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The following statement represents the majority view of the North Pacific Union Conference executive committee, which voted 34-2 for approval at its regular meeting on November 14, 2018, in College Place, Washington.

The Pacific Union Conference Executive Committee confirmed its continuing support of the North American Division in its opposition to the “Compliance Document” in a statement that was released on the afternoon of November 15, 2018. It also took an action affirming tithe parity, as discussed at the NAD Year-end meetings.

The Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and Adventist Health have released updates regarding the damage done by the Camp Fire and how to help in the aftermath.

In this week’s news round-up, Andrews signs agreement with Ghana ambassador, an LLUH School of Medicine grad reflects on mending soldiers in WWII, Pacific Union College ranks second on PayScale, an LLU study shows improvement for autistic children given high concentration of dark chocolate, and an Adventist is re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

The South Pacific Division (SPD) began its year-end meetings on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, with a unanimously voted motion regarding women in ministry and a request that the GC “place on the GC 2020 Session agenda an action item on the ordination of women in light of the missional needs of some areas of the world church.”

In 1891, the 63-year-old prophet broke her silence on race in America and kept on talking about it, making it one of her highest priorities for nearly twenty years thereafter.

This week the world looks back 100 years to Armistice Day 1918 and the end of WWI. Yet reflecting — and looking forwards — provides a paradox for Seventh-day Adventist Christians.

In this week’s Adventist news round-up, Adventist Health Feather River Hospital was evacuated and multiple media outlets report destroyed in massive California fire, a fired Muslim is awarded $3.2 million in discrimination suit against Loma Linda University Medical Center, Adventist Church denied recognition in Ukraine, Adventists challenge Nigerian government over Saturday voting, U.S. Supreme Court case filed in Walgreens firing of Adventist employee, Atlantic Natural Foods introduces new plant-based meals in U.S. and U.K., and new Glendale Adventist Academy principal hails from Nigeria.

As a faith community that convenes in public worship and service, we call on our national and local leaders to do better at keeping the rights of individuals secure by ending the threat that weapons of mass murder pose to all.

On the last day of the North American Division Year-end Meetings, an hour was set aside to discuss the statement of how the Division would officially respond to the General Conference’s recently approved process regarding non-compliance with General Conference actions.