‘Transparency is a critical currency for Journalism’
y of grass-roots perspectives and opinions shared about a topic or news event, and the possibility for better and deeper engagement between news organizations and their audiences. On the other hand, d [...] of “fake news”, as anyone can “report news.” Transparency in Journalism In response to democratized journalism, readers and viewers are requiring greater transparency from news sources. The [...] gathering and disseminating the type of news that a news outlet perceives its audience wants. “If the content is aligned only with the interests of the reader,” Jordache shared, “you have to ask yourselfFind out more
A call to be creative and support foreigners among us
Bruxelles, Belgum [ADRA news, Corrado Cozzi]. "A picture is worth a thousand words" is an adage in multiple languages, meaning that complex and sometimes multiple ideas can be conveyed by a single still image [...] more effectively than a mere verbal description. Borrowing this adage inspired by Henrik Ibsen, who originally said "A thousand words leave not the same deep impression as does a single deed”, ADRA [...] homes to escape conflict and persecution. This is a phenomenon too obvious to be ignored. For this reason the worldwide Adventist Church designated a Refugees Sabbath closest to the International RefugeeFind out more
There are 70.8 million forcibly displaced people worldwide.
more than a half of school-aged refugees do not attend school. Refugees are defined and protected in international law. The 1951 Refugee Convention is a key legal document and defines a refugee [...] Of 70.8 million forcibly displaced people worldwide, 41.3 million are internally displaced people (IDP), 3.5 million asylum seekers, and 25.9 million refugees - according to a 2018 UNHCR [...] unwilling to return to their country of origin owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion.”Find out more
The US Agency for International Development awarded a $120,000 grant to the Adventist Development and Relief Agency.
pandemics. A significant amount of financial aid is urgently needed to provide support to these almost-forgotten people. The US Agency for International Development (USAID) decided to award a $120,000 [...] Twenty-five percent of Serbians are impoverished. This percentage translates into close to 1.8 million people ( World Bank statistics ). Inadequate living conditions in slums are recognized as one of [...] the extreme poverty that affects thousands of people in Belgrade, especially the Roma, according to a research study by the University of Belgrade. The homeless population in Belgrade is probablyFind out more
May 31 is World No Tobacco Day
in mind that smoking is not a vice nor a social behaviour but a pathological addiction,” continued Dr. Mangiariacina in a recent video interview , “therefore, a smoker is a tobacco addict.” Treating [...] follows: being accustomed to smoking; it becomes a habit; it is recreation and entertainment; it is a fun behaviour; it promotes relaxation; it gives a sense of dignity and pride, etc. The negative [...] Treating smoking is like freeing a person from slavery,” highlighted Dr. Mangiariacina. “Tobacco treatment is a liberation! The ones who quit smoking gain dignity, health, and a lot of money. Saving the moneyFind out more
More than a week of conflict left hundreds dead.
bomb shelter near their house. For almost a week they spent days and nights with other people. On May 17 a rocket fell into their yard, causing serious damage of a neighbor’s house and in their own flat. [...] Adventist community in this city. The Semyonov family A family with two children, 5 and 10 years old, moved to live in Israel about a year ago. Following the protocol regarding COVID19 they went [...] to live a normal life after the pandemic, this conflict broke out. Life has changed again. The family of Andrei and Olya Semyonovs had no bomb shelter in their apartment. So, they had to move to a publicFind out more
European Enditnow Conference organized by Swedish Union
children’s behaviour. He invited us to reflect on whether we are making God and Jesus a source of children’s fear and distress, or a source of love, and comfort. After all, “perfect love casts out fear” (1 John [...] how to lower the incidence of abuse in our churches. The conference opened on Tuesday morning with a message from the General Conference President Pastor Ted Wilson expressing his concern for the victims [...] infractions) and explicitly states the concern not to degrade the dignity of one’s neighbour. There is a further shift in the New Testament which can be seen in Jesus’ attitude towards children and those whoFind out more
Clashes between Arab and Jewish citizens break out in Israeli cities, following days of air strikes and rocket attacks.
continues in the weeks and months to come. “We currently have a family of students in our center, Richard and Rubia, who have a daughter of 2 years, Eliness,” continues Stojanovic. “They will stay [...] and a full-time student. He plans to stay there until the end of this summer.” Adventists worldwide are invited to continue to pray for Jerusalem, for the Adventist Study Center, and, in a specific [...] May 10 is Jerusalem Day, a national holiday in Israel, commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem after the war in 1967 and the control by Israel of the entire city, including the famous old city.Find out more
23 speakers and 250 guest auditors from 30 countries met through Zoom.
major relevant biblical themes (the messianic kingdom, Revelation 14 as a text of crucial importance for SDA theology, and ritual). A few papers explored the historical embeddedness of Adventist interpretations [...] texts has been a matter of considerable debate in the Advent movement, and continues to be so. At the same time, there was agreement that the Adventist Christian faith has always been a faith of anticipation [...] were a highlight in my working year” and “Thank you for reviving my hope that our Church does indeed have something to say in the modern world.” The symposium proceedings will be published as a book;Find out more
Longing for God - filled - revived - called
course, only via Zoom, but after a year and a half of abstinence due to Corona, who would not be happy to at least meet via the screen? Women from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, but also France, Belgium [...] other women of faith have had with God. It was a delight to listen to her! In her joyful and happy way, she made us understand what really matters in the life of a daughter of God: that is to say God's love [...] motivating. It is simply wonderful to be a daughter of God! I was personally impressed by the sincerity with which she shared about her life. Heather-Dawn is a woman like us, with strengths and weaknessesFind out more