For 7.5 years Network Seven News has been the Christian News Service of Adventist World Radio. It existed to provide the public with accurate, insightful and helpful news of Christian events around the world and to reflect on current news stories from a Christian Perspective. 

Network 7 News ceases airing as of December 25, 2004.  For a press release sharing the rationale behind this decision please click here.

Here are the latest editions in REAL AUDIO and MPEG formats. Rebroadcast rights are available for all radio stations.  Editing of the programme is not permitted without the express permission of AWR.

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Network Seven News Edition 391 for airing December 25, 2004:

Welcome to our special Christmas edition!

In this special edition we find youth who gave up more than their Christmas dinner to have the best Christmas ever!  We discover what shortwave enthusiasts get up to in the Christmas season and celebrate Christmas in the Czech Republic.   That, along with poetry and seasonal music and the very real question, "How Merry is your Christmas?"

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Network Seven News Edition 390 for airing December 18, 2004:

News:  1 Million Devotees Flock to Saint's Remains. German Lutherans Protest Against Belarus Travel Ban on Children.  ADRA Philippines Responds to Three Typhoons.  Spiritual Britain Worships Over 170 Different Faiths.  Seventh-day Adventists Support UN Celebration on Human Rights Day.  Trappist Monks Win Praise for Fruitcake.

 Feature 1:  We look back over 7 1/2 years of this program.

Feature 2:  We hear the remarkable story of one woman who survived the 1994 Rwanda massacre.

Comment:  And Santa is good for you!  Can that be true?

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Network Seven News Edition 389 for airing December 11, 2004:

News:  Plane Crash Kills Adventist Leaders in the USA. African churches stress need for Congo peace after Rwanda tension. Philippine churches join outpouring of support for typhoon victims. ADRA Ghana Facilitates Donation of Cardiac equipment. Muslims Reject Christian Organization’s Food Donation. Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Head to Jerusalem. Religious leaders in Indonesia urged use pulpits to fight terror.

 Feature 1:  We discover what’s meant by the “soy gold rush” in Argentina? Interworld Radio brings us this feature

Feature 2: Sharing the gospel in song, we meet Malawi’s  “Endless Joy”. Kirsten Oster Lundqvist met  up with them in Thailand.

Comment:  And Thinking through peace. We see Theology in action. Victor Hulbert takes a look at this weeks news.

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Network Seven News Edition 388 for airing December 4, 2004:

News:  Afghani Women Rally Against Violence.  World Council of Churches Support Code of Good Practice for HIV/AIDS response. Swedish soccer club helps Congo church promote peace among youth.  Chile Passes Law to Allow Divorce.  Cardinal tells Myanmar Christians that faith will help combat problems.  Williams Tells Clergy: Stop Gay Bashing.  Religious leaders in Nairobi back an end to the use of landmines  

Feature 1:  With world Aids Day this last Wednesday we ask: How do you as a person of faith respond to the Aids and HIV pandemic?  Dr Kurian of the World Council of Churches shares a challenge.

 Feature 2: What progress is being made in the control of AIDS?  We talk to a medical team on the cutting edge.

Comment:  Needing a challenge?  Get involved.  It does make a difference!  We take an example from the world of Israeli/Palestinian relations.

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Network Seven News Edition 387 for airing November 27, 2004:

News:  USA National Council of Churches Head Welcomes Catholic Church Decision to Join Christian Churches Together.  Sudan and southern rebels promise peace as Christmas gift.  Philippine churches look at how liturgy can become indigenous.  Christian Aid issues warning about HIV.  Adventists face struggle in Azerbaijan .  Vatican Seeks Priests from Africa to Re-Evangelize the West.  Church and trade. Starbucks in the foyer?

Double Feature:  Looking back 60 years to the day the world entered the atomic age with the Hiroshima A-Bomb. Can hope come from tragedy? For more details and links on this story click here.

Comment  As the world's oldest man dies - we look at secrets for longer living.

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Network Seven News Edition 386 for airing November 20, 2004:

News:  Ivory Coast violence threatens region say African church leaders.  Adventists in Turkmenistan Seek End to Sabbath Schooling Threats.  Christians mourn Arafat ' s loss to Palestinians. Asian Corrupted churches urged to revitalise. Indian Human Rights Commission Censures Anti-Conversion Laws. Canadian Clergy Plan to Join Trade Union to Protect Their Interests. US Catholic Appoint New Head Bishop. European Adventist Leaders Call for End to Religious Freedom Violations.

