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The Race Summit Committeeconsists of twelve individuals that represent the racial and gender compositions of the North American Division. The administrative team are three: two co-chairs (representing the two largest racial groups), and a secretary, who is the director of the Office of Human Relations. The Committee operates under the following Terms of Reference.

  Terms of Reference & Membership
  Terms of Reference

  Authority/
  Responsibility

 
1
Identify racial barriers within the Church which contribute to distrust and disunity.
    Power to Act.
2
Identify Christian methods of resolving racial conflict and preventing cultural tension through education, love, and diplomacy.
  Power to Act.
3
Identify specific manifestations of racism in the church, (personally, culturally, and institutionally).
  Power to Act.
4
Recommend specific strategies for dismantling racism through consciousness raising, education, advocacy, or activism.
  Power to Act.
5 Recommend a replicable methodology for social change with specific, manageable, and realistic goals that will encourage a new level of unity within the North American Division.     Power to Act.
6 Recommend on-going strategies for improving race relations within the Seventh-day Adventist Church.     Power to Act.

 

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