January 10, 2014

Adventist World adds 17 New Language Editions

, the global paper of the Seventh-day
Adventist Church,has launched 17 editions
of its “junior” magazine format called Adventist
World Digest
. Fourteen of these editions are new.

Two years ago, Adventist World entered into an
agreement with the Euro-Asia Division to start a quarterly junior edition in
Russian featuring 16 pages of the best articles published during the quarter.
This format makes it possible to insert Adventist
content into a division, union or local conference magazine in a way
that is affordable and attractive. As a result, using the template developed by
the Euro-Asia Division following the instructions of the editorial and design
team in Maryland, two more unions have adopted this format: the Hungarian Union
in Hungarian and the South-East European Union in Serbian.

WEB Pages from AWD hindi 4Q2013DIGEST EDITION: cover of the Hindi version of Adventist World Digest, a new publication offering select articles from the general paper of the Seventh-day Adventist world church." class="img-right">In January 2014, Adventist World Digest became available
in Thai and Bulgarian, as well as in the main languages of the Southern Asia
Division: Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Gujarati,
Bengali, Gano, Assamese, and Mizo. Their
combined circulation will be over 130,000 copies per quarter. The Adventist publishing house in Pune will
be responsible for pre-production and distribution.

Says Claude Richli, the associate
publisher in charge of the expansion of the magazine: “This is a very
significant expansion of the magazine’s footprint. Through the ‘digest’ format,
Adventist World makes it possible for
local fields to offer their members a quality ‘global’ magazine: local news of
the field combined with global news of the church. Many more local language
editions are being contemplated as a result of this formula.”

With this latest expansion, Adventist World content will be available
in 24 languages in print. Another four can
be accessed online, including Arabic, Vietnamese, Romanian and Chinese.

launched in 2005 at the General Conference Session in St. Louis by Pastor Jan
Paulsen, then-president of the Seventh-day Adventist world church, and Bill
Johnsson, then-editor of the Adventist
. At launch, it was available in English only. Additional information about the publication
can be found online at www.adventistworld.org.