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Sonscreen 2018 filmmaker panel

Sonscreen Film Festival Showcases and Celebrates Young Christian Filmmakers

The North American Division (NAD) welcomed 225 student and professional filmmakers and guests to the 2018 Sonscreen Film Festival. The three-day festival, run by the NAD, screened 47 official selections from student filmmakers. The event culminated with an awards ceremony and closing reception, with 11 student films garnering awards.

ACF Philadelphia mission trip March 2018

Young Adult Mission Project Focuses on Three Philadelphia University Campuses

Philadelphia, home to more than 35 institutions of higher learning, recently saw more than 70 young adults from across the North American Division (NAD) gather specifically to reach three of those campuses. On March 1-4, 2018, these campus ministry students focused on reaching out to Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, and Drexel University.

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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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H.M.S. Richards Divinity School Receives 10-Year Re-Accreditation

In February, La Sierra University’s H.M.S. Richards Divinity School received notification that it had been awarded a reaffirmation of its accreditation through March 31, 2028.

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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?”

Walla Walla University

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.

Samantha Grady, Mar 21, 2018 town hall mtg screenshot CNN broadcast

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.

Two predominantly black and white Seventh-day Adventist conferences in Tennessee are seeking ways to worship together.

Predominantly Black and White Seventh-day Adventist Congregations Come Together

At a time of heightened racial discord and tragedy across the country, two predominantly black and white Seventh-day Adventist conferences are seeking ways to worship together.

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Eyes For India Team Brings Sight to the Blind in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh

It Is Written’s Eyes For India team was recently invited to a Hindu temple to open the eyes of blind people. From Jan. 3-17, 2018, the medical team conducted cataract eye surgeries in the remote forest village of Hardiakol, district Barabanki, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state.

Gael Murray scoops soup to serve hungry residents of Baltimore, Maryland during Global Youth Day on Saturday, March 17

Baltimore Is Dished a Serving of Compassion Through Homemade Soup

“Just as soon as I took the lid off the pot, people were standing waiting to be served,” said Gael Murray, administrative assistant for North American Division Youth Ministries, who distributed soup during Global Youth Day on Saturday, March 17. Global Youth Day is an annual day of outreach designed for youth and young adults to “Be the Sermon” by performing acts of compassion in their communities.