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



A ‘Friend's’ view of Adventists and Military Service: Biblical, Historical and Ethical Perspectives

9 July 2019 | St Albans, UK [Victor Hulbert]   Seeing ourselves as others see us is not always easy. Even at a recent conference on Adventists and Military Service, men, and it was mostly men, cordially differed on the value, ethics and efficacy of Adventist involvement in the military, including in chaplaincy.

Türi Adventists use garden café event to share faith

8 July 2019 | Türi, Estonia [Averonika Beekmann]   Türi, a small town in central Estonia with origins dating back to the 14th century, enjoys a good birthday party. On Tuesday, 2 July they celebrated the town’s birthday with a series of ‘garden cafés’ across the town. For the seventh year running, the Türi Adventist Church participated with a 'Book Cafe'.

The best for the least of these

1 July 2019 | St Albans, UK [Victor Hulbert] For the next 13 weeks Seventh-day Adventists around the world will be studying issues of social justice in Sabbath School lessons entitled, ‘"The least of these": Ministering to those in need’. To give a refreshing introduction to each lesson, ADRA leaders from across Europe have recorded short video clips to introduce each lesson.

Ten Days, Three Countries, Two Divisions: One Mission

28 June 2019 | St Albans, United Kingdom [Tor Tjeransen, Thomas Müller / tedNEWS] A group of 18 representatives from the Northern Asia-Pacific Division (NSD), the administrative region which includes China, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Mongolia, had Norway as the first stop on a ten-day journey through some of the countries of the Trans-European Division from 14–23 June. The purpose of the journey was to learn about the work of the Church in another region.

Three days to change Europe!

20 June 2019 | Binfield, UK [Victor Hulbert]  “Christianity as default is gone,” states a headline in the UK’s Guardian newspaper. Quoting a report by Stephen Bullivant, a professor of theology and the sociology of religion at St Mary’s University, London, the conclusion is that, “The new default setting is ‘no religion’, and the few who are religious see themselves as swimming against the tide.”

“Room for Women” – Refugee and Migrant Girls and Women share their stories in ADRA’s New Publication

20 June 2019 | Belgrade, Serbia [ADRA Serbia]   ADRA`s publication “Room for Women” is a place where voices of refugee and migrant girls and women are heard.  Today we join with ADRA in commemorating World Refugee Day. The number of people fleeing their home around the world is increasing every year, leaving them without home, security or ways to meet their basic needs. Girls and women among them make an especially vulnerable group and demand our additional attention while responding to their needs.