Feature 1: Is church a museum or a place of worship?  We meet two young people who have started a new church in Latvia.

Feature 2: An exclusive interview with Take 6 on their England tour, talking about their music and ministry.

Comment:  And Feeling tired? Victor Hulbert looks at sleep in the 21st century

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Network Seven News Edition 385 for airing November 13, 2004:

News:  Liberian Muslims and Christians establish Trust Funds.  Thai government, NGOs, World Vision link to fight sex tourism.  Adventist Church Joins Coalition Against Worldwide Human Trafficking.  Indian Christian leader urges Bush to promote religious freedom.  Anglican African Bishops meet in first conference.  Foreigners Evacuated as Ivory Coast Violence Continues.  Christian and Muslim leaders call for calm in Netherlands .  ‘Noah’s Ark ’ Tests Negative.

Feature 1:  Taking a look at Holistic Medicine. Would you use it?

Feature 2:  Coincidence of providence?  We'll hear  what four people experienced as a turning point in their lives.

Comment:  And Hate or Healing, how to react to an atrocity in your area. Olga Buderova reflects.

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Network Seven News Edition 384 for airing November 6, 2004:

News: Anglican Archbishop despairs over infighting. Ordination of women Bishops. European Commissioner, Rocco Buttiglione stands down over his moral stance on homosexuality and role of women.  Fighting for God in Secular Europe .  Jamaican Adventists plan 10,000-man march to rebuild family unity.  Internet Paedophiles don’t get caught.  Centenary for Adventists in Sri Lanka .  Ethiopian Orthodox Church leaders on HIV/AIDS Tour. Christian Bookstores Hurt by Success.

Feature 1:  It used to be European missionaries taking the Gospel to Africa.  Now, its role reversal.  We talk to some Africans bringing God to secular Europe.  

Feature 2:  Putting your church to the test: Is it family friendly? We'll have a closer look.  

Comment:  What makes us human?  Reflections on the Flores island “hobbit”.

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Network Seven News Edition 383 for airing October 30, 2004:

News:  Christians and the American Election.  Pornography a big threat to the church.  Assemblies of God Minister at risk of death penalty.  Maranatha celebrates 35 Years.  Religious leaders seek to boost immunisation rates in Africa .  VOAR 75th anniversary.  World Health Organization commends Seventh-day Adventist Church .  Jesus “Top of the Pops” for Blacks.

Helpful Links for Pornography story:

http://www.xxxchurch.com/ -- Helpful site for those struggling with porn or for those who want to help others.

http://english.awr.org/bible/ -- Bible Answers: look under relationships.

http://www.care.org.uk/ -- Care for the family.

Feature 1:  Thriving in the countryside.  Helping Youth in Rural Africa .

Feature 2:  Living to be a missionary.

Comment:  And red, green and black. Kenya 's new national costume.  But do they like it?

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Network Seven News Edition 382 for airing October 23, 2004:

News:   Iraqi Christians Fleeing to Jordan, Syria.  Anglican Church Report Calls for Moratorium on Gay Clergy.  Kenya: Drought Ravages Land, Native Missionaries Work to Bring Aid.  Russian President Putin Meets Nation's Religious Leaders to Counter Terrorism.  Catholic Cardinal Demands Reforms to Global Economy.  ADRA Liberia Rehabilitates War-Ravaged Schools.  Religious, Cultural Conflict Behind Terrorism, Says Thai PM.  It's 'Happy Birthday, World' According to Ussher.

Feature 1:  We talk with CompassHealth - a company that's making a difference - worldwide - in people's lives.

Feature 2:  We travel to the House of Lords in London to meet an English baroness who actively speaks out on human rights and religious liberty.

Comment:  And take a sideways look - among other things - at the US election.

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Network Seven News Edition 381 for airing October 16, 2004:

News:   ADRA Aids Flood Survivors in Myanmar.  UK Government to Introduce New Laws Against Religious Discrimination.  New Cleric Elected Patriarch of Orthodox Church in Africa.  Critical Zambian Clergy Challenged to Join Politics.  A New Drive to Teach Islam in UK Schools is Set to be Launched.  Bishop Denounces Treatment of Bosnia's Catholics.  Adventist Review Magazine to Create Global Edition.  'America for Jesus' Plans Major Pre-Election Prayer Event.

Feature 1:  Second-hand clothing.  Is it a help or a hindrance in developing economies?  We have a report from Uganda.

