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May 2016
Oakwood University Church honors professional basketball legend Earwin “Magic” Johnson for his service to disenfranchised communities

Oakwood University Church honors professional basketball legend Earwin “Magic” Johnson for his service to disenfranchised communities Pastor Carlton Byrd presents Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. with the 2016 Oakwood University Humanitarian Award on May 14, 2016. The Hall of Famer donated $500,000 to the church’s family life center, and created a scholarship in his mother’s name. May 17, 2016 | Huntsville, Alabama, United States | Ramona L. Hyman, associate professor of English at Oakwood University “And here I am,” said Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. at the Oakwood University......

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May 2016
Humanitarians in Greece remain committed to improving the well-being of refugees by leading relief efforts in four camps

Humanitarians in Greece remain committed to improving the well-being of refugees by leading relief efforts in four camps Refugee camp in Greece Workers of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency in Inter-Europe believe it’s their God-given responsibility to serve those affected by the civil unrest in Syria and Iraq. May 16, 2016 | Bern, Switzerland | DRA Europe, Joao Martins, CD-EUDNEWS / ANN Staff The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Inter-Europe (EUD) is leading the humanitarian services in four refugee camps close to Katerini, Greece by operating......

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13
May 2016
Adventist leader offers prayers for families affected by Fort McMurray wildfire

Adventist leader offers prayers for families affected by Fort McMurray wildfire By DarrenRD , via Wikimedia Commons Dan Jackson recognizes the work of first responders, the Church’s humanitarian agency and community service ministry for providing aid to displaced residents. May 12, 2016 | Silver Spring, Maryland, United States | Dan Jackson, North American Division President The president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, Dan Jackson, released a statement in response to the devastating wildfire in Fort McMurray that started May 1 and has displaced nearly 90,000 residents......

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11
May 2016
Wrapped in Love

“When my aunt Bea was alive, it was playing on her TV all the time, 24/7,” says Akivah Northern about how she learned of Hope Channel. “She was especially a fan of the show Go Healthy for Good.” So, when Aunt Bea was approaching her 106th birthday, Akivah had an idea. She contacted Hope Channel to see if Go Healthy for Good would like to feature her aunt’s long and healthy life. Show host Dr. Nerida loved the idea, and travelled to Santa Barbara with a crew to interview Aunt Bea (Meet......

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10
May 2016
Adventist Church unveils Nebuchadnezzar statue to emphasize Bible study

Adventist Church unveils Nebuchadnezzar statue to emphasize Bible study Church leaders in the Dominican Republic hope to find new methods to reach people. May 10, 2016 | San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic | Bernardo Medina/IAD staff The Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Dominican Republic pointed to the Scriptures by displaying a statue of King Nebuchadnezzar as referenced in Daniel 2, during a recent ceremony in the city of San Juan de la Maguana.    Hundreds of church members attended the special program with the unveiling of......

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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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