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



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.

Messy church – It’s more than a programme

30 May 2019 | St Albans, UK [Victor Hulbert]   Messy Church has become an established programme for many churches across the Trans-European Division (TED) – but during an International Messy Church Conference, 2 – 5 May, Adventist participants recognised that it was far more than just a programme.

ADRA Norway praised by Auditor General

29 May 2019 | Røyse, Norway [Tor Tjeransen]  In 2018 ADRA Norway received NOK 73 million (7.48 million Euros) from Norad, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, for education programmes in Ethiopia, South Sudan, Somalia, Niger, Mali, and Myanmar. This included helping children with special needs to gain an education.

ADRA Croatia team join Wings for Life World Run

28 May 2019 | Zadar, Croatia [Darko Kovačević]  Wearing running shirts emblazoned with the ADRA logo and slogan ‘Justice. Compassion. Love’, an ADRA Croatia team participated in the globally renowned humanitarian international Wings for Life World Run. Together they ran a total of 227.5 km in Zadar, an attractive coastal city, host to the race in Croatia.