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Middle East and North Africa Union

The Middle East and North Africa Union is comprised of 20 countries. The region is bordered by Morocco to the west, Iran to the east, Turkey to the north and Sudan to the south. The population of the region is about 500 million people.  

The region is home to 48 cities that each have a population of more than 1 million people. Languages in this region include Arabic, Turkish, Berber, Farsi, French and English.

The denomination operates Middle East University in Beirut, Lebanon, which was established in 1939. It is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the country.

‘Miracle’ community center opens in Egypt

‘Miracle’ community center opens in Egypt

The plan seemed perfect: Transform an aging Seventh-day Adventist church in the heart of Egypt’s capital into a vibrant community center catering to local needs.  But construction companies dismissed...

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Egypt’s Prime Minister welcomes Adventist delegation

Egypt’s Prime Minister welcomes Adventist delegation

Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, thanked Egypt’s prime minister for the religious freedom granted to Adventists and offered a prayer that left a senior government...

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The largest Adventist community center in Middle East inaugurated on July 31st

The largest Adventist community center in Middle East inaugurated on July 31st

With almost 120 years of presence in Egypt, the Seventh Day Adventist Church owns a very well-located building in the heart of the Old and great city of Cairo. It has been the desire of church leaders...

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Adventists help in volcanic eruption aftermath in Hawaii

Adventists help in volcanic eruption aftermath in Hawaii

In 2018, Adventist Community Services (ACS) has found itself dealing with fires in Colorado, floods in the south, continued evaluation what assistance will look like in U.S. border states, and ongoing...

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Larry Lichtenwalter is New President of Middle East University

Larry Lichtenwalter is New President of Middle East University

On Sunday, June 10, 2018 the Board of Trustees of Middle East University met and elected Dr. Larry Lichtenwalter as its new president. Holding a PhD from Andrews University, he is a published...

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Lebanese president affirms Adventist Church’s service

Lebanese president affirms Adventist Church’s service

A delegation of eight from the Middle East and North Africa Union and Middle East University visited the Lebanese presidential palace accompanied by the newly elected Member of Parliament (MP), Dr....

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