Feature 2:  We hear how former student volunteers to Argentina are continuing to support a college that became home to them.

Comment:  Finding the world's oldest birthday - can you guess what it is?

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Network Seven News Edition 380 for airing October 9, 2004:

News:   Ignore the Church to Your Detriment - African National Leaders Warned.  Irish Bishop's Plea Over Suicides.  Turkmenistan: When Will Seventh-day Adventist Worship be Permitted?  Pope Says African AIDS Victims Need Moral, Spiritual and Medical Help.  TAGnet and Hart Research Combine.  WCC's Kobia Says Poverty and Weapons of Mass Destruction in Same Camp.  Botswana Health Official and Adventist Hospital Head Encourage AIDS Action.  World Methodist Leaders Adopt Statement on Witness to Muslims.

Feature 1:  Student volunteers help in the Florida cleanup.

Feature 2:  We meet Roxy the Rockfish - and find out how some Australian youth are learning to work with children.

Comment:  Finding peace in the unexpected.  Victor Hulbert heads to the countryside to find peace in the midst of a storm.

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Network Seven News Edition 379 for airing October 2, 2004:

News:  Seventh-day Adventist Church Mourns and Prepares to Rebuild After Hurricane Tragedy.  U.S. Releases 2004 International Religious Freedom Report.  Presbyterians and Jews to Meet on Mideast.  Negotiator Tells of Days of Hope.  ADRA Angola Improves Food Security.  A Sweet Temptation Back to Church.

Feature 1:  Getting back to normal life.  We talk to child soldiers in Sri Lanka.

Feature 2:  Lilo Lubesic, gold medal winner at the para-Olympics, returns for the second half of her testimony.

Comment: Managing risk - and reaping rewards.

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Network Seven News Edition 378 for airing September 25, 2004:

News:  Priest Boycotts His Trial for Rwanda Killings.  Indian Christians Decry 'Coerced' Conversions to Hinduism.  Nigeria's Christian Leaders Unite Against Corruption Pandemic.  Religious Bodies, Traditional Rulers Urged to Support Ghana Government.  Changes to AWR's Global English Language Service.  Horoscopes are new Religion in Britain.  Iraqi Christians Seek Refuge in Syria.  Debate on Whether to Tax Philippine Churches Heats Up.

Feature 1:  We look at some challenges of getting older.

Feature 2:  We visit with gold medal winner at the para-Olympics, Lilo Lubesic.

Comment: I want it now!  That's the current message.  But how much is really instant?

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Network Seven News Edition 377 for airing September 18, 2004:

News:  Churches Warn on Exploitation of Southeast Asia's Stateless Children.  Death of Patriarch of Alexandria in Helicopter Crash Stuns Orthodox Church.  Iraq: No Injuries as Car Bomb Explodes Outside Baghdad Adventist Church.  UN in Indispensable but Must Reflect Realities Say World Church Leaders.  Church Leaders in Africa Warn of Land Conflict After Kenya Dispute.  Global Church Heads Query Sudan's Sincerity on Ending Darfur Turmoil.  Serbia's Orthodox Bishops Appeal to UN on Kosovo.  Zimbabwe Church Groupings Deplore Government Bids to Split Them.

Feature 1:  We find that being in "community" saves lives.

Feature 2:  We meet Ixsus - a band that fishes for God.

Comment: And, - Don't sue me.  Please!

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Network Seven News Edition 376 for airing September 11, 2004:

News:  Religious Leaders Revile Russian School Massacre.  Darfur Violence in Sudan Condemned by Lutheran Churches.  Expelled Seventh-day Adventists Reinstated in Ghana.  Anglicans and Muslims to Meet for Dialogue in Cairo.  Three Life Terms for Man Who Killed Palau Missionaries.  Kenyan Churches Enhance Links with Catholic Church.  Netherlands Antilles: St. Maarten Court Rules in Favor of Sabbath-Keeping Students.

Feature 1:  Heart touching friendships - we'll have closer look at one recent study which claims that happy relationships mean healthy hearts.

Feature 2:  How 9/11 made one man think of God.

Comment: And, the Bible on terror: "What would Jesus do?"

