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Listen…Believe…Care…Protect

"Those who are abused need people to advocate for them when they do not feel strong enough to do this for themselves".

challenged the attendees to reflect on how we live out the Bible in our own times. Simple quoting of the biblical passages to justify violence towards children ignores the shift which can be seen when you compare [...] children and those who are powerless, and Paul’s advice to families. The contribution of contemporary research on the psychological impact of corporate punishment and abuse leads us to treat children, women [...] also contribute to the best family relations possible. Dr Rene Drumm, from the USA, shared her research into the incidence of domestic violence in Seventh-day Adventist families, including the families

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LISTEN…BELIEVE…CARE…PROTECT

European Enditnow Conference organized by Swedish Union

challenged the attendees to reflect on how we live out the Bible in our own times. Simple quoting of he biblical passages to justify violence towards children ignores the shift which can be seen when you compare [...] children and those who are powerless, and Paul’s advice to families. The contribution of contemporary research on the psychological impact of corporate punishment and abuse leads us to treat children, women [...] also contribute to the best family relations possible. Dr Rene Drumm, from the USA, shared her research into the incidence of domestic violence in Seventh-day Adventist families, including the families

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European Divisions collaborate to teach family ministries online

"We live in a time when restoring relations in families are crucial"

out to be not only specialists in their fields, but also professional communicators, who provided research-based, accessible material, and who supported the theory with practical examples from their personal [...] appreciation, attention, respect, encouragement, security, being loved, and being supported. These are Biblical dimensions of love that everyone can appreciate. An important point, often emphasised during

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Adventists in Northern Germany decide to implement ordination of female pastors

The resolution was passed with 24 votes in favour, two against and four abstentions.

pastors in the NDV area who would have received an ordination recommendation at that time. On the other hand, a theological working group (Theology of Ordination Study Committee - TOSC) was set up by the world [...] in Northern and Eastern Germany (North German Conference - NDV) decided to finally implement the ordination of men and women in pastoral ministry. The implementation of the decision, which had already been [...] the NDV Conference Committee [governing body] will retroactively receive the certification for ‘ordination’. The resolution was passed with 24 votes in favour, two against and four abstentions.

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NORTH GERMAN ADVENTISTS VOTE TO IMPLEMENT EQUAL ORDINATION PRACTICE FOR MEN AND WOMEN

Executive Committee Takes up Resolution from 2012

received an ordination recommendation at that time. Another reason was that a theological study group (Theology of Ordination Study Committee/TOSC) was appointed in 2013 to work on the issue of ordination of women [...] in Northern and Eastern Germany (North German Union/NGU) decided to finally implement the equal ordination of men and women in pastoral ministry. The implementation of the decision, which was already made [...] the North German Union Association Committee of June 18/19, 2016) will receive credentials for ordination retrospectively. Background According to Pastor Johannes Naether, president of the NGU

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Johann Hans Heinz passed away

Hans Heinz is considered one of the most important theologians of German-speaking Adventism.

Höschele, dean of the Department of Theology at Friedensau, summarises: "Through the combination of biblical foundation, anchoring in church history and sharp systematic-theological analysis, his theological [...] standards in Adventism in the German-speaking world that no successor can go back on." His main areas of research were soteriology (the redemptive work of Christ), Martin Luther, and engagement with Catholic theology

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Faith & Science fundamentals - 2021 Webinar series from GRI-EUROPE

have a deeper understanding of how faith in Biblical creation and modern scientific knowledge fit together, the European Branch Office of the Geoscience Research Institute will offer a series of free weekly [...] Seventh-day Adventists firmly believe in Biblical creation, but are not always well equipped to give reason for their belief, especially when the conversation turns scientific in tone. To help all those

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COVID-19 Vaccines: Addressing Concerns, Offering Counsel

vaccine as an interpretation and/or fulfillment of prophecy. We asked the General Conference Biblical Research Institute for comments in this regard, and the response is as follows: “The global upheaval [...] TAKEN IN CONSULTATION WITH ONE’S HEALTH-CARE PROVIDER. PERSONAL RESEARCH ON THE SUBJECT IS IMPORTANT. WE ULTIMATELY RELY ON FOLLOWING BIBLICAL HEALTH PRACTICES AND THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY, AND FOLLOWING GOD’S [...] take this precaution. [Signed] D. E. Robinson” ( Selected Messages , bk. 2, p. 303). 2. Biblical Research Institute of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, December 2020.

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CREATION SABBATH 2021 CHALLENGE

online programs to celebrate God as our Creator and Savior. At the European Branch of the Geoscience Research Institute, we took advantage of the date to launch our social network pages GRI Live Creation [...] Sabbath is to acknowledge God as our Creator but also to contemplate the implications that this biblical teaching has for us. One of many is that, when God created the world, He gave humanity the resp

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What religion has to say about anxiety

A healthy religious life contributes to one’s general well-being.

The causes of these differences have not yet been elucidated. Researchers have concluded that the subject requires further research. Although they do not explicitly agree with Dowbiggin, their results [...] survey on the same subject. Although they notice the high prevalence of social anxiety[5], both research initiatives are representative of two opposite data interpretation currents. Dowbiggin believes [...] study from 2017 starts off from the hypothesis that this evaluation is erroneous. The group of researchers involved suggested that, if anxiety were a Western cultural invention, then in other countries

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