Press Releases

NARLA summit 2019

Upcoming Religious Liberty Summit Described as "Exceptional Opportunity"

The NARLA Religious Liberty Summit, to be held on May 17-20, in metro-D.C. area, will be an exceptional opportunity. Religious liberty advocacy training, domestic and international issues briefings, and legislative and judicial updates will be offered, and this year the event is also host to the U.S. Department of Justice’s timely workshop “Protecting Places of Worship Through Education and Dialogue.”

Paul Musafili

Adventist Church in Canada Elects New Treasurer and Undertreasurer

On Sunday, March 3, 2019, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada (SDACC) Board of Directors elected Paul Musafili as its new treasurer and Rose Jacinto to serve as undertreasurer. Musafili will take over the position held by Ulysses Guarin, and Jacinto will fill the position vacated by Musafili.

Summerville Adventist Church Touch 10K Challenge

On Touch 10K Day, Adventists Aim to Pray with 100,000 People in Cities Across the U.S.

Message magazine is partnering with regional conference Personal Ministries directors and leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Touch 10K Challenge to impact the lives of 100,000 people in major cities across the United States. On Sabbath, May 4, 2019, members from Seventh-day Adventist churches will take to the streets in urban areas to touch the lives of people with prayer and a special edition of Message.

NAD Headquarters building in Columbia, Md.

North American Division Leadership Issues Statement Against Violence in Christchurch Mosques

The leadership of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America is shocked and saddened by the recent violence that took the lives of 50 worshippers as they celebrated their Friday prayers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. What should have been a quiet time in worship quickly transformed into a time of despair, fear, and pain. Our prayers go out to all those impacted by this senseless act of hate.

Ignite Indiana pre GC Session 2020

Something Big Is About to Happen in Indiana

In 18 months, Indianapolis, Indiana, will be the site for the General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, bringing more than 100,000 people from some 200 countries to the city. Starting in late June 2020, the Adventist Church will conduct its quinquennial world business session at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium. To prepare for this massive event, the Indiana Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, headquartered in Carmel, has begun a series of evangelism trainings.

NAD Headquarters building in Columbia, Md.

North American Division Responds to False Claim

The leadership of the North American Division values all its members and appreciates the various views they hold on the issues that face our church. But we are troubled by a recent series of false accusations made in articles published by a lay-operated website.

Pacific Press building

AdventistBookCenter.Com Celebrates 20 Years

This year,, one of the first online e-commerce sites developed by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Today, people from more than 165 countries around the world shop online here for Adventist books, sharing materials, Sabbath School supplies, music, DVDs, etc.


The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America Issues Joint Statement on Thousand Oaks, California, Shooting

Members of the Seventh-day Adventist church family mourn all loss of life, but especially cry out against mass violence such as took place last night in Thousand Oaks, California, very close to our headquarters for the western United States, the Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

NAD headquarters building in Columbia, Md.

NAD Issues Statement on Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America is deeply saddened and troubled by the shooting that took place during Sabbath services at a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 27, 2018, where 11 people lost their lives and four more were injured. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those killed, and to all our Jewish brothers and sisters.

NAD Headquarters building in Columbia, Md.

A Message to the North American Division Women Clergy

In a note to the women clergy in the North American Division, the NAD officers affirm the role of women in ministry, and reiterate that female pastors and chaplains are needed, valued, and appreciated.