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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.”

'Variance' for North American, Trans-European Division constitutions fails Annual Council Vote

'Variance' for North American, Trans-European Division constitutions fails Annual Council Vote

A request to allow commissioned ministers in the North American and Trans-European divisions -- those who have not been formally ordained as Seventh-day Adventist pastors -- to serve as conference...

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Guam-Micronesia Mission now part of North American Division

Guam-Micronesia Mission now part of North American Division

The Seventh-day Adventist Church's Guam-Micronesia Mission, an administrative region comprising islands in the western Pacific Ocean, will now report to the denomination's North American Division.The...

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Remembrance: Follett, 79, was an Adventist Church vice president

Remembrance: Follett, 79, was an Adventist Church vice president

Philip Stanley Follett, 79, a former vice president for the Seventh-day Adventist world church, died in his hometown of Collegedale, Tennessee on October 7. He had battled cancer, family members said....

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Memories of missionary service still vivid for employees at Adventist Church headquarters

Missionaries pray for wisdom, good instincts and trust in God while in the field, but more than a few stationed far from home have also wished for "luxuries" such as cake mixes and air conditioning.Em...

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Adventists in North America make strides in curbing childhood obesity

Adventists in North America make strides in curbing childhood obesity

Seventh-day Adventists at hundreds of churches, schools and hospitals in North America made strides yesterday in raising awareness of childhood obesity.Church officials and members ran, walked and...

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Adventist supporting ministry's health program geared to meet global needs

Adventist supporting ministry's health program geared to meet global needs

A California supporting ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is relaunching its health program to better address health issues worldwide.The Weimar Center of Health & Education recently...

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