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Outstanding Work in Religious Liberty Recognized at GC

Photos and story by Phillip Castell In an effort to show appreciation and recognize the outstanding work by Public Affairs and Religious Liberty (PARL) around the world, the department of PARL of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists hosted a special luncheon on July 8, 2015 during the 60th General Conference Session in San Antonio,…

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Departing Adventists Impress San Antonio Airport Staff

By Andrew McChesney, news editor, Adventist Review Seventh-day Adventists impressed San Antonio’s mayor by providing $20 million in free healthcare to local residents in April, three months before the opening of the 2015 General Conference session. The 65,000 Adventists who attended the July 2-11 session delighted local businesses by spending more than $40 million. Now…

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San Antonio Mayor Grateful for GC Session and Steps to Christ

By Andrew McChesney, Adventist Review / ANN San Antonio Mayor Ivy R. Taylor thanked Seventh-day Adventists for bringing the free healthcare and the 2015 General Conference session to her city — and said she looked forward to reading a brand-new copy of Steps to Christ. General Conference president Ted N.C. Wilson, speaking at a closing meeting…

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3 New and 3 Incumbent GC Vice Presidents Elected

By Sandra Blackmer, Michael Campbell, and Andrew McChesney, Adventist Review / ANN, with information supplied by Adventist.org A slimmed-down leadership team of six general vice presidents has been elected to the General Conference and charged with helping implement three mission-oriented goals that the Seventh-day Adventist Church intends to prioritize over the next five years. The lineup includes three new officers—Guillermo…

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What U.S. Same-Sex Ruling Means for Adventists

By Todd McFarland, associate general counsel, General Conference, and Orlan Johnson, director, public affairs and religious liberty department, North American Division The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that finds a constitutional right to same-sex marriage raises a lot of questions for the church. This decision, reached on June 26, 2015, in Obergefell v. Hodges, is one that many Seventh-day…

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To Every Nation

G. T. Ng, Executive Secretary The Seventh-day Adventist Church began with a handful of Millerite Christians trying to make sense of the Great Disappointment in 1844, when Jesus did not return as expected. This small band of faithful members refused to give up their faith. They shook off their despondency and resolutely obeyed the biblical injunction…

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Nominating Committee Chooses Continuity and Change

By Stephen Chavez, Adventist Review/ANN Delegates unanimously reelected G. T. Ng as General Conference (GC) executive secretary and GC undertreasurer Juan Prestol-Puesán as General Conference treasurer. Ng, whose service for the denomination includes being a pastor, seminary professor, and General Conference administrator, was elected as GC secretary five years ago at the GC session in Atlanta.…

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Adventist leader calls for greater focus on those jailed for their faith

Silver Spring, Maryland, USA | Bettina Krause The plight of those imprisoned for their faith should be higher on the agenda of international watchdog agencies and the Seventh-day Adventist Church, says world church United Nations liaison, Ganoune Diop, PhD. Diop made his comments on return from Geneva, Switzerland, where he represented the church at the…

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The Church is a House of Prayer – Says Hosin

Written by: Sophia Dormer  “The Church is a house of prayer and in order to make the Publishing Ministry more effective, we must pray without ceasing. There is power in prayer”. This was the sentiment expressed by Pastor Dudley Hosin, Publishing Director of Jamaica Union Conference of SDA (JAMU), while speaking at the Publishing and…

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Alveda Johnson holding the faith for 66 years

At a time when many have doubts about God and religion, Alveda Johnson says a decision she made 66 years ago to become a baptised member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is one she has never regretted and one that she still considers the best decision of her life. “I’ve been a baptised member of…

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