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



World Refugee Sabbath 2019

We would rejoice if there were NO World Refugee Sabbath - because there were NO refugees.  Sadly that is not the case, so for the fourth year running, the Trans-European Division, in partnership with the Inter-European Division and ADRA Europe, is highlighting the needs of refugees and migrants in Europe. Our focus this year is Hospitality, based on the words of Hebrews 12:2 "Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers..."

Untangling policies – Understanding risk and liability

13 June 2019 | Binfield, UK [Giles Barham]  What better hymn for a day on Risk Management than ‘Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine’. That was the apt hymn choice as Pastor Ian Sweeney, President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the UK and Ireland, led worship for a group of Adventist leaders, who came to understand a slew of Insurance policies and Risk Management advice from European and World Church leaders of Adventist Risk Management [ARM].

TED Stewardship Summit emphasises environment

 7 June 2019 | St Albans, UK [John Surridge. Photos: Victor Hulbert]  "Stewardship is practical from the word go," states the newly appointed TED Stewardship director, Pastor Paul Lockham. Even in his introduction to a team of stewardship leaders from across the Trans-European Division, he pointed out that he uses a refillable water bottle rather than a single use plastic bottle. "Stewardship is a biblical balance across our entire life," he said.

God, Genocide and Hospitality

5 June 2019 | Rwanda [Tim Standish/tedNEWS] It is a world of sad anniversaries. It is 75 years this week since the D-Day landings when allied troops began the long haul across Europe to push back Hilter’s troops. It was 20 years last month since the NATO bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade during the Balkans crisis, and just 25 years ago Rwanda was in the midst of 100 days of slaughter and genocide. These histories still haunt us today.

Newbold alumni to join College’s theology team

4 June 2019 | Binfield, UK [Kirsty Watkins]   Two new staff members will add significant additional expertise to the theology department at Newbold College of Higher Education this autumn.

Adventist Youth march against knife and gun crime in their community

31 May 2019 | Hackney, London [Darell J Philip]   UK Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has described the escalation in knife crime as a ‘national emergency’ with a special emphasis needed to “tackle violence among young people”. [The Guardian] As their part in tackling the problem, Seventh-day Adventists in the UK and Ireland set aside two consecutive Sabbaths as days of silent prayer, particularly in local communities being impacted by gun and knife crime.