1. Three members of the Maranatha French Adventist congregation in Lauderhill, Florida are dead and 13 more are injured following a tragic September 14 accident on I-75 near Ft. Myers, when the church van's tire exploded en route to a Haitian Adventist Convocation in Tampa, and the vehicle flipped. The accident was on national news.
2. Partnering with a foundation established by a former Somali supermodel, a Seventh-day Adventist hospital in Berlin, the Krankenhaus Waldfriede, has opened a new center to help restore victims of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a cultural ritual in parts of Africa and Asia.
3. Church administrators in Nigeria have asked the Nigerian government to stop holding elections on Saturdays, and to plan them for any workday (except Friday) instead.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/5517