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  • The doctor is in 4 Oct 2013 | 9:14 am Adventist News Network

    New Health Ministries director to continue public promotion of Adventist healthy lifestyle; ‘grace-filled,’ ‘balanced’ approach needed, Landless says

    Oct 3, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
    Ansel Oliver/ANN


    The Seventh-day Adventist Church now has more opportunities than ever to promote its message of health – one that has made Adventists the longest-living people group ever studied, says Dr. Peter Landless.

    For the 63-year-old South African native, promoting that message should include a “balanced” and “grace-filled” approach, he says during an interview in his office.

    Dr. Peter Landless is the Adventist world church's new director of Health Ministries. The position helps chart the course of health promotion within…

  • In Inter-America, Adventist elders authorized to baptize during historic event 3 Oct 2013 | 7:36 am Adventist News Network

    Region’s 50,000 elders are crucial part of church life, growth

    Oct 2, 2013 Miami, Florida, United States
    Libna Stevens/ANN


    Thousands of Seventh-day Adventist elders—or lay pastors—across the church’s Inter-America Division were temporarily authorized to baptize new believers this week during the culmination of nine months of lay-led evangelism across the region.

    Church elders stand beside their candidate before a massive baptism in the pool at the Adventist Traininga School in west El Salvador. Some 30 elders baptized 139 new members there last week. [photo courtesy El Salvador Union]

    The initiative, called “Year…

  • Decade after HIV/AIDS ministry launched, major reduction of stigma, increased support 1 Oct 2013 | 7:16 am Adventist News Network

    Now hundreds of care groups in Africa; virus still kills thousands of members each year

    Sep 30, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
    Ansel Oliver/ANN


    Ten years ago, Drs. Oscar and Eugenia Giordano held an advisory meeting of Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders in Africa with a mission of developing a ministry to the millions of people living with HIV/AIDS.

    The denomination had just established an HIV/AIDS office on the continent and appointed the husband-and-wife duo as directors of the ministry. The disease was shrouded in shame, stigma and discrimination, and many Adventists in Africa shied away from talking about it. Many church members who had HIV were dying because they strongly resisted testing.

  • Record survey to inform Adventist Church’s next strategic plan 26 Sep 2013 | 8:36 am Adventist News Network

    Division presidents to review preliminary draft at next month’s Annual Council

    Sep 25, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
    Elizabeth Lechleitner/ANN


    Seventh-day Adventist leaders are making initial recommendations for a global strategic plan based on the results of an unprecedented survey of the opinions, attitudes and spiritual life patterns of church members worldwide.

    The survey results will guide members of the church’s Strategic Planning Committee as they identify areas of concern, rank priorities and administer opportunities for 2015 to 2020.

    The results of a major survey of the opinions, attitudes and spiritual life patterns of Adventists worldwide are helping church officials shape more effective ministry and…

  • Husband of Adventist Church member among victims in Nairobi terror attack 24 Sep 2013 | 11:15 pm Adventist News Network

    University lecturer killed in attack that took 60 lives

    Sep 24, 2013 Nairobi, Kenya
    Dan Okoth/ECD/ANN


    The husband of an Adventist church member from Nairobi was killed during the terrorist attack in Nairobi’s Westgate Shopping Mall in which more than 60 people were killed and more than 170 injured. Harun Oyieke, a lecturer at Co-operative University College of Kenya, was among those killed in the attack. He was the husband of Florence Awino, a professor at the University of Nairobi.

    People take cover as gunfire can be heard coming from a shopping mall (back) in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sept. 21, after the mall was attacked by a group of…

     
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