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EUD Administration Position on Religious Meeting in Italy in June 2021

organizers as a commemoration of the passage of the tenth anniversary of the constitution of the Council of Christian Churches of Marche and the twentieth anniversary of the signing of the document Charta [...] . The entire event was recorded and uploaded to YouTube. Many Seventh-day Adventist church members from inside and outside EUD territory watched the video and became extremely concerned when they [...] believe in it, and is not submitted to such ecumenism. Hence, we do not intend to join the Ecumenical Council of Churches (Cec)". At the same time, according to the Union Administration perspective, "we remain

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ADRA assists flood victims in Germany and Belgium

No Adventist Churches have been severely affected by the storms.

“No Adventist Churches have been severely affected by the storms,” shared Ruben Grieco, Communications Director for the German Union Conferences. “There are some churches where water has run into [...] have lost their homes are housed there. Church leaders ask for prayers for Adventist Church member Birgit Schneider (director of the Adventist Neandertaler senior citizens' home). The retirement home

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July 17 is the Reach the World Day

The initiative, “Reach the World: I Will Go” is rooted in the Great Commission of Jesus.

receiving approval from the Annual Council of the General Conference Executive Committee in 2019. The details of the plan reflect data collected from Adventist members through several research studies [...] involvement of all our church members in their evangelistic and witnessing commitment during these last days of earth’s history as they all become active in Total Member Involvement—everyone staying close [...] At the 2019 Annual Council, the Executive Committee (EC) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church approved the strategic plan for the next quinquennium. The initiative, “Reach the World: I Will Go” is

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South America Division Votes to Allow Women Elders

Thousands are already leaders in their congregations across the territory.

church elders, and at the 1984 Annual Council, the General Conference extended that authorization to other divisions. That year, the SAD took note of the Annual Council vote about women in church leadership [...] an ad hoc committee, which has been working on this since December 2020. During that time, the 19-member committee gathered data and surveyed 1,800 local church leaders in the region. The Document [...] discipleship. “The general focus will be on providing spiritual, emotional, and physical care to members,” leaders explained. The second substantial change is the recommendation to affirm women’s

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South American Division Votes to Allow Women Elders

Thousands are already leaders in their congregations across the territory.

church elders, and at the 1984 Annual Council, the General Conference extended that authorization to other divisions. That year, the SAD took note of the Annual Council vote about women in church leadership [...] an ad hoc committee, which has been working on this since December 2020. During that time, the 19-member committee gathered data and surveyed 1,800 local church leaders in the region. The Document [...] discipleship. “The general focus will be on providing spiritual, emotional, and physical care to members,” leaders explained. The second substantial change is the recommendation to affirm women’s par

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LWF elects Estonian Anne Burghardt as new General Secretary

Election marks first woman and first Central and Eastern European pastor to head global communion of churches

Burghardt said: "I am humbled by this great honor and deeply grateful for the confidence that the Council members have shown in me. In accepting this very special responsibility in the communion, I pray for [...] for the guidance of God’s Spirit. I rejoice in having the possibility to work with the Council, with member churches, and with different partners, as the LWF continues to participate in God’s holistic mission [...] (LWI) - The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Council has elected Estonian theologian Rev. Anne Burghardt as the next General Secretary of the global communion of Lutheran churches. The 45-year-old Burghardt

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Portugal Celebrates 20 Years Under Religious Liberty Law

Adventist Leaders in Portugal represent the Church in official ceremony.

Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa (speaker in the picture), the Minister of State and Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Minister of Justice (picture left), and other official entities, religious leaders [...] initiated the discussion on the creation of this document as a Minister of Justice, proposed it as a Member of Parliament, and is presently the president of the Religious Liberty Commission. The Adventist [...] positions within the Church and who hold relationships with the state and interfaith groups, like communication in public channels and hospital chaplaincy. Paulo Macedo, Portuguese Union and EUD PARL director

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ART CONTEST 2021 ‘COMPASSION for ALL'

A call to be creative and support foreigners among us

Stojoković, Trans-European Division of Seventh-day Adventists Communication assistant and Corrado Cozzi, former Inter-European Division Communication director. “Come and see, you will be surprised by the creativity [...] launched an Art Contest ‘COMPASSION for ALL’ in order to encourages children, young people and family members across Europe to use their creativity to support people forced to flee their country. Worldwide

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Inter-European Division Elects Department Leaders

The Inter-European Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (EUD) met for its mid-year Executive Committee decisions, at the Mid-Year Meeting (MYM), as regularly scheduled for May.

Romania, Bible Correspondence School, and other specific programs and projects. For the Communication Department and the Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Department, the Executive Committee voted [...] in the Portuguese Union. He has a degree in International Relations and a Master in Strategic Communication, and has been working in the field of religious liberty since 2006. Viriato Ferreira [...] Lifestyle Medicine. He also has a long experience in medical practice and health, and lifestyle communication, especially regarding the role of health in the Adventist message. The following officials

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New Resolutions in the Inter-European Division

The Executive Committee of the Inter-European Region presents new appointments for the term 2021-2025 and other relevant decisions.

focused on the composition of the nominating committee to elect the 2021-2025 term Executive Committee members. As it is well known, the pandemic situation has disrupted the operating patterns of many worldwide [...] , Rainer Wanitschek, confirmed for Family Ministries, but new in the other positions. Communication and Pubblic Affairs & Religious Liberty, Paulo Sérgio Macedo, current PARL and Education Director [...] positions having been read out, President Mario Brito, chair of the Executive Committee, invited members to express their comments accordingly. Finally, the vote was cast individually for each candidate

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