April 8, 2011
Breaking Church News

ADRA Board Studies Agency's Reorganization

February cutbacks dropped 17 full-time positions.

AAA Board Votes on La Sierra University Accreditation

AAA grants the university a limited extension.

European Court Rules on Italian Crucifix-in-classroom Case

Displays affirmed, but minority religions fear lack of protection.

World Religion News

Headlines From Religion News Service

Pope Calls for Libyan Cease-fire

The Pontiff noted the importance of reconciliation.

Supreme Court to Weigh Church Employment Issues

Do ministerial exceptions extend to teachers?

Facebook-divorce Stats: Couples 'Be Wise' Experts Say

Social networking is becoming a growing factor in divorce cases.

Charitable Giving Stabilizes in 2010

Several charities reported an upswing in fund-raising last year.


This Week's Special Features

Celebrate Your Troubles

An excerpt from The Blessing of Adversity by Barry Black,
chaplain of the U.S. Senate and a Seventh-day Adventist minister.

Jesus and the Word

We have the Scriptures available in every language.
What are we going to do with that?

When Loss Is Gain

Confronting the realities of life with the promise of Scripture.

The Black Swans of Life 

How do we deal with the black swans of life?

As Things Unravel: An Adventist Ponders the Middle East

Shawn Boonstra shares his perspective on today's headlines.

What's Happening to These Kids?

Why the childhood obesity epidemic must matter to Adventists.

As Others Don't See Us

We aren't as well known as we think we are.


Maranatha Mission Stories

Produced by Maranatha Volunteers International (MVI), in Sacramento, California, the weekly 30-minute telecast features stories from around the world. Host Dick Duerksen introduces viewers to communities that have been changed, and mission volunteers share inspirational personal testimonies of their experiences.

Let's Pray

The Adventist Review staff meets each Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. for worship and prayer. We'd love to include your prayer requests, so send them to prayer@adventistreview.org. Let's share in each other's lives.

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Are You a Modern-day Disciple?

Do you want to be more effective in sharing God’s love with family, friends, and neighbors? If so, you should attend the “Festival of the Laity,” September 7-10, 2011, in Dallas, Texas. The convention features workshops in 50 ministries including Sabbath school, youth, young adult, prison, and puppet ministries. The program also features dynamic preaching and wonderful music. For more information or to register, visit the Festival of the Laity Web site.