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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.

‘Steps to Christ’ published in local languages for spiritual revival in the Middle East

‘Steps to Christ’ published in local languages for spiritual revival in the Middle East

Although Steps to Christ is one of Ellen White’s well-known books among Adventists around the world, it is a still a new book to some Adventists in the Middle East and North Africa Union (MENA) territory.  “Many of our members have never read...

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Adventist leaders call for international cooperation to end abuse of refugees in Libya

Adventist leaders call for international cooperation to end abuse of refugees in Libya

Recent video evidence of an active slave market in the north African country of Libya has focused international attention on what has, until now, been a largely unpublicized human rights tragedy, says a Seventh-day Adventist Church...

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Church leaders in Middle East respond to Egypt Mosque Attack

Church leaders in Middle East respond to Egypt Mosque Attack

Rick McEdward, President of the Middle East and North Africa Union of the Seventh-day Adventists, strongly condemns the atrocious terrorist attack that took place on 24 November 2017, on Al-Rawdah mosque during Friday prayers in the town of Bir...

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Adventist University serves runners for health and peace in Lebanon

Adventist University serves runners for health and peace in Lebanon

“People were coming through just limping along, but when we started cheering for them, they would smile, pick up the pace, and keep going again. It was fulfilling for us to see that we made a difference for them as they ran,” said Sara Saunders,...

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Church workers serve non-Christian teens in West Beirut, Lebanon

Church workers serve non-Christian teens in West Beirut, Lebanon

“Any day doing this is better than a day in the office,” said a member of the Middle East and North Africa Union (MENA) staff, after spending a day in community service at Mouseitbeh Adventist Secondary School (MASS) in West Beirut, Lebanon. He had...

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26 new believers baptized in the Middle East

26 new believers baptized in the Middle East

Twenty-six new believers were baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist Church at the end of the Gulf Field camp-meeting held from October 18-21 in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. The new members will join the fellowship of seven Gulf Field...

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