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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 oversees nine media centers, seven radio stations and numerous Internet radio ministries.

Adventist ministers are accredited to officiate civil marriages in Dominican Republic,

Adventist ministers are accredited to officiate civil marriages in Dominican Republic,

Jan 25, 2016

Some 80 Adventist ministers in the Dominican Republic were recently accredited by the Central Electoral Board to officiate civil marriages recognized...

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Adventist leader in Jamaica encourages politicians to use clean rhetoric during an upcoming election season

Adventist leader in Jamaica encourages politicians to use clean rhetoric during an upcoming election season

Jan 14, 2016

As Jamaica and its two major political parties prepare for general election, which is constitutionally due this year, the president of the...

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Inter-America’s Public Campus Ministries launches strategic plans focused on discipleship and missions

Inter-America’s Public Campus Ministries launches strategic plans focused on discipleship and missions

Jan 12, 2016

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America officially launched its key strategic plans for Public Campus Ministries during a territory-wide...

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Nicaragua’s media showcase Adventist Church

Nicaragua’s media showcase Adventist Church

Jan 11, 2016

The Seventh-day Adventist Church took the media spotlight in Nicaragua after more than 2,000 Pathfinders and Adventurers hit the streets to raise...

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In the Dominican Republic, Adventist radio station is nationally recognized for its daily family program

In the Dominican Republic, Adventist radio station is nationally recognized for its daily family program

Jan 11, 2016

The Seventh-day Adventist Church’s radio station was granted a national award by the government of the Dominican Republic last month for its positive...

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Colombian congress honors ADRA for its decades-long contribution to disaster relief and community building

Colombian congress honors ADRA for its decades-long contribution to disaster relief and community building

Dec 07, 2015

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Colombia was honored by the House of Representatives in Colombia for the more than 25 years of...

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