It is Time to Talk, Part 1: Does the Bible Call for Racial Integration?

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Popular Press

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Race, Regional Conferences, Unity


In a conversation with a General Conference leader in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, I learned that one of the topics most frequently referenced by members who contact him in his official capacity is the organizational ethnic segregation that still exists in the church, particularly in North America. Over the last half century, Western societies have sought to eliminate organizational segregation even as they continue to struggle with prejudice and inequities in their social systems. It seems that the time may have come for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America to begin a serious dialogue on this subject.

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The Compass Magazine

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Christian Ministry