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General Conference, NAD Joint Statement Follows Closed-door Meeting

Leaders of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists held a closed-door meeting yesterday with union presidents from the North American Division. The meeting was the first step in a five-part action plan created by the General Conference for dealing with what it views as instances of policy non-compliance.

General Conference Meets with Union Presidents (and Timeline of Key Events Since San Antonio)

General Conference leaders met today with union conference presidents from within the North American Division. The meeting, convened by General Conference President Ted N. C. Wilson, is the first step in a five-part procedure the GC is characterizing as a process of reconciliation.

News Headlines: Denver Adventists Join MLK Interfaith Commemoration (and More!)

Denver Adventists Join MLK Interfaith Commemoration. Park Hill’s Seventh-day Adventist Church hosted an interfaith commemoration of the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.  With King's birthday falling just five days before the inauguration, the speakers examined his legacy in the context of the upcoming presidential transition. Mayor Michael Hancock, state Sen. Rhonda Fields, Bishop Acen Phillips, and former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb spoke of the civil rights movement in Denver and the importance of the city’s churches in that struggle.

Michael Chamberlain Memorial: Time to Say Sorry to a Decent Man

The memorial service for an Avondale alumnus at the center of one of Australia’s most publicised legal cases may lead to a formal apology for wrongful conviction. Michael Chamberlain and then wife Lindy were charged—she with murder, he with being an accessory after the fact—and convicted after the disappearance of their nine-week-old daughter, Azaria, at Uluru on August 17, 1980. They were exonerated in 1988. Twenty-four years later, a fourth—and final—coroner’s inquest found the cause of death: Azaria had been attacked and taken by a dingo.

Michael Chamberlain, Who Lost Daughter to a Dingo, Dies at 72

Michael Chamberlain, a former Seventh-day Adventist pastor who with his then wife Lindy waged a decades-long battle to prove their baby daughter Azaria was killed by a dingo, died f

Shirley Neil Pettis, Former U.S. Congresswoman, Dies at 92

Shirley Neil Pettis, former U.S. Congresswoman, Dies at 92. Shirley Neil Pettis, former U.S. congresswoman and supporter of Loma Linda University Health, died Saturday, December 31, 2016, in Rancho Mirage, California. She was 92.  She served as one of 19 women among the 435 members of the House of Representatives.

After Golden Globes Shutout, Slim Oscar Prospects for Hacksaw Ridge

On Sunday night, January 8, the Mel Gibson biopic Hacksaw Ridge saw its chances for winning an Academy Award shot down after coming up empty handed at the 74th Golden Globes.

News Headlines: Zimbabwe Hospital Ward Adopted by Adventist Church (and More!)

Hospital Ward in Zimbabwe adopted by Seventh-day Adventist Church. The Seventh-day Adventist Church has adopted a Zimbabwe female ward at Gokwe South District Hospital, one of the biggest district referral centers in the country.  It  registers about 700 births every month.  The church will take complete charge of the running costs.  So far the Church has spent $2,500 on the ward, buying new plates, spoons, and bed covers.

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