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NAD Hosts First Religious Freedom Prayer Breakfast

On Religious Freedom Day (Jan. 16, 2019), local faith and civic leaders gathered at the North American Division headquarters for the NAD’s first Religious Freedom Prayer Breakfast. During the event, those in attendance celebrated the freedoms enjoyed in the United States and prayed for guidance in further fostering and sharing it with others.


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ADRA Awards Adventist Community Services $50,000 to Help Wildfire Survivors in California

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) will provide financial support totaling $50,000 to the Adventist Community Services (ACS) that has been coordinating efforts to help survivors recover from deadly wildfires in of Butte County, California.


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La Sierra University President Announces Plans to Step Down

Randal R. Wisbey, president of La Sierra University since 2007, announced today that he will step down from the presidency on June 30 of this year. In a letter to the university community, President Wisbey shared that the decision was a difficult one.


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2018 Accomplishments — and 2019 Dreams

"No organization can survive without dreams," says Dan Jackson, NAD president. "Our dreams can, when initiated by God and blessed by the work of His Spirit, become realities. In the NAD, we continue to focus on strategic thinking and planning." Jackson shares his thoughts on dreams accomplished in the division in 2018 and hopes for 2019.


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27th Christmas In My Heart Volume Is Author's 100th Book

The recent release of Christmas In My Heart, Volume 27, is a milestone moment for beloved author, Joe Wheeler. This is his 100th book! Wheeler, who has a Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University, is considered to be one of America’s leading short story anthologists. His Christmas stories, with 27 volumes now in the Christmas in My Heart® series, are the ones readers have found most endearing throughout the years.


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Organization Honors Memory of Lucille Byard

On the 75th anniversary of the death of a woman whose mistreatment sparked the formation of regional conferences, an organization is hoping to raise aware and remedy discrimination within the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The Conscience and Justice Council comprised of public affairs and religious liberty leaders in regional conferences and universities across North America issued a proclamation declaring Oct. 30 as Lucille Byard day.


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"The God Squad" from Oakwood University Visits Washington, D.C.

Before sunrise on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, forty excited students and four chaperones embarked on a four-day tour of Washington, D.C., and the surrounding areas to visit law schools and network with congressional officials, senators, and U.S. ambassadors. As ambassadors wherever they went, the History and Political Science students were dubbed “The God Squad” by some D.C. locals during their tour.


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Adventist Church Helps Secure Asylum Status for Iranian Student in the U.S.

An asylum claim submitted by the Seventh-day Adventist Church on behalf of an Iranian student who converted to Adventism in the United States was recently granted, ending a four-year process.