Adventist Church in North America Issues a Statement on Uvalde Shooting; And Other World News

04 Jun 2022

First in the news: The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America expressed sympathy to the families of the victims and condemnation to the heinous killing in a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. The statement further calls for soul searching and finding ways on how to stem the tide of violence and to implore the authorities to take action.

With the theme: “Jesus is Coming! Get Involved!”, the 61st and first truly digital General Conference Session begins on Monday, June 6-11, 2022 in St. Louis, Missouri. To accommodate all the online and physical attendees, the GC is producing all the session content in four languages namely English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. Some programs will be available in Russian and sign language.

The Adventist Community Services (ACS) volunteers extended help to the community of Buffalo, New York. This community is still reeling from the mass shooting at the store on May 14. With the cooperation with other organizations, ACS volunteers are doing their best to provide for the physical and emotional needs of the community.

Adventist Church in Inter-America inaugurates a new Theological Seminary Building in Puerto Rico. The seminary functions as a multi-site institution with a unique structure that provides academic programs to ministers at 10 affiliated sites, including Costa Rica, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, and Venezuela.

After being in lockdown for more than two years, the Publishing Ministries Department of the Southern Asia-Pacific Division organized its 12th National Convention. Literature evangelists from all across the Philippine archipelago relived the reason for their calling and once again devoted themselves to become Messengers for Christ.