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Network Seven News Edition 375 for airing September 4 2004:

News: De-westernise theology, Catholic academics urged by WCC leader.  Lift sanctions on North Korea , global church body urges.  AWR Reformats South American Services.  Nigerian church leaders denounce 'ritual killings' .  The Gospel is Filipino pastor's prescription for managing stress.  Iraqi inter-faith body forms London link.  ADRA Buildings Damaged by Kabul Blast.  Rally anti-apartheid-type support for Dalit untouchables, says Lutheran.

And in a series of Special Reports from Japan:

Feature 1:  Enjoying your hobby and doing good -- all at the same time.  We meet some Radio Amateurs who spend their time helping others

Feature 2:  We talk to music producer Kozo Abe and find out how music changed his life.

Comment: And 14 months floating on the Pacific Ocean .  Could you survive?  The story of how Christianity reached Japan.

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Network Seven News Edition 374 for airing August 28 2004:

News:  Sri Lankan Supreme Court Rules Parts of Anti-Conversion Bill Unconstitutional Churches challenged to catch up with information 'revolution'. Olympic evangelism is difficult. ADRA Provides Afghan Schools with Water, Sanitation. Anglican Church in Zimbabwe Evangelizes Young People / Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Hits out at Defiant Church Leaders. Philippine Religious Leaders Meet to Discuss Terrorism. US Lutheran Membership Slides Below 5 Million. Brazil Becomes Top Bible Publisher in World. North Korea Wants Illuminated Church Crosses Removed. Christian “American Idol”-Style Show Coming to TBN.

Feature 1: With all eyes on the Olympic games this week, and in particular the Marathon run, a different kind of mini-marathon was run in in Wroclav, Poland. During a conference for Young people, Youth leaders Ruben Abreu from Portugal and Jonathan Tejel from Spain organized a mini marathon with focus not on winning but on healthy choices

Feature 2:  Pastors on Patrol...For many people, Pastors are often only seen on the pulpit once a week, with the occasional house visit. But these pastors are taking it to the streets.  AWR’s international correspondent Neil Nunes talks with one member of the  Street pastors initiative.

Comment Victor Hulbert's sideways look at the weeks news which this week has a distinctly Japanese flavour

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Network Seven News Edition 373 for airing August 21 2004:

News:  30,000 Pathfinders set up Camp in Wisconsin . Lawsuit against Adventist Church in Ghana dismissed. Korean Christians in Holy Land march as Churches Call for End to ‘Wall’. Olympic games in Athens . Florida Court Declares School Vouchers Illegal. Florida Court Declares School Vouchers Illegal. Chinese religious official says church is free to grow . Priest arrested in China . John the Baptist Cave Claimed ‘Found’.

Feature 1 What do sheep have to do with a Florida Homeless coalition? Here ' s Ariel McLeggon with her report from Behind the kitchens.

Feature 2:  He was a former Puerto Rican wrestling national champion Pete’s dream was to represent his country in an Olympic game, and he probably could have achieved that dream, but his life took an unexpected turn.  .Pete shares how God transformed his life.

Comment Peter Jeynes sends us a postcard from the Shetland Isles

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Network Seven News Edition 372 for airing August 14 2004:

News:  Thousands Affected by Bangladesh Floods Receive ADRA Aid.  Tourists to Israel Must Now Declare Religion.  South Korea Advises all it's Missionaries to Leave Iraq.  Iraqi Christians Slow to Return to Pews.  110,000 Members Join 'Faithful America.org' During first Ten Weeks of Faith-Based Online Community.  Non-Christians Learning More About the Religion.  African Church Group Head Wants Governments Pressed on Sudan Crisis.  Children's Ministry Movement, a First for the Northern Asia-Pacific.

Feature 1:  With this last Thursday being international children's day we look at how some children are surviving, with support, on their own...

Feature 2:  ...While others are learning leadership in the wild.  We go backpacking with some teens.

Comment:  Facing fire or flood.  What makes the news real.

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Network Seven News Edition 371 for airing August 7 2004:

A special edition from the All European Youth Conference in Wroclaw, Poland!

News:  U.S. Protestant Population Soon Losing Majority Status. Christians Hail New PM's Plan to Support Minorities in India. New ADRA Initiative Fights HIV/AIDS Throughout Africa. Archbishop of York to Step Down. The Passion Comes to Malaysia - But Only for Christians/Research Shows Passion's Spiritual Impact Falls Short. Europe Now a 'Mission Field' for Christianity, Says WCC's Kobia. Children's Program Aims to Improve Jewish-Arab Coexistence. Archbishop Urges Church to do More for the Young. 

