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With Religious Freedom Under Threat, Is There a Way Forward?

Seventh-day Adventist advocates are working to protect this vital human right within a culture that has grown skeptical of many religious freedom claims. 


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A New Commandment

While on earth, Jesus gave His disciples a “new” commandment to “love one another” just as He loved them. He invites us to live a life that faithfully points to and mirrors Him.


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Legacy, Leadership, and New Initiatives

The final morning business session of the North American Division 2019 Year-end Meeting (YEM) primarily focused on pension benefits provided to employees by the represented entities of the territory, including the division and all its unions, conferences, schools, mission fields and independent ministries. Delegates also heard numerous reports from various departments, entities, and ministries.


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It Is Written Ministries Opens New Headquarters

On Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, more than 500 community members, pastors, church officials, and workers gathered for the grand opening of the new It Is Written headquarters in Collegedale, Tennessee. The event was live-streamed on It Is Written’s Facebook page and featured a dedication, a ribbon cutting, ministry tours, giveaways, and refreshments.


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Adventist Communicators Meet for Professional Development, Inspiration, and Networking Opportunities in Albuquerque

Just a few days after the annual Albuquerque Balloon Festival in New Mexico, more than 200 seasoned communication professionals, college and university students, and volunteers from across North America gathered on October 17-19, 2019, for the Society of Adventist Communicators convention. The participants attended communication workshops, a special AdventHealth rebrand session, area media tours, worship services, networking meals, and a screening of episodes from a Sonscreen Films adapted Web series.


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At the Conscience and Justice Council Conference, Church Leaders Emphasize Connecting with Those Marginalized

Public Affairs and Religious Liberty representatives from regional conferences met Sept. 25-29, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia, for their annual conference to examine issues surrounding the theme, “Faith, Community and Community.” Speakers sought to inspire the audience of 200 to take the church’s message of hope and wholeness, and make a meaningful difference in their communities.


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Southern Adventist University Creates Distance Education Classroom for the Cuba Adventist Theological Seminary

Southern helped the Cuba Adventist Theological Seminary become one of the most technologically advanced colleges in Cuba by creating a distance education classroom through funds donated to the Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists – allowing the seminary to offer three master’s degrees.


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At AIM, the Great Commission Goes Digital

Adventist Information Ministry, the North American Division Evangelistic Contact Center, has been a hub of connection to our church since 1982. This has primarily been through our media broadcast ministries placing 1-800 phone numbers on the screen or in their audio. Now in 2019, the North American Division has invested in new technology, through AIM, to add TEXT and CHAT to its legacy VOICE services.