News Briefs for November 11, 2021
News reports from Germany, La Sierra University, North American Division, Southern Adventist University, Trans-European Division.
The enditnow Virtual Summit on Abuse on Nov. 14, 2021 (English), and Nov. 15, 2021 (Spanish), will be livestreamed on Facebook from 1–5 p.m. EST. It will provide a greater emphasis on providing church leaders, pastors, seminary students, and schools administrators and teachers with practical tools to help victims of domestic violence, or intimate partner violence, receive the help they need in a safe, effective, and non-judgmental manner. To watch the livestream, click here.
La Sierra University is hosting an Archaeology Discovery Weekend from Nov. 13–14, 2021, beginning Saturday at 3 p.m. PST that can be viewed online. Presentations will include, “The Archaeology of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse,” and “When Thales Ditched the Gods: The Disenchantment of Nature and the Beginning of Science.” For more information and to register, click here.
“Uncertainty” Season 2 Certainly Here
Uncertainty, an award-nominated multimedia project of the Seventh-day Adventist world church, will premier globally on Nov. 12, 2021. Born in Europe, the initiative explores the topic of uncertainty, one of the most common emotions experienced during the pandemic of COVID-19, using a variety of tools and creative approaches such as video productions, books, and films.
Season two includes four new episodes of the documentary series, a book, Psalm 23 (a clip designed for social media), and the U3 Documentary film, especially produced by the North American Division (NAD) for this project. Resources are available, in several languages, on the project’s website.
COLLEGEDALE, Tennessee (WDEF) – Collegedale police are investigating the case of a college student hit by a vehicle on Nov. 8, 2021, in a school zone.
It happened in the 4800 block of College Drive East between the Seventh-day Adventist Church and Collegedale Academy Elementary School. Police say the school zone lights were activated at the time just before 8 a.m. and that the Southern Adventist student was crossing the street at a crosswalk when hit by the vehicle.
The victim was treated at the scene and then taken to the hospital. No one in the vehicle was injured.
Worms on Bible Round the Clock
The Adventist Church in Worms, Germany, hosted the first Bible marathon in the city from Oct. 27, 2021 – Oct. 31, 2021, to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Diet of Worms where Martin Luther defended his teachings and freedom of conscience.
The Bible was read around the clock until Reformation Day on Oct. 31, 2021. Rabbi Jochanan Guggenheim read the first chapter of the Bible in Genesis in Hebrew. The aim of the event was to raise awareness of the Bible.
(Photo: The enditnow Virtual Summit on Abuse on Nov. 14, 2021 (English) and Nov. 15, 2021 (Spanish) will be livestreamed on Facebook from 1-5 p.m. EST. Photo via Facebook)