Stories & Commentaries

About Stories & Commentaries

From time to time, the North American Division shares commentaries on issues and/or events important to Adventists in this division. We also publish stories, which sometimes include interviews and features, to inspire our leaders and members.

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ADRA Canada Executive Director Announces Retirement

ADRA Canada announces the retirement of Executive Director James Astleford on Jan. 1, 2018, after 14 years of service in various capacities, including that of executive director.

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Georgia Pathfinders Participate in First-Ever Mongolia Mission Camporee

A small team of Pathfinders from the Georgia-Cumberland Conference participated in the first Mongolia Mission Pathfinder Camporee on July 14-18, 2017.

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Andrews University Professor Part of Landmark Research Leading to 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

Andrews University (Berrien Springs, Michigan) is excited to announce and congratulate colleague Tiffany Summerscales, professor of physics, for her part in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration recognized on Oct. 3, 2017, with a Nobel Prize in Physics for its discoveries of gravitational waves.

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Nevada-Utah Conference Responds to Crisis in Las Vegas Community

In the midst of a hurting community, local Seventh-day Adventist churches are steadily moving into place to aid those affected by the Las Vegas, Nevada, shooting on Sunday night.

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Testimonies, Bread Making Part of Healthy Campus Week 2017 at Oakwood University

Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) launched its third annual Healthy Campus Week on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, as part of its Healthier Campus Initiative (HCI), a national effort to ensure college students have access to healthier environments during a time of profound change — a time when new habits are formed.

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Wall Street Journal College Guide Ranks La Sierra University No. 1 in Nation for Diversity

For the second year, La Sierra University has placed No. 1 in the nation for the diversity of its campus in the second annual college rankings guide released Sept. 26, 2017, by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and its partner company, Times Higher Education (THE).

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Downloadable Short Film Available to Celebrate Creation Sabbath

The Geoscience Research Institute and The John 10:10 Project are pleased to announced the release of “The Hole,” a 5-minute film that goes straight to the heart of the Gospel.

Statements on Las Vegas, Nevada, Mass Shooting

Oct. 2, 2017, Columbia, Md.: The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America is deeply saddened and troubled by the shooting that took place early in the morning on October 2, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada, where 58 people lost their lives and more than 500 were injured.

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In Churches Across North America, "A Pale Horse Rides" to Explore the Reformation's 500th Anniversary

Trust in organized religion has declined significantly in recent years. In fact, the Pew Research Center recently released a report revealing that the Christian share of the population fell eight percent between 2007 and 2014.

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The Fragrance of Our Gracious God

We’d never miss the Armistice Day Parade. My dad would take us out of school, the only time of the year, and drive us to downtown Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. We’d go to the center of town and the people — the national armies — would march on and on.