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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 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.”

Adventist Community Services responds to Florida high-school shooting

Adventist Community Services responds to Florida high-school shooting

On Feb. 14, 2018, a shooting occurred at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen were killed and 14 were injured when the gunman, a former student, opened fire on campus and entered a building. That afternoon, W. Derrick Lea, Adventist...

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Statement from Southern Adventist University on diversity

Statement from Southern Adventist University on diversity

The following is a short release received from Southern Adventist University (SAU) regarding a recent racial incident on the campus of SAU. Adventist Review provided an article on February 8, 2018 providing introductory...

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Sonscreen and Southern Adventist University present film worship at Hawaii Mission Academy

Sonscreen and Southern Adventist University present film worship at Hawaii Mission Academy

In January 2018, the Sonscreen Film Festival and Southern Adventist University (SAU) School of Visual Art and Design (SVAD) partnered to present a film production workshop at Hawaii Mission Academy (HMA). Approximately 10 film production students...

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Del Delker, Voice of Prophecy soloist, passes to her rest

Del Delker, Voice of Prophecy soloist, passes to her rest

Beloved Voice of Prophecy soloist Del Delker passed to her rest this morning (Jan. 31, 2018) in Porterville, Califoria, at the age of 93. For more than five decades, whether over the airwaves, in a church or at an evangelistic meeting, her strong...

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Majuro Radio Station latest to begin broadcast in Guam-Micronesia Mission

Majuro Radio Station latest to begin broadcast in Guam-Micronesia Mission

Radio audiophiles in Majuro, Marshall Islands, have a new station to listen to as of Jan. 12, 2018. That’s when Joy 90.7 FM began its first broadcast. This represents the culmination of years of planning and several weeks of installation on the...

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Court of Appeal for Tenth Circuit rules for plaintiffs in Kellogg Sabbath accommodation case.

Court of Appeal for Tenth Circuit rules for plaintiffs in Kellogg Sabbath accommodation case.

On Jan. 17, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued a decision in favor of Richard Tabura and Guadalupe Diaz, former employees of Kellogg USA, who were terminated in 2012 for violating the company’s policy mandating work on...

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