The Adventist Review shares the following world news from Religion News Service as a service to readers. Opinions expressed in these reports do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Review or the Seventh-day Adventist Church. -- Editors

December 27, 2007

Maryland Hospital Opens Patient Tower 
The tower adds 144 new private patient rooms. 

Queen Elizabeth II Honors Adventist Member 
Joan Saddler was commended for her community service.

December 20, 2007

Police Stop Adventist Church Service in Azerbaijan 
Members threatened with imprisonment. 

AU Conference Marks Controversial Book's Anniversary 
Questions on Doctrine conference presents new insights.

December 13, 2007

LLU President to Retire
B. Lyn Behrens will leave her post in April 2008.

Former GC Associate Treasurer Frank Jones Dies
Jones was the first African American to serve in his post.

OC Officials "Regret" Confrontation With Police Campus 
Sixteen arrested at Oakwood; police, college plan internal investigations. 

Slain NFL Player Had Adventist Ties 
Sean Taylor attended the Perrine Adventist Church near Miami, Florida. 

Jamaica Prime Minister Praises Adventist Schools 
GC President gets praise for church's commitment to education. 

Objective Criticism of Religion Deemed a Human Right 
UN Official seeks ways to differentiate religious criticism and defamation.

November 22, 2007

2 Gunmen Rob Georgia Church
Police apprehended one suspect, whose being held on felony charges.

CUC Board Elects New President
Weymouth Spence, a veteran administrator, brings 22 years of experience to the post.

Zimbabwe: Solusi University Food Supplies Dwindle
National food crisis has school on the verge of sending students home.

Study: Adventist Students Have Higher Academic Averages Than U.S. Norms
Researchers want to study every child in grades 3 to 9 and 11.

Barry Oliver Becomes South Pacific Division President
First Pacific Islander becomes SPD secretary.

Adventist Teen Helps Ecuadorian Church Member to New Home
MVI project bridges cultures, age groups.

Adventist Communicators Singing the Blues? Not Here.
Nashville event links professionals, students, and media in mission.

November 15, 2007

Tanzania: Two Church Leaders Die in Traffic Collision 
The two leaders were traveling on a bus that was struck by a truck. 

18 Adventists Missing After Tropical Storm Noel Strikes Mexico 
In the wake of the storm, dozens of Adventist families will have to relocate.

November 8, 2007

CUC Student Dies in New Jersey Accident 
Sophmore Garvey King was struck by a tractor-trailer truck. 

Adventist-Owned Florida Hospital Gets $10 Million Disney Donation 
The money will be used to expand Florida Children's Hospital. 

AWR Plans New TV Series 
Making Waves will spotlight advances for God in 10/40 window.

October 25, 2007

North American Adventist Members Gather, Celebrate in Orlando
The Festival of the Laity helps hundreds nurture their spiritual gifts.

Review Editor Speaks at AUC's 125th Anniversary
Worship and praise highlighted the historic celebration.

Oakwood College Constituency to Meet December 2

October 18, 2007

Adventist Risk Management to Outsource Claims, Reduce Staff
The move could save the church $2 million.

Retired PUC President Malcolm Maxwell Dies
Maxwell was first alumnus to head the northern California college.

Pastors Question GC President On a Wide Range of Issues
The topics ranged from women in Ministry to tithe use.

September 20, 2007

Adventist World Magazine Goes Online
The Adventist Church's international journal is now available on the Internet.

Wildfires Devastate Homesteads of 35 Adventists in Greece
The fires started on the southwestern part of the Peloponnese peninsula.

Adventist Professional Network Logs 25 Partners, 14,000 Members
Online network helps church institutions find talented employees.

September 12, 2007

Hurricane Felix Claims Five Adventist Lives, Church Assesses Damage
More are still unaccounted for.

Land Rules May Force Fiji College Move
Fulton College offers high school and college level classes.

Adventists, World Evangelical Alliance Anticipate Statements
The two institutions share a large measure of theological agreement.

Literature Evangelist Justin S. King, 99, Dies
King worked as a literature evangelist for 60 years.

Creation of a New Kind of Museum
A news commentary from Timothy Standish of Loma Linda, California.

September 5, 2007

Peru Quake Kills 4 Adventists, Damages Church and School
ADRA rushes relief to ravaged area.

La Sierra University SIFE Team Clinches World Cup Championship
La Sierra's team took the title for the second time in five years.

Adventists Urged to Organize, Seize Outreach Opportunities
Church leaders launch new initiatives to fight malaria in Mozambique.

August 23, 2007

Robert Osborn, 85, Former GC Associate Treasurer, Dies
Osborn passed away after a brief illness.
Mexico, Caribbean Deal With Powerful Hurricane Dean
No official estimates on damages are available yet.

Something Wicca This Way Comes
An Adventist pastor warns parents, kids of the dangers of Harry Potter books.
Inmate Trades Parole for Prison Witness
Romanian criminal forgoes parole after becoming an Adventist.
ASI Covention Raises $1 Million
Outreach initiatives spark outreach in Louisville, Jakarta, and beyond. 
August 16, 2007
More than 170 Attend Addictions Conference at Andrews University
Speakers addressed alcohol, tobacco, sexual, and emotional addictions.
KASK-FM Launches Signal After 10-year Struggle
California Adventists rejoice over new ministry.
Tiny Tablet Offers Bible Proof
Babylonian tablet gives credence to Old Testament scripture.

Kenneth Holland, Veteran Church Editor, Dies
August 9, 2007
Weekly Adventist Bible Study Available via Podcasts
Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific offers guides through audio podcast.
House of Prayer Opens in PNG
New house of worship in north Papua New Guinea is opened and dedicated.
Former GC Health Director Dr. Albert Whiting Dies
Dr. Whiting served department for 21 years.

Justice is Served
A news commentary from AWR's Shelley Nolan Freesland.

July 26, 2007
The project will train more than 250 faith leaders in 10 religions.
The Alabama school introduces new master’s program.
More and more people are seeking spiritual information on the Web.
July 19, 2007
Theology student spent last days in a coma.
Church leaders call on government officials to insure peace.
Church leaders call the Vatican’s rebuff of Protestant churches, “not surprising.”
Chaplain Barry Black’s interview was a first on PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly.

They Were Prepared to Save Others
A News Commentary from ANN's Elizabeth Lechleitner. 

July 12, 2007
Accurate numbers depend on local membership audits, leaders say.
Two million visit the spot each year.
Church commission examines the use of tithe contributions.

A 'Wife of Noble Character' Exemplified
A news commentary from James Coffin of Longwood, Florida.

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