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    Delegates turned down a motion that would have allowed each division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to decide for itself whether to ordain women to the gospel ministry in its territory. By a margin of 1,381-977, with five abstentions, delegates by secret ballot ended a five-year process c...
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    GC delegates voted in favor of continuing incumbent Northern Asia-Pacific Division president Dr. Jairyong Lee to another five years in office on Sunday in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Jairyong Lee is a man of mission and vision. His passion for spreading the gospel message around the globe led him to ...
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    Reelected president Ted N. C. Wilson talks about the burdens of his role, getting more sleep, handling disappointments, and what he will focus on in the next five years. July 03, 2015 | San Antonio, Texas | Bill Knott, Editor Adventist Review/Adventist World  Editor's Note: The followi...
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    Moving to streamline the church’s work at a time of rapid growth, delegates opened the General Conference session on Thursday by officially approving the addition of an unprecedented 35 new union conferences to the Adventist world church.  The delegates easily approved the administrat...
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    Delegates overwhelming elected incumbent General Conference president Ted N.C. Wilson to another five years in office on Friday. An estimated 90 percent of some 1,900 registered delegates voted in favor of continuing Wilson in his position as leader of the Seventh-day Adventist world church afte...
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    The world headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is abuzz with preparations for the upcoming General Conference Session. The 60th meeting of its kind in the 152-year history of the denomination will take place in San Antonio, Texas and will see as many as 60,000 people from more than 17...
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    General Conference Session is the largest business meeting of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that takes place every five years. During the 10-day meeting Church leaders are elected and business is conducted that governs the way the church will fulfill its mission.  When it comes to facili...
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    Recently I had the sobering experience to participate in a field trip visiting the coastal area of Japan where on March 11, 2011 the largest recorded earthquake to impact Japan took place as the “Great East Japan Earthquake”.  As a result of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake with its ...
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    A survey made by Pew Research Center and recently published (2014, August 27)showed that half of the Christians live in just 11 countries around the world. According to this survey, 50% of people who call themselves as Christians are residents of countries like Brazil, United States, Mexico and N...
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    Dr. Chek Yat Phoon is preparing to retire later this year after 43 years of service to the Seventh-day Adventist church.  Recently the education department of the General Conference recognized his service with the Award of Excellence. This prestigious award is given sparingly and only award...