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La Sierra University Film Student’s PBS, NAD Projects Aim for Positive Impact

PBS affiliate KQED inked a distribution deal with Michelle Noland, senior La Sierra University film major, in August for inclusion of her award-winning short film “She Isn’t Here” in the nationwide series, “Film School Shorts.” The film, which is expected to be released in April 2019, explores the anxiety disorder agoraphobia.


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Transforming Worldview(s) Conference: "Biblical Faithfulness in a Pluralistic Age"

From Oct.18–20, 2018, the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary held a worldview symposium that stimulated much discussion. This event was sponsored by the Adventist Theological Society and Biblical Research Institute — the theme was “Transforming Worldview(s): Biblical Faithfulness in a Pluralistic Age.” In addition to the promised academic exploration of the “significance of worldview formation for Adventist identity, theology and mission,” attendees were led to examine their own worldview and its impact on their spirituality and ministry.


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Southwestern Adventist University Nursing Department Receives Grant from Ardmore Institute of Health

Southwestern Adventist University’s Nursing Department is thrilled to announce the approval of a grant from the Ardmore Institute of Health. The grant will give the nursing department an opportunity to develop a whole-person wellness certificate program for student nurses and nurses currently in practice.


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AdventistBookCenter.Com Celebrates 20 Years

This year, AdventistBookCenter.com, one of the first online e-commerce sites developed by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Today, people from more than 165 countries around the world shop online here for Adventist books, sharing materials, Sabbath School supplies, music, DVDs, etc.


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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.


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Renewed Vision of the Society of Adventist Communicators Affirms Professionals and Students

The 29th annual Society of Adventist Communicators convention took place at the North American Division headquarters in Columbia, Maryland, Oct. 18-20, 2018. Nearly 300 professionals and students were inspired to embrace their purpose, serve with passion, and build partnerships with their colleagues.