ACCORD – Adventist Christians Committed to Overcoming Racial Division

Posted on June 24, 2010


ACCORD is a ministry of the Florida Hospital Seventh-day Adventist Church in Orlando.  The name is an acronym that stands for “Adventist Christians Committed to Overcoming Racial Division.” It is also a reference to Acts 2:1 that reads, “When the Day of Pentecost had fully come they were all with one accord in one place.”

Our main emphasis is on: (1) integration at the local church and school level, and (2) dissolving BOTH Regional and State Conferences and bringing them together into one unified Conference in each geographic area.

We have three goals: (1) increase awareness of the current racial division within the Seventh-day Adventist Church, (2) deepen the conviction for change, and (3) inspire hope that unity and oneness can become a reality under the workings of the Holy Spirit. [Read More]

The Adventist Church in N. America is currently organized in two primary ways at the local Conference level: (1) State Conferences that can have multi-ethnic administrators, and are bounded by State geography, and (2) Regional Conferences that the North American Division Working Policy states must be “Black-administered.” (WP 2009, p. 49) They are “regional” in the sense that they can span across state lines. [Read More]

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