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Inter-American

The Inter-American Division (IAD) is comprised of Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and the five northernmost countries of South America. This division reports more than 3.5 million members, making the division the church’s most populous region.

There are roughly 11,000 Adventist churches in this division, which is home to a population of nearly 280 million.

IAD is home to 13 Adventist universities. The region also operates 13 major hospitals, located in Belize, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Venezuela and three in Mexico.

Other major organizations within this division include the Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary, which offers graduate-level religious education to pastors and teachers on the campus of 10 affiliated Adventist universities and seminaries. Adventist Health Services in IAD serves as an association of all the Seventh-day Adventist healthcare institutions in the division.

In an effort to share the gospel throughout the region, IAD overseas nine media centers, seven radio stations and numerous Internet radio ministries.

Southern Mexico's religious liberty forum spotlights local challenges to freedom of belief

Southern Mexico's religious liberty forum spotlights local challenges to freedom of belief

Jul 25, 2011

Seventh-day Adventist Church religious liberty advocates hope last week's religious liberty forum in the Mexican state of Chiapas will improve the...

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Inter-America continues region-wide community prayer focus

Inter-America continues region-wide community prayer focus

Jun 21, 2011

Thousands of Seventh-day Adventist families across Inter-America earlier this month opened their homes to pray for families, neighbors, friends and...

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In Guyana, President Jagdeo commends Adventist community focus

In Guyana, President Jagdeo commends Adventist community focus

Jun 07, 2011

Guyana's national leader last week commended the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South America nation for its community focus. "I wanted to...

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In Mexico, student killed in kidnapping attempt near Adventist university

In Mexico, student killed in kidnapping attempt near Adventist university

May 31, 2011

A Montemorelos University student was shot and killed minutes away from the Northern Mexican school's campus in the evening hours of May 29,...

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In Inter-America, students set aside books for special day of prayer

May 02, 2011

Thousands of books, notebooks and pencils were put away as Seventh-day Adventist Schools across the denomination's Inter-American Division canceled...

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Inter-America's largest Pathfinder camporee concludes with challenge to "conquer giants"

Inter-America's largest Pathfinder camporee concludes with challenge to "conquer giants"

Apr 28, 2011

The Seventh-day Adventist Church's 3rd Pathfinder camporee in the Inter-American Division (IAD) marked the division's largest territory-wide youth...

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