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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Themed "Never Alone," 2017 Adventist Christian Fellowship Institute Encourages Student/Church Collaboration

Adventist students on public university campuses are challenged daily for their faith in God and their Adventist beliefs. It takes spiritual strength and support from family, friends, and the local church to stay strong in faith when students and faculty continually challenge one’s Christian worldview and Adventist lifestyle.

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Religious Freedom Advocacy Trends Main Topic at Annual Religious Liberty Summit

On June 1-3, the North American Religious Liberty Association (NARLA) hosted the Religious Liberty Summit, an annual event designed to educate and train local church members on the current religious freedom advocacy trends and developments.

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Box Office Hit Film on Creation Now on Netflix

On February 23, "Is Genesis History?" was listed as the most attended movie in United States theaters, with more than 143,000 people attending the showings of the creation film. The film had encore showings in the U.S., as well as a debut in Canada.

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Voices Are Raised for Freedom at the 15th Annual Religious Liberty Dinner

More than 150 diplomats, religious liberty advocates, and guests gathered on June 1 for the 15th annual Religious Liberty Dinner held in the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute in Washington, D.C. The annual event is held to celebrate and bring attention to a central human right: the freedom of religion or belief.

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Our Moment in History

“Jesus.” For three and a half years the name inspired hope, love, warmth, and gratitude, but literally overnight that name suddenly became charged with political implications.

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This Little Bike of Mine--Boy Uses Passion and Energy for Greater Good

Sean Bernardo is like many other 10-year-old boys. He enjoys playing video games, he is sometimes annoyed by his two younger sisters, and he loves sports: basketball, soccer, tennis, swimming, and pretty much any activity that lets him burn off his energy.

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John Freeman, Founder of Maranatha, Passes Away

The Maranatha family mourns the loss of founder John Freeman, who passed away at the age of 95 on May 22, 2017.

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Youth and Young Adults Put Words Into Action in Rochester, New York

More than 450 people participated in the 2017 Atlantic Union Compassion Rally held in Rochester, New York, on March 24-25. Volunteers participated in 24 projects spread throughout the city.

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Southwestern Adventist University Receives Major Gift From Marti Foundation

Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas, is grateful to receive a major gift from the Marti Foundation towards the Larry R. Moore Nursing and Administration Building.

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Pacific Union College Announces New President

Robert A. Cushman Jr., Ph.D., has been selected as the president of Pacific Union College (PUC) in Angwin, California. Cushman will be the 23rd president in the institution’s 135-year history.