Press Releases

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Adventist Health Launches Breakthrough Move to Promote Community Well-Being

On Oct. 20, 2020, Adventist Health announced the launch of its Well-Being Division. With this far-reaching change, Adventist Health is further demonstrating its commitment to inspire health, wholeness, and hope within the communities it serves. In keeping with its goals, Adventist Health acquired Blue Zones® in early 2020, marking the first step in the creation of its Well-Being Division.

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“God’s Enduring Song of Love” Film Released for Creation Sabbath 2020

The subject of 2020’s Creation Sabbath film, “God’s Enduring Song of Love” is the murmurating of grackles. Each year a short film is produced for Creation Sabbath, designed to draw viewers’ minds to the wonder of God’s creation. These films are for personal viewing and reflection, sharing on social media, and sharing together as a group of worshipers during Creation Sabbath celebrations. This year, Creation Sabbath occurs on October 24.

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Adventist Church and ADRA Gear Into Second Phase of Global Education Campaign

On October 13, 2020, the Seventh-day Adventist Church and its global humanitarian arm, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), announced the second phase of the Every Child. Everywhere. In School. campaign during this year’s global church leadership meetings. The joint initiative will now mobilize government support in countries around the world through the Adventist Church 22-million-plus membership.

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It Is Written Partnership Goes Online for the First Time in 45 Years

Since 1975, hundreds of It Is Written ministry partners have gathered with the It Is Written ministry leadership team at weekend partnership events. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, It Is Written will be conducting most of its 2020 Partnership events virtually for the first time.

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Southern Adventist University President David Smith to Retire in 2021

David Smith has announced that he will retire in May 2021 at the conclusion of his fifth year as president of Southern Adventist University. Smith has a long relationship with the institution, where he began teaching English in 1981, serving 17 years as professor and then department chair.

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Andrews University Releases Daniel/Revelation Bible Study Journal

In what may be a first for Adventist publishing, Andrews University has released a small book containing only the biblical books of Daniel and Revelation, with study notes, in the form of a study journal. More than 5,000 pastors in North America will receive the book during the next few months.

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U.S. Department of Education Awards $483,900 Title Grant to Southwestern Adventist University

Southwestern Adventist University has been awarded a Title V grant by the U.S. Department of Education’s Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program. Over the next five years, SWAU will receive around half a million dollars each year, for a total of just over $2.5 million.

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It Is Written Online Series Answers in Prophecy Set to Begin Later This Week

Starting October 9, Pastor John Bradshaw, speaker/director of It Is Written, will examine what ancient Bible prophecies say about current world events in Answers in Prophecy, an exciting, new virtual evangelism event from It Is Written. Each presentation will livestream starting at 7 p.m. EDT.

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Michael Kruger Named ADRA President

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), the global humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, announced today that its board of directors has unanimously elected Michael Kruger as its new president, effective immediately.

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Guide Magazine Publishes a Special Sharing Issue on the State of the Dead

Guide magazine has produced "Death’s Doom," a 16-page outreach magazine for readers ages 10-14 that uses Guide’s famous storytelling technique along with related sidebars to help kids understand the biblical view of death and the hope we have in a future resurrection.