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A first for the Polish Union – first ever primary school

19 November 2020 | Podkowa Leśna, Poland [TED Communications]  Forty kilometres south-west of Warsaw, Poland, lies the commuter town of Podkowa Leśna. This small city is surrounded by forest on three sides from the east, south and north. Since 1959, it has been home to the Polish College of Theology and Humanities (PCTH), and more recently the School of Foreign Languages – the only Adventist school in a country of 38 million people.

ADRA Norway 'Hjelpeaksjon'

Everyone gets involved in Corona-adapted event in Norway

12 Norway 2020 | Røyse, Norway [ADRA Norway]  This has been a very different year and many lockdown rules called for new ways of fundraising.  The ‘Everyone involved’ programme on 14 November will mark the end of the international Adventist week of prayer and ADRA’s ingathering campaign ‘Hjelpeaksjon’.

“Where do You want me to be next, God?”

11 November 2020 | Watford, UK [Lynette Allcock]   When challenges arise, what’s the real answer? 

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A New Beginning for Priština members

10 November 2020 | St Albans, UK [TED Communications]    With a population of 250,000, the city of Priština, Kosovo, has one of the youngest populations in Europe, on average aged 25 years old. Located in the south-eastern corner of Europe, just north of the Goljak mountains, the majority people group are Kosovo Albanians. With freedom of belief and conscience explicitly guaranteed in the state Constitution, Christianity maintains a low-profile presence, where mosque and church are seen together in the city landscape.

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Adventist Foundation and ADRA respond to earthquake that rocks Turkey and Greece

5 November 2020 | Turkey, Greece [Shem Aguila and Kimi-Roux James]  October 30, a powerful earthquake struck the Aegean Sea rattling the countries of Turkey and Greece. It was felt as far away as Athens and Istanbul. Turkey and Greece are located on or near many active fault lines, where earthquakes are fairly common in the region, according to the US Geological Survey.

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A missionary videographer starts working in the Baltic Union

27 October 2020 | Tallinn, Estonia [Estonian News]  A media missionary from Mexico started volunteering in Estonia earlier this month. Mar Said Hernandez Castañoń from Mexico will be assisting with filming and editing videos for the Baltic Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

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Update on Teaching at Newbold

26 October 2020 | Binfield, UK [Kirsty Watkins]   On Wednesday, 21 October the Executive Committee of the College’s Board of Governors met and voted on the details surrounding the immediate future of teaching on the Newbold campus.

Scripture and Violence - Beach Lecture Zoom poster

Scripture and Violence

19 October 2020 | Binfield, UK [Helen Pearson]  What is the relationship between religious scripture and violence? The 2020 Beach Lecture explored this question – in105 minutes. Holding the lecture online was a ‘first’ in the Beach Lecture’s 22-year history of commitment to religious bridgebuilding.