Adventist News

Bible launch at Global Youth Leaders Congress

As Gary Blanchard bounced enthusiastically onto the stage, concluding the opening night of the Global Youth Leaders Congress in Kassel, Germany, participants recognized they were in for a surprise. Accompanied by Mario Martinelli, CEO of Safeliz, a major Adventist Publishing House based in Madrid, Spain, they together announced the release of two new, special editions of the New King James Bible – one for Adventurer age children, and another for youth. "It's a special Bible,"...

‘Miracle’ community center opens in Egypt

Cairo’s Center Church is turned into the Ramses Cultural Center.

New Zealand students honored for outstanding leadership

Three Adventist school students in New Zealand have been honored for their leadership qualities with a prestigious award. Manawa-Leigh Ripaki, a year 8 student at Whakatane Adventist School, Daniela Webster, a year 7 student at Whangarei Adventist Christian School, and Angelina Cariga, a year 8 student at Longburn Adventist College, all received the Sir Peter Blake Young Leader Award. The award, which is presented in partnership with Westpac, recognizes young people whose leadership...

Adventist identity explored at Global Youth Leaders Congress

“If we don’t know who we are, we will not know why we are,” stated Pastor David Asscherick on the opening night of the Global Youth Leaders Congress in Kassel, Germany. As a first generation Seventh-day Adventist he challenged leaders by telling them, “if you don’t know it, we are weird!” That came as an uncomfortable thought following on from a list of identities that initially drew us together. He noted common ground in our identity including that we are alive and that we are human – albeit...

Adventists bring distinct perspective to high-level religious liberty talks

Two Seventh-day Adventist religious liberty advocates were among those invited to participate in a landmark religious freedom summit organized by the US Department of State in Washington, D.C. The event, which began July 24, was the first-ever of its kind, and brought together government officials from some 80 nations, along with an internationally diverse group of religious leaders and non-governmental organizations. Together, attendees spent three days listening to first-hand accounts of...

Egypt’s Prime Minister welcomes Adventist delegation

Ted Wilson thanks Egypt for religious freedom and prays for its people.

The largest Adventist community center in Middle East inaugurated on July 31st

The Ramses Cultural Center (RCC) inauguration marks 65 years of the purchasing of its well-located land in Cairo.

ADRA seeks to help Greek fire victims

With more than eighty-five dead, hundreds injured, and more than 1,200 homes destroyed following deadly wildfires near Athens, Greece, ADRA is already working to provide support.  The fires, thought to be the deadliest on record, broke out on Monday, 23 July 2018, with Mati in east Attica being the worst region affected. Despina Tologlou was planning a Tuesday evening event supporting refugees in Katerini, 310 miles (500 km) north of Athens when news of the fire came through. As...

Adventist Church in the Dominican Republic prays for nation as violence increases

Hundreds of Seventh-day Adventists recently gathered in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to pray for the escalating violence, crime and poverty affecting the nation. Church leaders spoke of the insecurity that is most concerning to Dominicans, in addition to the delinquency, unemployment and family violence during a day filled with prayer, music, study of the Bible, and community service on July 7, at the Balon Mano Pavillion at the Parque del Este.  “We are here today, not only to pray...