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Growing Young Certified Speakers to Help Local Adventist Churches Love Next Generations Well

This spring, more than 30 Adventist church members, leaders, and innovators from across the North American Division (NAD) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church convened at Fuller Youth Institute in Pasadena, California, to complete the Growing Young certified speaker training and participate in the Growing Young Adventists (#GYA) cohort summit.


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Television Ministry It Is Written Wins Six Telly Awards

The media evangelism ministry It Is Written received six Telly Awards last month. The awards honor excellence in video on all screens and devices, including social media videos, promotional videos, commercials, television programming, and more.


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Long-Time Religious Liberty Advocate, Author, and Editor Passes Away

Roland R. Hegstad, an Adventist minister, public speaker, author, and editor, passed to his rest on June 17, 2018. He was 92. Hegstad, a graduate of Walla Walla University, became an expert in international religious liberty. His work took him around the globe, to the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, beginning in the mid-1960s. In 1959, at age 32, Hegstad accepted a call to the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church as associate editor of Liberty magazine. Within months, he was promoted to editor. Hegstad edited Liberty for 35 years until his retirement in 1995.


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NAD Leader Becomes Highest Ranking Seventh-day Adventist Chaplain in U.S. Navy Reserve

The associate director of the North American Division Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries (ACM) was recently selected for promotion to captain for the United States Navy Reserve. Furthermore, Johnson is now the third African-American Seventh-day Adventist to hold the rank in the United States Navy Chaplain Corp, following Captain Herman Kibble and Admiral Barry Black.


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Adventist Disaster Relief Continues in the Midwest

While efforts continue in varying degrees across the North American Division, since late February, Adventist Community Services (ACS) has remained active in areas affected by natural disasters in Michigan and Missouri.


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Walla Walla University Condemns Racism in Statement, Investigates Social Media Incident

On March 27, 2018, Walla Walla University administrators and officials met to discuss the ongoing investigation of reports that a small group of Walla Walla University students distributed photos of themselves in blackface on social media. In the same-day statement published online, the university condemned racism.


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Andrews University Hosts Social Consciousness Summit

The 2018 Andrews University Social Consciousness Summit is taking place from April 4–7 on the university campus in Berrien Springs, Michigan. The event focuses on the theme “The Legacy of Dr. King: Are We Living the Dream?”


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A Quiet Witness

It's estimated that 800,000 protesters attended the March for Our Lives demonstration in Washington, D.C., on March 24. But one Parkland shooting victim and survivor who has gained some notoriety through numerous, televised interviews wasn’t in D.C. On that March day, Samantha Grady was a state away from the Florida demonstration, praying and studying the Bible at a PBE event.