Adventists Welcome Renewed Focus On Blasphemy and Apostasy Laws | Adventist news

12 Dec 2020
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Seventh-day Adventists gladly received House Resolution 512 against blasphemy, heresy, and apostasy laws, which passed the US House of Representatives last December 7. According to Bettine Krause, the world church’s associate director for Public Affairs and Religious Liberty, this move rightly condemns efforts by any government to define or enforce a religious orthodoxy. The resolution also calls for the release of all prisoners currently jailed under such laws.

Adventist Visually Impaired Senator Elected to UN Committee

Senator Floyd Morris was voted a member of the United Nations Committee for Persons with Disabilities last November 30. He may be blind, but he is an inspiration to the disabled community in Jamaica. He is the first Jamaican to be elected to the Committee, a body of independent experts who monitor the implementation of the Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by the states and countries who are signatories.

Andrew Harewood Makes History in the US Army Reserve

Colonel Andrew Harewood was promoted as general upon accepting the position of Deputy Chief of Chaplains for the United States Army Reserve last November 1. This historic promotion makes him the first Adventist and the first African American chaplain to become an Army reserve general. Now, he is the third Adventist chaplain in the US military to reach the general rank. The formal promotional ceremony will take place on December 11, 2020, at Fort Myer Chapel in the Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.

Adventist Church Assists Flooded Communities in West Venezuela

Hurricane Eta left West Venezuela flooded, without power and with no adequate potable water. The Seventh-day Adventist Church and Adventist Development and Relief Agency worked together to help the affected communities. They supplied food bags and offered free medical services. They also conducted a special one-day Vacation Bible School activity, distributing school supplies and toiletry kits to the children. If you feel moved to assist financially, please visit ADRA | Adventist Development and Relief Agency International.

In the other news, Adventist communicators gathered together online for the 2020 GAiN Conference and Heroes the Game is now released!

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