Press Release: GC/NAD Statement on Unity Discussion

The General Conference officers and the officers and union presidents of the North American Division met on Thursday, January 19, to discuss unity in mission as it relates to church governance and women’s ordination. The group affirmed their commitment to Christ through the Holy Spirit, the 28 Fundamentals Beliefs of...

Continue reading

Senate Chaplain Barry Black, Adventist pastor, keynotes U.S. National Prayer Breakfast

Addressing President Donald J. Trump and a room filled with American political and civic leaders — as well as international leaders including King Abdullah II of Jordan — on February 2 at the 65th National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black, a Seventh-day Adventist pastor, recalled the motivation...

Continue reading

Adventist leaders call for training of next generation of leaders

Seventh-day Adventist world leaders called for the training of a younger generation of leaders to complete the church’s mission of spreading the gospel. About 40 church leaders, including division presidents, university presidents, and senior General Conference officers, spoke about the role of young people at the 10th Global Leadership Summit...

Continue reading

ADVENTISTS PRAY FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY ISTANBUL AIRPORT BOMBINGS

Rick McEdward, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Middle East and North Africa, joined Adventist believers across the region in praying for those affected by deadly suicide bombings at Istanbul’s main airport — an attack that felt particularly close to home because regional church administrators and their families...

Continue reading

UPDATED: ADVENTIST LEADER DISCUSSES SEXUALITY AT UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE

Ganoune Diop, the top religious freedom advocate of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, spoke to a high-level United Nations conference about the various views of human sexuality in light of the Bible’s teachings and emphasized that the Christian imperative is to treat every human being with dignity and respect. Diop, director...

Continue reading

ADVENTISTS PRAY FOR RUSSIA NOT TO RESTRICT MISSIONARY ACTIVITY

Seventh-day Adventist believers across Russia were observing a day of fasting and prayer on Tuesday over proposed legislation that would severely restrict missionary activity in the country by, among other things, banning religious gatherings in homes and requiring people who wish to share their faith online or through religious literature...

Continue reading

Adventists welcome new US International Religious Freedom Law

Legislation signed into law last week by United States President Barack Obama represents a much-needed step forward in the global effort to combat religious persecution, says the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s liaison to Washington, D.C. Dwayne Leslie, an associate director of the Public Affairs and Religious Liberty department for the Adventist...

Continue reading