News Briefs for December 1, 2022
1 December 2022 |
AdventHealth Nurse Helps Man Who Collapsed During Broadway Show
NEW YORK CITY: An off-duty ICU nurse from AdventHealth noticed a man being dragged down the aisle during the Broadway musical she was attending. Her instincts kicked in and she helped triage the situation until an ambulance could arrive to take him to the hospital. Full stories at: NBC New York and AdventHealth.
Project Safe Church Trains Leaders to Take Action Against Abuse
Project Safe Church is a platform that exists “to train leaders to take protective action in response to the systemic crisis of abuse in the Seventh-day Adventist church.” It exists as a platform to initiate awareness and education, to report abusers confidentially, and to cooperate with appropriate law enforcement. The platform occasionally holds online trainings and just completed one on November 6th. For more information, check out their website here.
Sahmyook University Establishes Networks of Adventist Universities Worldwide
SOUTH KOREA: Sahmyook University officially launched the International Society for Academic Advancement (ISAA) “to revitalize academic exchanges and cooperative networks among 120 Adventist universities worldwide.” They will offer areas of study in 1) Religion and Theology, 2) Humanities and Social Sciences, 3) Health and Medical Care, 4) Science and Technology, 5) Culture and Arts, and 6) Faith and Studies. Full article at ANN News site.
Andrews University’s International Center for Worship & Music Offers Songwriting Competition
BERRIEN SPRINGS: A cash prize of $1,000 will be given to the winner of the upcoming Songwriting Competition, hosted by Andrews University at the 20th Annual Music & Worship Conference, February 16-18, 2023. Songwriters are encouraged to submit congregational songs on the theme “Blessed Are the Peacemakers,” exploring the intersection of worship, justice, and peace. Submissions are due by January 6, 2023. More info here.
ADRA Italy Wins Public Award for “Educational Sidewalk” Project
ITALY: An ADRA Italy initiative called “Educational Sidewalk” has won a public award for its efforts at reducing discrimination against those with disabilities. The program educates children by simulating situations of discomfort in an urban setting. Participants are invited to sit in a wheelchair and move along a modular wooden pavement set up inside the school facilities, which mimics the difficulties and obstacles of any city sidewalk. Studies show that taking the point of view of a minority group while interacting with a person from this same group leads to more favorable attitudes and higher levels of empathy. Read more at ADRA Europe’s Facebook Post or at EUD News.