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Better Together: A New Strategy in the Fight for International Religious Freedom

Dwayne Leslie | Posted 06.16.2016 | Religion
Dwayne Leslie

It's a hotly debated question in certain corners: What is the most oppressed group around the world - Christians? Jews? Muslims? Hindus? Buddhists? Or how about atheists?

La Sierra University Mishandled This Case of Sexual Assault

Nina Flores | Posted 05.12.2016 | College
Nina Flores

La Sierra, a small Seventh-Day Adventist university in Riverside, California, is the latest school to face complaints from students that the institution and administrators are not following Title IX guidelines, and are not meeting Clery Act requirements.

The Vegetarian Butcher Shop Around the Corner

Whitny Braun | Posted 05.09.2016 | Impact
Whitny Braun

The butcher shop is a ubiquitous element of modern life. No longer do we hunt for our dinners in the wild. Instead we visit the sanitized meat store...

A Nostalgic Recipe For Everyone Who Misses Nuteena

Whitny Braun | Posted 04.08.2016 | Taste
Whitny Braun

Nuteena was one of the many products, along with Wham, Tuno, FriChick and Big Franks that were marketed to Seventh-day Adventists (who are typically culturally vegetarian) and vegetarians and vegans as a whole from the late 19th century onward.

Meat Analogues: Just Like Your Adventist Mother Used to Make

Whitny Braun | Posted 04.06.2016 | Religion
Whitny Braun

Wham. Nuti-Loaf. Choplets. FriChik. If you grew up Seventh-day Adventist then you are no stranger to these names. If you did not grow up in and aro...

Pathfinders: The Seventh-day Adventist Church's Alternative to the Scouts

Whitny Braun | Posted 03.31.2016 | Religion
Whitny Braun

Chances are if you grew up as a Seventh-day Adventist you were never a Boy Scout or a Girl Scout. But that doesn't mean you can't tie a bowline or start a fire without matches with the best of 'em. Why? Because Seventh-day Adventists created their own organization to train children in the art of camping, marching in formation and making arts and crafts and they called... the Pathfinders.

'Conscientious Collaboration': It's a Thing

Ronit Y. Stahl | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics
Ronit Y. Stahl

Last week's oral arguments in Zubik v. Burwell, the consolidated cases about the application of the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate to religious non-profits, ended with a zinger.

William Miller: The Other Farmer from Upstate New York Who Spawned a Major Religious Movement

Whitny Braun | Posted 03.21.2016 | Religion
Whitny Braun

If you were raised in the Seventh-day Adventist Church like I was then there is a strong possibility that you experienced some permutation of the following question, "Adventists... same as Mormons, right?"

"Seventh-day Adventism...its that weird religion..."

Whitny Braun | Posted 03.14.2016 | Religion
Whitny Braun

I was standing in line at Starbucks this last week where I overheard two fellow patrons discussing presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson's decision to...

How a Seventh-day Adventist Leader Redeemed His Ministry After a Sudden Exit

Mark A. Kellner | Posted 12.28.2015 | Religion
Mark A. Kellner

There is today sadness in many corners of the Seventh-day Adventist community as word spreads of Folkenberg's passing; he now awaits the resurrection to life eternal, as the church's doctrine teaches.

The Rise of Ben Carson

Kevin Price | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics
Kevin Price

The famed neurosurgeon is also a best-selling author and has long been a conservative favorite. On paper, he appears to be the ideal candidate for high office. However, he is not presidential timber for both obvious and less than obvious reasons.

Republican Presidential Candidates Project the United States Poorly

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 10.16.2015 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

The United States is a home of knowledge. It is a nation of teachers, managers, lawyers, journalists, accountants, software developers, physicians, technology innovators, and skilled workers in all fields of life.

