Moving to streamline the church’s work at a time of rapid growth, delegates opened the General Conference session on Thursday by officially approving the addition of an unprecedented 35 new union conferences to the Adventist world church.
Yesterday, February 6, was International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). Seventh-day Adventists are among the many faith groups, NGOs and organisations working to end the practice.
Parntering with a foundation established by a former supermodel, a Seventh-day Adventist hospital in Berlin opened a new center last week to help restore victims of Female Genital Mutilation, a cultural ritual in parts of Africa and Asia.
Alice Springs in the Northern Territory is a tourist town—the gateway to Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Australia’s Red Centre. The attendance at the Adventist church each week reflects this as travellers from across Australia and further afield join in worship.