Feature 1:  A report from the All European Youth Conference in Wroclaw, Poland.

Feature 2:  From Buddhist to Christian, Ariel speaks a Polish girl, Edyta, who shares her testimony.

Comment:  We all experience change.  This week, Kirsten looks at how things in Poland have changed since her last visit.

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Network Seven News Edition 370 for airing July 31 2004:

News:  China blocks foreign- based religious internet sites. Seventh day Adventist Global mission centre destroyed in Darfur. Dissenting Bulgarian Priests Protest Against Seizures of Properties. Churches Full, but Philippines Catholics Need More Priests. Sri Lanka Church Body Warns Conversion Bill Will Repress Minorities. Azerbaijani Muslim Resigns After Rejecting Forcible Mosque Take-Over. New Fines and Pressure on Unregistered Baptists in Kazakhstan. Muslims and Russian Orthodox Abroad Faiths Rejected Registration in Moldova. 

Feature 1:  Do stress, mental health and religion have anything to do with each other? International Correspondent Martine  Polycarpe attended the Healthy People 2004 conference at Loma Linda In California and spoke with Dr. David Williams.

Feature 2:  We hear of how an unwanted child turned gang member became an outstanding pillar in his community.

Comment:  What ' s your net worth? You may be richer than you think! We will find out why.  International Correspondent Neil Nunes has been giving the topic some thought.

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Network Seven News Edition 369 for airing July 24 2004:

News:   Head of US church body arrested in protest over Sudan 100 Church Leaders Arrested in China. Swaziland Churches Overcome Uneasiness to Sex-Educate . Pakistani Government Drafts Bill to Change Blasphemy Law. 800 Farmers to Benefit From ADRA Training Programme. Hong Kong: Youth Alive Seminar Empowers Delegates Against Drugs. South African council admits church that once justified apartheid. Mbeki ' s ' quiet diplomacy ' on Zimbabwe has failed, say SA churches. Nigerian Anglican bishop advocates cell phone ban in churches

Feature 1:  Rachel Bostic says it is her dream coming true!  She works at the UN in New York . But why would you choose a job that means endless committees? 

Feature 2:  Solidarity, is that something important today? We hear one mans journey from university student to a Christian activist working for religious freedom (Christian Solidarity Worldwide).

Comment:  Are you exclusive -- or special?  We look at a report on cross-cultural accents.

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Network Seven News Edition 368 for airing July 17 2004:

News:   Anglican Synod rejects equal pay for clergy.  Catholic Cardinal warns that Vietnam is tightening restrictions on religion.  Anglican Bishops Visit AIDS-Stricken Swaziland .  AIDS and HIV conference in Bangkok .  Southern African Presbyterians pledge help to Zambia and Zimbabwe .  Adventist Children’s Activities in Africa and the Middle East .  Sri Lanka church leaders say suicide blast will not end peace process.

Feature 1:  With the International Aids Conference running in Bangkok we discover that most people who have HIV in developing countries are killed by tuberculosis.  So how difficult is it to treat and diagnose the disease? We go to China to find out.  

Feature 2:  Exchange the cool forest of Slovakia for a tropical jungle in Thailand in a youth challenge From surviving Civil wars and communism to Christianity…one man's shares his testimony.

Comment:  And ask, with all the financial news stories this week:  Making  money. How important is it?

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Network Seven News Edition 367 for airing July 10 2004:

News:  WCC general secretary appeals for peaceful settlement between Congo and Rwanda .  Roman Catholic diocese files for bankruptcy. Faithful America.org web launch gains 100,000 members in one month.  Church backing Climate Plan.  Philippine cardinal issues call for unity as protests continue over election.  Jeffrey John installed as cathedral dean as controversy continues.  ADRA Yemen assists with Aser Fire.  Christian factory produces low-cost drugs for the poor in India .  Provide Women with Life Skills

Feature 1:  We look at the results of a 50 year study on smoking and health.  

Feature 2:  Exchange the cool forest of Slovakia for a tropical jungle in Thailand in a youth challenge  

Comment:  And Rock icon or gospel singer?  It was a close call for Elvis. We look back 50 years.

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Network Seven News Edition 366 for airing July 3 2004:

News:  Adventist Church works with WHO on health in Africa. Harsh persecution of Christians rife in Asia, says Catholic report. US church council welcomes Supreme Court ruling on detainees. UK Archbishops criticize Coalition's Iraq abuse. Expelled bishop says Zambian churches abusing freedom of worship. Vatican birth control policy questioned by Latin American Catholics. Pope says sorry for Crusaders' rampage in 1204.

