News quotes from around Adventism

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By Alexander Carpenter

(photo of Sligo church)

News Channel 9, Chattanooga, TN:

Kennett Sinclair said "as a child. . .I felt they had some very unfair practices. In work and safety."

Sinclair said she came from a strict, Seventh Day Adventist family that sent her to Laurelbrook School on Dayton Mountain in Rhea County Tennessee from 1970 to 1973. Investigators say in papers filed in U.S. District Court that unsafe practices continue to this day.

Court papers show that investigators found children operating heavy machinery, power tools, a sawmill, lathe mill, a coal-fired furnace, a logging operation and wooden pallet factory. The papers said the pallets are used to package stone mined at the site that is sold for profit. Investigators said children have been injured on more than one occasion.

Cayman Net News writes:

The George Town Seventh Day Adventist church is facilitating a seminar dedicated to youth ages 13-18. Entitled ‘Smart Love Seminar’ it started last night and concludes on Sunday. Mrs Van Pelt said dating is something open to all people. “Anyone can date, but few are really good at it,” she said. “Smart dating requires more than cash, cars, and a condom. Make sure you know the secrets to smart dating.”

Bike tour aims to bridge the Kiwi generation gap

Seventh Day Adventist Church health director Jonathan Duffy says that if every adult set out to learn the names of five young people, it could lead to change.

He said the most important protection against risk-taking was for young people to feel valued by significant adults in their community. This was why adults should take time to get to know young people.

SF Chronicle reports: Pacific Union College plans to sell off some land for eco-development.

While men slept," [Ellen] White wrote, "the Devil sowed houses."

That was in 1909, when Healdsburg was hardly a booming metropolis. But by White's reckoning, even modest growth threatened the Adventist creed of living in harmony with nature. Angwin, a wooded mountain redoubt, promised permanent refuge to the Adventist colony and its college.

But today, the Adventists are once again wrestling with the dilemma of growth -- a proposed development of 591 homes and a sizable commercial complex that could increase the town's population by 50 percent to 4,500, a figure that includes college students.

Update: here's PUC's site on the Eco-Village.

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