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Registration Now Open for the 2016 Adventist Forum Conference

Registration is now open for the 2016 Adventist Forum annual conference, titled Non-violence and the Atonement. It will take place September 16-18 at the Doubletree Washington D.C. in Silver Spring, Maryland. 

Adventist Congregations on Both Coasts Reach out to LGBT Communities after Orlando Shooting

Seventh-day Adventist congregations in Florida and California have reached out to LGBT+ communities in the wake of yesterday's massacre at the Pulse gay club in Orlando, Florida. The shooting claimed the lives of fifty people and wounded fifty-three more.

The Forest Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church in Apopka, Florida, under the leadership of Senior Pastor Geoff Paterson, announced on Facebook that it would hold free funeral services for any of the victims of the shooting. The announcement said,

Netherlands Union Conference Votes 88 to 76 to Continue Ordaining Women

In a specially convened session, the Netherlands Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (NUC) has voted down a measure that would have rescinded the union's May 30th, 2013 vote in favor of ordaining women.

UPDATED: Paul Ratsara Steps Down, GC Accepts Resignation as Unisa Begins Investigating Doctorate

Paul Ratsara, president of the Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division of Seventh-day Adventists (SID) has officially resigned the presidency amid a cloud of controversy over falsified academic qualifications. Ratsara has served as president of SID since 2005, before which he was the division’s executive secretary.

Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division President Paul Ratsara Offers Resignation Amid Academic Qualifications Scandal

Paul S. Ratsara, president of the Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division of Seventh-day Adventists (SID), has offered his resignation as division president amid an ongoing scandal involving allegations of fraudulent doctoral qualifications. General Conference President Ted N. C.

Understanding La Sierra University's Messy Title IX Implementation

On Thursday evening, May 5, La Sierra University students, alumni, faculty, staff and trustees filled the Troesch Conference Center for a town hall meeting between university leaders and students.

In 2000 Dispute, Paul Charles Accused Adventist Church of Bias, Unfair Labor Practice

The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists has confirmed in a communique sent to leaders of the denomination's thirteen divisions that Paul Charles, accused by church members in the Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division (SID) of falsifying his academic qualifications, has declined a call to serve as Associate Director of Communication for the General Conference.

'Sanctuary for Conversation' Helps Churches Constructively Address LGBT+ Issues

A new resource is available to congregations seeking constructive ways to address LGBT+ issues. Open Dialogue Resources, the publisher of “A Sanctuary for Conversation: Living, Loving and Learning” materials and workshops, fills a growing need for churches that want to begin discussion of the range sexual identities, but may be unsure how to proceed.

Pacific Union College Psychology Professor Greg Schneider Resigns as Department Chair

Dr. Greg Schneider, Chair of Pacific Union College's Psychology Department, has confirmed that yesterday afternoon he submitted to the Academic Dean his letter of resignation as department chair. Of the department's of the six faculty in the department in fall 2013, only one would remain. Four have resigned or retired within the last two years, protesting what is regarded as the college administration's curtailing of academic freedom.

Protest and Consequences at Pacific Union College

A student demonstration made its way across the campus at Pacific Union College today ending at the President’s Office where President Heather Knight met with the students. She praised them for their peaceful march and prayed with them for the college.

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