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North American Division

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 850 elementary and secondary schools and 13 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.”

Dedication of a new Adventist hospital in the U.S. state of Maryland

Dedication of a new Adventist hospital in the U.S. state of Maryland

Thursday, August 8, marked a momentous occasion that has been more than a decade in the making. The doors of Adventist Health Care’s brand-new White Oak Medical Center (WOMC) were opened. Special...

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A slice of hanger life

A slice of hanger life

Visitors walking through the four hangars on the campus of the 2019 International Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, have the opportunity to experience a microcosm of Adventism — from bumping...

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Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America issues statement against recent shootings in Texas and Ohio

Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America issues statement against recent shootings in Texas and Ohio

Hatred. Bigotry. Racism. These utterly deplorable words and actions are on the hearts and minds of many people today. Acts of violence are becoming a regular occurrence, and the shock at these...

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Giving a helping hand

Adventist Community Services Supply Spiritual and Emotional Support After El Paso, Texas, Mass Shooting

Shortly after a gunman fired on crowds in a Walmart and its parking lot in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 3, local Adventist Community Service Disaster Response (ACS DR) leader Marshall Gonzales reached out...

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Candle in the dark

The Texico Conference and Ohio Conference of Seventh-day Adventists respond to mass shootings in their territory.

Editor’s Note:  On Saturday, August 3, 2019, a lone gunman opened fire in an El Paso Walmart in the U.S. state of Texas. 20 people were killed and at least 26 more wounded. The suspect was captured...

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“Put a pin in it”

“Put a pin in it”

Tens of thousands of Pathfinders are preparing for the Chosen International Camporee that will take place in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on Aug. 13-17, 2019. They’re double checking the website for the...

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