News Briefs for April 12, 2019
News reports from Germany, ADRA, Loma Linda School of Nursing, Andrews University and Southern Adventist University:
From APD, the official news agency of the Adventist denomination in parts of Europe – An Adventist minister and theologian is a new board member for the Evangelical Association for Conscientious Objectors and Peace (EWC) in Germany. Dr. Horst Sebastian from Hamburg is the coordinator for conscientious objectors and peace activities for the denomination in Germany. He completed seminary at Friedensau University, the Adventist institution near Magdeburg, in 1998 and then pastored churches in Hamburg and Luebeck until 2015. In 2011 he received his doctorate in theology at the University of South Africa (UNISA). Sebastian has also been a lecturer at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg and at the Friedensau University in the Department of Christian Social Services.
From ADRA – #CycloneIdai: ADRA is currently distributing food to 21,000 households in Phalombe, Malawi, with our partner World Food Programme. Food continues to be one of the immediate needs in Malawi along with shelter kits, kitchen utensils, and WASH facilities. ADRA is also responding in Mozambique, where at least 1,052 cholera cases have been reported in Beira, and in Zimbabwe, where crops and livestock have been destroyed by the flooding. Please continue to keep our brothers and sisters affected by Cyclone Idai in your prayers.
Loma Linda University School of Nursing’s CRNA Class of 2019 achieved a 100% First-Time pass rate of the National Certification Examination. Congratulations!
The Andrews University chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi celebrated its 30th anniversary this spring. Past inductees and alumni attended the 2019 dinner and induction on Wednesday, April 10.
Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor recently spoke to students at Southern Adventist University about how she and her sister were subjects of deadly experimentation by physician Josef Mengele at Auschwitz concentration camp. The women were the only survivors in their family, and while both suffered long-term health effects, Eva forgave her tormentors.
“Forgive your worst enemy. It will heal your soul. It will set you free,” Eva said at Southern.
“When we listen to stories about the past and analyze change over time, we can be inspired by how people worked for change. From that, we learn that we don’t have to passively accept things as they are, but we can be agents that make history,” said Lisa Clark Diller, chair of the SAU History and Political Studies Department.