Feature 1:  Fortifying Faith or Worthless Worship-- a look at the possibilities of Cyberchurch.

Feature 2:  Can Christians make a difference in a Buddhist Country? We met the chaplain at Mission College in Thailand

Comment:  And Carrot or stick?  Reward or punish.  What's the best way to deal with terrorism?

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Network Seven News Edition 365 for airing June 26 2004:

News:   Lost Christian community found in China after 50 years. King Receives Patriarch of Antioch. Australian Anglican Archbishop resigns. Latvian Church Agreement referred to committee. Indian Christian groups rally behind harassed Jesuit activist in India. Sudan Ecumenical Forum urges final agreement to strengthen peace & German ADRA support in Darfur region. Churches in Kenya await court decision over Islamic courts.

Feature 1:  It’s summer time so we visit the south of France for the best of French cuisine, -- with a difference. For details of this and other restaurants Click Here.

Feature 2:  From R&B to Gospel, we met Langston who felt God asked him to change music style

Comment:  Bad hair day -- meet Tran Van Hay from Vietnam.  He KNOWS about hair – more than 6 meters of it. And how does all that fit in to thoughts on Junk food and health. Can they be compatible?

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Network Seven News Edition 364 for airing June 19 2004:

News:   Southern Baptists Quit World Alliance.  Adventist Church Signs Agreement With Latvia.  Churches in Africa declare war on AIDS and poverty & African Churches urged to tap into Global Fund billions.  New Adventist Church in Huambo Angola.  China Arrests Underground Christians.  Shanghei ‘s Cathedral returned to the Anglican Church.  Religious sect in Botswana refuse polio vaccination.  Founder of WCC Program to Combat Racism gets S. African award.

 Feature 1:  This Sunday is World Refugee Day.  We look at conflict, HIV and AIDS in Africa -- contributing factors in the refugee crisis. 

One agency, Adventist Development and Relief Agency works with an in Africa, addressing some of the issues this feature focused on. Visit their website for more information.

Feature 2:  Then, we think of them as distant statistics.  But today we hear the remarkable story of a Vietnamese boat person. 

Comment:  Newsweek claims we live on a "sad planet". But can we make a difference?  Maybe there are even lessons to learn from those people we still find achieving new things in old age.

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Network Seven News Edition 363 for airing June 12 2004:

News:   Adventist Youth Fight for Environment. Pope thrives on Swiss enthusiasm. Ecumenical Patriarch Defends Himself. Literacy Outreach in Togo.  Agencies Struggle to Help Haitian Children.  Church of Ireland to engage more with Immigrants.  Adventist Church barred from Prison.  Makeover for the Lord’s prayer.

Feature 1:  We take a closer look at Reach international! A charity that does amazing things with children.

Feature 2:  We'll hear one veterans tale of love and war.

Comment:  And look back over 60 years.  Lessons from D-day.

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Network Seven News Edition 362 for airing June 5 2004:

News:  Adventist Church first protestant church to gain recognition in Turkmenistan. Mark D-Day anniversary in France by promoting peace, say churches. Archbishop of Montreal elected new Primate of Canada Greek church and Patriarchate reported to have resolved dispute. Adventist Churches destroyed in Darfur Sudan. Indian church 'Communion' seen as new landmark in unity. Aid Provided to Dominican Republic Flood Survivors.

Feature 1 We visit a village in Malawi where families resort to selling their daughters to get out of debt.

Feature 2: And listen to 2 young men who left the church behind them and what happened to them with

Comment Ariel McLeggon has this weeks comment on Water and Volunteering? Can you make the connection?

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Network Seven News Edition 361 for airing May29, 2004:

News:   Adventists welcome the withdrawal of Anti conversion laws in India.  Liberian  Church Calls for War Crimes Tribunal.  US, European, Canadian church leaders meet Annan, urge UN Iraq role.  Opposition to Christian references in new EU draft constitution.  Churches in Africa warn Sudan situation is 'genocide in the making'.  Praise for Zambian denomination that elects woman as bishop.  English Roman Catholic Church presents a softer version of the Vatican’s moral stand.  Spat over US bishop rocks African Methodists in Zambia. Anglican Diocese of London celebrates 1400 years.

Feature 1:  23 million Americans go hungry every year…. We look at How one organization works to help.

