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The Seventh-day Adventist Church was formed in this division in 1863, a region home to freedom of speech and religion.

This division is the largest sender of overseas missionaries and short-term volunteers. NAD sent out nearly half of the denomination’s 1,200 volunteers in 2012.

This division is comprised of Bermuda, Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, the French possession of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Guam, Johnston Island, Marshall Islands, Midway Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, and the United States of America. There are about 1.1 million Seventh-day Adventist members among a population of 345 million.

The division operates a system of more than 1,000 elementary and secondary schools and 15 colleges and universities. Key institutions include Andrews University in Michigan, Oakwood University in Alabama, and Loma Linda University in California.

Loma Linda operates a medical school, which throughout the church’s history has produced healthcare professionals and missionaries who have served worldwide. Adventist health principles from this division have been documented to increase longevity, as noted in “National Geographic” magazine, reports from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and in the book “Blue Zones.”

Church Chat: New Year, new budget - Lemon on spending $150 million during recession

Jan 04, 2010

By approving a US$151.3-million budget for this year, Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders are continuing a worldwide emphasis on mission. This year...

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Adventist president celebrates 75th birthday

Adventist president celebrates 75th birthday

Jan 04, 2010

As Seventh-day Adventists worldwide gear up for a new decade, their church's president, Jan Paulsen, celebrates his 75th birthday, affording the...

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Adventists worldwide share hopes for 2010

Adventists worldwide share hopes for 2010

Dec 16, 2009

Some people at year's end scoff at those who publicly and earnestly resolve to learn from their foibles and faults and, with any luck, bring a double...

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EndItNow continues to gain international support against violence

EndItNow continues to gain international support against violence

Dec 15, 2009

Malawian national and regional leaders and thousands of community members participated in a 15-day campaign to end gender-based violence this month....

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New director Merklin takes reins of Adventist Muslim study center

New director Merklin takes reins of Adventist Muslim study center

Dec 14, 2009

Former mission institute director Lester Merklin assumed his new post December 1 as head of the Seventh-day Adventist Church's Global Center for...

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