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Humanitarian support in Italy: ADRA partnering with FELICITTA’

Adventist volunteers helping the poor in the Umbria region during the pandemic.

About 2 years ago, some Adventists, together with non-Adventists, committed and serious people, decided to set up an humanitarian agency, which they chose to call FELICITTA' (translated, HAPPY CITY). Their [...] general donations as well. Many citizens responded and filled all the shelves. With all that food, so many people are have been helped in this critical time of COVID attack. In recent times, FELICITTA' won [...] associations: some dealing with disabilities, others with music, others with health, services, etc. The Adventist organizations, ADRA Perugia , VITA E SALUTE and REACH ITALIA , were included in the FELICITTA'

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A Global Children’s Day during a pandemic

World Children's Day was celebrated on 20 March. What does it mean to celebrate children during a pandemic?

in Italy , where nearly 40% of respondents in a May (2020) study were shown to have insomnia. And insomnia is one of the biggest risk factors for anxiety attacks and depression. But it's not only [...] angels constantly see the face of God'. The bestseller writer and co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Ellen G. White, expresses the relationship between Jesus and children in this way repeatedly: [...] What is the right approach to the pandemic and to life? Often, as a society and as a church, we ask ourselves what is the right perspective from which to approach and deal well with life and

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ANXIETY DISORDERS - WECARE

The WECARE campaign conducted by the Health ministries department of the Inter-European Division of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church is aimed at raising our awareness for the suffering around us.

ly of their culture, color or creed. “My panic attacks go from 0 to 100 in an instant. It feels like I am dying, I am having a heart attack or I am losing my mind.” “People think I'm weak [...] socio-economic consequences. In the US, a survey on 60 000 individuals shows that the share of respondents showing signs of anxiety disorders has been multiplied by 4 since the beginning of the pandemic

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Statement of the Franco-Belgian Union (FBU) following the recent deadly attacks in France

After the recent acts of horror, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in France condemns all forms of violence, and more, under the pretext of religious intolerance or the imposition of a faith. Pastor [...] world where tolerance, freedom of conscience and peace must be promoted.” The Seventh-day Adventist Church works tirelessly for the defense of the rights and freedoms of each individual and for the [...] solidarity and our prayers for the families and loved ones of the victims targeted by these appalling attacks.” When asked about the place that violence occupies in current events, Ruben de Abreu continues:

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Study on the experience of "spiritual dryness" among Adventists in Central Europe

Adventists experience periods of "spiritual drought" just as frequently as Christians of other denominations

December 2019, 620 Adventist church members took part in an online survey on their personal spiritual life. 54% of the respondents came from Germany, 27% from Austria and 19% from France, Belgium and Luxembourg [...] Luxembourg. The transnational Adventist church leadership (Inter-European Division/EU, Bern) with its national church leaders wanted to know how often and to what extent church members and full-time and part-time [...] results of a study on the experience of "spiritual aridity" among members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Central Europe have now been published in the "Journal of Religion and Health" (JORH). The

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Azerbaijan and Armenia Crisis Prompts ADRA to Step Up

Adventist humanitarian agency is assisting victims of the conflict.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church is assisting victims of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan through its global humanitarian arm, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA). Immediately [...] food. The following day, volunteers from local Adventist churches joined the ADRA team to pack 100 bags of food. ADRA staff, along with three Adventist pastors, delivered 90 of the food packages to [...] are hiding in underground shelters for safety from the frequent shelling and missile attacks.” ADRA Responds Overnight to Crisis The day after the fighting broke out, Safaryan visited the

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Concern and grief after terror acts in Vienna

ON THE EVENING OF NOVEMBER 2, 2020, TERROR HAS REACHED AUSTRIA WITH THE ATTACKS IN THE CITY CENTRE OF VIENNA.

Reinhard Schwab, President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Austria, comments on and condemns the act of violence: "I am shocked by this act of senseless aggression which has cost innocent people [...] this sense, he called for prayer actions of the local congregations. The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Austria has 4,318 members, and is organised in 65 congregations and groups. It stands for [...] people their lives and injured many. As church leaders, we call on all our members to think, in their prayers, of those affected and their families, the authorities responsible for education, the health care

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AMICUS RETURNS: #REALYOU ONLINE SESSIONS AND CONGRESS

Trans-European Division of Seventh-day Adventists, with a PhD in Oxford. Lazic challenged participants to question their own identity and purpose, within and without the church, whilst pointing to the necessary [...] co-director of Light Bearers ( https://lightbearers.org ) and pastor of Storyline Church ( https://storyline.church ). Gibson focused on the key principle of God’s kingdom, namely love, and how that [...] Response groups gave the participants the choice to respond to and process the message with their talents. In the arts response group, participants responded to the message creatively, by producing a work of

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ADVENTISTS AND MILITARY SERVICE

the highest church leadership. It included six regional leaderships, called "associations," with 3,500 Adventists in 125 congregations served by 30 pastors. The Seventh-day Adventist Church was founded [...] Civil War points the way for Adventists The behavior of the Seventh-day Adventist Church during the American Civil War was groundbreaking for the future attitude of Adventists towards military service [...] Norwegian president of the Adventist General Conference (World Church Leadership), Jan Paulsen, who in the March 2008 issue of the international magazine of the Free Church "Adventist World" emphasized: "War

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VARIOUS INITIATIVES BY COLLONGES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

REPORT OF THE ADVENTIST FACULTY OF THEOLOGY

changing the world and the Adventist Church? Reinder Bruinsma The remnant Church in the time of Covid-19. Luca Marulli The churches are closed : Is God [...] every individual. The Adventist Campus of Collonges is obviously experiencing the consequences (several students and staff were affected, fortunately without complications). The Adventist Faculty of Theology [...] facing. Notably, the Faculty has recently published a special issue of the Adventist publication, Revue adventiste de théologie – Servir , which they decided to provide free of

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