Press Releases

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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.

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School of Journalism and Communication Invites High School Students to Virtual Summer Camp 

The School of Journalism and Communication (SJC) at Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee, will host a three-day virtual photo/journalism summer boot camp for high school students from June 15 to 17. The workshop, to be held via Zoom, is designed for students interested in photography, writing, videography, social media, or overall storytelling.

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Adventist Camps in the North American Division Provide Summer 2020 Camp Report

Every summer throughout the North American Division, Adventist Camps hosts summer camp evangelism at about 60 camps. With the impact of COVID-19, and the uncertainty of how life will be throughout North America this summer, our camp directors, camp boards, and conference administrators are making hard decisions. As of May 2020, 43 conferences have decided that they will not be able to operate their usual weeks of summer camp this year.

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Seventh-day Adventist Higher Education in North America Issues Statement During COVID-19 Pandemic Closures

Although the current COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our campuses, temporarily transitioning us to remote education, the mission of Seventh-day Adventist higher education remains the same. Driven by passionate care for our students, our faculty and staff are innovating to sustain a quality, whole-person education for the duration of this crisis.

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Adventist Health Acquires Blue Zones as It Plans to Refine the Role of Health Organizations in the U.S.

Adventist Health announced on April 8, 2020, that it has acquired Blue Zones®, a pioneer in taking a systemic and environmental approach to improving the health of entire cities and communities. This revolutionary move by Adventist Health comes at a time when public attention is especially focused on the interconnectedness of our health to that of our friends and neighbors in the face of the coronavirus disease crisis.

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El Liderazgo de la NAD brinda orientación sobre la asistencia financiera del gobierno debido a la crisis de COVID-19

COVID-19 ha tenido un gran impacto emocional y económico en el mundo en los últimos meses. El liderazgo de la División Norteamericana de la Iglesia Adventista del Séptimo Día (NAD, por sus siglas en inglés) está profundamente preocupado por el impacto de la pandemia en sus miembros, iglesias y otras entidades misionales. Con actitud de oración, la intención de la NAD es evaluar todas las opciones que puedan estar disponibles para sostener la misión de la iglesia.

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NAD Leadership Provides Guidance on Government Funding Assistance Due to COVID-19 Crisis

COVID-19 has taken a huge emotional and economic toll upon the world over the past few months. The leadership of the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (NAD) is deeply concerned about the impact of the pandemic upon its members, churches, and other missional entities. It is the prayerful intent of the NAD to evaluate all options that may be available to sustain the mission of the church.

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Breath of Life Takes the Message of the Resurrection to ABC

Breath of Life Television Ministries is bringing the message of Christ's resurrection to living rooms across the country this Sunday, April 12, 2020, as ABC affiliates will broadcast, "The Awakening."