Facing Isolation, Adventist Public Officials Form an Association

By Bettina Krause, ANN

An international group of Seventh-day Adventists holding high public office has banded together to form a new association aimed at ending the isolation that its members have experienced as Christians in government service.

The World Adventist Public Officials Association elected Floyd Morris, Senate president of Jamaica, as its first president at an inaugural meeting on the sidelines of the General Conference session in San Antonio, Texas, this month.

Philippine’s ambassador to Papua New Guinea, Bienvenido V. Tejano, was chosen to serve as the association’s secretary, and Damaris Moura Kuo, president of the Religious Liberty Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association’s São Paulo Division, was selected as its public relations officer.

“You are the Esthers, the Josephs, the Daniels of our world,” Adventist Church president Ted N.C. Wilson told the July 8 meeting. “You make a difference in an arena that most of us never touch.”

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