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If the recent actions of ADCOM are not challenged, no one will be exempt from possible investigative and punitive action. Beyond that, a toxic environment will be created in the church by these new compliance review committees that the GC administration has suggested should be emulated throughout the church organization.

The General Conference Administration has seized upon the ability of ADCOM to create committees as a way to get directly to what GC President Ted Wilson wants to do — punish the Pacific Union and Columbia Union for their constituency session votes approving the ordination of women. In the process, he has created significant tension within ADCOM as well as the church at large.

On September 18, 2018, the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists released two statements concerning its compliance committees and updates to the document to be voted at Annual Council.

Note de la rédaction: Le 12 septembre 2018, le Comité exécutif de la Conférence de l’Union du Pacifique a voté une lettre ouverte au Comité exécutif de la Conférence générale concernant le comité de conformité du GC et les documents devant être votés au Conseil annuel en octobre.

Watch the 50th Anniversary Adventist Forum Conference here.

El 12 de septiembre de 2018, el Comité Ejecutivo de la Conferencia del Sindicato del Pacífico votó una carta abierta al Comité Ejecutivo de la Asociación General con respecto al comité de cumplimiento del CG y los documentos a ser votados en el Concilio Anual en octubre.

The 50th Anniversary Adventist Forum Conference, “Perspectives, Stories, Expectations,” begins today, Friday, September 14, 2018.

On September 12, 2018 the Executive Committee of the Pacific Union Conference voted an open letter to the General Conference Executive Committee in regards to the GC’s compliance committee system.

In the August 1984 issue of Spectrum, Roy Branson wrote a piece entitled “A Church Of, By, and For the People” that was published in the weeks leading up to that year’s Annual Council.

In this week’s news round-up, LLU School of Public Health pays study participants to eat avocados, Pacific Union College protects its forest through conservation easement, LLU child-life program trains Chinese nurses, and prayer at Florida Hospital Ocala judged not a “separation of Church and State” issue.

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