Open Letter to Ben Carson From Fellow Seventh-day Adventist: Stop the Islamophobia

Geoffrey Nelson-Blake | Posted 10.09.2015 | Religion
Geoffrey Nelson-Blake

As a presidential candidate with a public platform it's puzzling that, in addition to calling out a marginalized religious community, you would be singling these issues out in another faith group and failing to call out discrimination within your own.

After Kim Davis, A New Way Forward for Religious Freedom?

Dwayne Leslie | Posted 09.21.2015 | Religion
Dwayne Leslie

No matter what your particular religious or political views, I suspect everyone who watched the spectacle surrounding Ms. Davis' release from jail last week experienced some kind of strong emotion, whether it was empathy or outrage.

A Headscarf, Religious Belief, a Supreme Court Decision, and You

Dwayne Leslie | Posted 06.04.2016 | Religion
Dwayne Leslie

The Seventh-day Adventist Church -- with a more than century-long track record of defending religious freedom and the rights of religious minorities -- early on recognized the critical religious liberty implications central to this case.

5 Faith Facts About Presidential Candidate Ben Carson

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 05.06.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon once best known for separating conjoined baby twins, announced Monday (May 4) that he will pursue the Repub...

'Ida' and False Controversy

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.02.2015 | Media
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I would like to make a distinction between two terms -- terms that are often used interchangeably, but in actuality, while connected in some ways, stand as unique and separate from one another. The terms are "patriot" and "nationalist."

Abercrombie & Fitch, The Supreme Court and You

Dwayne Leslie | Posted 04.27.2015 | Religion
Dwayne Leslie

The Seventh-day Adventist church and those diverse organizations who joined our amicus brief hope and pray that the Supreme Court strikes down the Tenth Circuit Court's unreasonable ruling that the burden is on a job applicant to ask for a religious exemption for rules he or she doesn't even know exist.

Religious Freedom 2014: The Year in Review

Dwayne Leslie | Posted 03.10.2015 | Religion
Dwayne Leslie

Unfortunately, however, those of us who spend our professional lives monitoring religious freedom developments -- and fighting to protect those freedoms -- see the other side of the coin.

Seventh-Day Adventists To Vote On Women's Ordination In 2015

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 10.19.2014 | Religion

SILVER SPRING, Md. (RNS) Seventh-day Adventists opted for a middle-way approach on the divisive issue of women’s ordination on Tuesday (Oct. 14), ki...

Why We Must Resist the Impulse of "On to the Next Thing"

Dwayne Leslie | Posted 12.10.2014 | Religion
Dwayne Leslie

The reality is that the world is a big place and evil lurks in many corners. It's hard to find the emotional bandwidth to care about each and every new report concerning religious persecution in one foreign nation or another.

Members Of This Religion Live 10 Years Longer Than Most Americans

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 07.31.2014 | Religion

Statistics have shown that religion makes people happier, but it turns out it can help you live longer, too. In an attempt to "reverse engineer lon...

While Americans Debate Impact of Hobby Lobby Ruling, Religious Persecution Mounts Worldwide

Dwayne Leslie | Posted 09.09.2014 | Religion
Dwayne Leslie

While we here in America continue the Hobby Lobby debate, there are religious freedom matters with serious life and death consequences elsewhere in the world right now, today, which also deserve your attention.

Dr. Ben Carson Was My Hero

Eliel Cruz | Posted 07.12.2014 | Religion
Eliel Cruz

Dr. Ben Carson, I'm a bisexual Seventh-day Adventist, and I currently attend the Seventh-day Adventist Church flagship institution, Andrews University. I want you to know that LGBT people are human. We are not a theoretical subject you can wish away.

It's Time for the Senate to Support the Religious Freedom Envoy to Middle East, Central Asia

Dwayne Leslie | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Dwayne Leslie

It seemed like a simple, symbolic piece of legislation that elected officials of all political affiliations could quickly agree on, right? After all, who could be opposed to a special envoy dedicated to protecting the rights of religious minorities in some of the most troubled regions of the world?