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NAD Issues Statement on Chico Adventist Church Baptism

Leaders of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists today issued the following statement in response to the baptism at the Chico Seventh-day Adventist Church of a woman in a same-sex marriage. The baptism received attention as the result of an article in a far-right website. The Church in North America issued its response in a special edition of the NAD NewsPoints bulletin via email and the NAD website. The statement follows in its entirety.

'Outspoken' Short Film Series Celebrates Voices and Contributions of LGBT+ Adventists

Daneen Akers and Stephen Eyer today released the first installment of a new ten-part series of short documentaries called “Outspoken” that features stories of LGBT+ Adventists. This is the third major project for the husband-and-wife team dealing with the intersection of sexuality, gender and the Adventist faith.

News Headlines: Zimbabwe Robbers Apprehended, Adventist Church Property Recovered (and More!)

Zimbabwe Robbers Apprehended, Adventist Church Property Recovered. Four armed robbers, who allegedly killed a security guard at the Seventh-day Adventist church and primary school in Bulawayo’s Pelandaba suburb, appeared in court.  The four stole three laptops, five t-shirts, and nearly $300.

North American Division Responds to Québec Mosque Shooting

The North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists has joined world leaders by releasing a statement today offering "deepest condolences" in response to the shooting of six Muslim men at a mosque in Québec, Canada.

Union Conference Presidents Declare the Basis for Their Unity

When the union conference presidents were summoned to a meeting at the General Conference on January 19 to discuss the governance issue surrounding women’s ordination, they spoke in a united voice of their support of women’s ordination while acknowledging “a significant minority of members who oppose ordaining women.”

News Headlines: Adventist School Guard Killed by Robbers in Zimbabwe (and more headlines)

Zimbabwe: Adventist School Security Guard Killed by Robbers. Buton Skalongo, a night guard, died after being attacked by four gang members during a robbery at the Pelandaba Seventh-day Adventist Primary School in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. His colleague Vusa Tshuma survived the attack. The men broke into the adjacent school and church near midnight,  brutalized the two guards, tied them with ropes, and left them in a passage. The armed robbers escaped unnoticed after stealing $200 and two laptops from the school guard room and the church safe.

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.

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