit in Jamaica, church president Ted N.C. Wilson implored them to maintain healthy lifestyles and serve as living examples of the Adventist health message to the world. Wilson upheld a balanced, Christ-centered lifestyle free from meat and caffeine in his closing remarks to the 12th annual gathering held this year in Montego Bay. “The focus has been Mission to the Cities and Comprehensive Health Ministry,” he said, noting that church co-founder......

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Feb 2019
Adventist Review Online | Ginger Ketting-Weller to Become New President of AIIAS in the Philippines

February 13, 2019 Experienced educator will take over on July 1. By: La Sierra University News The dean of the School of Education at La Sierra University, Ginger Ketting-Weller, recently announced that she will leave at the end of the 2018-2019 school year to serve as president of the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS), an international graduate school located in Silang, Cavite, Philippines.  In December 2018, Ketting-Weller told her faculty at La Sierra, a Seventh-day Adventist school in Riverside, California, United States, that she had accepted the call from the......

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