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Inter-American

Map of Inter-American Division

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.

In Dominica, ADRA begins rebuilding after Tropical Storm Erika devastation

In Dominica, ADRA begins rebuilding after Tropical Storm Erika devastation

The Adventist Development Relief Agency (ADRA) in Dominica is leading the rebuilding efforts after hundreds of families were left homeless by Tropical Storm Erika last August. Teams of church member...

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In St. Thomas, a new café run by the Adventist Church is attracting dozens of people

In St. Thomas, a new café run by the Adventist Church is attracting dozens of people

A new café opened by Seventh-day Adventist church members in the U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Thomas is becoming a hot spot for dozens of people who visit a popular strip mall on the island. The main...

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Mexican State Governor pledges support for Adventist efforts in religious liberty and social programs

Mexican State Governor pledges support for Adventist efforts in religious liberty and social programs

Human rights and religious freedom were the focus of a meeting last week between Ganoune Diop, the Seventh-day Adventist world church’s religious liberty leader, and Eruviel Ávila Villegas, governor...

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

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

Some 80 Adventist ministers in the Dominican Republic were recently accredited by the Central Electoral Board to officiate civil marriages recognized by the state. The accreditation took place during...

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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

As Jamaica and its two major political parties prepare for general election, which is constitutionally due this year, the president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica is warning political...

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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

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America officially launched its key strategic plans for Public Campus Ministries during a territory-wide congress of more than 700 university students,...

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