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Seventh-day Adventist Church Responds to U.S. Supreme Court Employment Decision Impacting Religious Liberty

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today in Bostock v. Clayton, County, Georgia is a landmark decision with far-reaching consequences in the area of civil rights, including religious liberty. In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects individuals from sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination.

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Take Charge of Your Health Online Series to Begin June 22 

It Is Written will hold an online, health-focused evangelistic series called Take Charge of Your Health beginning June 22 at 7 p.m. EDT. The week-long series will feature interviews with medical experts, Bible study of wellness principles, and practical instruction in lifestyle change for health improvement. Registration is free.

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NAD Asks Members to Join in a Special Day of Prayer for Racial Justice and Equality

On Sabbath, June 27, 2020, the leadership of the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is asking its members, churches, ministries, and services to join in a special day of prayer for the deep hurt and frustration that racial injustice and inequity have caused in North America. As the conversations on racism in society and in the church continue to grow, we are urging the 1.2 million church members in the territories of Bermuda, Canada, Guam/Micronesia, and the United States to come together and prayerfully seek God’s guidance and leading in our lives, especially in how we relate to one another, and how we can help stop injustice against people of color.

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"Fathers: The Meaning of Being a Father in Today’s Society" Now Available

Father’s Day in the U.S. falls on June 21 this year, and Fathers: The Meaning of Being a Father in Today’s Society is now available at, just in time to save dad from yet another golf trinket or pair of wild socks. Fathers is a captivating 320-page collection of insights, scientific findings, and sound logical inferences revealed through 14 personal stories that celebrate the metamorphosis of a man becoming a father.

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North American Division Releases a Practical Guide to Digital Discipleship & Evangelism

The North American Division (NAD) recently released its first guide to digital discipleship and evangelism. The Digital Discipleship and Evangelism Guidebook is a practical guide for outreach, community service, growth, and evangelism for conferences, local churches, and personal ministries.

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Réaction de la Division nord-américaine [DNA] après les morts et les troubles raciaux aux USA

L’église adventiste du septième jour en Amérique du nord souhaite réagir suite aux meurtres tragiques d’Ahmaud Arbey en Géorgie, de Breonna Taylor dans le Kentucky, de George Floyd dans le Minnesota, et aux autres événements récents qui rendent clairement compte du fossé racial qui détruit la qualité de vie de tant de gens, ainsi que la structure même de notre société démocratique. En tant que chrétiens, nous condamnons de tels actes de haine et de violence, et nous demandons que justice soit rendue pour les victimes et leurs familles.

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Respuesta de la NAD ante las muertes recientes y agitación racial en los EE.UU.

La Iglesia Adventista del Séptimo Día en América del Norte está respondiendo a los trágicos asesinatos de Ahmaud Arbery en Georgia, Breonna Taylor en Kentucky, George Floyd en Minnesota y otros eventos recientes que demuestran claramente la brecha racial que destruye la calidad de vida para tantos y el tejido mismo de nuestra sociedad democrática. Como cristianos, condenamos tales acciones de odio y violencia y pedimos que se haga justicia para las víctimas y sus familias.

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NAD Issues Response to Recent Deaths and Racial Turmoil

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America is responding to the tragic killings of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, Breonna Taylor in Kentucky, George Floyd in Minnesota, and other recent events that clearly document the racial divide destroying the quality of life for so many and the very fabric of our democratic society. As Christians we condemn such actions of hate and violence and call for justice to be served for the victims and their families.

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NAD President to Retire July 1; Replacement Process Defined

Daniel R. Jackson, president of the North American Division of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (NAD) and his wife Donna, have announced their intent to retire, effective July 1, 2020. With the postponement of the 2020 General Conference (GC) Session, NAD administration has worked with GC leadership to establish a clear process for the election of the new NAD president in July 2020.

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La Sierra University’s Zapara School of Business Achieves Key Milestone Toward International Accreditation

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) initial accreditation committee reviewed and accepted the initial self-evaluation report of La Sierra University’s Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business. AACSB is considered the global gold standard in business school accreditation.