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SDA Church Places NY Times Ad
« on: September 27, 2001, 04:27:00 PM »
                      September 25, 2001 New York City, New York, USA

                     In a full-page advertisement in the September 24 edition of the
                     New York Times, the Seventh-day Adventist Church pledged its
                     solidarity in prayer for those suffering in the aftermath of the
                     terrorist attacks on the United States.

                     "We wanted to reach out with a simple message of heartfelt
                     sympathy and support," says Larry Colburn, assistant to the
                     president of the Adventist Church worldwide. "And we felt the
                     best way to do this would be to affirm that our members around
                     the world are united in prayer for all those touched by the tragic
                     events of September 11."

                     "Praying--for the families, for our leaders, for our cities, for our
                     world," read the message, sponsored by the Adventist Church's
                     General Conference, which ran on page A13 of the New York
                     Times. Running across the bottom of the page was a
                     line-drawing of the New York City skyline with a gap where the
                     twin towers of the World Trade Center once stood.

                     Adventists have been galvanized by the events of September
                     11, donating money, providing on-site counseling and pastoral
                     care, giving blood, and opening their churches for prayer vigils
                     and special inter-faith memorial services.

                     "But this advertisement was something just a little different," says
                     Colburn. "It was an unadorned, no-strings-attached message of
                     caring from the worldwide Adventist faith community--a message
                     we felt was very important to give at this time."

                     The New York Times is distributed nationwide and has a daily
                     readership of more than 1.1 million. To view a copy of the
                     advertisement go to

Bettina Krause          Adventist News Network      Copyright 2001

[This message has been edited by Richard Myers (edited 09-27-2001).]

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SDA Church Places NY Times Ad
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2001, 02:22:00 AM »

That was money put to very good use. I'm very glad that the Times advertisement was approved and put into action. The impact of media-presence is never to be lightly underestimated.