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Effective conversations about suicide and other mental health issues

Melissa J. Pereau, MD, has a passion for helping people during a critical point in their lives, which is why the psychiatrist spends her days working with patients thinking about or who have attempted suicide. As a medical director and psychiatrist at the Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center, Pereau is faced daily with the realities of suicide and how the topic —...

More than 1,000 people celebrate the Adventist Church’s 90 years in Italy

"Today we enjoy religious freedom and I want to thank the Italian government for this" said Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the Adventist World Church. He was a guest in Rome on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the Italian Union of Adventist Christian churches (UICCA). "Thank God every day for the religious freedom you enjoy in this great country of Italy," he added. "Never take this achievement for granted. Religious freedom requires constant...

ADRA collaborates to train mental health provides in Sint Maarten

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in the Caribbean recently co-hosted psycho-social training for mental health professionals in St. Maarten to assist in building community resilience as the island still recovers from three hurricanes that hit last year. The training became the third major intervention by ADRA on the island, ADRA leaders said. More than 80 percent of the homes on the island are still damaged and have tarps on their roofs. In addition, rebuilding has been slow...

ADRA partners with World Food Program to help feed 85,000 refugees in Uganda

Thousands of refugees in Uganda will receive food assistance, thanks to a recent cooperation established between the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), the World Food Program (WFP) and the Government of Uganda, through the Office of the Prime Minister.   The partnership, agreed upon in June 2018, will allow ADRA to provide food for more than 85,000 refugees currently settled in the district of Kamwenge, western Uganda. An influx of refugees is reported to increase as...

Roland R. Hegstad, longtime Liberty Magazine editor dies at 92

Hegstad was both an extraordinary editor and mentor

Vanuatu MP opens Adventist music festival in Efate

A Vanuatu member of parliament postponed important appointments to attend and officially open the 7th Adventist Music Festival of Efate, running from June 7 to 11.  This annual gospel singing event was initiated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 2012 to celebrate the Adventist movement in Vanuatu. The Honorable Minister of Internal Affairs, Andrew Solomon Napuat, said the program was special because it promoted original songs from singing groups. “I believe in the process of...

World Refugee Sabbath programming impacts lives around the world

Trapped in housing where a family of six may share just one room – and then share cooking and washing facilities with other similar families, migrants in Serbia can suffer deep socio-psychological problems.  Two years ago, ADRA Serbia was busy providing emergency aid to the tens of thousands who weekly passed through their country in hope of a new life further west.  Now it is providing much needed aid for those living for longer periods within its borders; helping with social...

“Suffer the Little Children …”

An Appeal From the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America

Larry Lichtenwalter is New President of Middle East University

Lichtenwalter undertakes a mission of cultivating future Adventist leaders in the region.

ADRA officially opens first water kiosk in Mozambique

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) officially launched on June 12 its first safe water kiosk in Mocuba, Mozambique, which will provide 20 liters a day of safe water for more than 1,000 people. Mocuba, a district of the Zambezia province in Mozambique, has suffered from inadequate safe water supply for years, but the prolonged drought conditions in Southern Africa has made the situation far worse.  More than 100 people attended the grand opening of the new water kiosk,...