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Milbert Mariano Named Vice President for Academic Administration and Academic Dean of Pacific Union College 

After nearly 25 years of teaching graphic design, 12 of those as department chair, Milbert Mariano has recently been named the Pacific Union College's new vice president for academic administration and academic dean. Mariano fills the role following Nancy Lecourt’s retirement after 40 years at PUC.


Christian Record Offers CREATION Life Resources to Members

Christian Record Services for the Blind has partnered with AdventHealth to offer CREATION Life resources to their members, including a video series and educational materials about whole health principles for the body, mind, and spirit.


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Adventist Philanthropy Leaders Honored at Awards Luncheon

At a recent awards luncheon which closed out the 2014 Conference on Philanthropy, Philanthropic Services for Institutions (PSI) and the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America honored five individuals for their visionary leadership and support of the mission of Adventist Institutions around the world.


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New Audience, New Format for NAD's Fourth "Is This Thing On?"

On May 22, the fourth episode of “Is This Thing On?” broadcast on Facebook and YouTube during the 2019 Adventist Christian Fellowship Institute. Midway through the institute, which ran May 20-25, college and university students from public campuses, as well as some young adult local church members, asked and answered questions during the 90-minute afternoon dialogue with North American Division officers Dan Jackson, president; Alex Bryant, executive secretary; and Randy Robinson, treasurer.


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Is This Thing On? Heads to Berkeley for Fourth Installment

At 4 p.m. PDT/7 p.m. EDT on May 22, 2019, university students from across North America will attend the fourth “Is This Thing On?” (ITTO) live-streamed conversation during the annual Adventist Christian Fellowship Institute. Those gathered will have the opportunity to engage with Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders from the North American Division (NAD) during a 90-minute livestreamed conversation.


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Seventh-day Adventist Church Responds to Equality Act

On Friday, May 17, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act (H.R. 5). The bill, if it were to become law, would extend protection to gay, lesbian and transgender individuals across a broad spectrum of U.S. civil rights laws. This would include employment, housing, public accommodation, and social services. The Seventh-day Adventist Church is concerned that this legislation would further erode the religious liberty of faith communities and their members. This bill makes no allowance for communities or individuals of faith who hold traditional views of marriage and gender. 


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Tennessee Governor Denies Clemency in Adventist Death Row Case

After Tennessee Governor Bill Lee denied clemency to Donnie Edward Johnson on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, the Riverside Chapel Seventh-day Adventist Church has decided to hold a prayer vigil for Johnson, an Adventist on death row for murdering his wife more than 30 years ago. Johnson, who holds Bible studies inside the prison and started a radio program called "What the Bible Says,” is an elder of Riverside Chapel, and a part of the church’s prison ministry.


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Malcolm Gordon, Former President of the Southern Union Conference, Passes to His Rest

Elder Malcolm Gordon, former president of the Southern Union Conference, passed on Sunday, May 12, 2019, just two days after his 85th birthday. He was living in New Jersey.