Feature 2: We visit a man who went too far in pursuit of success

Comment:  And Obesity, humility and progress.  How do they all link together?

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Network Seven News Edition 360 for airing May22, 2004:

News:   World Council of Churches urges Sudan to end hostility and Human rights violations.  Christian doctor to head regional government in India.  Indian churches hail the defeat of Hindu-nationalist government.  Adventist Church in Israel experiences rapid growth.  Presbyterians play key role in court postponement of Malawi elections.  Nigerian church calls for conflict resolution commission.  Anglican Women Priests: a 10 years study

 Feature 1:  And visit a village in Gujarat, India which has one phone between 700 people. What difference can a phone call make.

 Feature 2: Surviving a cruel father--Could you still love?

 Comment:  And sticking closer than a brother.  Isn’t that what friends are meant to do?  A quick look at some TV and radio trends.

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Network Seven News Edition 359 for airing May15, 2004:

News:   Adventist Church leaders visit China.  60 years on, all denominations invited to Canada's ecumenical table.  Increase of religious hate mail on the internet.  US churches urge government to let UN to take over Iraq.  Christian Aid warns that people from the poorest country pay the price for “the war on terror”.  South Korea’s Middle Eastern Missionaries.  Churches see work on reconciliation in Haiti as challenging.  South Africa: women want to address HIV pandemic.  Nigerian State Alcohol penalties/Catholic Church denies existence of Christian Militia.  Ship of Fools website launches Church of Fools

Feature 1:  Archeology and the Bible.  Exciting as “Raiders of the lost ark”?  may be not, but significant discoveries are being made.

Feature 2: Choosing Christ or Kin: one man reflects on his difficult childhood choice. 

Comment:  And, with a Royal Wedding this weekend, What would you give up to marry a prince?  Kirsten pulls herself back from fantasy land long enough to comment!

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Network Seven News Edition 358 for airing May 8, 2004:

News: Hong Kong Catholic leader visits China. Christians attack Muslims in Nigeria. Zimbabwe church leaders at odds over land reform program. 200 million Christians pray for Africa at prayer conference. survey reveals Christian men unhappy with church. An AIDS crisis might explode in the Philippines. Ecumenical Patriarchate and Greek Orthodox in feud over new bishops. Sri Lanka frees 2000 prisoners on religious festival. 

Feature 1.  Meet the band Big Face Grace and hear of an alternative way of communicating with western culture!

Feature 2: Hear from one German young girl about her real life

Comment:  Victor Hulbert takes a sideways look at this weeks headlines.

 

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Network Seven News Edition 357 for airing May 1, 2004:

News: ADRA send aid to North Korea. Catholic Nun obtains a senior post in Roman Catholic Church.  Gay canon appointed Dean at St. Albans. Freed Vanunu says he suffered in Israeli jail because he was a Christian. Christian student released in Egypt.  The Adventist Review Wins 8 Awards. Ten years on, South Africa and its churches face challenges.

Feature 1.  We Travel to Edinburgh to learn about the Scottish reformer,  John Knox.

Feature 2: We visit with a Japanease American family who take a positive stance on some of the things they went through during the 2nd WW

Comment:  in positive spirit, we look for reasons to celebrate with 10 years of democrasy in South Africa and this Saturdays.

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Network Seven News Edition 356 for airing April 24, 2004:

This is a special edition based on the work of students from the Digital Audio Production Class of Southern Adventist University, Tennessee , USA .  Our thanks to professors Volker Henning and Stephen Ruf of the School of Journalism and Communication for making this happen.  We had a great time there.  You have some good students.

News:  Christian Peacemakers say Coalition force causes Iraqi violence.  Archbishop of Canterbury says war damaged UK .  Religious Broadcasts Television Miracles Banned in Nigeria . Experts Say UN Reform should make single sided actions less likely.  Bishop Laments lack of Biblical literacy in clergy.  ADRA Celebrates 20 years of Service.  Christian Music Pirates affecting Gospel Music.  Philippine President Inaugurates 3ABN TV.  A Lost generation in prayer.  

Features:  In a special student led edition from Southern Adventist University in Tennessee

n       time management -- can students learn?

n       finding what students get up to in their spare time -- Jessamynn enjoys fire fighting.

n       and learning about the time they're willing to give up. Eric visits a exhibition for mission volunteers.

 Comment:  And can students make it into God's kingdom!  We take a sideways look at some current happenings.

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