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06
May 2016
Wildfires lead to evacuation of 88,000 in Alberta Canada

Wildfires lead to evacuation of 88,000 in Alberta Canada Adventist Development and Relief Agency readies to tend to the displaced. May 05, 2016 | Alberta, Canada | ANN Staff Leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada are closely monitoring a wildfire in Ft. McMurray, Alberta in Canada, that caused the local government to declare a statement of emergency and more than 80,000 residents to flee their homes.  A mandatory evacuation order was issued on May 4 when wildfires spread across the Athabasca and Hanginstone rivers and engulfed several neighborhoods in flames.......

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06
May 2016
Adventist church in Alabama gives away cars to single parents

Adventist church in Alabama gives away cars to single parents Pastor Debleaire Snell presenting the first car to Lori Murray at First Church in Huntsville, Alabama. First Church starts donating cars as it seeks new ways to care for the local community. May 05, 2016 | Huntsville, Alabama, United States | Andrew McChesney, news editor, Adventist Review, with Dawna Swinton Baker A Seventh-day Adventist church in the U.S. state of Alabama has presented two cars as gifts to single parents and expects to give away five more vehicles by......

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05
May 2016
Christian Record Services for the Blind joins the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America

Christian Record Services for the Blind joins the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America Ernesto enjoys listening to audio books on digital cartridge through the Christian Record Lending Library. The organization’s president says the decision “enables Christian Record to be more intentional in its partnership with local churches in North America, Bermuda, and Micronesia.” May 02, 2016 | Lincoln, Nebraska, United States | Jeri Lyn Rogge, communication director Christian Record Services for the Blind and Daniel Weber, communication director, NAD / Adventist Review Staff The Seventh-day Adventist Church’s......

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04
May 2016
Waldfriede Hospital receives national award for its work to support victims of female genital mutilation

Waldfriede Hospital receives national award for its work to support victims of female genital mutilation Award presented by the president of the Berlin-Brandenburg Parliament. Germany’s Louise-Schroeder Medal is given to organizations and individuals who advocate for peace, social justice and gender equality. May 02, 2016 | Bern, Switzerland | Inter-European Division Women’s Ministries, CD-EUDNEWS Helping women who have suffered from the horrendous trauma of genital mutilation has become a life mission for Dr. Cornelia Strunz. Anyone who sees her interacting with the women at group meetings......

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04
May 2016
Annual report tracks ‘serious and sustained assault’ on religious freedom

Annual report tracks ‘serious and sustained assault’ on religious freedom This year’s report by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) adds eight more countries—Egypt, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan,Vietnam, Tajikistan, Syria, and Central African Republic—to its list of “countries of particular concern.” May 03, 2016 | Washington D.C., United States | Bettina Krause, communication director, International Religious Liberty Association The state of religious freedom worldwide has deteriorated over the past 12 months, according to a report released May 1 by an independent United States advisory body. The 270-page report compiled by the......

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03
May 2016
Memorandum of Understanding to benefit Adventist hospitals across Inter-America

Memorandum of Understanding to benefit Adventist hospitals across Inter-America From left to right: Elie Honore, AHS-Inter-America president, Pastor Israel Leito, IAD president, Gene Thompson, Health City Cayman Islands Director, and Chandy Abraham, Health City Cayman Islands CEO, sign the Memorandum of Understanding between HCCI and AHS-Inter-America, on Apr. 18, 2016, in Miami, Florida, United States. The memorandum will assist in establishing a working relationship with HCCI in six initial Adventist hospitals in Inter-America, which will help screen and recruit patients with cardiac malformation ages 0-18 and other medical services for adults. [Photo......

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29
Apr 2016
Adventist Risk Management's CEO steps down, leaves a legacy of service to the Adventist Church

Adventist Risk Management’s CEO steps down, leaves a legacy of service to the Adventist Church Bob Kyte is CEO of Adventist Risk Management. In an interview, he offered reasons why church organizations now need protection against an emerging threat: cyber liability. He also discussed managing organizational change. Robert Kyte will go on to pursue business interests in the U.S. state of Idaho. March 07, 2016 | Silver Spring, Maryland, United States | ARM Staff Robert E. Kyte, president and chief executive officer of Adventist Risk Management, Inc. (ARM), has......

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29
Apr 2016
New vice chancellor pledges advancement, excellence and adventure for the Adventist University of Africa

New vice chancellor pledges advancement, excellence and adventure for the Adventist University of Africa Delbert Baker during his installation service as vice chancellor of Adventist University of Africa. Delbert Baker brings decades of experience in developing students and leaders to his new position in Kenya. April 27, 2016 | Nairobi, Kenya  | Philip Baptiste/East-Central African Division The Adventist University of Africa (AUA) in Kenya Wednesday celebrated the inauguration of Delbert Baker as its new vice chancellor. The two-day celebration was attended by Church and governmental officials along with......

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28
Apr 2016
Crowds line up for free mega-clinic in the "City of Angels"

Crowds line up for free mega-clinic in the “City of Angels” Hundreds of people waiting for free dental care at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Wednesday. Los Angeles’ mayor and seven news trucks are helping publicize the event. April 27, 2016 | San Antonio, Texas, United States | Andrew McChesney, news editor/Adventist Review Crowds lined up at the sprawling Los Angeles Convention Center in the U.S. state of California on Wednesday for the opening of a Seventh-day Adventist-organized mega-clinic that hopes to provide......

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27
Apr 2016
Adventist humanitarians in Northern Italy combat loneliness through a lunch program

Adventist humanitarians in Northern Italy combat loneliness through a lunch program Senior residents sharing a meal at “Lunch Together.” “Pranzassieme” or “Lunch Together” provides an opportunity for elderly community members in Cesena to draw closer to each other. April 26, 2016 | ADRA Italia, A. Mazza/CD-EUDNEWS, ANN Staff On April 13, a unique outreach project for the elderly organized by Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Italy drew the attention of political figures from the city of Cesena. The local officials, including Stefano Bonaccini, governor of......

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