Mega Clinic in West Virginia Provides Free Care to 1,700. "Your Best Pathway to Health," a free, Seventh-day Adventist—sponsored, “pop up” mega clinic in Beckley, West Virginia, treated the more than 1,700 people during a three-day clinic. Over 730 volunteers helped run the clinic, providing an estimated $6.5 million in free services.
Adventist, Methodist and Muslim Leaders Promote Reconciliation in Tennessee. In Chattanooga, Tennessee, four faith leaders, have directed candlelight vigils and prayer services, not only for their own congregations but for the whole city after a 24-year-old Muslim man raised in Chattanooga gunned down five U.S. servicemen last year.
Oakwood University Choir Honors Slain Officer with Song and Walk. The Aeolians, an Oakwood University choir, sang and walked a mile in honor of a Columbus, Ohio, police officer who was killed during a SWAT standoff. Members of the Central Seventh-day Adventist Church brought the choir that was visiting Columbus for a performance. The church and the choir decided to pay tribute by singing the national anthem, offering comfort to the officers who remain. The pastor of Columbus Central, John Boston, is also a Chaplain for the Columbus Police Department.
Decision Not to Give Infant a Heart Generates Controversy. A Washington Post opinion piece about an infant taken off the heart-transplant list at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital prompted a letter to the editor from Loma Linda’s executive director for public affairs. In the opinion article, Chairman of the Special Olympics Timothy P.