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PARL World News: October 10, 2022

These news briefs are compiled and shared by the Department of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty (PARL) to be a useful resource of current events.

This week:

USA – September 28, 2022

The White House conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, held on September 28, laid out five pillars that are closely related to AdventHealth’s philosophy. Those pillars are to “improve food access and affordability; integrate nutrition and health; empower all consumers to make and have access to healthy choices; support physical activity for all; and enhance nutrition and food security research.” Similarly. AdventhHealth promotes CREATION Health, which stands for Choice, Rest, Environment, Activity, Trust, Interpersonal Relationships, Outlook, and Nutrition

Read more at: AdventHealth and White House Conference on Hunger & Nutrition

Australia – September 29, 2022

Seven Adventist military chaplains gathered at the Defence Chaplains Conference for the first time, organized by the Australian Union Conference. They attended professional development and training seminars with chaplain Andrew Harewood, who serves at the Pentagon, General Conference Adventist chaplaincy ministries director Dr Ivan Omana, and North American Division (NAD) associate ACM director Dr Gilda Roddy.

Read more at: Pentagon Adventist Chaplain Experience

USA – October 4, 2022

Oakwood Adventist Academy’s Sabbath accommodation suit against the Alabama High School Athletic Association was solved with the promise that AHSAA would adopt sensible religious accommodations to their scheduling policy and reschedule all games that conflict with Sabbath.

Read more at: Sabbath Accommodation Case - Oakwood Academy