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North American Division Administration Issues Statement on Uvalde, Texas, School Shooting

We mourn with and pray for those whose lives have been irrevocably changed when a gunman opened fire yesterday at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 students and two adults. This marks the deadliest school shooting in the state's history and our hearts cry out in anguish and anger against this evil act.

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The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America Issues Joint Statement on Shooting in Buffalo, New York

Members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church family mourn all loss of life, but especially cry out against mass violence such as what took place this past weekend in Buffalo, New York.

Bible Commentary

Andrews University to Run Bookstore During GC Session in St. Louis

Andrews University will partner with other organizations to set up a small Adventist book shop in St. Louis, Missouri, to serve international delegates at the 61st Seventh-day Adventist General Conference Session in June, said president Andrea Luxton. Luxton said that the primary purpose of Andrews’ participation in the book shop is to introduce the new “Andrews Bible Commentary” to the world church.

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Return to Palau Film, Which Tells the Tragic Story of a Young Missionary Family, to be Screened at the International Christian Film Festival

"Return to Palau," the story of a young, Seventh-day Adventist missionary family that moves to the idyllic island nation of Palau and suffers a shocking tragedy, will be screened at the International Christian Film Festival in Orlando, Florida, on Friday, May 6, 2022.

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Breath of Life Television Ministries to Air Easter Special on ABC

On Easter Sunday,  April 17, 2022, Breath of Life Television Ministries, in conjunction with the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission, will air an Easter special on ABC television stations across the United States. The theme for the special is “A Living Hope.”

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Hope Channel Premieres NAD Stewardship’s Family Film “The Mysterious Note”

​​​​​​​"The Mysterious Note" had its Hope Channel premiere on April 4, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. ET, with more showings scheduled later in the month. The film looks to teach parents and kids what it means to be a good steward of the things God has entrusted them with.


Washington Adventist University Partners with Local Laurel College Center to Expand Educational Pathways

Howard Community College (HCC) and Prince George’s Community College (PGCC), both in nearby Maryland counties, announced in March 2022 a partnership with Washington Adventist University to expand access to bachelor’s degree programs at Laurel College Center. Founded by HCC and PGCC, Laurel College Center is a Maryland regional higher education center that serves students seeking associate and bachelor’s degrees.

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AdventHealth to Rename Four Chicago-Area Hospitals

AdventHealth, one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems, will rename AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks, AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center La Grange as it completes the unwinding of its AMITA Health partnership.

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Sonscreen Film Festival Returns to In-Person Event After Two Years, Features “Encounters” World Premiere

April 7-9, 2022, will mark will the first in-person Sonscreen Film Festival since 2019. Students from colleges around the North American Division will gather at the newly completed Loma Linda University Church complex in California for three days of film screenings, educational opportunities, and professional connections.

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South Central Conference Stands with Oakwood Adventist Academy

The South Central Conference administration applauds the young men of the Oakwood Adventist Academy basketball team for their recent stand to not play a state regional tournament game scheduled during the Sabbath hours. The conference administration is thrilled to see faith lived out in the lives of its members.