Southern European Division (Bern, CH)

A large unit of church organization that functioned from Jan. 1, 1929, to Dec. 31, 1971, during the last 18 months under the name of Trans-Mediterranean Division. Organized at the European Division council, held at Marienhöhe, Darmstadt, Germany, August 1928, when the former European Division was divided into four separate divisions, the Southern European Division began functioning on Jan. 1, 1929. Five union fields were assigned to the SED: the Latin Union, the Iberian Union Mission, the Yugoslavian Union Mission, the Romanian Union, and German Switzerland, comprising the countries of Algeria, Belgium, France, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, and Romania. Cameroon, Madagascar, and Mauritius were assigned to the Southern European Division as mission territories. M...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.