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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.