Seventh-day Adventist Congregation Hosts Ecumenical Service Acknowledging Dutch Role in Slavery and the Slave Trade—and More News

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Newton Pasture, St. Eustatius, hosted an ecumenical Emancipation Day service on Saturday, July 1. Currently a “public body” of the Netherlands, the former Dutch colony officially abolished slavery in 1863. The island is within the territory of the Northern Caribbean Conference, and Adventists represent the third largest denomination on the island, which has a population of about 3,240 inhabitants.

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