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



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('cloak21829c57d060480849f9e5f267020e0f').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy21829c57d060480849f9e5f267020e0f = 'adc' + '@'; addy21829c57d060480849f9e5f267020e0f = addy21829c57d060480849f9e5f267020e0f + 'advenitst' + '.' + 'org' + '.' + 'uk'; var addy_text21829c57d060480849f9e5f267020e0f = 'adc' + '@' + 'advenitst' + '.' + 'org' + '.' + 'uk';document.getElementById('cloak21829c57d060480849f9e5f267020e0f').innerHTML += ''+addy_text21829c57d060480849f9e5f267020e0f+''; >.

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.

Adventist Church in Hungary Loses Legal Status, Must Reapply under New Legislation

04 August 2011, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [Bettina Krause/IRLA/ANN] Under controversial legislation passed last month, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hungary is one of 344 Christian churches and other faith groups that have lost their legal status and must apply to the Hungarian Parliament for registration. Only 14 religious organizations have retained their previous status under the new law, which human rights advocates around the world have decried as "draconian" and "oppressive."

Wilson Offers Condolences to People of Norway Following Attacks

04 August 2011, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [ANN] The president of the Seventh-day Adventist world church expressed condolences to the people of Norway, who continue to grieve the loss of friends and loved ones as a result of the July 22 attacks.

LIVE Day of Fellowship

26 July 2011 London, United Kingdom [Serene Allen, tedNEWS] The weekend of 23rd and 24th July 2011 marked a year until the London 2012 Olympics commences. The SEC Department, headed by Pastor Colin Stewart, took this opportunity to promote a noteworthy evangelistic event.