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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.”

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In Florida, woman charged with swindling fellow church, community members out of millions

A South Florida woman was arrested and jailed last month on charges of swindling her fellow Seventh-day Adventist church and community members out of millions of dollars.Miami-Dade County prosecutors...

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Documentary film The Adventists wins award for televised film

The documentary film The Adventists won a Gabriel Award as this year's outstanding nationally released televised film on religion.The Gabriel Award, established in 1965, is considered one of North...

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Adventists are victims, helping others in southern U.S. tornadoes wake

Adventists are victims, helping others in southern U.S. tornadoes wake

Members and employees of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the southern United States were not spared suffering during a day and night of violent tornadoes that swept through six states April 27....

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Historically Adventist community Loma Linda to see Saturday mail delivery

Historically Adventist community Loma Linda to see Saturday mail delivery

Residents of Loma Linda, California, United States, who have been accustomed to weekend mail service on Sunday for 80 years, will begin receiving mail this weekend on Saturdays.Since the early 1930s,...

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First Mission Board meeting reviews plans to centralize Adventist mission operations

The Seventh-day Adventist world church's newly-formed Mission Board last week reviewed plans to streamline the church's global mission activities, including the processing of church missionaries and...

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