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The new report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project highlights a number of troubling trends that should concern anyone -- whether private citizen or public official -- about the state of religious freedom around the world as of 2012.
Inter-America kicked off its first online week of prayer for thousands of pastoral families across the Seventh-day Adventist Church throughout its territory, on Jan. 31, live from the Inter-American Division (IAD) Headquarters in Miami, Florida.
The Hampton Court and Port Morant Circuit of Seventh-day Adventist Church in St Thomas have not only sought to meet the spiritual needs of its members, but also the physical, as was evident through a dinner reception held recently to honour several senior citizens.
Giving one-tenth of a believer’s income for the support of God’s ministers and work has been a time-honoured practice among God’s people. Called “giving a tithe” or “tithing”, it has very ancient origins, was required and practised in the Old Testament, was commended by Jesus, and was one method by which the church financed ministers, worship, and charitable works until the sixteenth century. The binding nature of tithing may still continue into the twenty-first century.
MIAMI, Florida (IAD) — President of the Jamaican Senate Floyd Morris has challenged the Seventh-day Adventist Church to be more accommodating to persons with disabilities and to include them in the organisation's leadership and decision-making structures.
Seventh-day Adventist leaders from throughout the church in Inter-America committed to ministering to the needs of persons with disabilities during a special summit held at the Inter-American Division (IAD), Jan. 14-16, 2014.
Kingston, the largest urban populated region in Jamaica, is the city targeted by Jamaica Union Conference (JAMU) for “Hope for the Big Cities”, which is part of the Global Seventh-day Adventists' campaign to evangelize the major cities of the world.
Church leaders in Libya remain hopeful that Christians in the mostly Muslim country will be allowed to practice their faith, even as the country appears to be moving towards Shariah law. In December, Libya’s General National Congress voted to make Shariah the source of all legislation and institutions. The vote came amid international concerns over the diminishing Christian populations in North Africa and the Middle East, and increased Islamist influence in countries engulfed by the Arab Spring revolution.
A new satellite contract for the Seventh-day Adventist television channel in Beirut significantly expands the footprint of church media in Northern Africa and the Middle East. Hope Channel Al Waad this month entered a five-year contract with satellite Eutelsat 7 West A, a move network officials say introduces a message of hope to a wider audience of Arabic, Turkish and Farsi speakers in the region.
In front of scores of worshippers in Half-Way Tree Square yesterday, the church launched its Metro Mission 14 (MM14) initiative under the theme 'Hope for the City: Impacting Kingston and other Towns and Communities for Christ'.
In a split decision, a verdict was handed down today by a court in Lomé, Togo, that acquits Seventh-day Adventist pastor Antonio Monteiro and sentences Adventist Church member Bruno Amah to life in prison, a lawyer for the Adventist world church said. The decision by the Lomé Court of Appeals comes nearly 22 months after the two men and others were detained in March of 2012 on charges of conspiracy to commit murder.
Thousands of Seventh-day Adventists from all 50 United States and 60 other countries heard a clarion call for holiness and dedication to the movement’s core message on the morning of Sabbath, January 4, as the annual “Generation. Youth. Christ.” (GYC) event reached its zenith in Orlando, Florida. Morning worship attendance was recorded at 6,200.
The Kingsway Preparatory School, a Seventh-day Adventist institution, has been listed among the top performing Preparatory Schools island-wide.
The world headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventists Church has been the victim of cyber theft which has defrauded the church of approximately five hundred thousand dollars. The theft involved funds that were being transferred on behalf of a denominational entity.
The Ebenezer Home for the Mentally Challenged and the Hanbury Children’s Home in Mandeville, Manchester were the beneficiaries of the kindness of administrators, directors and staff of the Jamaica Union Conference office (JAMU) headquartered in Mandeville on Thursday, December 12, 2013.
For thousands of North Jamaican Adventists, the year 2013 was filled with gratitude to God. However, December 18 multiplied the praises a hundred times over because many witnessed the historic opening of the NJC Campsite in Duncans, Trelawny.
Eight members of the Area 26 Seventh-day Adventist Church in Llongwe, Malawi, were killed when lightning struck the building in which they were worshipping at the close of Sabbath, December 28, 2013. "Scores" of additional people were injured, according to local media reports. The lightning struck after a day of heavy rains in the capital city.
Justus Nyang’aya, a Seventh-day Adventist and director of Amnesty International for Kenya, was attacked in his home near Nairobi on the evening of December 17 by gun-toting gangsters. Unfortunately, this is not an uncommon occurrence in a city well-known for its random violence. The gangsters shot him three times while he was trying to protect his wife and three daughters.
The Boardroom of the East Jamaica Conference was decked with bright lime green and yellow drapery. Yellow and white balloons were hanging from the walls and doors. Pepper lights complemented them all as candies, chips and biscuits featured on the tables among multi-coloured flowers.
As Central Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists wraps up the Year of the Laity celebrations, the Personal Ministries Department planned and implemented a two week reaping programme across the Conference called Lay Preach-A-Thon. November 2 – 16, 2013 saw a flurry of evangelistic activities as all churches were encouraged to make the annual Week of Prayer into a two week reaping campaign.