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A Week of Wellness at the TED

22 January 2021 | St Albans, UK [Paul Lockham]   This week’s innovative Trans-European Division (TED) “Devotional Webinars” focus on aspects of Wellbeing. Around 90 attendees, not only staff from the TED office but also the field leaders and directors from across the Division as well as some counterparts from the Inter-European Division, joined each morning on zoom.

GC Session 2015

Leaders Vote to Postpone General Conference Session 2020 for a Second Time

Due to COVID-19, World Church quinquennial event now scheduled for 6-11 June 2022.

ADRA volunteers carry water tanks to help those in need after earthquakes in Croatia.

ADRA Responds to Two Earthquakes in Croatia as New Year Begins

7 January 2021 | Zagreb, Croatia [ADRA Croatia]  On 28 December 2020, the Sisak-Moslavina county in central Croatia was rocked by a 5.2 magnitude earthquake. The following day, another earthquake measured at 6.4 magnitude, struck the town of Petrinja, which was strong enough to be felt, according to local sources, throughout Croatia and neighbouring countries.

Poster for Music Contest 'Vision'

“TalenTED” – ‘Vision’ Music Contest

7 January 2021 | St Albans, UK [Paul Lockham]  ‘Vision’ Music Contest, organised by the Trans-European Division’s Youth Ministries department, provided an opportunity for youth around the Division to start the New Year in an atmosphere of joy, celebration, togetherness, and hope. 

Earthquake in Croatia

A powerful earthquake hits central Croatia

30 December 2020 | Zagreb, Croatia [Neven Klačmer]  On Tuesday, 29 December 2020, after a strong 5.2 earthquake the day before, a new 6.2 earthquake, followed by a continuing series of aftershocks, struck central Croatia. The earthquake was also felt strongly in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, as well as the neighbouring countries.

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Year-End Message from the TED President

Dear tedNEWS readers, We are ending this year worse off than we started. Many have experienced a loss of job, income, health, friends and loved ones. An invisible virus has reset our focus and rearranged our priorities to love people and live for God.

Christmas programme at a hospice in Hungary.

Hope and Reconciliation in a Hospice

22 November 2020 | Miskolc, Hungary [Paul Lockham]  “Bringing hope and helping people to be reconciled with God” is the ultimate purpose of hospital pastoral ministry while at the same time ensuring that they will not be left alone in the most challenging time of their lives.

Giving a vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccines: Addressing Concerns, Offering Counsel

19 December 2020 | Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [General Conference Department of Health Ministries, General Conference Biblical Research Institute, and Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy and School of Public Health]  Seventh-day Adventists look to the coming of Christ as the great culmination of history and an end of all disease, suffering, and death. At the same time, we have been entrusted with the Adventist health message embodied in and expanded upon by the writings of Ellen White, summarising healthful living through practical and wholistic healthy lifestyle behaviours.