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Adventists ‘Most Racially Diverse Religious Group in U.S.’

Story by Andrew McChesney and Marcos Paseggi, Adventist Review

Adventist leaders say the Pew findings reflect the church’s mission to prepare all people for Jesus’ return.

Don’t worry if you happen to walk into a Seventh-day Adventist church in the United States where English is not the first language of choice. Chances are you are worshiping in one of the increasingly typical Adventist congregations across the country.  READ MORE

Blue Mountain Elementary Will Open Again

Story by Tamyra Horst / Photos by Rick Bianco

On Thursday, July 9 at approximately 6:45 p.m., a powerful storm struck Pennsylvania Conference’s Blue Mountain Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School (BME) in Hamburg, Pa., taking off the roof, destroying the gym and knocking down several walls of the 46 year old brick structure. Rachel Wardecke, principal, was alone in the building at the time. Shaken, but not seriously injured, Rachel immediately told reporters, “Our school will open again.”  READ MORE

Clarification on the Roles of Women in Ministry

By the Communication Department of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists

Clarification of the vote on Women’s Ordination, Elder Daniel Jackson has modified the original statement released this afternoon.

General Conference President Elder Ted Wilson has requested that each division president of the 13 world regions, clarify the meaning of the vote taken on Wednesday, July 8, 2015. READ MORE

North American Division Response to GC Session Vote on Women’s Ordination

By the Communication Department of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists

The North American Division (NAD) of Seventh-day Adventists acknowledges the vote that took place earlier today at the 60th General Conference Session, not allowing for regional accommodation of those world regions asking to allow for the ordination of women. After much prayerful study and discussion, the delegates voted 1381-977 to not pass the motion on the session floor.  READ MORE