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Southwestern Adventist University Welcomes Largest Group of Teams for 23rd Hoops Classic

Southwestern Adventist University hosted the 23rd annual Hoops Classic this weekend. The largest basketball tournament in the North American Division, the event accommodated 56 teams from 30 schools from across the United States. Launched for Pastors, Health Ministry Directors

“The Well Churches Certification initiative facilitates awareness of health and well-being among clergy; to motivate and guide the population to improve their own health, to strengthen their immune systems, and resist sickness and disease,” affirmed Velino A. Salazar, SCC president.


Refugees Brave the Cold for Fellowship in North Carolina

On Sabbath, Jan. 18, just three days after Greensboro, North Carolina, was buried under 6-8 inches of snow that cancelled flights and closed schools, at least 170 refugees from six language groups braved the winter conditions to gather at the Greensboro Seventh-day Adventist Church for what they called a "Refugee Families Thanksgiving Worship."


Sonscreen and Southern Adventist University Present Film Workshop 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).


Terry Johnsson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Terry Johnsson, vice president of mission integration for the Pacific Northwest Region of Adventist Health in Portland, Oregon, was the first Adventist recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the city of Portland.


U.S. Court of Appeals 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 Saturdays (the day Tabura and Diaz observed as their Sabbath).


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 campus of the Majuro Seventh-day Adventist school and church, and sister congregation and school Laura Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America Issues Statement Emphasizing Importance of Equality for All Americans

As the most ethnically-diverse Christian denomination in the U.S., the Seventh-day Adventist Church proudly defends the rights of all men, women and children, no matter their country of origin — the equal rights afforded in the United States Constitution and fair treatment as immigrants and refugees in our beloved country.


Stephen Matthews Appointed New Executive Director of ADRA Canada

On Dec. 28, 2017, the ADRA Canada board of directors voted the unanimous decision of the search committee and elected Stephen Matthews as the executive director of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Canada.


VOP's "Revelation Speaks Peace" Series to Begin Friday in Denver

Starting this Friday night, the Good News will blanket the Denver area—and unlike some snowstorms that hit the region, the results will stick around for a very long time. Revelation Speaks Peace will take place Jan. 5 - Feb. 3, 2017, in downtown Denver, Colorado.