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North American Division

The Seventh-day Adventist Church was formed in this division in 1863, a region home to freedom of speech and religion.

This division is the largest sender of overseas missionaries and short-term volunteers. NAD sent out nearly half of the denomination’s 1,200 volunteers in 2012.

This division is comprised of Bermuda, Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, the French possession of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Guam, Johnston Island, Marshall Islands, Midway Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, and the United States of America. There are about 1.1 million Seventh-day Adventist members among a population of 345 million.

The division operates a system of more than 850 elementary and secondary schools and 13 colleges and universities. Key institutions include Andrews University in Michigan, Oakwood University in Alabama, and Loma Linda University in California.

Loma Linda operates a medical school, which throughout the church’s history has produced healthcare professionals and missionaries who have served worldwide. Adventist health principles from this division have been documented to increase longevity, as noted in “National Geographic” magazine, reports from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and in the book “Blue Zones.”

Refugee Children’s Summer Camp Leads to Community Learning

Refugee Children’s Summer Camp Leads to Community Learning

Every summer, Adventist Muslim Friendship Association (AMFA), a North American Division-based initiative located near Chattanooga, Tennessee, provides a summer school for children of refugee families...

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G. Alexander Bryant Named North American Division President

G. Alexander Bryant Named North American Division President

On July 9, 2020, the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s General Conference Executive Committee met virtually to receive the name of G. Alexander Bryant, the recommendation for division president, from...

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Closing Down or Opening Up?

Closing Down or Opening Up?

Literature evangelists (LEs) are facing unusual challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. While these challenges appear daunting, the pandemic has also provided some unique opportunities. Even when...

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Scholarships Will Support Black and Hispanic Psychology Students

Scholarships Will Support Black and Hispanic Psychology Students

Loma Linda University’s School of Behavioral Health will be distributing US$2.97 million in scholarship funds to students in the Department of Psychology during the coming five years, following...

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Hundreds of Minneapolis youth march for justice and healing

Hundreds of Minneapolis youth march for justice and healing

On Saturday, June 20, 2020, hundreds of youth and young adults took to the streets of Minneapolis, Minnesota, with “A Cry for Justice and Healing,” an outreach event aimed at rebuilding the city and...

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Understanding Daniel and Revelation: An Interview with Mark Finley

Understanding Daniel and Revelation: An Interview with Mark Finley

Mark Finley's Understanding Daniel and Revelation have just been released from Pacific Press Publishing Association. Finley has conducted evangelistic meetings around the world — and on just about...

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