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Trans-European Division

The Trans-European Division (TED), which encompasses 22 countries, was first organized in 1928, and last reorganized in 2012.

Europe is the world's second-smallest continent by landmass, covering only about 2 percent of the Earth's surface. In terms of population, however, it is the third-largest continent (after Asia and Africa) with a population of some 733 million, or about eleven percent of the world's population.

Amid a population of about 205 million within the TED, there are about 87,000 Seventh-day Adventist members worshipping in 1,300 churches. 

This is also a very diverse region with a majority of the population living in highly secularised countries.  Even in countries where the religious culture is still strongly orthodox or Muslim, a secularised view of the world is still increasingly predominant.

Within this context, Adventist church members are still passionate about sharing their faith.  While traditional evangelistic methods are not as effective as in the past, pastors and lay-members work together to seek ways to impact the lives of those around them.  This includes Centers of Influence, health and family program, and outward looking Pathfinder program and a myriad of seed-sowing projects that, with the active involvement of lay-members, leads to church planting, growth and revival.

World Refugee Day Sabbath

World Refugee Day Sabbath

We would rejoice if there were NO World Refugee Sabbath - because there were NO refugees.  Sadly that is not the case, so for the fourth year running, the Trans-European Division, in partnership with...

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ADRA Norway praised by Auditor General

ADRA Norway praised by Auditor General

In 2018 ADRA Norway received NOK 73 million (7.48 million Euros) from Norad, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, for education programs in Ethiopia, South Sudan, Somalia, Niger, Mali,...

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Adventist youth march against knife and gun crime in their community

Adventist youth march against knife and gun crime in their community

UK Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has described the escalation in knife crime as a ‘national emergency’ with a special emphasis needed to “tackle violence among young people”. [The Guardian] As their...

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Becoming European

Becoming European

There are three essentials for a good party: guests, a cake and a good speech. Leaders of the Trans-European Division found they had all three aplenty when they gathered for a ninety-year celebration...

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Media Academy in Bulgaria inspires youth to serve the church

Media Academy in Bulgaria inspires youth to serve the church

Inspired by the cross-media interaction of ideas and teams during the 2018 GAiN Europe* conference in Valencia, Spain, Communication leaders in Bulgaria committed themselves to develop similar...

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Desmond Doss story inspires Norwegian soldier to faith

Desmond Doss story inspires Norwegian soldier to faith

Christian Ødegård had barely heard about Seventh-day Adventists. However, while serving in the Norwegian armed forces he saw a war movie that made a huge impact on him. The film was Mel Gibson’s...

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