Adventist News Network: August Round-up

Adventist Church sponsors its first religious liberty festival in Britain. 2,000 attend the ‘Free to Worship’ festival. (Victor Hulbert, John Surridge, Dan Serb and ANN staff, 26 Aug 2014)

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Britain held its first religious liberty festival, in which Church leaders offered an overview of religious freedom developments and urged Church members to continue defending rights for people of all faiths and beliefs.

In Venezuela, Adventists participate in city-wide impact in capital city. Initiative is second annual community service event. (Josben Rodriguez/IAD staff, 20 Aug 2014)

Hundreds of Seventh-day Adventists took a week off from their busy schedules for a major community impact event in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas from August 4-9. The six-day initiative drew more than 2,000 volunteers offering a smile, sharing hope, and cleaning dozens of parks, streets and neighborhoods throughout the city.

Adventist Church’s anti-abuse initiative set for August 23. Church leaders urge all congregations to participate; resources available. (Ansel Oliver, 15 Aug 2014)

Seventh-day Adventist world church leaders are calling on all Adventist congregations to designate a portion of their August 23 church service to mark the EndItNow Abuse Prevention Emphasis Day. The Adventist Church’s annual day of emphasis brings awareness to the issues of domestic violence, sexual abuse and other forms of mistreatment.

Guatemalan president encourages Adventist youth congress delegates to be agents of change. Community service projects, health outreach are highlights. (Libna Stevens/IAD/ANN, 6 Aug 2014)

 Young people built eight homes in extreme poor communities, repaired five sporting courts, remodeled four classrooms, cleaned up streets and have provided food to poor communities and nursing homes throughout Guatemala.

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