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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.
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
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.
By the Communication Department of the North American Division of Seventh-day AdventistsThe 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