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North American Division Votes Response to Unity in Mission Document

SILVER SPRING - The North American Division Executive Committee at its 2016 Year-end Meeting voted a response to the General Conference “Unity in Mission” document, authorizing the

"Opened Eyes"-- A Sabbath Sermon for Troubled Times

SILVER SPRING - During Sabbath worship at the North American Division Year-end Meeting, Division President Daniel R.

Daniel Jackson to NAD Executive Committee: All Are Needed, All Are Wanted

The North American Division Year-end Meeting began Thursday afternoon with a message of inclusion from Division President Daniel R. Jackson.

NAD Executive Committee Votes to Ask General Conference to Recognize Dr. Sandra Roberts

SILVER SPRING - During a lengthy and emotional discussion of the General Conference's "Unity in Mission" document, voted at the 2016 General Conference Annual Council meeting two weeks ago, the North American Division (NAD) voted a statement asking the General Conference to officially recognize Dr. Sandra Roberts, president of the Southeastern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. The vote was taken on day two of the 2016 NAD Year-end Meeting.

Facing Legal Proceedings, Paul Charles Works to Clear His Name

Paul Charles, who for several months has been denying charges of fraud concerning his academic qualifications (earned degrees), has reported to his superiors that he has completed a Bachelor of Theology degree from the South African Theological Seminary (SATS) in less than six months. According to the seminary, which provides degrees exclusively online, the BTh program normally takes anywhere from three to seven years to complete.

River Plate Adventist University President Resigns Amid Smuggling Scandal

Amid an ongoing smuggling scandal involving administrators at River Plate Adventist University (Universidad Adventista del Plata) in Entre Rios Argentina, University President Oscar Ramos has resigned his position, Spectrum has learned. In a meeting of the Argentina Union Conference's leadership on Sunday, October 9, the news of Ramos' resignation was announced.

Walla Walla University School of Theology Issues Statement on General Conference Unity Document

The faculty of the Walla Walla University School of Theology have issued a statement concerning the General Conference's "unity" document.

General Conference Outlines Proposed Plan of Action for Unions that Ordain Women

The communication staff of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists have released a document detailing a proposed plan of action for denominational entities characterized as having "gone outside of voted church policy by ordaining women." In the

Loma Linda University School of Religion Faculty Vote Unanimous Support for Seminary Response to "Unity" Document

In response to the General Conference document, “A Study of Church Governance and Unity,” the Loma Linda University School of Religion faculty today voted their unanimous support to the statement released by the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary on September 30, 2016.

That statement reads as follows:

Andrews Seminary to General Conference: Further Discussion of "Unity" Document Needed

Members of the faculty of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University have called on the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists to engage the Adventist Church in wider dialogue concerning the recently released "unity" document.

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