Dame Lois Browne-Evans (1927-2007). Celebrated on October 12 2008 as Bermuda’s first national hero. Pattiejean and I were there at the National Stadium as Dale Butler, Minister of Culture and Social Rehabilitation, welcomed us “to this singularly the most significant event in Bermuda’s history.” We were there as Premier Dr. Ewart Brown declared, “What’s natural is that Dame Lois should be the Island’s first national hero. As a woman of firsts this singular honour is rightly bestowed on her and it is the least that we can do as the beneficiaries of her struggle.” He continued, “It’s a proud day for the Government and the people of Bermuda when we can pause, united, and recall the life and contribution of one who so enriched this Island through her living.” United we stand: historic in Bermuda. United we stand: historic in the US. Senator Barak Obama’s run for president of the United States – perhaps “singularly the most sigificant event” in US history - regardless of the final outcome. A step in the direction of Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream where a person would not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. By 2050, should time last, researchers say that the so-called white majority in the United States will, for the first time, be in the minority. Historic. In the process, the children of new immigrants “will not only reshape American racial and ethnic relations but define the character of American social, cultural, and political life” (Harvard/City University research). Pastor Stefan Burton-Schnull, Director of Human Relations and Intercultural Ministries for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Bermuda, gave a report to its Executive Committee last month in which he emphasized that it was not only important for different ethnic groups to be reached for Christ, but that Jesus’ emphasis on oneness and koinonia nudges us towards worshipping together. We see this togetherness reflected in some other denominations. “It’s wonderful to see such a great increase of ethnic diversity in the Assemblies of God,” says Scott Temple, AG Intercultural Ministries Director. “I believe that this is an indication that many AG ministers and congregations of all ethnicities are no longer seeing each other as members of a certain ethnic group, but members of the body of Christ - brothers and sisters in the Lord.” We see this togetherness reflected in churches in Bermuda such as Cornerstone Bible Fellowship. So here’s my question: Can Seventh-day Adventist churches in Bermuda become intercultural?