ADRA Awards ACS $50,000 to Help Wildfire Survivors in California

ADRA Awards ACS $50,000 to Help Wildfire Survivors in California

SILVER SPRING, MD – The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has announced it will provide financial support totaling $50,000 to the Adventist Community Services (ACS) who has been coordinating efforts to help survivors of Butte County, California recover from deadly wildfires, which started on November 8 and later contained on November 2

Loma Linda University Health Hospitals Receive Recognition for Top Quality

Loma Linda University Health Hospitals Receive Recognition for Top Quality

LOMA LINDA, CALIFORNIA — Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital was named a Top Children’s Hospital for the second year in a row, and Loma Linda University Medical Center – East Campus received its inaugural recognition as a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog G

Ellsworth Wareham, “Blue Zone” Pioneer and Cardiologist, Passes to His Rest at 104

Ellsworth Wareham, “Blue Zone” Pioneer and Cardiologist, Passes to His Rest at 104

LOMA LINDA, CALIFORNIA — Ellsworth Wareham, M.D., known at the end of his life as much for his vegan-supported longevity as his distinguished surgical career that included the first open-heart surgeries in many countries, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at the age of 104. An ebullient and active centenarian, Wareham — a 1942 surgical graduate of Loma

UCC Bans World Church Affirmation Sabbath (WCAS) Group Over Controversial “Statement of Harmony” Initiative

UCC Bans World Church Affirmation Sabbath (WCAS) Group Over Controversial “Statement of Harmony” Initiative

SPOKANE, WASHINGTON – On December 4, 2018, the executive committee of the Upper Columbia Conference, covering portions of the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, issued a statement banning a group known as World Church Affirmation Sabbath (WCAS) from holding events on any conference church, school, or property, and prohibiting the promotion of

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