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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Christian Record Services, Inc. Announces New VP for Finance

Christian Record Services, Inc. (dba Christian Record Services for the Blind and National Camps for Blind Children) is pleased to welcome Lonnie Kreiter as the organization’s vice president for finance.

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Andrews University Student's Film Nominated for an Oscar

Sept. 20, 2017, Berrien Springs, Michigan — Nina Vallado’s film “Sisterly” was recently selected as one of just seven finalists from more than 1,600 documentary film entries for the 2017 Student Academy Awards.

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Lake Union Conference Elects Maurice R. Valentine as New President

Sept. 21, 2017, Berrien Springs, Michigan – Maurice R. Valentine II, was elected as president of the Lake Union Conference during today’s special executive committee session.

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Memorial Service Set for Charles Teel, Jr., Beloved La Sierra University Professor

Charles Teel, Jr., beloved La Sierra University professor of religion and society, social justice crusader, and missions advocate, died on Sept. 1, 2017, at age 78 after a brief battle with West Nile Virus. He was just two months into his retirement.

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New Vice President Named at Pacific Press

On Friday, Sept., 8, 2017, the Pacific Press Publishing Association board of directors voted to invite Miguel Valdivia to assume the role of vice president of product development. Valdivia replaces Jerry D. Thomas, who served in that position for the past nine years.


On a Mission to Stop Human Sex Trafficking: Profile on Renee Battle-Brooks

It’s a question she asks herself almost everywhere she goes — to the dry cleaners, grocery store, local mall, a movie theater, and yes, even when she steps onboard a plane. Over the years, the question has evolved into many questions: Is she here? What does she look like? Does she need my help?

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"Hear Their Voices" Event Unites Community Against Human Sex Trafficking

embers of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and representatives from Veronica’s Voice and other community organizations hosted Hear Their Voices on Sept. 9-10, 2017, in Kansas City, Kansas, to offer education for prevention of human sex trafficking and raise support for trafficking survivors.

Adventists in Kansas City Work to Stop Human Trafficking

Ivona Bernard was late, but managed to hear the tale end of the Veronica’s Voice presentation at her local church. She wasn’t even aware of Veronica’s Voice, whose Magdalene KC home in Kansas City, Kansas, is providing safety for survivors of sex trafficking to heal and thrive.

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Andrews University Shares No. 1 National Ranking for Campus Ethnic Diversity in 2018 U.S. News Best Colleges

Earlier this week, the 2018 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings were released, which included Andrews University as one of the country’s most ethnically diverse national universities.


Southern Adventist University Students Plan Hurricane Relief Event

Rain or shine, students of Southern Adventist University will be holding an event on Sept., 17, 2017, from 4-7 p.m., to raise funds and collect cleanup supplies for hurricane victims.