Unprecedented Numbers of Migrants and Refugees Means New Religious Freedom Challenges, Say Scholars

Unprecedented Numbers of Migrants and Refugees Means New Religious Freedom Challenges, Say Scholars

SILVER SPRINGS, MARYLAND — As the number of migrants and refugees worldwide continues to surge, a panel of scholars convened last month by the International Religious Liberty Association (IRLA) says more must be done to deal with related religious freedom challenges. The IRLA’s 19thMeeting of Experts, held in Cordoba, Spain, brought together renown

South Pacific Division Year-End Meetings Focus on Compliance and Discipleship

South Pacific Division Year-End Meetings Focus on Compliance and Discipleship

COORANBONG, AUSTRALIA — More than 70 people from nine countries recently gathered at Avondale College (NSW) for the Adventist Church in the South Pacific’s (SPD) Executive Committee meetings. Held November 14-15, the year-end meetings featured reports from each of the unions and institutions across the Pacific, with a focus on mission, discipleship

At Year-End Meetings, TED Votes Statement to Support Women in Ministry and Leadership

At Year-End Meetings, TED Votes Statement to Support Women in Ministry and Leadership

BECICI, MONTENEGRO — Members of the Trans-European Division Executive Committee recently voted a four-point document aimed at supporting women who serve in roles of leadership and ministry. The vote came as a result of extensive discussion during TED Year End Meetings, 21–25 November in Bečići, Montenegro. It aims to deal with issues, global and lo

Unprecedented Adventist Military Veterans Program Recognizes Exemplary Service, Remembers the Fallen

Unprecedented Adventist Military Veterans Program Recognizes Exemplary Service, Remembers the Fallen

COLUMBIA, MARYLAND — The North American Division (NAD) Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries (ACM) hosted its first ever ceremony in honor of Veterans Day entitled, “You Are Not Forgotten: A Salute to Veterans” on Saturday, November 10. We have gathered. We who have served, and those of you who endured while we served, have come today to recognize those

Community Pulls Together After Deadliest Fire in California’s History Burns Through Towns

Community Pulls Together After Deadliest Fire in California’s History Burns Through Towns

COLUMBIA, MARYLAND — "I first saw the pictures of the church Friday afternoon as I was having my lunch," said Dan Martella, administrative pastor for the Paradise Seventh-day Adventist Church in California, during a Nov. 12, 2018, Skype interview with the Fox 5 Washington, D.C. television station (WTTG/WDCA). Martella has been a pastor there—and a

ADRA Connections Offers Service Scholarships to Young Adults to Volunteer Overseas

ADRA Connections Offers Service Scholarships to Young Adults to Volunteer Overseas

SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND — The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)’s global volunteer program ADRA Connections is launching a new service scholarship that will allow thousands of young people in the U.S. to be more active through volunteerism and become agents of change to contribute to the development of communities abroad. We want to ch