It is Time to Talk, Part 2: Why Racial Integration is so Hard

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Popular Press

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Race, Regional Conferences, Unity


In this series of articles we are exploring some key areas that need to be addressed in any serious discussion about ethnic separation in the Adventist Church. The previous article reviewed the theological debate that speaks to the issue of organizational segregation in the church. Does the Word of God demand integration at all levels of the organization, or does it allow for some form of segregation? In this article we will describe some of the psychological and sociological realities that lead us to naturally segregate ourselves.

Journal Title

The Compass Magazine

First Department

Christian Ministry