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Middle East and North Africa

Maps of Middle East and North Africa Division

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.

Syrian refugee kids warm a freezing refugee camp in the Middle East

Syrian refugee kids warm a freezing refugee camp in the Middle East

Twenty-seven Syrian refugee students from the Adventist Learning Center (ALC) in Beirut, Lebanon piled into a tiny rented bus for the one and a half hour to north Lebanon to deliver sacks of clothing...

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Adventists practice Total Member Involvement through cleaning in the Middle East

Adventists practice Total Member Involvement through cleaning in the Middle East

More than 50 members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) joined a clean-up project of Al-Qasba corniche, one of the few public beaches in the third largest...

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Church executive leaders elect Rick McEdward as leader of the denomination’s Middle East and North Africa field

Church executive leaders elect Rick McEdward as leader of the denomination’s Middle East and North Africa field

Executive leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Thursday tapped Rick McEdward, director of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Global Mission Religious Study Centers to serve as president of...

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Seventh-day Adventist church, destroyed by a mob, reopens in Egypt

Seventh-day Adventist church, destroyed by a mob, reopens in Egypt

Seventh-day Adventist believers in the Egyptian city of Assiut will long remember Aug. 14, 2013, the day that a mob burned down their church and tried to kill their pastor. They also won’t soon...

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Ted Wilson encourages members in Israel to help build God’s Church

Ted Wilson encourages members in Israel to help build God’s Church

On Sabbath, February 13 almost 700 Israeli Seventh-day Adventist brothers and sisters were blessed with a beautiful sunny day. Gathered at the YMCA Auditorium in Jerusalem, congregants enjoyed peace...

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In Iraq, Adventist Church Leader Prays for New Church

In Iraq, Adventist Church Leader Prays for New Church

Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, prayed at the construction site of a new church in Iraq as he made a weekend visit aimed at encouraging Adventist believers living 20...

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