The official news service of the Trans-European Division of the Seventh-day Adventist church



Diversity Celebrated at Newbold College Opening Assembly

17 September 2011 Bracknell, United Kingdom [tedNEWS] The largest gathering of students and staff for some years attended last week’s Newbold College Opening Assembly in Salisbury Hall. A feature of the assembly was the celebratory and affirming visual display of the flags of the 62 countries representing the diversity of students and staff members on campus presently.

Croatian National Television Broadcasts Seventh-day Adventists Worship

17 September 2011 Zagreb, Croatia [Mladen Juri?evi?, tedNEWS] On Saturday, 17 September 2011, Croatian national television was broadcasting church service of the Seventh-day Adventists that was taking place in Marusevec church, Croatia. In this local Adventist community church, members from Marusevac and surrounding areas gathered together along with the Adventist high school and medicine school students including the students of theology.

Newbold Principal Begins with Campus Prayer Walk

01 September 2011 Bracknell, United Kingdom [tedNEWS] Newly arrived Principal, Dr Philip Brown, concluded his devotional at the first staff meeting for the new academic year at Newbold by inviting staff to accompany him on a prayer walk around campus.

Annual 'Meeting of Experts' Studies Influence of Secularism on Religious Freedom

30 August 2011 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [Bettina Krause/IRLA/ANN] Whether secularism threatens religious freedom will become an increasingly significant question for religious groups -- especially religious minorities -- in the coming years, legal experts and academics predicted last week. New South Wales Attorney-General Greg Smith, left, chats with Ken Vogel, IRLA secretary general for the South Pacific, and Delbert Baker, a Seventh-day Adventist world church vice president. They were among experts and academics who gathered last week in Australia to explore how secular values impact religious freedom. [photo courtesy SPD]

BUC Health Ministries Director in Pub Crash Rescue

31 August 2011 Watford, United Kingdom [BUC NEWS] When an articulated lorry crashed into a pub and caused a six vehicle pile-up, BUC Health Ministries director, Sharon Platt-McDonald found herself in the midst of the action. The accident happened right outside her house just after she had turned into her front drive. She told BUC News, "I didn't think about it. I just ran across the road to help. It is just something I would naturally have done." The accident, on Tuesday, 16 August, closed the road in Houghton Regis as drivers were trapped in their cars. Sharon, a qualified nurse and first-aider, was one of the first on the scene, helping before emergency services could get there.

The Power of 32,000

31 August 2011 Watford, United Kingdom [Eglan Brooks, BUC NEWS] On Sabbath 24 September 2011, Adventists across the UK and Ireland have the chance in every church and community, for every member to set aside sometime to reach their immediate community with a message of hope. We are asking that each member distributes just five pieces of literature on this day. To this end the British Union Conference has made available over 200,000 pieces of literature so that individuals can have a variety to give to their family, friends, neighbours or community. Available free resources include: Focus magazines, LIFE.info magazines, Steps to Christ, Reach out for Life, and a variety of Pocket Signs tracts. The Adventist Discovery Centre has a number of ADC cards which local churches can also use for distribution on the day. These can be purchased from the ADC by phoning 01923 672606 to place an order. Alternatively, you can email <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakc7eb867c7982c6cedc177d132ce9202b').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyc7eb867c7982c6cedc177d132ce9202b = 'adc' + '@'; addyc7eb867c7982c6cedc177d132ce9202b = addyc7eb867c7982c6cedc177d132ce9202b + 'advenitst' + '.' + 'org' + '.' + 'uk'; var addy_textc7eb867c7982c6cedc177d132ce9202b = 'adc' + '@' + 'advenitst' + '.' + 'org' + '.' + 'uk';document.getElementById('cloakc7eb867c7982c6cedc177d132ce9202b').innerHTML += ''+addy_textc7eb867c7982c6cedc177d132ce9202b+''; >.

Financial Artwork

23 August 2011 St Albans, United Kingdom (Caroline Swain, tedNEWS] From the 15 – 17 August 2011, about seventy treasurers and accountants from almost all the Trans-European Division (TED) territories (sadly a few were denied visas), met for an intensive three days’ training on the new Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Accounting Manual. The charming, serene spa town, Rogaska Slatina in Slovenia, once again played host to a gathering from the Trans-European Division for this occasion. 

London Adventist Youth Leaders to Hold Two Peace Vigils amidst Widespread Looting

09 August 2011, London, United Kingdom [ANN/BUC/SEC staff] Seventh-day Adventist Youth leaders in London will hold two peace rallies this week in response to ongoing rampant looting, which began Saturday night following a community protest of a police shooting. Youth leaders will hold the rally in Tottenham at the Seven Sisters Station today, Tuesday, August 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and again tomorrow, Wednesday, August 10, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.