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Adventists bring distinct perspective to high-level religious liberty talks

invite-only event on behalf of the church and sought to bring a uniquely Adventist perspective to current religious freedom challenges. “Adventists believe that freedom of conscience—the right to believe [...] impact of religious persecution. Jacqueline Furnari, daughter of Christian pastor Andrew Brunson currently jailed in Turkey, spoke movingly of her father’s plight and his unwavering faith. Pastor Brunson

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Egypt’s Prime Minister welcomes Adventist delegation

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

to request a meeting during his July 30-Aug. 2 visit. “We were very honored that the president’s office took this so seriously,” Wilson said. In another indication of the importance that the government [...] Wilson’s prayer at the end of the meeting. “God led Pastor Ted to pray for the prime minister and his office,” he said. “This was a blessing and can help encourage a good relationship with the government.”

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Administrative Committee Takes Step Forward in Unity Process

Document to be Considered at the 2018 Annual Council

Council this October for consideration. Regard for and Practice of General Conference Session and General Conference Executive Committee Actions Terms of Reference for Compliance Committees [...] world divisions, General Conference Leadership Council, and GC institutions. Comments from Executive Committee members during previous Annual Councils were also considered. The Office of Archives, Statistics [...] and protocol, the document voted today by GC ADCOM will also be discussed by the General Conference and Division Officers Committee. It will then be sent to the GC Executive Committee at its Annual Council

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Roland R. Hegstad, longtime Liberty Magazine editor dies at 92

Hegstad was both an extraordinary editor and mentor

of Wilson’s tribute is below) Wintley Phipps, who worked with Hegstad when both were at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, said, "When people contribute to your sense of calling, and your [...] the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. Beginning as an evangelist in the Upper Columbia Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Hegstad quickly segued into editorial work. In 1954, he became [...] department. During his tenure, Liberty received the Associated Church Press' "Award of Merit" for general excellence six times, and 80 other awards. In 1971-72, Hegstad also served as interim editor of Insight

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Effective conversations about suicide and other mental health issues

assessment? An assessment can be done by a variety of different providers, and it looks at current ongoing stressors and ways of dealing with those stressors. Sometimes, it looks at previous life

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Lake Union Youth distribute petition urging fairness and humanity in U.S. immigration and gun control policy

to the general public. About the Lake Union: The Lake Union Conference serves 88,000 Seventh-day Adventist members in the Illinois, Indiana, Lake Region, Michigan and Wisconsin conferences. About [...] with a great appreciation for the United States, we are deeply disappointed and alarmed about the current inhumane oversight and implementation of the immigration laws and policies of our country. Our present

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Office of Adventist Mission to launch 2018 Adventist Mission film contest

Contest is for Adventist students between the ages of 18 and 25.

on the heels of last year’s popular “Mission Is . . .” film contest, the Office of Adventist Mission at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists announces the 2018 film contest titled “My Story [...] public voting. The winners will be announced in October at the Society of Adventist Communicators Conference (also in Columbia). The first place winner can look forward to honing his or her filmmaking skills

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Religious Liberty advocates called to reach out beyond comfort zones

Annual dinner speakers appeal for increased bridge building

Liberty Association (IRLA) and other organizations, gathered dozens of religious liberty leaders, officers, and advocates at the Organization of American States headquarters to network, review challenges [...] minorities in the United States and around the world. The 2018 National Award was presented to general counsel and associate executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty Holly [...] rights of religious minorities and safeguarding freedom of conscience for all people.” For IRLA general-secretary Ganoune Diop, who also heads the Adventist Church’s Public Affairs and Religious Liberty

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Going on 10 years, community soccer league promotes healthy living in Inland Empire

girls have also participated in the soccer league. Her older daughter played for 6 years and Bonola currently coaches her 8-year-old daughter in the mother/daughter league. “The best part about Goal 4 Health

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Medical Cadet Corps to be revitalized

MCC also trains cadets to serve in their local communities

2 in Levittown, Puerto Rico. The purpose of the meeting was to provide training for MCC officers who are currently involved in the program, and to initiate other leaders who are interested in reviving the [...] an during emergency situations,” says Mario Ceballos, Director, World Service Organization–General Conference (WSO-GC). “In today’s world, many countries no longer have a draft. Although we never know [...] Navy-Retired discussed the qualities of Executive Leadership and Flag Officer Etiquette. Elder Dionisio Olivo, WSO-Atlantic Union Conference, shared lessons that have been learned and the challenges that the

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