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North American

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.”

Study of publishing house restructuring ends without merger recommendation

Jul 31, 2013

A commission announced June 19 to consider a merger of the Pacific Press Publishing Association in Nampa, Idaho, and the Review and Herald Publishing...

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Global Unity Summit urges cooperation between established Youth Ministries, supporting ministries

Global Unity Summit urges cooperation between established Youth Ministries, supporting ministries

Jul 08, 2013

Seventh-day Adventist youth leaders say a recent meeting shed light on their working relationship with supporting ministries, which, for years, in...

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Hundreds baptized as first NY13 phase wraps up at Nassau Coliseum

Hundreds baptized as first NY13 phase wraps up at Nassau Coliseum

Jun 29, 2013

Wearing a dark blue baptismal robe, Tomas Olivera of Peekskill, New York, stepped into the giant pool placed before the platform at the Nassau...

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North American Adventist publishing house boards asked to consider merger

North American Adventist publishing house boards asked to consider merger

Jun 20, 2013

On Wednesday, June 19, 2013, the General Conference and North American Division administrations forwarded to the boards of Pacific Press Publishing...

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Storms don’t diminish NY13’s ‘Revelation of Hope’ opening

Storms don’t diminish NY13’s ‘Revelation of Hope’ opening

Jun 08, 2013

The drenching rains of Tropical Storm Andrea, which deposited two inches of water on the streets of New York’s Greenwich Village, failed to dampen...

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Church Chat: Building up overseas volunteers

Church Chat: Building up overseas volunteers

May 07, 2013

The Seventh-day Adventist Church’s North American Division continues to send the most volunteers of any of the denomination’s 13 world divisions. But...

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